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Date : 31st May 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 31st May 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets are narrowly mixed. Chinese stocks initially moved higher after returning from holiday and following better than expected PMI readings, which showed steady expansion in the manufacturing sector and improvement in non-manufacturing. But Hang Seng and CSI 300 are now marginally in the red and the Nikkei is down -0.27%, while the ASX is clinging on to a marginal gain. Not much enthusiasm amid investors then in Asia, although FTSE 100 and U.S. futures are moving higher. Sterling remains under pressure as the election gets nearer and Mays lead in the polls declines, but that is supporting the FTSE 100, which is dominated by large multinationals. Better than expected consumer confidence data overnight, also adds support. And so far the weaker Pound hasnt hurt Gilts, which outperformed again yesterday. In the Eurozone, yesterdays source story suggesting that the ECB will up its growth assessment in June helped to counterbalance Draghis dovish comments from Monday, which had rekindled concerns about the health of the economy, and that helped Bund futures to come back from lows and spreads to come in and todays expected decline in the Eurozone HICP reading to just 1.4% will add further support. The data calendar also has French and Italian inflation numbers, as well as German retail sales and labour market data.

FX Update: Sterling took a 0.5% clobber on a UK election poll form YouGov suggesting that the support for the Tory party had fallen again, to the point that the governing party would loose its majority at the June-8 election and leave Britain with a hung parliament (with the Tories at 310 seats, down from the 330 seats it presently has and below the 326 level needed for a majority, and versus 257 seats for Labour). The poll does contrast other surveys pointing to the Conservatives wining, though will likely see sterling continue to underperform into the election. Cable logged a 1.2787 low, bringing last weeks near six-week low at 1.2774 back into scope. Elsewhere, the narrow USD index is showing a modest gain on the day after falling yesterday following a mixed-bag of U.S. data. EURUSD lifted above 1.1100 during the Asia session before settling in the upper 1.10s, up on yesterdays 13-day low at 1.1066. USDJPY popped back above 111.0 during Tokyo trade, extending the rebound from yesterdays 13-day low at 110.66. Japanese industrial production rose 4% m/m in the preliminary estimate for April, up form the 1.9% m/m decline in March but below the Reuters median forecast for a 4.3% growth outcome.

U.S. reports: revealed a firm April round of personal income figures with a strong trajectory of consumption into Q2, though the report also incorporated big downward Q2-Q3 income revisions seen in Fridays GDP report. We saw a May consumer confidence drop to a still-robust 117.9 from 119.4 in April and a 16-year high of 124.9 in March, leaving confidence above prior readings of 116.1 in February and 111.6 in January. The Dallas Fed index rose 17.2 from 16.8 in April, versus an 11-year high of 24.5 in February, while the ISM-adjusted Dallas Fed rose more sharply to a 2-year high of 55.4 from 53.8 in April, with a 6-year high of 15.7 for the workweek.

Main Macro Events Today

Eurozone HICP The Eurozone number is expected to fall to 1.5% y/y from 1.9% y/y in April. If this is confirmed this would be once again firmly below the ECBs 2% limit for price stability and thus give Draghi and Praet, who remain cautious with regard to any changes in the forward guidance something to argue with at the June meeting. Growth may be stabilising and strengthening, but the inflation trajectory still looks subdued, especially as oil price forecasts on which the March ECB staff projections were based, turned out to be too high.

Canada Q1 GDP Q1 GDP expected to accelerate to a 3.9% pace (q/q, saar) from the 2.6% growth rate in Q4. The expected gain would be close to the BoCs estimate of 3.8% but well short of the 4.5% pace implied by the monthly GDP series.

US Chicago PMI and Pending Homes May Chicago PMI, seen slipping to 57.0 from 58.3, along with April NAR pending home sales at 0.3% rise from -0.8%.

Fedspeak & Feds Beige Book Dallas Fed hawk Kaplan (voter) will speak on international economics at 12 GMT. Additionally, the Beige Book for the June 13-14 FOMC will be released and should retain the modest-to-moderate mantra with reference to growth, with all 12 Districts likely repeating gains

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Date : 1st June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 1st June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets mostly moved higher on the first day of June, led by Japanese stocks, which rallied amid a weaker Yen. Chinese stocks underperformed after Chinas private manufacturing PMI disappointed, which revived concerns about the health of the Chinese economy. Yesterdays official PMIs came in better than expected and investors are waiting for more data out of Europe and the U.S. to get a clearer picture of the outlook for the world economy. The CSI is marginally lower, but the Hang Seng is up 0.45%. U.S. and FTSE 100 futures are also posting gains. Most European markets closed in the red yesterday, after a mixed session, that saw the FTSE 100 reaching new record highs, before falling back again. The DAX managed to claw on to a 0.13% gain at the close, but mixed messages from ECB officials are unsettling investors and Eurozone spreads blew out again in late trade, as peripheral yields backed up. Gilt yields also jumped higher as Sterling remains under pressure ahead of the June 8 election. Already released Swiss GDP numbers came in weaker than expected at just 0.3% q/q and 1.1% y/y. The rest of the calendar focuses on manufacturing PMI readings.

US reports: U.S. Chicago PMI presented an increase to 59.4 in May from Aprils 58.3. The number was originally reported as an unexpectedly large decline to 55.2 which was a real turn around and puts the index at its highest level since November 2014. U.S. pending home sales index dropped 1.3% to 109.8 in April following the 0.9% decline to 111.3 in March after jumping 5.5% in February to 112.3

BoC Outlook: Steady policy remains the base-case scenario, as the 3.7% gain in real Q1 GDP was a nearly perfect match to the BoCs 3.8% estimate. However, despite the positive data, yesterday WTI crude fell to four-session lows of $48.30/bbl into the N.Y. open, with oversupply concerns remaining in place. Libya production has been the weight on oil today, which is not constrained by the OPEC/NOPEC output cut deal, and has recently upped its production to nearly 800k bpd, up from about 550k bpd in April, according to OPEC data. Increased Libya output, plus ever-increasing U.S. shale production, has offset a good bit of OPEC production cuts, weighing on oil prices.

Eurozone unemployment falls more than expected to 9.3% in April, while March was revised down to 9.4% from 9.5% reported initially. The number comes at the heel of a record low German jobless rate for May and ties in with PMI reports suggesting that companies continue to take on more staff. So the economy continues and growth is strengthen and clearly boosting the outlook for the labour market, but jobless rates remain very uneven across countries, youth unemployment remains far too high and most importantly for the ECB, wage growth on a Eurozone aggregate level remains quite low.

Main Macro Events Today

EU Manufacturing PMI EMU manufacturing PMI expected to be unchanged, while in UK, a moderate correction in the PMI headlines is expected, forecasting 56.5 in the manufacturing survey following Aprils 57.3 reading, and a 52.5 outcome in the construction PMI after 53.1 in the month prior. The manufacturing sector has been holding up solidly since the Brexit vote last June.

US Manufacturing PMI The May ISM should post a rise to 54.7 from 54.8 in April and 57.2 in March. Despite some divergent headline swings in the early month reports the component data was firm which should pose some upside risk to the release.

Cad. Manufacturing PMI The May Markit manufacturing PMI is due today.

US ADP, Jobless Claims & Oil Invent. Claims data for the week of May 27 should reveal a 239k headline following 234k last week and 233k in the week prior. ADP employment survey is set to rise 185k in May from 177k. Oil inventories for last week expected to fall to -2.7M from the -4.4M barrels 2 weeks ago.

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Date : 2nd June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 2nd June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets are mostly higher, with Japan outperforming. The Nikkei 225 breached the 20000 mark for the first time since December 2015, amid a weaker yen and positive economic data including U.S. auto sales yesterday, which showed positive reports for Japans car makers. The background of positive corporate profits is attracting investors and helped to underpin the rebound since the low on April 14. Hang Seng and ASX 200 are moved higher after Europe and Wall Street closed with gains on Thursday, but the CSI underperformed and declined as the offshore Chinese yuan hit its highest level since October yesterday. Looking ahead U.S. and U.K. futures are extending gains this morning with investors looking to U.S. employment data, amid a pretty quiet calendar in Europe, which includes the U.K. Construction PMI as well as Eurozone Producer Prices. With risk appetite coming back and stock markets continuing to trend higher, core yields are likely to extend their move higher.

White House: President Trump will pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. The administration was saying the agreement was a bad deal for all Americans as it front loaded costs. President Trump is keeping his campaign promise with this decision. Oil prices slumped to the $48.30 area from about $49.20 earlier. Also, Wall Street remained firm near the days highs with the Dow hovering in the 21,110 regions.

US reports: revealed firm May ISM and ADP readings of 54.9 and 253k respectively, with an ISM jobs index rise to 53.5 from 52.0, that added upside risk to our 195k May payroll estimate. The Initial claims bounce to 248k that still left a lean 238k May average. There were some disappointing April construction spending figures as the sector gave back some of its winter weather-boost, and though the Q1 figures were revised higher on net, most of the boost was in the home improvement component that doesnt directly enter GDP. We more importantly saw downward nonresidential construction revisions that weakened the path for that sector. Early May vehicle sales data are showing a tiny uptick to a 16.9 mln clip from rates of 16.8 mln in April and 16.5 mln in March, leaving a likely 0.1% May retail sales drop with a 0.2% ex-auto auto decline, thanks to an estimated 7% May slide in gasoline prices and likely restraint in sales of building materials.

ECB Focus Remains on Inflation Not Growth. Despite the confusion over Draghis dovish comments at the start of the week, central bankers seem to agree that the recovery is looking increasingly strong and balanced. But while the ECB is likely to up its assessment on the growth outlook at next weeks meeting, headline inflation fell back to just 1.4% this month and updated set of inflation projections could likely to be scaled back, as oil prices are lower than anticipated in March and the EUR stronger.

