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    Date : 28th June 2017.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 28th June 2017.


    FX News Today

    European Outlook: Asian stock markets mostly headed south, with Australia’s ASX a notable exception. Elsewhere markets followed Wall Street lower, after the delay to a U.S. healthcare reform vote and with Draghi’s comments yesterday serving as a reminder that central bank support has peaked and that rates will trend higher. Losses in Nikkei and Hang Seng seemed more muted though and the ASX actually managed to move higher, as oil prices hold above USD 44 per barrel. Equally, the uptick in long yields looked less severe in Asia and with the first round of preliminary June inflation data out of the Eurozone today likely to show a drop in the headline rate, even Eurozone markets, which were knocked off balance by Draghi yesterday, should start to settle. Lower inflation numbers over the next days and likely comments from officials trying to play down the impact of Draghi’s remarkets should see bonds settling again. The calendar has EMU M3, preliminary Italian HICP, US Pending Home Sales and US Crude Oil Inventories.

    U.S. reports: revealed June gains for both consumer and business confidence, as the various “soft” measures continue to overshoot “hard” data forecasts despite modest pull-backs from Q1 highs. For consumer confidence, we saw a June bounce to 118.9 from 117.6 (was 117.9) in May, leaving a fourth consecutive reading above what was once the 16-year high of 116.1 in February, versus the new 16-year high of 124.9 in March. The Richmond Fed index bounced to 7.0 in June from 1.0 in May, versus a 7-year high of 22.0 in March, while the ISM-adjusted Richmond Fed bounced to 54.0 from 51.7 in May, versus a 7-year high of 59.2 in March. Yesterday’s Dallas Fed index bucked the trend thanks to recent oil price declines, with a June drop to 15.0 from 17.2 in May, while the ISM-adjusted Dallas Fed dropped to 53.0 from a 2-year high of 55.4 in May.

    Fed Chair Yellen: reiterated the Fed’s commitment to price stability. Policymakers want to avoid making too-low of an inflation rate to become ingrained. She noted that household inflation expectations have slipped some, and added that many on the Committee do believe that a low jobless rate will boost inflation. She did say though that aid there are reasons to believe rates will remain low for some time. Layoffs at brick-and-mortar stores will continue. Asset values are somewhat rich by traditional metrics. She stressed, however, that the FOMC is not targeting asset prices. The markets have well anticipated a gradual rate hike path, especially as the Fed has made it clear rates will rise only gradually. She cautioned to expect uncertainty over how Brexit will unfold. She declined to comment on her relationship with President Trump, but said there is a long tradition of the Fed working with administrations and added that the administration has respect for the Fed’s independence. On the other hand, Fed’s Harker still backs another rate hike this year, he said in comments from a conference London. He believes growth should average about 2.3% this year, but he’s pushed back his view of inflation hitting the 2% target into the start of 2018 versus the end of 2017.

    German May import price inflation fell back to 4.1% y/y from 6.1% y/y in the previous month, with prices down -1.0% m/m. A stronger than expected dip, which, however, is largely due to base effects from energy prices and the currency. At 4.1% y/y import price inflation remains at high levels, but with headline rates also coming off highs and June figures likely to fall back further below the 2% limit, the data will back the ECB’s cautious approach to tightening steps, although that the ECB is heading for tapering next year is pretty clear.

    Main Macro Events Today

    ECB’s Forum – ECB’s President Draghi speaks today at the ECB forum in Central Bank in Portugal at 13:30 GMT along with BOC Gov. Poloz, BoE Gov. Carney and BoJ Gov Koruda.

    U.S. Pending Home Sales & Oil Inventories – Pending home sales from the NAR are expected to rise 0.7% in May to 110.6 and EIA inventories are due after sparking recent bouts of crude oil selling.

    JPY Retail Trade – Retail sales are projected at 2.6% y/y in May from 3.2% y/y in April. The projection is for a 0.5% y/y dip in May large retailer sales following the 1.1% rate of increase in April.

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    Date : 29th June 2017.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 29th June 2017.


    FX News Today

    European Outlook: Stock markets stabilized yesterday, after “ECB sources” played down Draghi’s comments on possible policy changes and after Eurozone peripherals bounced back during the PM session, Wall Street also closed higher, followed by broad gains on Asian markets overnight. U.K. stock futures are also up, after the FTSE 100 underperformed yesterday on hawkish Carney comments. That doesn’t seem to have curtailed the wider bounce back in risk appetite. Eurozone yields also came off the highs seen in the wake of Draghi’s original comments and Bund futures moved sideways during after hour trade. Gilts moved higher again yesterday and even if there are periods of stabilization, yields are likely to continue to trend higher as global central banks cautiously eye exit steps. Today’s will give both doves and hawks something to argue with as EMU ESI confidence is seen rising again, while German June HICP inflation is expected to fall back further below the 2% mark. The U.K. has BoE lending data.

    US reports: U.S. pending home sales fell 0.8% to 108.5 in May following the 1.7% decline in April to 109. This is a third straight monthly decline and the index has fallen in four of the five months of 2017 to date. The National Association of Realtors blames much of the weakness in sale to a lack of inventory. U.S. goods trade deficit narrowed to -$65.9 in May, surprising forecasts for little change, after widening to -$67.1 bln in April. May exports increased 0.4% to $127.1 bln after dropping 0.9% to $126.6 bln in April. Imports dipped 0.4% to $193.0 bln following the prior 1.0% increase to $193.8 bln. The data suggest upside risk to GDP forecasts. Lastly, U.S. MBA mortgage market index sank 6.2% in data released earlier, along with a 4.1% drop in the purchase index and a 8.6% plunge in the refinancing index for the week ended June 23. Yet the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage was unchanged at 4.13%. That could be a risky omen considering that home prices remain elevated and inventories low, even as the Fed continues to push on a string in terms of interest rates.

