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US-China trade talks made unknown progress, to be continued in Washington

Trade talk optimism, trade pessimism, drove markets up and down last week. In the end, Presidents of US and China decided to give markets some lip service and boosted stocks towards weekly close. Words, rather than substance, are enough to make investors happy. Yen and Swiss Franc ended as the weakest ones on late rally…

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On Track for a Trade Deal, First Signs of a Bottom in Growth

Trade talks end on an upbeat note The high-level trade talks in Washington this week were a litmus test of the ability of US and China to make a deal. It was time to put the tough questions on the table regarding intellectual property rights, forced technology transfer, industrial policy and non-tariff barriers. However, the…

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Brexit to Take the Spotlight from Fed, Trade War and US Government Shutdown

Risk sentiments continued to recover last week as Fed officials indicated they would be patient before making the next rate move. Positive developments of US-China trade talks also helped. One notable development was the rebound in US treasury yields as 10-year yield reclaimed 2.7 while 30-year yield is back above 3.0. Japan 10-year JGB yield…

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Investors expect Fed to stand pat in first half, may cut rate by December

Sentiments Saved as Fed Powell Turned Cautious, China Stepped Up Supporting Measures There were big roller coaster rides in the financial markets last week. Apple’s sales outlook downgrade heightened the concerns over serious slowdown in the Chinese economy. There was the “Currency Flash Crash” which sent through all key technical resistance levels while Australian Dollar…

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China’s Monetary Policy Outlook in 2019

China’s Monetary Policy Outlook in 2019 – Easing While Refusing to Admit So Ongoing trade war with the US is accelerating the slowdown in growth in China. As such, the monetary policy adopted by PBOC would continue to be accommodative. Echoing the rhetoric of the annual Central Economic Work Conference, PBOC affirmed that its policy…

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Data Show Still Solid, but Moderating Momentum in Q4

It was only a few weeks ago that there was nearly a universal agreement among analysts that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) would hike rates at its December 19 monetary policy meeting. But softer-than-expected data in recent weeks and volatility in financial markets led some analysts to expect that the FOMC might refrain from…

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Fed’s Economic Projections to Provide Guidance as Concerns on Global Slowdown Intensify

Sterling and Brexit was the center of focus during the early part of last week. The parliament vote on Brexit was postponed to at least January. UK Prime Minister Theresa May survived leadership challenge but her position is shaky with more than one-third of her MPS voted against her. The visit to EU was seen…

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