Main Macro Events Today

U.S. NFP, Trade Deficit, Unemployment Rate The April trade data is out today and we expect to see a 7.5% expansion in the deficit to -$46.1 bln from -$43.7 bln in March and -$43.8 bln in February. Also, May employment data is should post a 185k headline from 211k in April and 79k in March. The unemployment rate should hold steady at 4.4% for a second month, down from 4.5% in March.

Canada Productivity The trade balance is seen improving to a C$0.1 bln surplus from the -C$0.1 bln deficit in March. Exports are seen rising 1.0% in April after the 3.8% surge in March. Imports are expected to rise just 0.5% m/m in April after the 1.7% gain in March. Labor productivity is expected to expand 0.2% in Q1 (q/q, sa) after the 0.4% gain in Q4.

UK PMI Construction The construction PMI expected to fall at 52.7 from 53.1 last month.

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Date : 5th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 5th June 2017.




FX News Today

United States: The May U.S. nonfarm payroll report and its modest 138k rise in jobs, along with the 66k downward revision to March and April, and the 147k gain in private payrolls, disappointed expectations for much stronger increase, especially on the heels of the robust 253k surge from the ADP survey. Nevertheless, the Dow rallied 0.3% to climb to a fresh record high of 21,206. This weeks calendar is slim and the few reports wont impact market outlooks or views of the FOMC. The ISM nonmanufacturing index for May (Monday) will highlight the week. Its forecast dipping to 56.5 after rising 2.3 points to 57.5 in April (which was the highest since October 2015). Revised Q1 productivity (Monday) is expected to improve to a 0.1% pace of growth from the initial 0.6% contraction rate. Labor costs are seen revised to a slower 2.3% pace from 3.0%. April factory orders (Monday) are expected to be unchanged from the revised 0.9% gain previously. The Feds LMCI is also due (Monday). April JOLTS (Tuesday), a favorite of Chair Yellen, will nevertheless be overlooked as the report is two months in arrears, and Fridays jobs report told us all we need to know for now. Other data this week includes April consumer credit (Wednesday), weekly jobless claims (Thursday) and April wholesale trade (Friday).

Canada: The employment report (Friday) is the main event this week. We expect a 20.0k gain in new jobs during May following the 3.2k rise in April, as the solidly expanding Canadian economy continues to create jobs. The unemployment rate is seen rising to 6.6% in May from 6.5% in April, as the participation rate rebounds following the tumble to 65.6 in April from 65.9 in March. The capacity utilization rate (Friday) is seen jumping to 83.7% in Q1 from 82.2% in Q4, as Canadas rapid 3.7% Q1 real GDP growth rate brought previously unused capacity back into play. May housing starts (Thursday) are expected to moderate to a 200.0k pace from 213.1k in April, as activity further unwinds from the lofty 252.3k rate in March.

Europe: The week starts with a holiday in Germany (Monday), which will leave European markets somewhat quieter than usual, though trading could thin ahead of the ECB meeting and U.K. election (both Thursday), and after the weekend terror incidents in London on Saturday. After the sharp deceleration in headline inflation in May, which backed the ECBs steady stance, this weeks final composite PMI and Q1 GDP will give the hawks something to argue with. The services PMI reading (Monday) is expected to be confirmed at 56.8 and the composite at 56.2, both suggesting ongoing robust expansion with Markit also reporting a pick-up in job creation and rising underlying price pressures. At the same time final Q1 GDP data for the Eurozone is likely to bring an upward revision to the quarterly growth rate to 0.6% q/q (median same) from 0.5% q/q, after strong revisions to French and especially Italian and Greek numbers. Other real rate in the form of German production (Thursday) and orders (Wednesday) numbers should be mixed, with the Easter effect still having some impact.

UK: Its general election week, with the country heading to the polls on Thursday. The incumbent Conservative looks likely to win, though by a much smaller majority that was looking to be the case just a couple of weeks ago. The weekend terror attacks could sway voters more conservatively, however. A U.K. poll from Ipsos Mori (Friday) showed the Conservatives margin falling to just 5 percentage points over the Labor Party. Respective support stood at 45% and 40%, with Labor up 6%. The narrowing of the Conservative Partys lead over the last couple of weeks has been nothing short of dramatic, with many pundits blaming a poor campaign performance by PM May (who refused, amid widespread condemnation, to take part in a TV debate last week, and then made a gaffe on health care proposals). The Conservatives lead had been 20 points at the time that prime minister called the election in April. The FTs poll of polls still has the Conservatives with 44% support versus 35% for Labor. The currency will be the vulnerable link in sterling markets to a weak Conservative victory outcome, or a hung parliament. The calendar features the May services PMI survey (Monday), which will be a big focus following above-forecast outcomes in the PMI surveys for the construction and manufacturing sectors, and with the big services sector (which accounts for nearly 80% of GDP in the UK) having driven Q1 GDP to just 0.2% q/q growth after 0.7% q/q growth in the previous quarter.

China: The May trade report (Thursday) is expected to reveal a $45.0 bln surplus versus $38.1 bln in April. May CPI and PPI (Friday), are penciled in at 1.4% y/y from 1.2%, and 5.5% y/y from 6.4%, respectively. Japan revised Q1 GDP (Thursday) is likely to be revised slightly higher given the stronger than expected capex. April current account and May bank lending are also on tap (Thursday)

Japan: Revised Q1 GDP (Thursday) is likely to be revised slightly higher given the stronger than expected capex. April current account and May bank lending are also on tap (Thursday), with the latter having held at 3.0% y/y over the past couple of months. The April tertiary index (Friday) has been little changed to weaker over the past twelve months.

Australia: The Reserve Bank of Australias meeting (Tuesday), expected to reveal no change in the current 1.50% rate setting. The economic data docket is busy this week. Q1 GDP (Wednesday) is seen rising just 0.2% (q/q, sa) after the 1.1% gain in Q4. The current account deficit (Tuesday) is seen narrowing to -A$1.0 bln in Q1 from -A$3.9 bln in Q4. The trade surplus (Thursday) is projected to narrow to A$2.0 bln in April from A$3.1 bln in March Housing finance (Friday) is anticipated to rise 0.5% m/m in April after the 0.5% dip in March.

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Senior Market Analyst
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Date : 6th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 6th June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets are mostly posting losses. Japanese stocks dropped as the Yen surged to the highest level in more than a month, but it was Australias ASX that posted the sharpest losses, as the RBA left rates on hold as expected and highlighted that slow growth in real wages is weighing on consumption. Hang Seng and CSI 300 managed to move higher, underpinned by developers. U.S. and U.K. stock futures, however, are also heading south. After a long run, higher equity markets are turning cautious amid lingering concerns over the global growth outlook and ahead of key monetary policy decisions in Europe and the U.S. as well as the U.K. election on Thursday, with the latter looking tighter than expected. Oil extended declines as traders shrugged off the impact of Qatars isolation. The front end WTI future is currently trading at USD 47.12 per barrel.

US reports: revealed a firm round of May ISM-NMI figures, while March U.S. factory goods data fell slightly short of assumptions in April after small upward March revisions across factory orders, shipments and inventories to leave a neutral report. The April data for factory orders, shipments, and inventories were a tad light, and though the expected Q1 productivity boost to a flat figure from a 0.6% decline, there was also a huge downwards Q4 revisions in hourly compensation and unit labor costs that were a bit bigger than expected after the last income report. For the ISM-NMI, the headline slipped to a still-firm 56.9 in May from 57.5, while the ISM-adjusted ISM-NMI fell slightly to 56.3 from an 18-month high of 56.5.

Eurozone May composite PMI confirmed at 56.8, as expected, with the services reading revised up slightly to 56.3 from 56.2 reported initially. The services PMI still fell back slightly in April, but the composite held steady not just versus the preliminary number but also April. Readings suggest a consolidation of overall growth at high levels, with growth continuing to run at the fastest pace in six years and supported by strong growth of incoming new business, which will add to the arguments of the hawks at the ECB on Thursday. Germany and France were the main driver, with German growth underpinned by a robust manufacturing sector and French growth driven by the services sector. Both countries also reported stronger rates of overall job creation, which is encouraging, and suggests companies continue to invest in the recovery.

UK Election: Conservatives lead at 11 points according to the latest survey by ICM, with support for the Conservative Partys at 45% versus 34% for the Labour Party. The survey was conducted between Friday and Sunday, with some of the response coming after the terrorist attack on Saturday night in London. The outcome is down 12 point lead that the previous ICM poll showed, though is well up on the poll by Survation that showed the Conservatives with only a 6 point advantage over Labour, and is more consistent with the FTs poll tracker, which shows the Conservatives at 44% versus Labours 36%.

Main Macro Events Today

US JOLTS April JOLTS, a favorite of Chair Yellen, will nevertheless be overlooked as the report is two months in arrears. April JOLTS, expected at 5.650M from 5.743M reported for March.

Canadian Ivey PMI The Ivey PMI is expected to improve to a seasonally adjusted 62.0 in May from 62.4 in April.

NZD GDT New Zealands Q1 manufacturing report may be of some interest today, which expected to present a 0.3% rise from 0.8% presented last time.

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Market Analyst
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: 655
Date : 7th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 7th June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets are mostly posting modest gains. Japanese indices managed to recover losses as the Yen dipped. Mainland Chinese markets outperformed and rallied led by consumer shares. After underperforming recently amid government efforts to boost deleveraging, it seems there is some value buying in the CSI 300, which is up 1.22%, while the Hang Seng is up a mere 0.01% and ASX and Nikkei around 0.20%. U.K. and U.S. futures are also higher and the move back into stocks could see yields coming up from yesterdays lows. However, investors are likely to remain cautious and take a wait and see stance ahead of tomorrows ECB meeting, U.K. election and Comey testimony in the U.S. Todays calendar will start U.K. house price data and Italian retail sales as well as the OECDs economic outlook for the Eurozone.

