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Asian Stocks Slip as Oil Skids; China up Most Asian stock markets slipped on Monday after three consecutive weeks of gains as a retreat in oil prices made investors cautious, but losses were tempered by hopes that China may soon cut interest rates again as pressure on the yuan eases...
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 07:11
Crude Oil Falls for Second Day as U.S. Rig Count Rises Crude oil slid for a second session on Monday, falling further from last week's 2016 highs on concerns over a supply glut after the U.S rig count rose for the first time since December. U.S...
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 06:59 #crude oil
As brazen heists go, it was a quiet one. Over a single weekend in February, hackers managed to extract tens of millions of dollars from Bangladesh's central bank before anyone noticed. Now the bank is in turmoil, its governor has resigned and much of the cash is missing...
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Francis Dogbe, 21 March 2016, 06:30
PBOC Warns About Rising Corporate Debt People's Bank of China (PBOC) Governor Zhou Xiaochuan fired a warning shot regarding the elephant in the room – corporate debt. "Lending as a share of GDP, especially corporate lending as a share of GDP, is too high," PBOC leader said...
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 06:28
Not since 1999 have China's companies had so much trouble getting customers to actually pay for what they've bought. It now takes about 83 days for the typical Chinese firm to collect cash for completed sales, almost twice as long as emerging-market peers...
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Francis Dogbe, 21 March 2016, 06:27 #China
German Yield Curve After the ECB – Goldman Sachs Huw Pill, Research Analyst at Goldman Sachs, suggests that the flattening of the German yield curve following the ECB’s announcement of additional asset purchases was modest...
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 06:26 #Goldman Sachs
AUD/USD Off Lows, but Stays Below 0.76 AUD/USD recovered from session lows, but remains on a back foot below 0.76 handle after China’s central bank fired a warning shot about corporate debt levels. USD remains under pressure Losses were capped at 0...
Currency
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 06:24
NZ Dollar Drops Against Majors The New Zealand dollar weakened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Monday. The NZ dollar fell to 5-day lows of 1.6702 against the euro and 75.13 against the yen, from last week's closing quotes of 1.6567 and 75.71, respectively. Against the U...
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 06:21
Australian Dollar Falls Most Majors The Australian dollar weakened against most major currencies in the Asian session on Monday. The Australian dollar fell to a 6-day low of 84.22 against the yen, from Friday's closing value of 84.74. Against the euro and the U.S...
Currency
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 06:20
Russia: CBR Maintains its Cautious Stance – TDS Paul Fage, Senior Emerging Markets Strategist at TDS, notes that at its recent board meeting the CBR kept its Key Rate on hold at 11.0%. Key Quotes “This was in line with our and the consensus expectation...
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 05:54
NZD: Settled into a Trading Range - BNZ Jason Wong, Currency Strategist at BNZ, notes that after a sharp fall earlier in the year, the NZD has settled into a trading range...
Currency
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 05:52
New Zealand Net Migration Continues To Rise In February New Zealand's net migration increased further in February, driven by more arrivals from Australia, figures from Statistics New Zealand showed Monday. In the year to February 29, the country recorded a net migration of 67,400...
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 05:49
Yen Rises Against Majors The Japanese yen strengthened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Monday. The yen rose to 125.43 against the euro and 160.65 against the pound, from last week's closing quotes of 125.65 and 161.47, respectively. Against the U.S...
Currency
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 05:42
Indian Rupee Erases Previous Gain Against US Dollar, Intraday Bias Remains Bullish USD/INR is currently trading at 66.55 marks. It made intraday high at 66.55 and low at 66.46 levels. Intraday bias remains bullish for the moment. A daily close below 66...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 05:39
FXWIREPRO: EUR/JPY Capped Below 10-Dma at 125.75, Momentum Bearish EUR/JPY is extending decline, sees strong trendline resistance at 126.20. Some rumors of a possible BOJ's intervention, lead to a slide in the Japanese currency by the end of the week...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 05:36
FXWIREPRO: Nikkei225 Faces Major Resistance Around 17000, Good to Buy at Dips Major resistance - 17000 The index has slightly recovered after making a low of 16569. It is currently trading around 16664.Short term trend is bullish as long as support 16500 holds...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 05:34
Long USD Positions Reduced Sharply - ANZ Irene Cheung, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ, lists down the CFTC speculative positioning for the week ending 15 March 2016. Key Quotes • “Leveraged funds reduced their net long USD positions sharply by USD6.2bn to USD7.5bn for the week ended 15 March...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 05:28
EUR/USD: Techs Hint Potential Bullish Continuation - FXStreet EUR/USD has managed to find buying interest off 1.1250 session lows, with the price setting highs of 1.1280/85, as risk sentiment is moderately worse, an environment that has underpinned the Euro as part of its funding currency profile...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 05:25
AUD/NZD Making Higher Highs in the Recovery AUD/NZD has hunted down the 1hr 100 sma at 1.1226, but has since settled back on the 200 sma on the same time frame at 1.1199. AUD/NZD is in a recovery drift and hence that price action, working its way up in a grind from recent lows at 1...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 05:20
NZD/USD: Three-Month Outlook - Westpac Imre Speizer, analyst at Westpac explained that the Federal Reserve downgraded its interest rate projections last week, hurting the US dollar and thus boosting NZD/USD and offered a three-month outlook. Key Quotes: "We expect NZD/USD to fall towards 0...
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Roberto Jacobs, 21 March 2016, 05:16 #nzdusd