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Reports prepared by finance professionals from our global offices as well as externally sourced reports. These reports cover fundamental and technical analyses, overviews of the world economies and the financial calendar of economic announcements.

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Market Analysis 19/12/2013

Start of tapering = start of USD rally of 2014 The FOMC decided to begin tapering off its bond purchases at yesterday’s meeting, as we had expected. The Committee cut both its Treasury and mortgage-backed securities purchases by $5bn each, bringing its monthly purchases down to $75bn. They...
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Daily Commentary | US employment data cement a March hike | 13/03/17

Daily Commentary • US employment data cement a March hike The US economy added 235k jobs in February data showed on Friday, more than the consensus for 190k, and a number consistent with further tightening in the labor market. Meanwhile, January’s figure was revised up to 238k from 227k....
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Week ahead: March 13th – 17th

Week ahead • FOMC, BoE, BoJ, SNB & NB meetings, Dutch elections, key data in...
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Daily Commentary | Will the US jobs report seal the deal for a March hike? | 10/03/17

Daily Commentary • Will the US jobs report seal the deal for a March hike? Today, the main event will be the release of the US employment report for February. Nonfarm payrolls are expected to have risen by 190k, less than the 227k in January, but still a solid number that is consistent with...
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Daily Commentary | ECB set to stand pat; Draghi likely to repeat previous mantra | 09/03/17

Daily Commentary • ECB set to stand pat; Draghi likely to repeat previous mantra Today, the highlight will be the ECB policy decision, followed by a press conference from President Draghi. The forecast is for the Governing Council to take no action. The Bank was surprisingly dovish at the...
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