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Asia market update: a busy session is unfolding

The Yuan USD bullish sentiment post FOMC minutes outweighs Treasury to report the CNH playbook remains intact and should not provide any is a significant short-term relief for local EM currencies. High US bond yields and a rebounding US dollar continue to pose substantial headwinds. The Yuan fix came in at 6.9275 vs 6.9235 but…

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Asia market update

Oil update After hitting a massive speedbump over the past 48 hours or so, Oil investors are dipping their toes back into the no less certain waters as risk has tentatively stabilised. But prices remain very firm even after DOE reported a larger-than-expected build suggesting a bit of discount in the numbers as refinery maintenance…

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Asia Market Update :Worst case scenarios abound

Local traders remain the huge sellers of risk but are now pricing in worst case scenarios  *Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC): Emergency margin call triggered for Index Futures trading *South Korea closely monitoring markets Oil Update Brent crude continues moving sharply lower on today triggered by the deeper sell-off on global equities on concerns rising…

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The risky business of trading an interest rate view

For any follow-up, I can be reached on Reuters Messenger, via the BBG terminal or my mobile numbers The risky business of trading an interest rate view US Rates  The markets are pricing in a higher probability of the terminal rate over 3.5%, signalling a convincingly hawkish view from last week FOMC. Chair Powell’s language…

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Headline overload

US Markets Another case of headline overload overnight. US markets closed lower overnight due to some factors including, trade war phase 2, more political turmoil ahead of US midterm after reports surface ahead Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was resigning from his post and of course equity investors taking bets off the table ahead of any…

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US Dollar Recovers Ground Ahead of Fed Meeting

The US dollar bounced back on Friday, but could not offset the losses suffered during the week. The greenback was lower against most major pairs at the end of five days. Traders adjusted their positions before the weekend giving some breathing room to the USD. The U.S. Federal Reserve will host its two-day meeting on…

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Copper melts

MANILA, Sept 18 (Reuters) – London copper drifted lower for a third session running on Tuesday as China vowed to respond to the latest U.S. tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese goods, exacerbating the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. In imposing the new tariffs, U.S. President Donald Trump warned that if…

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A bullish confluence in oil markets

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices slipped on Thursday, although U.S. crude remained above $70 a barrel on the back of falling crude inventories and Brent was still close to $80 because of looming sanctions against Iran. Brent rose above $80 per barrel the previous session for the first time since May, spurred by expectations that…

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