    ECB officials suggest markets misjudged Draghi comments. According to a Bloomberg reports citing unnamed ECB policy makers Draghi’s speech yesterday was intended to strike a balance between recognizing economic strength and warning that monetary support is still needed. So after Draghi’s reference to possible policy changes served as a reminder that tapering announcements were merely postponed, not cancelled at the last meeting, we are now likely to get more comments from officials referencing Dragh’s insistence that any change will be prudent and gradual and that in times of strengthening growth, this could still mean that the degree of stimulus will remain unchanged. Draghi clearly remains eager to dampen the impact of tapering talk, despite yesterday’s comments

    Main Macro Events Today

    Eurozone ESI – ESI Economic Confidence is seen rising slightly to 109.5 from 109.2, after better than anticipated preliminary consumer confidence data and as PMI readings suggested improving manufacturing confidence and a soberer assessment in the services sector.

    German HCPI – Italian HICP readings suggest downside risks to the remaining June inflation numbers, so German HICP expected to come with a downside bias of 1.3% y/y. Still, the ECB has already acknowledged the fact that oil prices are lower and adjusted its inflation projections accordingly.

    U.S. GDP, Jobless Claims – US Q1 GDP may stay unchanged on the third revision at 1.2%. Similarly, initial jobless claims expected to slightly drop to 240K from 241K.

    JPY CPI, Jobless Rate, Prel. Industrial Production – CPI is expected to reveal ongoing sluggishness in Japan’s inflation backdrop, consistent with no change in BoJ accommodation for quite some time yet. May consumer prices are seen improving to a 0.5% y/y rate of increase from 0.4% in April. May unemployment is anticipated at a 2.8%, identical to April. PCE is expected to post a 0.8% y/y decline in May after the 1.4% April drop. Industrial production is pegged to reverse 3.2% m/m in the preliminary report for May after the 4.0% final gain for April.

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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 30th June 2017.


    FX News Today

    European Outlook: Markets are back in the grip of risk aversion and Asian stock markets headed south after losses on Wall Street and Europe yesterday. Eurozone stocks in particular sold off Thursday after the unexpected rise in German HICP rekindled ECB tapering concerns. Quarter end positioning that saw tech shares leading declines added to pressure on stock markets, while central bank concerns means bond futures are falling in tandem with stocks. Eurozone spreads blew out yesterday again and with global central banks eying exit steps yields are likely to continue to trend higher going ahead. Today’s busy calendar has June inflation data for France and the Eurozone, French consumer spending, the Swiss KOF leading indicator as well as German labour market data and the final reading of U.K. Q1 GDP.

    US reports: revealed an upside Q1 GDP surprise led by big upward consumption and net export revisions and a downward set of deflator adjustments that also lifted Q1 “real” growth. We also saw surprising Q1 inventory weakness that boosts prospects for GDP growth in Q2 and Q3, though we will keep these estimates at 2.8% and 3.4% respectively. We saw a disappointing 2k uptick in initial claims to 244k to leave a relatively elevated start to the annual vehicle sector retooling period, which we still think will depress initial claims into mid-July, and the weekly Bloomberg consumer comfort index fell to 48.6 from 49.4.

    Japan’s core CPI improved to an 0.4% y/y pace in May from the 0.3% growth rate in April. The modest pick-up was roughly as expected. National CPI grew at a 0.4% y/y clip in May, matching the 0.4% rate in April. But Tokyo core CPI (ex-fresh food, but energy is included in Japan “core”) was flat (0.0%) in June after the 0.1% gain in May. Tokyo CPI was also flat in June on the heels of the 0.2% y/y gain in May. The lack of growth in both measures of Tokyo CPI during June suggests a similar sputtering of national CPI growth in June, which could further distance the BoJ from the hawkishness that has gripped the BoC, Fed and ECB recently. The unemployment rate rose to 3.1% in May from 2.8% in April. Household spending dipped 0.1% y/y in May following the 1.4% drop in April. Industrial production tumbled 3.3% m/m in May (preliminary) after a 4.0% rise in April. USD-JPY saw minimal movement on the reports — the pair ticked above 112.0 from just below, reversed at 112.11 to slip back to 112.0 currently. The Nikkei 225 is 1.1% lower, taking its cue from the losses on Wall Street during New York’s session Thursday.

    German May retail sales came in a tad better than anticipated, with sales rebounding 0.5% m/m, after falling -0.2% m/m in April. The three months trend rate rose to 1.1% from 1.0% in the three months to April. The annual rate still fell back to 1.2% y/y from 1.4% y/y. Nevertheless, a robust number, although official retail sales are a volatile indicator and only cover a part of consumption. Consumer confidence indicators meanwhile have been buoyant, suggesting ongoing support from private consumption to domestic demand and overall growth.

    Main Macro Events Today

    UK Final GDP & Current Account – The final release of Q1 GDP, expect to come in unrevised at 0.2% q/q and 2.0% y/y (medians same). The Current Account for Q1 expected at £-17.250 B from £-12.088B.

    EU CPI – A slight deceleration expected in the Eurozone headline rate to 1.2% y/y from 1.4%. The ECB already scaled down its inflation projections thanks to lower oil prices and even if there is an upside surprise, as with the German numbers yesterday, it won’t change the ECB policy path, as the QE schedule is already laid out for the rest of the year and tapering is widely expected to start in January 2018.