FX Update: The dollar found its feet against most currencies, firming up modestly from recent lows. USDJPY settled around 109.50 in Tokyo after logging a six-week high at 109.22 yesterday, which was the culmination of a three-session tumble from the upper 111.0s. EURUSD ebbed to around 1.1260-65. AUDUSD was an exception to the dollar-finding-a-footing story, as the Aussie buck rallied on the release of the Australian Q1 GDP report, which came in with 0.3% q/q growth, well off the 1.1% q/q growth seen in the previous quarter and matching economists median expectation, although there had been some market fears of a negative print (following weak retail sales and capex data over the quarter). The Australian economy hasnt seen a recession in 103 quarters now (just one quarter shy of 26 years), which apparently matches the Netherlands growth run (according to Reuters). AUDUSD gained 0.5% in making a 0.7543 peak, which is the loftiest level seen since May 2.

German April manufacturing orders clumped -2.1% m/m, more than anticipated and driven mainly by a -3.4% m/m drop in export orders. After two very strong months, the correction, still saw the annual rate jumping to 3.3% y/y from 2.4% y/y. So again something for both the doves and the hawks at the ECB to argue with, especially as confidence data for May already suggest a rebound ahead.

US Reports: U.S. JOLTS 259k up to 6,044k in April, a new record high, after rising 103k to 5,785k in March. The job opening rate rose to 4.0% from 3.8%. Openings are up 401k from a year ago. However, hirings dropped 253k to 5,051k following a 55k gain to 5,304k. The rate slid to 3.5% from 3.6%. That could be a function of a lack of skilled labor. Meanwhile, separations declined 225k to 4,973k after bouncing 190k to 5,198k previously. The rate dropped to 3.4% from 3.6%. Also, quitters declined 111kk to 3,027k after rebounding 102k to 3,138k. The rate also dipped to 2.1% from 2.2% (revised from 2.1%). The mix of data support notions of a strong labor market.

Main Macro Events Today

UK House Prices Mays Halifax bank of Scotland will be released today the change in house prices, which is expected to be unchanged quarterly and monthly as well.

US Consumer Credit April consumer credit is expected to increase $17.0 bln after an $16.4 bln gain in March. Increases in non-revolving credit are leading the largest series of gains since 2001. Market risk is minimal, as consumer credit data is typically ignored by the market.

Oil Inventories Oil inventories from US will be out today as well and expected to reduce to -3.4M from -6.4M last week.

Canadian Building Permits Building permits values are projected to rebound 2.4% m/m in April after the 5.8% drop in March.

Japanese GDP Japan revised Q1 GDP is likely to be revised slightly higher at 0.6% from 0.5% given the stronger than expected capex. April current account and May bank lending are also on tap, with the latter having held at 3.0% y/y over the past couple of months.

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Andria Pichidi
Market Analyst
HotForex


Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
: 655
Date : 8th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 8th June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets are mostly slightly higher, with Japanese markets underperforming and marginally in the red, as the Yen strengthened and GDP data missed expectations by a wide margin. U.K. and U.S. futures are also up after Comeys written statement ahead of todays testimony helped to underpin U.S. markets Wednesday. In Europe markets await the ECB meeting and the U.K. general election, although first results are not expected until after market close. Bund futures were initially boosted yesterday by reports that the ECB will cut its inflation forecast today, but quickly started to head south again and while Draghi and Praet may be eager to keep any changes to the forward guidance to a minimum today, this wont change the fact that the ECB is heading for tapering next year. In the U.K. the outcome of the election will have an impact for Brexit talks and while latest polls still give PM May the lead, her majority may not be as large, as she hoped when she called the election and the outside risk of a hung parliament would hurt U.K. markets.

FX Update: Super Thursday is here and caution is in the air in forex markets. The dollar majors and most of the main cross rates have been plying narrow ranges into the London interbank open. EURUSD has settled in the mid 1.12s, up from the low seen at 1.1204 yesterday in the wake of the Bloomberg report citing officials suggesting that the ECB will lower inflation forecasts. We still anticipant that the central bank will at its meeting today neuter the easing bias. USDJPY has ebbed back to the mid 109.0s during the Asian session today after briefly taking a look above 110.00. Aside from the ECB meeting, we have the UK election (were there is an outside risk of there being a hung parliament), and the testimony of ex-FBI director Comey (where markets will be alert for any devil in the detail following the unexpected publication of the written testimony yesterday, which didnt really tell us anything new). We recommend fading any gains in USDJPY.

German April industrial production rose 0.8% m/m, more than expected and with March revised up to -0.1% m/m from -0.4% m/m reported initially. Production was mainly boosted by energy, which rebounded 5.7% m/m, after a slump of -4.3% in March, as a late spell of cold weather hit the country in April. Similarly, to orders data yesterday, the annual rate actually improved marginally and now stands at 2.8% y/y, up from 2.2% y/y in the previous month. Manufacturing was up 0.4% m/m and 2.1% y/y and together with robust survey numbers the data still sees the recovery intact and Germany heading for solid growth in Q2.

Main Macro Events Today

UK Elections UK Elections are due today, although first results are not expected until after market close.The outcome of the election will have an impact for Brexit talks and while latest polls still give PM May the lead, her majority may not be as large, as she hoped when she called the election and the outside risk of a hung parliament would hurt U.K. markets.

ECB Preview The ECB is widely expected to leave interest rates unchanged and confirm the QE schedule for the rest of the year. The key question is if and how far the ECB will tweak its forward guidance and whether the easing bias will finally be scrapped. Leaked ECB reports yesterday confirmed what it is expected, that the updated set of forecasts tomorrow, will bring downward revisions to the inflation forecast, which means Draghi and Praet will have good arguments when they urge for caution to changes in the central banks communication and forward guidance.

EU GDP The final Q1 GDP data for the Eurozone is likely to stay unchanged at 0.5%

US Jobless Claims Initial claims data should decline to 240k from 248k last week and 235k in the week prior.
Canadian Housing Stats & Gov. Poloz Speech May housing starts are expected to moderate to a 200.0k pace from 213.1k in April, as activity further unwinds from the lofty 252.3k rate in March. The April new home price index is also due today, while BOC Governor Poloz is due to speak today, in Ottawa.

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Date : 9th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 9th June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Of yesterdays key events it was the U.K. election that brought the biggest bombshell, with the U.K. heading for a hung parliament according to the latest projections. The Pound slumped, but FTSE 100 futures are moving higher, after a largely positive session in Asia, and modest gains on Wall Street yesterday. The Hang Seng was underperforming as U.K. linked shares dipped, but Hong Kongs index is still heading for a weekly gain amid fears of overheating. Eurozone markets got a boost yesterday from the ECBs dovish tone, which should put a rest to tapering talk at least for now. Reports that there wont be an early election in Italy helped Italian bonds and stock markets to outperform. However, political uncertainty in the U.K. will also hang over Brexit talks and EU officials will likely rather want clarity about the U.K.s negotiating positions as talks are set to start this month. JP Morgan previously argued that a hung parliament could ultimately support the pound if it leads to a coalition that takes a softer approach to Brexit, for now though the slump in the Pound should weigh on Gilts, while Bund futures continued to rise in after hour trade yesterday and should remain underpinned by the ECBs cautious approach to exit steps. Todays data calendar started with German trade early in the session, and French production, while later on we will see U.K. production and trade numbers.

UK election delivered an unexpected hung parliament outcome, based on projections with 600 of the 650 seats having been declared The Conservative Party is set to come in short of the 326-majority threshold with 316 seats, while Labour is set to come in with 265 (gaining 33), the LibDems with 13 (up five), and the SNP (Scottish National Party) with 34 seats (down 22). The pound lost 2% following exit polls last yesterday which accurately portended this outcome. A period of political deal making now lies ahead in the UK, which may be complicated by an uncertain fate of the prime minister, May, who has lost a lot of political capital after calling the snap election back in April and has seen a 20-point poll lead evaporate. The most obvious alliance would be a Tory-LibDem coalition, as was seen following the 2010 election, which would likely result in a net softer stance on Brexit. Uncertainty now looms., and the June 19 start date for EU exit negotiations looks to be in jeopardy. One takeaway forms the election is that a second Scottish independence referendum now looks a lot less likely, with the SNP having lost 22 seats.

ECB drops easing bias on rates, while leaving current policy rates and QE schedule unchanged. Draghi finally admitted that deflation risks have disappeared and removed the easing bias on rates, the doves are keeping a joker up their sleeves and maintain that QE can still be extended in duration or size. So not quite a neutral stance yet, despite the improvements noted for the growth outlook. In US on the other hand, the major event yesterday was Comeys Testimony, which turned US Markets negative with both stocks and bonds. Comey started his testimony saying that defamation of him and the FBI by Trump publicly were outright lies, plain and simple.Trump lawyer Kasowitz released a press statement following Comey testimony, saying the testimony confirms Trump never sought to impede the Russia investigation, while Trump never directed or suggested Comey stop investigating anyone, including Flynn. Further, Trump never told Comey I need loyalty in form or substance. He also attacked Comey for admitting leaking privileged communications with Trump. Markets remain of two minds, wanting a relief rally on stocks, but cautious ahead of UK election returns.

Main Macro Events Today

UK PM May Speech UK Prime Minister Teresa May expected to give a speech today in London, about the UK general Elections.

