• New ECB Chief To Speak on Thursday

    Lagarde Assembles ECB Members For Informal Talks Much attention is being placed on Christina Lagarde, the new head of the ECB, who is due to speak on Thursday. As yet, Lagarde has not given any insight into her views on ECB monetary policy and investors are eager to learn of her assessment and guidance. One […]

  • The IndeX Files 24-09-2019

    Risk Markets Looking for Fresh Drivers Global benchmark indexes remain muted following the September FOMC meeting. Policymakers, led by Fed chair Powell, announced a 25-basis point reduction in the headline cash rate, the second only rate cut in a decade. However, the voting split has seen reduced pricing for further rate cuts this year with […]

  • EUR Bid Despite Fresh Wave of ECB Easing

    ECB opts For Range of Options It was a wild day for the Euro yesterday as traders reacted to the keenly anticipated September ECB meeting. In line with broad market expectations, the central bank announced a range of easing measures including a reduction in the deposit rate, the restarting of QE, the introduction of a […]

  • July ECB Minutes Boost September Easing Calls

    ECB Minutes Highlight Dovish Risks The release of the ECB July meeting minutes has increased expectations that the central bank will announce fresh easing measures when it meets next in September. The minutes revealed that policymakers’ discussions around the outlook for growth and inflation in the eurozone had become more pessimistic. Regarding growth, the minute […]

  • EURGBP Hits Highest Levels in 10 Years on Brexit Fears

    GBP Down Despite Data Beats It’s been an interesting week for the GBP as we’ve had a raft of data out, the majority of which surprised to the upside! However, price action has remained stubbornly muted. So, on Tuesday we had labour market data out of the UK, which saw average weekly earnings ticking up […]

  • Brexit: Will EU Back Down Over Irish Backstop Issue?

    Trick or Treat? With the October 31st Brexit deadline looming larger on the horizon each day, the likelihood of a no deal Brexit is starting to ratchet up. New UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to “do or die” taking the UK out of the EU on the deadline date under “any circumstances”. While […]

  • BoJ’s comments weight on yen, while euro is stable on ECB’s economic outlook

    The yen trimmed gains, following the comments of BoJ’s official Kikuo Iwata, raising doubts over the central bank’s need to raise interest rates in order to bring down the policy divergence to normal levels. “I absolutely do not think it’s time to begin stimulus cuts by raising rates”, said Kikuo Iwata, speaking on a business […]

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