    CAD GDP – GDP expected to improve 0.2% m/m in April after the 0.5% run-up in March. Projection is a notable slowing from the 3.7% growth rate in Q1, it would equate to still solid momentum in Canada’s economy. An as-expected report will underpin the Bank’s “encouraging” narrative on the economy, supportive of the BoC’s aggressively hawkish turn this month.

    US PCE, Chicago PMI & UoM Sentiment (Revised) – Personal income is set to rise 0.3% in May from 0.4%, while PCE spending rises 0.1% from 0.4%. Also out are Chicago PMI, which may dip to 58.0 in June from 59.4, with Michigan sentiment (final) June read seen steady at 94.5.

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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 3rd July 2017.


    FX News Today

    The surprisingly hawkish tone from core central banks recently has weighed sharply on bonds and stocks, with losses exacerbated Friday amid duration and portfolio shifts into quarter-end. Yet, the combination of weaker than expected U.S. data, especially on the inflation front, and the FOMC’s hints that it could slow rate hikes when it begins its balance sheet unwind, has pushed out tightening expectations beyond the November 1 policy decision. Given all the holiday disruptions this week, trading may be a bit disjointed. But, the FOMC minutes midweek could provide a window into Fed thinking and the week could end with a bang as the June payrolls release is on tap Friday.

    United States: No one is projecting any rate action in the U.S. at this month’s FOMC meeting (25, 26), according to our Survey Median. But upcoming data may help refine the outlook with respect to the trajectory of monetary policy through the rest of the year. The June employment report will take center stage (Friday) for the holiday-abbreviated week, as the first major jobs reading since the last Fed hike, though the Fed already feels comfortable with its job mandate for the most part. The economic calendar will be split by the July 4th holiday (Tuesday), but kicks off (Monday) with the ISM manufacturing index seen nudging up to 55.0 in June from 54.9 in May, while construction spending may rebound 0.3% in May from -1.4% after April showers. Data resumes (Wednesday) with the MBA mortgage market report and factory goods orders forecast to sink 0.8% in May from -0.2% in April. June ADP employment survey (Thursday) should post a 190k gain for the month, though below the solid May figure of 253k. The May trade deficit is expected to narrow slightly to -$46.3 bln from -$47.6 bln, initial jobless claims may dip 13k to 231k for the July 1 week and ISM Non-Manufacturing index may ease to 56.5 in June vs 56.9 in May.

    Canada: In Canada markets are closed on Monday for the Canada Day holiday (happy 150th birthday). Two important economic reports are out this week: May trade and June employment. The trade deficit (Thursday) is expected to narrow to -C$0.1 bln in May from -C$0.4 bln in April. Exports are seen improving 1.0% m/m in May after the 1.8% gain in April, but risk is skewed to the downside on our exports estimate given the erosion in oil prices in May relative to April. Employment (Friday) is projected to grow 20.0k in June after the 54.5k surge in May, as Canada’s labour market continues to tighten. Unemployment is expected at 6.6% in June, matching the 6.6% in May. Yet another tame reading for earning growth is anticipated, as average hourly wage growth dips to a 1.2% y/y pace in June from 1.3% in May. Building permit values (Thursday) are expected to slip 0.5% m/m in May after the 0.2% dip in April. The Ivey PMI (Friday) is seen rising to 55.0 in June from 53.8 on a seasonally adjusted basis, which would leave the index above 50.0 for the thirteenth consecutive month. The June Markit manufacturing survey is due Tuesday. After a flurry of game-changing appearances over the past two weeks, the BoC is silent during the first week of July.

    Europe: The Eurozone goes into the second half of the year looking much stronger than expected. This week’s data releases are unlikely to change this assessment substantially. Final Eurozone PMI readings for June are expected to confirm preliminary numbers – i.e. a manufacturing PMI (Monday) of 57.3 and services reading (Wednesday) of 54.7, suggesting robust expansion across both sectors. Markit also reported ongoing strong job creation, which is expected to be reflected in another dip in the Eurozone unemployment rate (Monday) to 9.2% from 9.3%. Germany has manufacturing orders data for May (Tuesday), where a rebound of 2.0% m/m from the -2.1% m/m is anticipated, with the latter likely to have impacted also by the later timing of Easter, which fell into April this year. May industrial production (Friday), meanwhile, is seen rising 0.3% m/m, after 0.8% m/m in April. The calendar also has Eurozone retail sales and producer price inflation. Supply comes from Germany, which sells 5-year Bobls on Wednesday and the ECB publishes its latest bank lending survey on Thursday.

    UK: Sterling rallied by an average 2.5% versus the G3 currencies last week as BoE Governor Carney appeared to show himself as a potential fifth member on the eight-person Monetary Policy Committee that could vote for a rate hike next month, or soon thereafter. The calendar this week is highlighted by the June PMI surveys. The manufacturing PMI (Monday) has us expecting an ebb to a 56.4 reading after 56.7 in May, which would still indicate a decent pace of expansion in the sector, which has benefited since the pound plummeted following last year’s Brexit vote. The construction PMI (Tuesday) anticipated to come in at 55.0 after 56.0 in the previous month, and the services PMI (Wednesday) to soften to 53.6 after 53.8 in May. Production and trade numbers for May are also up this week (Friday), where industrial output seen to ticking up by 0.4% m/m and by 0.2% y/y.