UK Production & trade Balance Aprils production data are out today, with Manufacturing Production anticipated to rise for April at 0.9% versus the -0.6% last month. Industrial data expected to rise as well at 0.8 % from -0.5 %. Goods trade Balance should increase slightly to -12B from -13.4B.

Canadian Labour Data May Employment Change for Canada should post a 11K headline, from 3.2K in April and down from 19.4K in March. The unemployment rate expected at 6.6% up from 6.5% in April.

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Date : 12th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 12th June 2017.




FX News Today

The FOMC decision and projections will be front and center this week. The ebb of inflation pressures and cooling of policy expectations will be food for thought for the FOMC. But, that shouldnt deter the Committee from hiking rates by 25 bps Wednesday to 1.00-1.25%. However, with the slowing in U.S. inflation dynamics, the downward revision in the ECBs inflation outlook, alongside the drop in energy prices, the political morass and latent tech volatility will give Fed doves more ammo to argue for a less aggressive normalization path, especially amid the likely delays in tax reform and other fiscal measures.

United States: The U.S. economic calendar may be overshadowed by the FOMC meeting, but there will be several relevant data releases that could give the markets and Fed pause by impacting views of the future, especially CPI and retail sales. Headline CPI (Wednesday) may slump 0.1% from 0.2%. Retail sales (Wednesday) are forecast to drop 0.1% in May or flat ex-auto, still struggling to regain lost momentum. Headline May PPI (Tuesday) is seen sinking 0.2% from 0.5%; core may rise 0.2% vs 0.4% or 2.0% y/y. Business inventories are also on tap (Wednesday), projected to sink 0.2% in April. The Treasury budget gap (Monday) is expected to hit -$87 bln for May, a 66% deterioration from -$52.5 bln a year ago. After the FOMC decision on Wednesday there will be a rash of data (Thursday) after the fact. Philly Fed index is seen falling to 22.0 in June from 38.8; Empire State may rebound to 6.0 in Jun from -1.0; import prices are seen flat in May, export prices may rise 0.2%; initial jobless claims are expected to dip 6k to 239k for the June 10 week; industrial production is forecast to be flat in May, while capacity use holds steady at 76.7%. NAHB housing market index may slip to 69 in June from 70.

Canada: The Canadian calendar is relatively thin after the busy start to the month. The manufacturing report (Thursday) is the main data feature this week, with shipment values expected to rise 0.7% m/m in April after the 1.0% gain in March. Another installment of housing data is due, with May existing home sales (Thursday) and the Teranet/National Bank HPI (Wednesday) scheduled for release. The April international securities transactions report will be available on Friday. Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Wilkins delivers a speech titled Canadian Economic Update: Strength in Diversity. Mondays speech is scheduled for release at 13:20 ET.

Europe: This weeks set of data releases, focuses mainly on final inflation data for May, which are unlikely to bring major surprises. The most important number will be German ZEW investor confidence (Tuesday) for June. A modest rise expected in the headline reading to 21.0 from 20.6 in the previous month, backed by the ECBs cautious approach to exit steps and the improved overall economic outlook, which has been underpinning stock markets. Inflation data should confirm the German HICP rate at 1.4%, the French at 0.9% and the overall Eurozone number (Friday) at 1.4% y/y. The ECB already cut back its inflation projections at the July meeting as oil price developments mean the trajectory is lower than previously thought and while growth is improving and employment picking up, this has at least so far not led to a broad rise in wages. So the central bank can afford to take a relaxed stance on exit steps, even as growth forecasts are being revised up. Other data releases include Eurozone production and trade data for April. Germany will sell 10-year Bunds on Wednesday.

UK: Markets this week will be looking to see how secure prime minister May is as she lost a lot of political capital with her decision to call a snap election having backfired spectacularly. There are also big questions about how effective the new, fragile government will be in implementing policy, and what this will mean for the UKs Brexit negotiation stance. So far, both May and the EU have stressed that there should be no delay in getting down to Brexit negotiations, which are due to commence on June 19. The calendar picks up a gear this week. Top of the list is the BoE MPCs June policy meeting (announcement Thursday), where the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is widely expected to leave policy settings unchanged. The tone of the minutes will interest, and given the tricky political backdrop will likely show a stepped-up degree of dovishness while remaining in the bounds of an overall neutral policy stance. Data is highlighted by May inflation figures (Tuesday). Labor market data, meanwhile, (Wednesday) has us anticipating an unchanged 4.6% reading in unemployment. Average household income data will be scrutinized for signs of weakness. We see retail sales (Thursday) contracting by 1.0% m/m in official May data, expecting payback after a stellar 2.3% m/m gain in April.

Japan: In Japan, the MoF June business outlook survey (Tuesday) is expected at 0.6 from 1.1 previously. Wednesday brings revised April industrial production. The BoJ will announce its policy intentions on Friday, with the two-day meeting unlikely to result in any changes, though reports last week indicated the Bank may upgrade its economic outlook, while lowering its inflation forecasts.

China: In China, May industrial production (Wednesday) is expected to slip to a 6.3% y/y pace from 6.5% in April, while May retail sales (Wednesday) should tick up to 10.8% y/y from 10.7%. May fixed investment (Wednesday) is estimated up 8.7% y/y from 8.9%. India May CPI (Monday) is expected to dip to 2.3% y/y from 3.0%, while April industrial production (Monday) should remain steady at 2.7% y/y. The May trade deficit (Wednesday) is set to narrow to $12.0 bln from $13.2 bln, as May WPI (Wednesday) is forecast to fall to 2.9% y/y from 3.9%

Australia: Australias calendar has May employment (Thursday), projected to expand 15.0k after the 37.4k gain in April. The unemployment rate is expected at 5.7%, identical to the 5.7% in April. There are two speeches by Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Debelle this week: The first speech is on Monday to the Global FX Code of Conduct Launch in Hong Kong (by video.) The second speech is on Thursday, at the Thomson Reuters Industry event in Sydney.

New Zealand: New Zealands calendar is highlighted by Q1 GDP (Thursday), expected to improve 0.9% after the 0.4% gain in Q4 (q/q, sa). The current account (Wednesday) is seen improving to a NZ$1.3 bln surplus from the -NZ$2.3 bln deficit in Q4. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand meets on June 22.

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Date : 13th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 13th June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets mostly moved higher, although Nikkei and CSI remained marginally in the red, while Hang Seng and especially ASX moved higher, led by Commonwealth Bank of Australia. The tech rout that hit markets yesterday has started to calm down as the Nasdaq 100 managed to pare losses going into yesterdays close. Investors remained largely defensive though in Japan ahead of the Fed meeting, but U.S and FTSE 100 futures are moving up. Oil prices are also higher on the day and the front end Nymex future is trading at USD 46.33 per barrel. Todays calendar has inflation readings from Spain, Sweden and the U.K., with the latter seen falling back slightly to 2.6% y/y (med 2.7%) from 2.7% in April. German ZEW investor confidence meanwhile is expected to rise to 21.0 (med 21.5) from 20.6 in May. Meanwhile there are reports that Labour and Conservative MPs are plotting to force PM May to take a soft Brexit stance, while the Prime Minister continues to reshuffle her team and politics.

U.S. reports: Budget deficit widened to $88 bln in May just wide of median $87.0 bln, a large deterioration from the $53 bln deficit in May of last year. This estimate roughly aligns with the CBO Monthly Budget Review released June 7 as a change in the corporate tax deadline appeared to pull those dollars into April.

UK: Moody warned yesterday that UKs minority government poses a credit negative risk. The prime ministers Conservative Party is forming a government with Northern Irelands DUP, with the combined seat total standing at a weak 328 out of 650 parliamentary seats. Things have settled yet, just one week ahead of the start of EU exit negotiations, as there is pressure on the prime minister to resign following a disastrous election campaign. A snap poll of 700 member of the UKs Institute of Directors found a dramatic drop in confidence following the hung parliament outcome of the election last Thursday.

Main Macro Events Today

UK CPI Data is highlighted by May inflation figures today, where CPI expected to stay unchanged after logging a 2.7% cycle high in April. This would fit the BoE view. The central bank has clearly signaled that it is looking through the current phase of above-target inflation, anticipating a return to 2.0% target next year.

German ZEW After slightly mixed survey data in May, German ZEW investor confidence for June expected to rise in the headline reading to 21.5 from 20.6 in the previous month, backed by the ECBs cautious approach to exit steps and the improved overall economic outlook, although with the ECB meeting as well as the U.K. election last Thursday much could depend on when the answers got in and uncertainty about Brexit prospects, global political events and the prospect of further rate hikes in the U.S. will likely weigh on sentiment.

US PPI Headline May PPI is seen sinking 0.0% from 0.5%; core may rise 0.2% vs 0.4% or 2.0% y/y.

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Date : 14th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 14th June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets were mixed, with Chinese stocks under pressure as financial and developers headed south. The CSI 300 lost more than 1% and the Hang Seng is down 0.2%, while Nikkei and ASX are moving higher. Financials also weighed on Japans stock markets, while defensive stocks gained ahead of the FOMC announcement, leaving the Nikkei up a modest 0.2%, while the ASX 200 gained 0.8%. FTSE 100 futures are up, as Sterling is under pressure again, while U.S. futures are down ahead. All eyes are on the Fed which is expected to hike rates by 25 bp, but may not give details on balance sheet normalization yet. There is speculation that Chinas central bank may follow, which is adding to pressure on Chinese markets. China industrial production and retail sales growth were unchanged from the previous month. The European calendar has U.K. labour market data and EMU production numbers.

