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Monday blues or Dog days of summer

Monday blues or Dog days of summer Whether a case of the Monday blues, the Dog Days of summer setting in or a combination of both, markets struggled for direction despite upbeat US economic data while quarterly earnings have failed to inspire investors. And we might chalk it up to a typical summer afternoon NY…

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Trade ,earnings ,teapots and the US dollar

Trade, earnings, teapots and the US dollar Strong domestic growth and on-target core inflation continue to suggest the US economy is in that happy place,  but this week’s US economic data will begin to shape market expectations for Q2. And equally significant will be Fed Chair Powell’s semi-annual monetary policy testimony before the Senate Banking…

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The sky hasn’t fallen just yet

Trade War Escalates, but the sky hasn’t fallen just yet as optimism crept back into the market on reports of fresh bilateral trade negotiations between China and the US coupled with a slightly firmer RMB scrim. “Where there is a will, there is a way”. But when it comes to backroom negotiations, one can only…

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A tenuous and unstable state of affairs

A tenuous and unstable state of affairs The prospects of another round of US tariffs directed at China have resurrected fears that the trade skirmish between Washington and Beijing could escalate with some investors now fearing a full-blown global trade war could be a reality. But the most damning signal is that dialogue between the…

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The Yuan airbrake

The Yuan airbrake Thankfully for regional risk, the PBoC engaged the Yuan airbrake yesterday afternoon and at least for the time being, with the help of Chinese state-owned banks who were seen selling dollars to prop up the Chinese currency, is restoring a sense of calm in regional markets. China remains at the epicentre of…

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World Cup effect weighing on volumes

World Cup effect weighing on volumes Volumes are running low confirming the World Cup effect, but the lack of any substantial data has also contributed to the downturn in volume. Equity Market Risk off sentiment continues to dog equity markets as heightened trade tension between China and the US have investors yet again bracing for…

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