    Japan: In Japan, Monday brought the June Tankan report, where was the strongest Tankan survey since 2014. Today Asian stock markets are mixed, with CSI 300 and ASX in the red, while Nikkei and Hang Seng are posting slight gains. the Nikkei was underpinned by the strongest Tankan survey since 2014 and the weakening of the Yen against USD as Japan PM Abe’s LDP suffered a surprise defeat in the Tokyo assembly election. The June Nikkei/Markit manufacturing PMI cool to 52.4 from 53.1 last month, while June consumer confidence came at 43.3 from 43.6. June Markit PMIs are also due on Wednesday.

    China: In China, the June Caixin/Markit manufacturing PMI today rose to 3-mth high at 50.4 from 49.6. The June services PMI (Wednesday) is estimated at 52.0 from 52.8.

    Australia: Australia has Reserve Bank of Australia meeting (Tuesday), expected to reveal no change in the current 1.50% rate setting. Melbourne Institute inflation index and ANZ job ads are due Monday. Building approvals (Monday) are expected to rise 1.0% m/m in May after the 4.4% gain in April. Retail sales (Tuesday) are seen 0.3% m/m firmer in May after the 1.0% bounce in April. The trade surplus (Thursday) is seen improving to A$2,000 mln in May from A$555 mln in April.

    New Zealand: New Zealand’s calendar does not have any top tier data this week. However, the calendar has June QV House Prices (Wednesday), ANZ job ads (Wednesday). The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s next meeting is on August 10. No change is expected to the current 1.75% rate setting through year-end.

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    Date : 4th July 2017.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 4th July 2017.


    FX News Today

    European Outlook: Asian stock markets traded mixed overnight. Hang Seng and CSI 300 underperformed with losses of 1.7% and 1.0% respectivelyas after falling below the support line of 25500. The Yen strengthened as North Korea test fired a missile, which weighed on Nikkei and Topix together with fresh pressure on tech giants, while the ASX rallied and is up more than 1.5% as the central bank left rates unchanged. U.K. as well as U.S. futures are also heading south after broad gains in Europe yesterday, which were led by Eurozone markets after a source story suggesting the ECB is not ready to lift the implicit easing bias on QE. Oil prices have halted their winning streak and are down on the day. Today’s data calendar is quiet, with only Spanish unemployment and EMU PPI, as well as the U.K. Construction PMI. ECB’s Praet and Nowotny speak and the Riksbank is expected to keep the repo rate unchanged in its latest policy assessment.

    FX Update: The Australian dollar dove following the RBA announcement, with Governor Lowe’s statement giving a mixed prognosis of the economy and, in particular, highlighting that an “appreciating exchange would complicate” the transition of the economy from the mining investment boom. AUDUSD fell over 0.6% in making a four-session low at 0.7604, and AUDJPY shed over 1% in making a low at 85.85, which is also a four-session nadir. The RBA left the cash policy rate unchanged at 1.5%, as had been widely anticipated. Elsewhere, USDJPY tipped back under 113.00, putting in some space from yesterday’s seven-week high at 113.47. EURJPY and other yen crosses have seen a similar price action, with AUDJPY having led the way. EURUSD declined for a fourth-straight session following ECB efforts to correct its tapering message. The pair logged a four-session low at 1.1336.

    US reports: revealed a June ISM pop to a 3-year high of 57.8, with a jobs index rise to a sturdy 57.2 that leaves upside risk for our 185k June nonfarm payroll estimate on Friday. Yet, we also saw a weak round of May construction spending data after annual revisions that lifted historic levels but that left a weaker entry into Q2, hence the Q2 GDP forecast trimmed to 2.4% from 2.6% with likely flat Q2 growth for both residential and nonresidential construction. The revised data show an even more dramatic home improvement surge since Q1 of 2016 despite some flattening in these gains in Q2, alongside a significant slowing in nonresidential construction growth since last August after a strong prior climb. Available vehicle sales figures suggest a June repeat of the 16.6 mln May pace, versus 16.8 mln in April, and an 18.3 mln cycle-high pace in December. A flat June headline and ex-auto retail sales figures can be assumed, with hits to sales from an estimated 4% June drop in gasoline prices and restraint in sales of building materials from a winter-boost.

    The UK June manufacturing PMI came in much weaker than expected, at 54.3 in the headline reading, down from 56.3 in May, which itself was revised lower from 56.7. The new export orders component ebbed to a five-month low of 52.6 from 53.2 in the prior month, which is disappointing given the health of international economies and the significantly more competitive level of sterling following the Brexit vote last year. The pound and UK yields dipped on the data. Sterling markets are now looking to the services PMI survey for June (Wednesday) to better gauge any potential slowing in the broader economy that the manufacturing report might have portended, with the data arriving with BoE MPC members becoming increasingly eager to hike the repo rate from its record low rate of 0.25%.

    Main Macro Events Today

    UK Construction PMI – The UK Construction PMI expected to come in at 55.0 after 56.0 in the previous month.

    ECBspeak – Executive Board member Praet, who has been stalling attempts to change the guidance more decisively, is due to speak today, while on the opposite end of the spectrum, head of the Austrian central bank, ECB’s Nowotny is scheduled to discuss the future of the Euro in Vienna.

    CAD Manuf. PMI – The markets reopened, but the U.S. is closed for the July 4th holiday. The June Markit manufacturing survey is due today.

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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 5th July 2017.