FX Update: The dollar majors have been settled in narrow ranges into the Feds policy announcement and statement. EURUSD has been orbiting 1.1200 and USDJPY has continued to oscillate around the 110.00 level. Sterling has steadied after rebounding some of the ground lost since last weeks UK election, with markets buoyed by prospects for a softer Brexit stance, though concerns about the viability of the new, fragile minority government, along with the prime ministers future, remain. As for the Fed, a 25bp hike is widely expected while there is a degree of uncertainty about what tone the central banks guidance will take. The Fed expected to stick with its tightening bias but may signal a lowered pace of policy normalization, which will be accompanied with reduced growth forecasts. Overall, much of this will have been discounted by markets, though we see some risk for dollar gains on the view that the Fed leaves the door open for another 25bo rate hike before year-end.

U.S. reports: Flat May U.S. PPI headline with a 0.3% core price increase beat estimates with a largely expected 3.0% drop for the goods component. There were no revisions to Aprils 0.5% headline jump and the 0.7% surge in the ex-food and energy component. On an annual basis, PPI slowed to 2.4% y/y compared to 2.5% y/y for April. But the core rate rose to 2.1% y/y versus 1.9% y/y. Goods prices declined 0.5% on the month, versus the prior 0.5% rise, with energy tumbling 3.0% and food costs dipping 0.2%. Services prices rose 0.3% following the 0.4% April gain, with trade prices climbing 1.1% and transportation/warehousing costs falling 0.5%. The PPI report isnt usually a market mover, however U.S. equities have recovered somewhat to start the session in the wake of the 0.3% core PPI rise, following a shallow recovery in global stocks after two days of U.S. tech sector liquidation.

Final May German HICP inflation was confirmed at 1.4% y/y, as expected and down from 2.0% y/y in April. The Easter effect was largely to blame for the sharp swings over the past months, with holiday related prices spiking in April only to fall back again after the end of the Easter holidays. Energy prices increases also fell back again in May and added to the drop in the annual rate, as gas prices declined -3.4% y/y and prices for heading rose 11.7% y/y, down from 30.1% y/y in the previous month. The German economy may be steaming ahead and the labour market looking increasingly tight, but so far at least that has not led to a substantial uptick in wages, which is what is also keeping the ECB on hold, despite stronger growth numbers.

Main Macro Events Today

US CPI May CPI data should reveal a -0.1% headline with the core rate up 0.2%. This follows April figures which had the headline up 0.2% and the core up 0.1%. If data in line with forecast would leave the headline y/y rate slowing to 1.9% from 2.2% in April and the core y/y rate ticking down to 1.8% from 1.9% in the month prior.

US Retail Sales May retail sales data is out today and should post a 0.1% headline decline a flat ex-autos figure. This follow the April report which revealed a 0.4% headline and a 0.3% core pace. The report faces downside risks from the weak auto sales data and an anticipated decline in gasoline prices which could weigh on gas station sales.

FOMC Meeting The Fed began its 2-day meeting, with widespread expectations for a 25 bp increase in the rate band to 1.0% to 1.25%. What will be crucial for the markets is the tone of the statement and what policymakers suggest about the path of normalization. The Committee is likely to leave its dot forecast of three tightenings this year unchanged, as the tight labor market should offset the slowing in Q1 growth and the softening in inflation. While the risks to the economy should remain balanced, it will be interesting if the tone is a little more dovish given the slowing in Q1 and other more recent data.

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Date : 15th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 15th June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets headed south, after the Fed hiked rates and tweaked reinvestments. Financials and exporters were under pressure, while defensive stocks held up. There is speculation that the BoJ could make some inference to exit strategies at its upcoming meeting, which could boost the Yen and hurt exporters. Still, the -0.35% drop in the Nikkei is modest, compared to the sell offs in Hang Seng and ASX 200, which both lost more than 1%. Investors trying to place funds into superannuation accounts in a bid to avoid regulatory changes coming into effect on July 1 were said to have underpinned yesterdays rally in the ASX, but with AUD on the rise, stocks are under pressure. U.K. and U.S. stock futures are also down. The Fed may have been less dovish than some expected, while U.S. data release yesterday were disappointing and sparked fresh concerns about the health of the global economy. With the Fed turns out of the way, the focus turns to BoE and SNB meetings today, with both central banks expected to keep policy steady. The data calendar has final May HICP from France and Italy, as well as U.K. retail sales and EMU trade data.

FOMC hiked the funds rate band by 25 bps, as widely expected, to a 1.00% to 1.25% band. In a surprise, however, the Fed outlined details on balance sheet normalization, stating it intends to start the unwinding process this year if the economy evolved as anticipated, Yellen said that the Fed could implement the balance sheet unwind fairly soon, if the economy continues to perform as expected. The Fed also outlined its initial cap sizes. The dot plot was also little changed from March, and suggests yet one more tightening this year. The statement noted the economy continues to expand moderately, and while job gains have moderated, they have been solid nevertheless. Household spending has picked up, and business investment has continued to expand. The Fed noted the recent decline in inflation, but said its expected to stabilize around the 2% objective over the medium term. Risks are roughly balanced but the Committee will monitor inflation closely. The dove Kashkari dissented in favor of an unchanged stance. The tone of the statement, and the fact that the Committee still plans to start balance sheet normalization this year, is a tad less dovish than the market had priced in after the CPI and retail sales data.

U.S. reports: revealed a weak round of May retail sales and CPI data. The US May CPI drop by 0.1% while U.S. retail sales underperformed with a 0.3% May headline and ex-auto drop, following tiny revisions that were upward in April but downward in March. We also saw a 0.2% April business inventory drop, though this decline was expected. For retail sales, we saw 0.3% May headline and ex-auto drops after small prior tweaks that should allow an uptick in the savings rate to 5.4%, as consumers remain reluctant to spend despite heightened confidence. For CPI, a 0.1% May headline drop with a 0.1% core price rise rounded up from respective figures of -0.144% and 0.063%, with weakness in apparel and medical care alongside the expected 2.7% energy price drop.

Main Macro Events Today

UK Retail Sales & BoE MPCs Policy meeting The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is widely expected to leave policy settings unchanged. The tone of the minutes will interest, and given the tricky political backdrop will likely show a stepped-up degree of dovishness while remaining in the bounds of an overall neutral policy stance. We will see also today retail sales contracting by -0.8% m/m in official May data, after a stellar 2.3% m/m gain in April.

CAD Manufacturing Shipments Shipments expected to expand 0.7% m/m in April after the 1.0% gain in March. Manufacturing employment was nearly flat in April (-0.6k) after a 24.4k rise in March, while the latest jobs report revealed a 25.3k bounce in May.

US Data May trade price data is out today and should show import prices unchanged while export prices rise by 0.1% on the month. WTI prices decline by 5.1% in May which should weigh on import prices. Philly Fed index is seen falling to 24.0 in June from 38.8. Initial jobless claims are expected to dip 3k to 242k for the June 10 week; industrial production is forecast to be flat in May, while capacity use holds steady at 76.7%. NAHB housing market index may slip to 69 in June from 70.

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Date : 16th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 16th June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: After BoE and Fed spooked markets, the BoJs decision to keep policy on hold and maintained its promised for ongoing stimulus. Banks and financial were underpinned and the Nikkei is currently up 0.67% on the day, the Hang Seng gained 0.33% and the ASX 0.11%, while the CSI remained slightly in the red. U.K. and US stock futures are also moving higher and Bund futures started to stabilize in after hour trade yesterday, suggesting that bond and stock markets are starting to settle after the sell off yesterday. Todays European calendar is quiet, with only final Eurozone HICP numbers, leaving markets to ponder the implications of this months round of central bank announcements.

U.S. reports: revealed surprisingly robust June figures for Empire State and Philly Fed, alongside an 8k initial claims drop to a lean 237k, while industrial production revealed the expected May growth pause from factory and vehicle sector setbacks despite robust mining and utility sector growth, with May trade price weakness that accompanied downside surprises in the May CPI report. For producer sentiment, the figures are refusing to meaningfully unwind the big Q1 surge, as the Empire State index popped to a 3-year high of 19.8 while the ISM-adjusted measure rose to a 6-year high of 56.2, alongside a June Philly Fed dropped to a still-robust 27.6 alongside a June repeat of the solid 59.2 ISM-adjusted figure from May. The GDP data remain poised for a Q2-Q3 bounce despite the downdraft recent retail sales and inflation reports.

BoE Spooks Markets, SNB Firmly on Hold: The BoE left rates unchanged, but still managed to shock markets. After reacting to last years Brexit referendum with further easing, it seemed reasonable to assume that the BoE would take a cautious approach in the wake of the election chaos especially after recent data releases disappointed and showed still weak wage growth. In the event though, it seems the hung parliament hasnt dented the smooth Brexit assumption that was the base of the May inflation report and the number of those opting for rate hikes rose to 3 from just one at the previous MPC meeting. SNB keeps policy on hold, as expected. The central bank confirmed its expansionary policy, with interest on sight deposits unchanged at -0.75% and the mid point Libor target also at -0.75%. At the same time the central bank confirmed its commitment to remain active in the foreign exchange market as necessary, while taking the overall currency situation into consideration. The CHF remains significantly overvalued, according to the central bank. And while the SNB acknowledged that the global economy strengthened further and the new baseline scenario anticipates that economic developments will remain favorable.

Main Macro Events Today

EU Final HICP Inflation data should confirm today the overall Eurozone number at 1.4% y/y.

U.S. Michigan Consumer Sentiment The first release on June Michigan Sentiment is out today and a slight increase is expected to 97.3 from 97.1 in May and 97.0 in April.

US Housing Starts and Building Permits May housing starts data is out today and a climb to a 1,215k is anticipated in May from 1,172k in April and 1,203k in March. Permits are seen at 1,250k from 1,228k in April and completions should improve to a 1,140k pace from 1,106k in April.

