A mixed performance from European markets as PMI surveys disappoint; April inflation data the main event for the current week

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European Economic Update – 28 April 2015

A mixed performance from European markets as PMI surveys disappoint; April inflation data the main event for the current week

In Europe there was a mixed performance from markets during the recent fortnight as a number of economic data releases appeared to point toward a murkier growth outlook, therefore, calling into question what had previously been a growing consensus that Europe may finally have begun to […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:30+05:30Wednesday, April 29, 2015|Categories: Europe, Macro Timeline|0 Comments

FTSE 100 reaches new record on rumours of HSBC exit from the UK; reported to be considering sale of UK division

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UK & US Economic Update – 27 April 2015

FTSE 100 reaches new record on rumours of HSBC exit from the UK; reported to be considering sale of UK division

The FTSE 100 got off to a strong start at the opening of the current week as rumours that HSBC may be exploring the sale of its UK division drove the shares almost 10% higher by late morning. This led the FTSE 100 […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:30+05:30Wednesday, April 29, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom, USA|0 Comments

Gold recovers on uncertainties over economic growth & Greece; division emerges among US rate setters

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Commodity Update; Gold – 12 April 2015

Gold recovers on uncertainties over economic growth & Greece; division emerges among US rate setters

Gold has risen sharply since our last update as investors were left to digest a shockingly poor US payrolls report for March, which has now left many questioning the Federal Reserve’s likely resolve to begin raising rates this summer.

Interestingly enough the most recent round of FOMC meeting minutes, which were released last week, highlighted a deep division between […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:32+05:30Monday, April 13, 2015|Categories: Gold, Macro Timeline|0 Comments

Q1 commercial crude inventories at highest for 80 years in the US, imports rise

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Commodity Update; Crude Oil – 12 April 2015

Q1 commercial crude inventories at highest for 80 years in the US, imports rise

Since our last update, crude oil prices have held up relatively well, with Brent crude remaining comfortably above $55 and WTI crude above $47.50.

This has been despite a 2.5% increase in commercial crude oil inventories during the last 10 days, which has brought the total number of commercial barrels in storage to the highest level in […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:32+05:30Monday, April 13, 2015|Categories: Crude Oil, Macro Timeline|0 Comments

Greece’s debt repayment schedule in focus ahead of ECB press conference

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EU Economic Update – 12 April 2015

Greece’s debt repayment schedule in  focus ahead of ECB press conference

The European economic calendar was fairly quiet last week, with Spanish unemployment data being the only release of significance. This showed joblessness in Spain falling faster than expected in March.

Greece also made another loan payment to the IMF last week, one of approximately $500 million however, the country still has just over 3 billion euros worth of payments to make […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:32+05:30Monday, April 13, 2015|Categories: Europe, Macro Timeline|0 Comments

US policy makers split on rates ahead of a big week in terms of economic data

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US Economic Update – 12 April 2015

US policy makers split on rates ahead of a big week in terms of economic data

US equities rose last week in the aftermath of a poor payrolls report for March, which then left investors questioning the Federal Reserve’s likely resolve to begin raising rates this summer.

Interestingly the most recent round of FOMC meeting minutes, which were released last week, highlighted a deep division between US policy makers on the issue […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:33+05:30Monday, April 13, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, USA|0 Comments
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