    FX News Today

    European Outlook: Asian stock markets are narrowly mixed, with investors assessing the impact of North Korea’s test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Telecommunication shares weighed on markets in Japan and Hong Kong. The Nikkei is up 0.06%, the Hang Seng managed to climb 0.55%, after yesterday’s harp loss and the ASX is down -0.36% as geopolitical concerns make a come back and markets await the reaction of U.S. markets, which were closed yesterday. U.S. stock futures are narrowly mixed, while FTSE 100 futures are slightly down, pointing to ongoing caution on equity markets, which should keep bond futures underpinned. ECB Executive Board member Praet urged caution and patience, which suggests the ECB remains reluctant to commit to policy changes just yet and thus add support especially to peripheral EMU bond markets. Today’s data calendar focuses on Services PMI readings out of the Eurozone and the U.K.. The Eurozone also has retail sales data for May.

    FX Update: The dollar majors have been directionally challenged so far today, with narrow ranges prevailing. EURUSD has settled around 1.1350, modestly above the five-session low posted yesterday at 1.1336. USDJPY has been trading on either side of 113.00 over the last day, holding in a consolidation pattern after logging a seven-week high at 113.47 on Monday, itself the culmination of a three-week rally. Emerging Asian currencies have been steady, as has been the Canadian dollar, which has traded slightly softer today after rallying yesterday on fresh hawkish BoCspeak, and the Australian dollar, which took a tumble yesterday after the RBA signalled out exchange rate gains as been an impediment to the post-mining boom transition of the economy. A joint U.S. and South Korean missile test, in response to North Korea’s launching of its first an intercontinental ballistic missile yesterday, has upped the geopolitical ante in that part of the world, but to little forex market impact, while contributing to choppy trade on Asian equity bourses (although South Korea’s KOSPI still managed a gain of 0.4%). Today’s release of the FOMC minutes from the mid-June will be a big focus for markets as they should detail justification for the Fed’s unexpected resolve toward normalizing policy.

    Eurozone producer price inflation fell back to 3.3% y/y in May from 4.3% y/y in the previous month. The deceleration was mainly due to base effects and not unexpected after national data, but it will help the arguments of the doves at the ECB, who remain cautious about moving too quickly towards tapering steps. Still, while the doves can point to the marked decline in the number, the hawks will stress that the headline rate remains quite high.

    Division at the BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee, with member McCafferty having advocated a rate hike while Vlieghe argued that hiking too soon would be worse than hiking too late. McCafferty, who was one of the three (out of eight) MPC members who voted to hike the repo rate by 25 bp in June, said that “the economy has not slowed to the extent we feared” in the wake of the Brexit vote last June, and with inflation having been high “there is a need for change” and reverse the 25 bp rate cut of last August. This would take the repo back to 0.50% from the present historic low of 0.25%. Vlieghe, meanwhile, argued that the “consumption slowdown is here, it’s not over” that that he doesn’t think there’s going to be “sufficient offset from investment and net exports to compensate.”

    Main Macro Events Today

    FOMC minutes – The minutes to the June 13-14 policy meeting will be interesting for any additional insight the report may provide on the Fed’s hawkish gradual stance. Recall, the Committee generally overlooked weaker real sector data and a “transitory” slowing in inflation in recent months, and instead showed unexpected resolve toward normalizing policy. The minutes may provide some context, as well as the support behind that decision. Of course, the big question now for the markets heading into the second half of 2017 is whether the Fed will get cold feet on the doorstep of the balance sheet unwind, and if it will have the nerve to hike the funds rate for a third time this year.

    EU Final PMI – Final Eurozone Services PMI readings for June are expected to confirm preliminary numbers – i.e. services reading of 54.7, suggesting robust expansion across both sectors.

    UK PMI – The UK services PMI expected to soften to 53.5 after 53.8 in May.

    US Factory Goods – May factory orders are expected to be -0.5% from -0.2% on April.

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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 6th July 2017.


    FX News Today

    European Outlook: Asian stock markets are narrowly mixed, with Japan and Hang Seng down as the stronger Yen weighed on exporters and lower oil prices hit energy producers. the front end Nymex futures picked up a bit after supply concerns hit prices once again, but remains below USD 46 per barrel. The ASX is managing marginal gains. FTSE 100 futures are also marginally higher, despite the rise in Sterling after BoE’s Saunders warned of rate hikes ahead. This should continue to see Gilts underperforming versus Bunds, although a stronger Pound also reduces inflation risks going ahead. In the Eurozone yields also continue to trend higher as the ECB is cautiously heading for exit steps, and while the 10-year Bund closed slightly lower yesterday, Italian and Spanish bond as well as stock markets underperformed, and market jitters will back the doves at the council. Today’s calendar has German manufacturing orders at the start of the session as well as ECB minutes and Swiss inflation data.

    FOMC minutes showed most officials said “idiosyncratic factors” were responsible for the softer trend in inflation, though several were concerned that the progress on inflation may have slowed. A couple of policymakers, however, saw rising inflation risk from the “undershooting of the jobless rate.” They also noted some financial market conditions had eased even as policy accommodation was being reduced. Committee members were divided over when to begin the balance sheet unwind, expressing a range of views. There were no clear insights in the minutes to better assess the timing of the balance sheet unwind. But, given the Committee decided to announce the balance sheet details at this meeting suggests the start could begin, as Yellen said, “sooner.” The Fed continues to believe a well telegraphed, and gradual approach to shrinking the balance sheet will limit market reaction. The Fed is also expected to delay rate hikes when it initiates the shrinkage of the portfolio, and that will give the data time to improve and hence support views that it’s idiosyncratic factors weighing. The minutes didn’t materially add to the markets’ body of knowledge on the normalization path.