Fedspeak Dallas Fed moderate hawk Kaplan (voter) plans to take part in a panel discussion today at the Rotary Club from 12:45 ET.

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Date : 19th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 19th June 2017.




FX News Today

The FOMC shocked the markets with a more hawkish than expected stance last week. So too did the BoE, while recent comments from the ECB and BoC also indicate they are starting to move toward the exit. Policymakers are still focusing on inflation and growth dynamics as their guides. But with the traditional Phillips Curve relationship seemingly broken, it could be a bumpy ride for central bankers and the markets as exit strategies are mapped out.

United States: This weeks Fedspeak will be especially interesting after the 180 degree shift from the FOMC where policymakers took a decidedly hawkish spin despite soft inflation and real sector data. The Fed showed surprising resolve in its actions as it looked past the recent data disappointments after the tepid 1.2% GDP growth clip in Q1. The contingent of speakers includes several FOMC voters. On the data front, housing numbers will be scrutinized after the larger than expected 5.5% drop in housing starts in May. Existing home sales for May (Wednesday) are forecast rising 0.9% to a 5.620 mln rate after tumbling 2.3% to 5.570 mln in April. New home sales (Friday) for April are projected rebounding to a 0.580 mln rate after plunging 11.4% to 0.569 mln in April. Other data this week includes the Q1 current account (Tuesday), with the deficit expected to fall to -$128.6 bln from Q4s -$112.4 bln. Theres also the April FHFA home price index (Thursday), the Markit manufacturing PMI (Friday), the KC Fed manufacturing survey (Thursday), and weekly jobless claims.

Canada: Canadas calendar has wholesale trade (Tuesday), with shipment values expected to expand 0.5% m/m in April after the 0.9% bounce in March. Retail sales (Thursday) are seen growing 0.4% m/m in April. Higher gasoline prices should support retail sales, but weaker vehicle sales will weigh. The CPI (Friday) is expected to slow to a 1.4 y/y pace in May from the 1.6% growth rate that was in place during March and April. CPI is projected to grow 0.1% m/m in May after the 0.4% gain in April, as a drop-in gasoline prices weighs. There is nothing on the BoCs schedule this week. The CPI report could impact, although Wilkins appeared unworried by the weakness in the core CPI, blaming it on past activity. Hence, another round of soft core inflation would not challenge the widespread perception that rate hikes will come sooner than had previously been expected.

Europe: The start of official Brexit negotiations has finally arrived. Today Michael Barnier, the European Commissions Chief Negotiator and David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, will launch Article 50 negotiations. EU 27 leaders will meet on June 22 to review the latest developments in the negotiations and in the margins of this meeting. The start of the talks may be dominated by political posturing, ultimately a hard approach from either side would only hurt the whole of Europe and an amicable deal will be in everybodys interest. However the data calendar is pretty quiet. Preliminary Markit June PMI readings (Friday) will be the main highlights. Eurozone current account and BoP data are slated, along with preliminary consumer confidence for June. Theres also German PPI, and the final print on French Q1 GDP, expected to be confirmed at 0.4% q/q, as well as the national business confidence report. Supply comes from Germany, which issues 30-year Bunds on Thursday. The ECBs latest economic bulletin meanwhile is likely to give merely a more detailed account of the ECBs latest economic projections, which Draghi already presented at the last policy meeting.

UK: Data last week had shown a more acute negative growth figure, while recent sterling gains and weaker oil prices should help curb inflationary pressures, potentially offsetting hawkish arguments at the BoE. There is also the issue of a delicate political backdrop, with a much-weakened prime minister having to cobble together a deal with the DUP, a small party, in an attempt to make her minority government work. Brexit is yet another uncertainty, with negotiations due to begin on Monday. The UK calendar this week is fairly quiet. Monthly government borrowing data are due (Wednesday), while the June CBI industrial trend survey (Thursday)will highlight. A dip to a reading of +7 is expected in the total orders headline of the CBI survey, after +9 in the month prior.

Japan: The May trade report (Monday) is expected to reveal a surplus of JPY 100.0 bln, versus the JPY 481.1 bln previously. The April all-industry index (Wednesday) should rise 1.0% m/m from the prior 0.6% decline. Also, the BoJ releases the minutes to its April 26, 27 meeting (Wednesday), and Governor Kuroda will speak at the annual meeting of the National Association of Shinkin Banks. Deputy Governor Iwata will speak at a meeting of business leaders (Thursday).

Australia: Australias calendar is sparse this week. The Reserve Bank of Australia releases the minutes to the June meeting (Tuesday), where rates were held steady at 1.50%. The lack of change was expected, while the Bank maintained a note of optimism on the inflation and unemployment outlook. RBA Governor Lowe participates (Monday) in a discussion panel at the 2017 Crawford Australian Leadership Forum in Canberra. The Q1 Housing Price Index is due Tuesday, and will be of interest.

New Zealand: New Zealands calendar is highlighted by the Reserve Bank of New Zealands meeting (Thursday). No change is expected to the current 1.75% rate setting. Its been at this level since the predicted easing on November 10.

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Date : 20th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 20th June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets are mixed, with Japan outperforming and the Nikkei up more than 1%, after the S&P 500 rose to a fresh record high and Feds Dudley said that U.S. expansion has a long way to go. Hang Seng and CSI were little changed in cautious trade ahead of the MSCI decision on the inclusion of Chinese shares in the index. The ASX meanwhile was weighed down by property shares. U.K. and U.S. stock futures are also moving higher, suggesting that yesterdays rally will be extended today. The DAX is starting to eye the 12900 marks again and the FTSE 100 is firmly above 7500. With stock markets eying new highs core yields are likely to continue to nudge higher, while? Eurozone peripheral bond markets should continue to benefit from the improvement in sentiment. Yesterdays first official meeting of Brexit negotiators brought a conciliatory tone, but little detail apart from a time table and the confirmation that there wont be talks on a post-Brexit trade deal alongside the divorce agreements. The calendar today remains quiet, with only Eurozone current account and BoP data.

EU and U.K. agree timetable for Brexit talks, with initial negotiating groups tackling first Citizens rights, financial settlement and finally other separation issues. An additional dialogue on Ireland/Northern Ireland has been launched, but there was no mention of a post-Brexit trade deal which the U.K. initially wanted to negotiate alongside the divorce terms. Nothing further really happened yesterday at the first talks between chief negotiators Barnier and Davis and the next round of talks will start on July 17, with further rounds scheduled for the weeks starting August 28, September 18 and October 9. There reportedly wasnt an offer from the U.K. yet on the rights for the EU citizens in the U.K.

Canada U.S. lumber dispute simmers, underpinning export uncertainty: a Bloomberg article from yesterday summarizes the viewpoints of the two sides in the dispute, with the U.S. upbeat for a quick resolution while Canada is cautious. The lumber dispute is among a variety of trade issues between the two nations, but is the most prominent and dates back to the Obama administration. Other industries remain at risk of increased tariffs, with Globeandmail.com reporting that the U.S. could add steel pipe makers to its target list of Canadian industries. The ongoing jockeying for tariff protections by various U.S. industries is a timely reminder of one of the key uncertainties facing Canadas growth outlook. Wilkins, in her speech last week that shook up the BoC policy outlook, acknowledged the political uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration. That uncertainty shows few signs of diminishing, which we suspect will help keep the current monetary policy rate intact for a while longer.

Germany: The Producer Price inflation falls back to 2.8% y/y in April from 3.4% y/y in the previous month. This is a tad lower than anticipated, with the decline in oil prices from the highs earlier in the year one of the factors bringing both producer and import price inflation down again. The ECB has already cut back its inflation projections due to a revised oil price forecast. so the data doesnt change the ECB outlook.

Main Macro Events Today

CAD Wholesale trade Canadas calendar has wholesale trade, with shipment values expected to expand 0.5% m/m in April after the 0.9% bounce in March.
US Current Account The Q1 current account deficit is expected to widen to -$124 bln. As a percentage of nominal GDP, the gap is expected to widen to -2.6% from -2.4%.
SNB Jordan Speech SNB Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan will be at the opening of Swiss International Finance Forum, in Bern, in which it will also be involved in a panel titled Moving away from the expansive monetary policy: what are the effects on financial markets and the real economy?.
Fedspeak VC Fischer and non-voter Rosengren will be at the podium at a conference on macro-prudential policy at the Riksbank. Also, the moderate hawkish voter Kaplan discusses monetary policy and the economy at a Commonwealth Club event. Governor Powell testifies on fostering economic growth before the Senate Banking Committee.

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Date : 21st June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 21st June 2017.


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FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets mostly headed south, after losses on Wall Street and in Europe yesterday. MSCI finally decided to include 222 large Chinese companies in its 2018 Emerging Markets Index, and the CSI is outperforming with a 0.28% gain, while the Hang Seng is down -0.38% and the Nikkei -0.32%, with the latter weighed down by a stronger Yen. The ASX underperformed and lost more than 1% as oil prices remain under pressure. The DAX rallied to new record highs yesterday, before profit taking and a broad mover lower in global equity markets as commodity supply concerns amid rising oil production in Libya and Nigeria cast fresh doubt on the efficacy of the OPEC oil agreement while a 26% drop in Chinese steel exports added to concerns about the global growth outlook. U.K. and U.S. stock futures are also down and the fresh bout of risk aversion will keep a lid on bond yields. For the Eurozone, the good news though is that peripheral yield spreads over the German benchmark didnt blow out yesterday. Todays data calendar remains quiet, with only U.K. public finance data and a German 30-year Bund sale.