    US reports: Disappointing U.S. factory goods data, with price-led May declines for shipments, orders, and inventories of nondurable goods after small downward April revisions, alongside small upward adjustments in the available durables data for orders, shipments, and equipment, though with weaker inventories. The May data still showed a transportation and defense-led orders drop with lean inventories and resilient shipments. Inventories have yet to recover from the big 2015-2016 petro-hit, beyond last year’s Q3-Q4 bounce that was mostly reversed in Q1.

    Eurozone: services PMI revised up to 55.4 with the final reading for June from 54.7 in the preliminary estimate, but still down from 56.3 in May. This saw the composite PMI revised up to 56.3 from 55.7 and versus 56.8 in May. Despite the drop in June, Markit reported that the Eurozone economy enjoyed its best quarter for just over six years in Q1 and while output growth slowed slightly in June, “continued robust inflows of new work and elevated business confidence kept the pace of job creation among the best seen over the past decade”. The average reading over the second quarter was the best since Q1 2011. Good news then that will back the ECB’s increasingly optimistic view of the economy, although with inflation still low and key players like Draghi and Praet insisting that this is largely thanks to the ECB’s expansionary policy, the central bank is not ready yet to commit to QE tapering. The UK June services PMI missed expectations slightly, dipping to a 53.4 headline reading after 53.8 in May.

    Main Macro Events Today

    ECB minutes – ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts have be scheduled for 11:30 GMT today.

    U.S. Initial Jobless Claims – Initial claims data for the week of July 1 is out today and a dip to 232k is expected from 244k last week and 242k in the week prior. Claims are always volatile this time of year as we move through auto sector retooling season and this year there are additional risks from the big build up in auto inventories.

    Fedspeak – SF Fed’s Williams (non-voter) will be in Australia (03:45 ET) and Governor Powell is set to discuss housing finance reform from Washington (10:00 ET), while VC Fischer will speak from Washington on “Government Policy and Labor Productivity” (11:00 ET). Focus will then turn to Fed Chief Yellen from next week’s policy testimony before the House next Wednesday (10 ET), as her Q&A will follow-up her written testimony’s public release this Friday (11 ET).

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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 7th July 2017.


    FX News Today

    European Outlook: Asian stock markets headed south, following sell offs in Europe and on Wall Street yesterday. Risk aversion and concerns about the withdrawal of monetary stimulus continue to weigh on markets as yields spike after hawkish comments from ECB and BoE yesterday. FTSE 100 futures are in the red while U.S. futures are slightly higher. Bund yields are at the highest level since early 2016 and the 10 year Gilt closed above 1.3% as markets adjust to to the fact that global central bank support has peaked. Today’s calendar has industrial production data U.K. as well as U.K trade data, but markets will be looking ahead to U.S. Payroll data in the PM session.

    US reports: revealed modest undershoots for trade and job market indicators but an upside June ISM-NMI surprise that left a neutral read for the economy on net. The trade deficit narrowed to $46.5 bln in May to leave a gap that was just $0.2 bln wider than indicated by the “advance” report, with service-led upside surprises in both exports and imports. For claims, we saw a 4k rise to 248k that bucked the usual auto retooling downdraft, though a claims drop is likely next week. ADP posted a lean 158k June rise, though we’ve seen a solid 218k average ADP increase thus far in 2017 that signals upside risk for our 185k June nonfarm payroll estimate. The ISM-NMI popped to 57.4 in June to leave that measure just below the 16-month high of 57.6 in February, with a firm 57.4 ISM-adjusted reading and a solid 55.8 employment index figure.

    Canada: Yesterday’s reports continued the run of upbeat data, but we remain unconvinced that the Bank will hike rates next week. Base case remains for a 25 bp increase in October. Canada’s May trade report bodes well for Q2 GDP, as a 2.0% m/m gain in export volumes followed the 1.3% rise in April. Import volumes expanded 1.7% in May after the 0.3% gain in April. The mix of faster export growth relative to import growth in the May trade report is consistent with projection for a positive contribution from net exports to Q2 GDP after the hefty drag exerted in Q1. Hence, while Canada’s economic data remains strongly suggestive of a sustained uptrend in activity that will eventually deliver the return to full capacity and 2% inflation that is the Bank’s goal, the economy is not wildly outpacing the Bank’s scenario from the April MPR.

    ECB’s: Weidmann joined the chorus of more hawkish sentiment as he noted that the recovery in Europe is opening the door to ECB normalization. This isn’t a surprise from the well known hawk, who was discussing the “Future of the Euro” with Austria’s Nowotny. Weidmann added that the timing of action and the pace of normalization is dependent on the sustainability of inflation. “For the credibility of monetary policy, it is decisive that the expansionary monetary policy is ended when it becomes necessary from a price-stability perspective.” The threat of downward price spirals has retreated, he said, lessening the need for the emergency bond purchase tactic to remain in place. However, he concluded that “for the moment, an expansionary monetary policy is justified to support the economic recovery and thus inflation,” though there are “different opinions on how much we need to step onto the stimulus accelerator and which instruments we should use.

    Germany: Industrial production stronger than expected. Production rose 1.2% m/m in May, much more than anticipated after the correction in orders data the previous month. Energy production remained strong, while manufacturing growth picked up after two weak month, which helped to compensate for the correction in construction production. The annual rate improved to 5.0% y/y and data confirm expectations for a strong second quarter GDP growth rate, leaving Germany on course for an ongoing robust recovery. The euro remain underpinned following the fresh bout of hawkish-leaning remarks from ECB policymakers yesterday, which has been followed by an above-forecast 1.2% rise in German industrial production, which was well up on the median expectation for 0.3%

    Main Macro Events Today

    UK Man. Production & BOE – Production and trade numbers for May are also up today, where manufacturing output expected ticking up by 0.5% m/m and by 0.2% y/y. Also BOE Governor Carney is due to speak today regarding the economic impact of climate change at the G20 meeting.

    U.S. Employment – June employment data is out today and should post a 180k headline for the month following 138k in May and 174k in April. The unemployment rate should hold steady at 4.3% from May, down from 4.4% in April.

    Canadian Employment Data – Employment is projected to grow 20.0k in June after the 54.5k surge in May, as Canada’s labour market continues to tighten. Unemployment is expected at 6.6% in June, matching the 6.6% in May. The Ivey PMI is seen rising to 55.0 in June from 53.8 on a seasonally adjusted basis, which would leave the index above 50.0 for the thirteenth consecutive month.

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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 10th July 2017.


    FX News Today

    The FOMC’s decision to outline its balance sheet unwind last month kicked off the beginning of the end for the central banks’ emergency QE programs. Other central banks, including the BoE, ECB, and BoC have been following suit now too. The shift in tone was surprising given the downtrend in global inflation pressures and this will be a challenge going forward. But central bank-speak suggests policymakers are willing to look through that dynamic, especially as growth remains relatively solid. Right on cue, inflation and growth data will dominate global calendars, while Fed chair Yellen will give her semi-annual Humphrey Hawkins testimony.

    United States: U.S. markets will have a lot on their plates this week as they continue to assess the June jobs data, global developments in the aftermath of the G20 meeting, while looking ahead to Fed chair Yellen’s Humphrey Hawkins testimony and a batch of key data on inflation, sales, and production. There are several important data releases on the calendar, though not until Friday, which could help clarify the near-term picture for the Fed and the markets. The June CPI report will be the focus, with the headline expected to fall 0.2% thanks to the drop in energy prices, while the core edges up 0.1%. The annual pace should slow to 1.5% y/y from 1.9% y/y on the overall reading, while the core remains steady at 1.7% y/y. The Fed remains disappointed by the sluggishness, but the comments from the June minutes that the slowdown is a function of “idiosyncratic” factors suggests officials will continue to look through the data and concentrate more on economic growth. June retail sales will be the other report of note and are expected to post an unchanged reading overall .Other data over the week includes consumer sentiment from the University of Michigan (Friday), the June NFIB small business survey is on tap (Tuesday), along with a Yellen favorite, JOLTS (Tuesday). Jobless claims and PPI, along with the June budget, are due (Thursday).

    Fedspeak: Yellen’s testimony before the House Financial Services Committee (Wednesday) and the Senate Banking Committee (Thursday) will highlight. Her comments will be scrutinized for any sign that the timing could be accelerated, with an announcement on the portfolio at the upcoming July FOMC, with the start of the shrinkage in September. Or given the weaker trend in inflation, we will listen to hear any indication the slowdown in inflation is giving her cold feet on further normalization, pushing off action on the balance sheet and rate hikes further into year end, or even 2018. Fedspeak from various others on the Committee will be of interest too. SF Fed’s Williams speaks from Australia (Monday 23:05 ET). Governor Brainard’s remarks on monetary policy (Tuesday 12:00 ET) will be closely monitored too. On the other end of the hawk-dove spectrum is KC’s George who will discuss the balance sheet and the economic outlook (Wednesday 14:15ET). Chicago Fed’s Evans (a voter) also will speak on monetary policy and the economy (Thursday11:30 ET). The hawkish Dallas Fed’s Kaplan attends and speaks at a conference on monetary policy (Friday 09:30 ET). The Beige Book (Wednesday) will be overlooked in favor of Yellen’s testimony, and won’t deviate from the moderate growth outlook.

    Canada: In Canada, the Bank of Canada’s policy announcement, Monetary Policy Report and press conference (Wednesday) comprise the main event this week. A hawkish U-turn by the Bank via several recent appearances and interviews by Governor Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Wilkins have left a widespread expectation that the Bank will increase rates by 25 basis points to 0.75%.The data calendar is lean this week. Housing starts (Tuesday) are seen improving to a 200k pace in June from the 194.7k clip in May. The June Teranet/National HPI (Wednesday) and the May new home price index are also due this week.

    Europe: European bond yields continue to rise, while Eurozone spreads are widening as ECB officials continue to mull exit strategies, despite the fact that the Bank still has an easing bias on QE and that tapering won’t start until early next year. This week’s data round is unlikely to settle the argument over inflation one way or the other as there’s unlikely to be an major revisions to final price data for June. German HICP (Tuesday) is expected to be confirmed at 1.5% y/y, the French reading (Tuesday) at just 0.8% y/y, the Italian at 1.2% y/y and finally the Spanish at 1.2%. Those would all be sufficiently soft to back the doves’ arguments who maintain that the inflation remains too low and that the economy still needs a substantial degree of monetary support. Meanwhile, the hawks can find solace in May production numbers, which are expected to rise 1.2% m/m, more than doubling the 0.5% pace from April, supported by very strong German and French numbers. The data calendar also has German and Eurozone trade numbers. Germany issues 10-year Bunds (Wednesday).