London clearing remains bone of contention. After the EU proposal that called for greater EU oversight of clearing houses based in foreign jurisdictions and included the option of enforced relocation, BoEs Carney yesterday suggested improved cross-border oversight of clearinghouses that should be based on deep cooperation between jurisdictions, adding that a clearing deal would help to keep the financial system resilient. ECBs Coeure meanwhile stressed that the EUs clearing regime was never designed to cope with major clearing houses operating outside of the EU, adding that moving clearing to within the EUs jurisdiction would be justified if they pose a major risk to stability, as so far, the regime provides EU authorities with very limited tools for obtaining information and taking action in the event of a crisis. The ECB has long tried to get London clearing under its own control and while London fought back with backing from a European court, the issue is back on top of the agenda as Brexit draws nearer.

Fedspeak: Yesterday Feds Rosengren said low rates pose financial stability issues, in his comments at the Riksbank macroprudential conference. The Boston Fed president (not a voter this year) turned decidedly hawkish about a year ago and has maintained that outlook ever since. He believes low rates put intermediaries and economies at risk, make fighting future recessions more difficult, and make it more likely central banks will have to resort to non-traditional policies. Additionally, Fed Evans was speaking yesterday as well. Chicago Fed dove Evans said inflation needs to rise and the target should not been seen as a cap but a symmetric target, though hes voted for rate hikes given improvement in the economy. Hes still ambivalent about the timing of the next hike, which could take place later in the year, while the global environment appears to be holding back inflation, which could allow for a shallower path of rate increases. Otherwise the economy bounced back after the election, with quite good fundamentals, which give inflation a chance to get back to 2%. He sees 3% growth as achievable in the short-term, but sustaining it given labor and productivity constraints is another thing, while the U.S. is fast approaching its natural rate of unemployment.

Canada: growth maintains momentum but uncertainties lurk, suggesting that while the time frame for rate hikes has been moved ahead, the Bank can maintain the current setting through mid-year at least. Of course, the upbeat (hawkish) view of the economy last week moved ahead expectations for lift-off, and even put the announcement next month in play. And the economic data since Wilkins/Poloz have supported the Banks view that the run of encouraging broad-based growth will prove sustainable. But other events have highlighted the uncertainties around Canadas outlook. Most prominently, the plunge in WTI crude oil to a seven month low and the evolution of U.S. trade policy. The key line from Wilkins was that they are assessing whether all of the considerable monetary stimulus presently in place is still required. An assessment of the mix of firm economic data but weak oil/commodity and uncertain U.S. trade policy will likely keep them grounded until later this year, if not January of next year. There will be another round of BoC-speak next week (Poloz panel, Patterson speech), which will be looked to for fresh guidance on the policy outlook.

Main Macro Events Today

US Existing Home Sales May existing home sales data is out today and should post a 0.7% increase to a 5.610 mln pace for the month after dropping 2.3% to a 5.570 mln pace in April. The NAHB did tick higher in May with a rise to 69 from 68 in April but housing starts disappointed with a decline in the headline pace to 1.092 mln from 1.156 mln in April.

UK Borrowing data Monthly government borrowing data are due (today), for which a deduction to £7.3B is expected from £9.6 seen last month.

Speeches BoE chief Economist Andy Haldane is due to give a speech today in Yorkshire.

RBNZ Meeting New Zealands calendar is highlighted by the Reserve Bank of New Zealands meeting today. No change to the current 1.75% rate setting is expected. Its been at this level since the predicted easing on November 10.


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Date : 22nd June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 22nd June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets stabilized in Chinas CSI outperformed again helped by the inclusion of 222 mainland equities in the MSSCI index. The ASX, which tanked yesterday with oil also bounced back. The front end WTI future is little changed on the day at USD 42.53, U.K. and U.S. stock futures are also little changed The Reserve Bank of New Zealand held the policy rate unchanged, as expected. Bund and Gilt yields already moved higher yesterday, led by a jump in the 10-year Gilt above the 1% mark after hawkish comments from BoEs Haldane, which sees a case for raising rates soon. Bunds outperformed, but the 10-year yield also nudged higher, while Eurozone spreads were mixed at the close with Portugal underperforming. Equity markets and oil prices remain in focus although the calendar is starting to pick up with French business confidence indicators as well as the U.K. CBI industrial trends survey and the ECBs latest economic report. EU leaders will also start to gather for a 2-day Brexit summit, after chief negotiators from both sides met for the first time officially last Monday. The Eurozone also has preliminary consumer confidence data in the afternoon.

US Reports: A 1.1% U.S. May existing home sales bounce to a 5.62 mln rate trimmed the April drop to 5.56 mln from a 5.70 mln cycle-high in March to almost exactly track estimates, as sales gains moderate in Q2 after weather boosts in the prior two quarters. U.S. existing home sales came in on the perky side, but had little impact on forex markets. Existing home sales are on track for a 5% rise in 2017, following a 3.9% increase in 2016 and a 6.5% rise in 2015, but a 2.9% 2014 taper-tantrum drop. Additionally, U.S. MBA mortgage market index rose 0.6% in data released yesterday, in addition to a 1.0% drop in the purchase index and a 2.1% rise in the refinancing index for the week ended June 16. Yet the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was unchanged at a low 4.13% last week after readily absorbing the Feds rate hike, projections and balance sheet reduction schedule announcements.

RBNZ: The Reserve Bank of New Zealand held the policy rate at 1.75%, as expected. Low for long remains in place, with Wheeler again saying, Monetary Policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period. And a dovish bias was retained, as the Governor concluded that Numerous uncertainties remain, and policy may need to adjust accordingly. This was the same as in May. In March he said Numerous uncertainties remain, particularly in respect to the international outlook, and policy will need to adjust accordingly. In other words, it looks like they wont hesitate to add accommodation if downside risks to the economy manifest. The onus remains on the inflation and growth data, with additional undershoots setting the stage for further easing.

UK: The new UK governments legislative goals have been announced in the Queens speech. Eight of the 24 outlined are Brexit related, which include bills to convert EU rules into UK law, and others concerning such issues as trade, immigration, agriculture and sanctions. A number of key manifesto pledges have been axed or delayed as a consequence of the Conservative Party having lost its majority at the elections earlier in the month. Chancellor Hammond on Monday said that the economy would be the priority in Brexit negotiations, which appears to be position shift away from prioritizing immigration. This could potentially be supportive of the pound, though issues about the fragility of the minority government (which is reportedly struggling in negotiations with Northern Irelands DUP) are likely to be the overriding concern for markets. BoE Chief Economist Haldane gave a speech as well yesterday in which he said he is ready to vote for a rate hike notable as he voted to keep policy settings unchanged last week. His vote would bring the hawks in favour of hiking the repo rate by 25bp to four which is half of the members on the Monetary Policy Committee.

Main Macro Events Today

US Initial Jobless Claims Initial claims data for the week of June 17 should reveal a slight increase to 240k from 237k in the week prior and 245k in the week before that. Claims have been holding at very tight levels lately and the June average expected to be 236k, down from 241k in May and 243k in April.

Canadian Retail Sales Retail sales are seen growing 0.9% m/m in April, while the ex-autos sales aggregate gains 0.7%. Higher gasoline prices should support retail sales, but weaker vehicle sales will weigh.

Fedspeak Governor Powell testifies on fostering economic growth before the Senate Banking Committee.

MPC Forbes Speech BOE MPC voting member Kristin Forbes is due to give a speech today at the London Business School.

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Date : 23rd June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 23rd June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets are narrowly mixed in tepid markets, as oil prices stalling below USD 43 per barrel. Fed speakers didnt challenge the path to further rate hikes and markets are taking a wait and see stance. Mainland Chinese shares are fluctuating after outperforming yesterday, FTSE 100 futures are in the red, while U.S. futures are slightly higher. A very cautious end to a volatile week then, which should leave core bonds underpinned and yields remaining low. BoEs Forbes may have added more force to her calls for a rate hike in a speech late yesterday saying she sees some urgency to tighten monetary policy, but this was her last speech as she is leaving the MPC. The EU summit with May on Brexit talks, saw the British PM making an offer for the rights of EU citizens, but the devil here lies as usual in the details and the future of citizens on both sides is far from secured. The issues were not discussed at the summit and it will be up to the negotiating team to hammer out a final deal. Todays calendar brings preliminary June PMI readings, which we expect to move sideways at high levels. France has final Q1 GDP and Italy releases orders data for April.

US Reports: 3k U.S. initial claims uptick to 241k in the BLS survey week trimmed the prior 7k drop to 238k (was 237k) from 245k at the start of June and 255k in the final week of May. Claims have undershot the 2016 average of 263k in every week of 2017, and continue to oscillate around tight levels above the 44-year low of 227k in the Presidents Day week. Claims are averaging 240k in June, versus a similarly tight 241k May average, and higher prior averages of 243k in April, 251k in March, and 241k in February. Todays 241k BLS survey week reading was above Mays 233k figure but below prior survey-week readings of 243k in April, 261k in March, and 247k in February. U.S. FHFA home price index rose 0.7% in April to 248.2, after a 0.7% March gain to 246.6. Thats up 6.8% y/y. Seven of the 9 regions surveyed posted gains.

UK: Brexit Battle Finally Gets Underway One year after the Brexit referendum official talks finally got underway. There still isnt any clarity on how the future relationship between the U.K. and the rest of the EU will look once the U.K. exits the block. But, a year on, both sides are in a very different situation, with the EU going into the discussions strengthened, while the U.K. government is looking increasingly fragile. Central banks on both sides cautiously look on as the direction and outcome of the talks will have major implications for rates going forward.UK hints at transition period for Brexit. Chancellor of the Exchequer Hammond yesterday suggested the prospect of a four-year transitional period, adding to signs that he is pushing for a softer Brexit stance. Hammond said in a radio interview that in his view a three to four-year transitional period might be necessary, after the U.K. officially exits the EU in 2019.

Canada: Canadas retail sales yesterday improved 0.8% m/m in April after a downwardly revised 0.5% gain in March (was +0.7%), leaving a nearly as projected gain. But the ex-autos sales aggregate surged 1.5% m/m in April following a revised 0.1% dip in March (was -0.2%), which was well in excess of projections. Higher prices played a large role in lifting the value of total and ex-autos retail sales. Total retail sales volumes were up a modest 0.3% m/m in April after the 1.1% jump in March. While the ex-autos sale aggregate came in on the firm side of projections, the gain in total sales alongside the more modest rise in sales volumes was roughly as expected.

Main Macro Events Today

Eurozone & German PMI A slight dip in the Eurozone manufacturing index is anticipated to 56.8 from 57.0, with a dip in the services reading to 56.2 from 56.3. Those would suggest ongoing robust activity but at a slightly slower growth pace. This scenario wouldnt challenge the ECBs main assumption of a recovery that is strengthening and broadening, and hence would have limited market impact. The German manufacturing index is anticipated to 59 from 59.5, with the services reading to 55.5 from 55.4.

CAD CPI CPI is expected to edge up 0.1% m/m in May after the 0.4% m/m gain in April. Gasoline prices dropped in in May, which drives projection for a slowing in the pace of month comparable CPI growth. The CPI is seen moderating to a 1.4% y/y pace in May from the 1.6% y/y growth rate in April.

US PMI & New Home Sales A slight increase in the US manufacturing index is anticipated to 53.0 from 52.7, with the services reading to 53.7 from 53.6. The New Home Sales number is also out today and an increase of 16.8% is anticipated from the -11.4% seen on April.

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Date : 27th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 27th June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets were mixed overnight, with Japan outperforming as a weaker Yen underpinned exporters. Yesterdays weakness in U.S. durable goods orders saw Treasury yields declining and risk appetite waning as investors starting to fret again about the health of the world economy. Oil prices are holding above USD 43 per barrel, but Hang Seng, CSI 300 and ASX are all slightly in the red as are U.K. and U.S. stock futures. This should keep Bund and Gilt futures underpinned and core yields down, especially as Draghi once again defended the ECBs stimulus measures. Todays data calendar has Italian confidence data as well as the U.K. CBI Retailing Survey. The ECB is hosting its annual forum in Portugal.

FX Update: The dollar majors remained in fairly narrow ranges, though there has been some movement. AUDUSD logged a one-week high of 0.7609, while USDJPY logged a five-week high at 112.07 before turning lower, to around 111.70. The retreat in USDJPY came after the U.S. said that it had detected preparations by the Syrian regime for another chemical attack, with the White House warning that Damascus would pay a heavy price in the event it launched another chemical attack. The oil price rebound flagged, and the global stock market rally sputtered in Asia, a backdrop conducive for yen buying. Elsewhere, EURUSD has continued to gravitate toward the 1.1200 level, with the market lacking directional ambition, despite lower U.S. yields following weaker headline durables data yesterday, and a softening in the price indicators in the Dallas Fed index. Cable has been settled in the lower 1.27s, below yesterdays eight-day high at 1.2759. USDCAD has settled near 1.3250, above yesterdays 1.3212 low.

US Reports: The U.S. durables report revealed a 1.1% May headline orders drop with a 3.4% transportation orders decline and a 0.1% ex-transportation rise that tracked our estimates. We saw a 10.2% May defense orders plunge, mixed equipment data, a lean 0.2% inventory gain and a firm 0.8% durable shipments rise that was in line with our 2.4% Q2 GDP estimate, after an assumed Q1 trimming to 0.9% from 1.2%. U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index dropped to -0.26 in May after jumping to 0.57 in April (that was the highest point since 0.59 from March 2014; the index was as low as -0.84 in July 2013). Additionally, yesterday U.S. Dallas Fed manufacturing index slipped to 15.0 in June after edging up to 17.2 in May from 16.8 in April. The rise to 24.5 in February put the level at its highest since early 2006. It was generally in negative territory from January 2015 through September 2016. Despite the headline declines, its still a pretty solid report.

Draghi raises concerns over Greek debt sustainability. The central bank head said in a letter to an EU lawmaker that until sufficient detail has been provided on the debt measures, serious concerns persist regarding the sustainability of Greeces public debt. Currently ECB staff is not in a position to complete a fully-fledged debt-sustainability analysis of Greeces public debt. Greece has been pushing for the ECB to include Greek debt in QE purchases, but Draghis comments highlight again that that is still unlikely in the near future.

Main Macro Events Today

ECBs Draghi ECBs President Draghi speaks today at the ECB forum in Central Bank in Portugal at 08:00 GMT.

BOE Financial stability Report is out today for the 1st time this year from BOE. Meanwhile Gov Carney is due to speak today about Stability Report in London at 10:00 GMT

U.S. Consumer Confidence June consumer confidence data should reveal a dip in the headline to 116.0 from 117.9 in May and 119.4 in April. Confidence measures are still hovering near post-recession highs but there is some downside risk to the release as we saw a decline in the first Michigan headline to 94.5 from 97.1 last month.

AUS Gov. G. Debelle Deputy Governor Guy Debelle speaks at the Global FX Code of Conduct Launch (via video link). The Reserve Bank of Australia next meets on July 4th. We expect no change to the current 1.50% rate setting.

Fedspeak Fedspeak will resume with Chair Yellen atop the roster this week, as she will take part in a conversation with Lord Nicholas Stern, president of the British Academy on Global Economic Issues today from 13 ET. SF Feds Williams speaks on The Global Growth Slump from Australia at 4:05 ET, followed by Philly Feds Harker on the economic outlook and trade from 11:15 ET and Minneapolis Feds Kashkari takes town hall Q&A from 17:30 ET.

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Andria Pichidi
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Date : 28th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 28th June 2017.





FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets mostly headed south, with Australias ASX a notable exception. Elsewhere markets followed Wall Street lower, after the delay to a U.S. healthcare reform vote and with Draghis comments yesterday serving as a reminder that central bank support has peaked and that rates will trend higher. Losses in Nikkei and Hang Seng seemed more muted though and the ASX actually managed to move higher, as oil prices hold above USD 44 per barrel. Equally, the uptick in long yields looked less severe in Asia and with the first round of preliminary June inflation data out of the Eurozone today likely to show a drop in the headline rate, even Eurozone markets, which were knocked off balance by Draghi yesterday, should start to settle. Lower inflation numbers over the next days and likely comments from officials trying to play down the impact of Draghis remarkets should see bonds settling again. The calendar has EMU M3, preliminary Italian HICP, US Pending Home Sales and US Crude Oil Inventories.

U.S. reports: revealed June gains for both consumer and business confidence, as the various soft measures continue to overshoot hard data forecasts despite modest pull-backs from Q1 highs. For consumer confidence, we saw a June bounce to 118.9 from 117.6 (was 117.9) in May, leaving a fourth consecutive reading above what was once the 16-year high of 116.1 in February, versus the new 16-year high of 124.9 in March. The Richmond Fed index bounced to 7.0 in June from 1.0 in May, versus a 7-year high of 22.0 in March, while the ISM-adjusted Richmond Fed bounced to 54.0 from 51.7 in May, versus a 7-year high of 59.2 in March. Yesterdays Dallas Fed index bucked the trend thanks to recent oil price declines, with a June drop to 15.0 from 17.2 in May, while the ISM-adjusted Dallas Fed dropped to 53.0 from a 2-year high of 55.4 in May.

Fed Chair Yellen: reiterated the Feds commitment to price stability. Policymakers want to avoid making too-low of an inflation rate to become ingrained. She noted that household inflation expectations have slipped some, and added that many on the Committee do believe that a low jobless rate will boost inflation. She did say though that aid there are reasons to believe rates will remain low for some time. Layoffs at brick-and-mortar stores will continue. Asset values are somewhat rich by traditional metrics. She stressed, however, that the FOMC is not targeting asset prices. The markets have well anticipated a gradual rate hike path, especially as the Fed has made it clear rates will rise only gradually. She cautioned to expect uncertainty over how Brexit will unfold. She declined to comment on her relationship with President Trump, but said there is a long tradition of the Fed working with administrations and added that the administration has respect for the Feds independence. On the other hand, Feds Harker still backs another rate hike this year, he said in comments from a conference London. He believes growth should average about 2.3% this year, but hes pushed back his view of inflation hitting the 2% target into the start of 2018 versus the end of 2017.

German May import price inflation fell back to 4.1% y/y from 6.1% y/y in the previous month, with prices down -1.0% m/m. A stronger than expected dip, which, however, is largely due to base effects from energy prices and the currency. At 4.1% y/y import price inflation remains at high levels, but with headline rates also coming off highs and June figures likely to fall back further below the 2% limit, the data will back the ECBs cautious approach to tightening steps, although that the ECB is heading for tapering next year is pretty clear.

Main Macro Events Today

ECBs Forum ECBs President Draghi speaks today at the ECB forum in Central Bank in Portugal at 13:30 GMT along with BOC Gov. Poloz, BoE Gov. Carney and BoJ Gov Koruda.

U.S. Pending Home Sales & Oil Inventories Pending home sales from the NAR are expected to rise 0.7% in May to 110.6 and EIA inventories are due after sparking recent bouts of crude oil selling.

JPY Retail Trade Retail sales are projected at 2.6% y/y in May from 3.2% y/y in April. The projection is for a 0.5% y/y dip in May large retailer sales following the 1.1% rate of increase in April.

Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.

Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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Andria Pichidi
Market Analyst
HotForex


Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
 
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