    UK: UK data has been flagging an onset of a stagnation in economic growth, with last week bringing unexpected weakness in production, trade, and house prices, and in all three of the PMI sector surveys. The new minority government, meanwhile, has managed to survive the early weeks of its existence, and negotiations with EU counterparts on Brexit will continue as planned. The “Great Repeal” bill will start to be debated in the coming weeks. The calendar this week is relatively quiet, highlighted by June labor data (Wednesday). The report is expected to show the unemployment rate holding steady at the cycle low of 4.6% in May. A key focus for policymakers and the markets alike, will be average household earnings, as any fresh signs of weakness will provide an offset to the hawkish stance of the BoE. The BRC June report on retail sales is also due (Monday), which will also be scrutinized for signs of weakness as incomes have tipped into negative growth in real terms in recent months.

    Japan: In Japan, June PPI (Wednesday) is forecast slipping to 1.9% y/y from 2.1%, while the May tertiary index (Wednesday) is expected to fall 0.5% after rising 1.2% in April. Revised May industrial production will be released on Friday.

    China: The June trade report (Thursday) should see the surplus widen to $42.0 bln from $40.8 bln. June retail sales are set for a Saturday release, and are forecast up 10.5% y/y from 10.7% previously.

    Australia: In Australia, the pickings are slim this week. Top tier economic data is limited to housing investment (Tuesday), expected to bounce 1.0% m/m in May after the 1.9% drop in April. The Reserve Bank of Australia has nothing scheduled this week. The next event is the July 17 release of the July meeting minutes.

    New Zealand: New Zealand’s calendar has June retail card spending (Tuesday), which we expect will rebound 0.5% after the 0.4% drop in May. REINZ house sales for June are due out during the week. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s next meeting is on August 10. No change is expected to the current 1.75% rate through year-end.

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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 11th July 2017.


    FX News Today

    European Outlook: Equity markets remained in a positive mood in Asia overnight, with Hong Kong stocks heading for another gain of more than 1%, led by insurers and banks. The Nikkei is up 0.57%, with exporters underpinned by a weaker Yen. U.K. and U.S. futures are also moving higher, pointing to another positive session in Europe, where Eurozone markets in particular found solace yesterday in ECB comments suggesting that the ECB won’t tweak its forward guidance again until September. Oil prices are slightly higher on the day and the front end Nymex future is trading at USD 44.48 per barrel. The European calendar remains pretty light. Released overnight U.K. BRC like for like retail sales came in much better than expected at 1.2%. Still to come Italy releases industrial production data for May.

    US reports: U.S. consumer credit surged $18.4 bln in May, following the upwardly revised $12.9 bln April gain (was $8.2 bln). Non-revolving credit continued to lead the strength, rising $11.0 bln versus $11.8 bln previously. Revolving credit increased $7.4 bln after edging up $1.2 bln in April. For Q1, credit climbed $45.5 bln and was up $57.8 bln in Q4. Also, U.S. Fed’s Labor Market Conditions index rose 1.5 points in June following an upwardly revised 3.3-point May increase (was 2.3) and a 3.8-point April jump. This is a 13th straight monthly gain. The index is heavily weighted by the unemployment rate, and the rise to 4.357% from 4.294% in Friday’s jobs report was a factor behind the gain. The LMCI, a favorite of chair Yellen, is a composite indicator comprised of 19 already released variables and corroborates the view of a solid labor market.

    ECB’s: ECB seen steady over the summer. Comments from Bank of France governor Villeroy over the weekend seem to confirm that the central bank will refrain from policy and guidance changes at the July meeting and wait until September, when the next set of forecasts are due to decide on whether to tweak its stimulus settings. At the same time ECB Chief Economist Praet said in a newspaper article that “we still need a long period of accommodative policy”, in what looks like a fresh attempt to calm the nerves of investors, after some hawkish comments saw Eurozone yields rising last week. Yesterday we also saw a release of Eurozone Sentix Investor confidence which fell back in July, with the total reading declining to 28.3 from 28.4 in the previous month. The indicator for the current situation still improved to 37.3 from 36.0, but the expectations index fell back to 19.8 from 21.0, the first decline since February.

    Germany: Germany posted a sa trade surplus of EUR 20.3 bln in May, slightly higher than the EUR 19.7 bln in the previous month. Exports rose 1.4% m/m on a seasonally adjusted basis, up from 0.9% m/m in April, while import growth stagnated at 1.2% m/m. The three months accumulated figure eased slightly, is is now below the total for Q1, which suggests trade is not making much of a contribution for Q2 GDP. Indeed, accumulated data for the first five months of the year show the total current account surplus falling back to EUR 98.0 bln from EUR 110.3 bln last year, while the trade surplus narrowed to EUR 100.1 bln from EUR 104.8 bln in the corresponding period 2016. Fresh signs then that the recovery this time around is not so much driven by external demand, but consumption and the domestic economy.

    Main Macro Events Today

    UK MPC Speeches – MPC Member Haldane is due to speak today at the ‘Essentials of Numeracy’ launch event, in London. Today as well, MPC Member Broadbent Speaks in Aberdeen at the Scottish Council for Development and Industry.

    Canada Housing Starts – Housing starts are seen improving to a 201.5k pace in June from the 194.7k clip in May.

    US NFIB & JOLTS – The June NFIB small business survey is on tap today, along with a Yellen favorite, JOLTS. NFIB expected to stay quite stable at 104.4 from 104.5 last time, while JOLTS job Openings expected to fall at 5.89M from 6.044M in April.

    Fedspeak – Governor Brainard’s remarks on monetary policy at 12:00 ET will be closely monitored. She’s a voter and one of the more dovish on the Committee, though she has tacitly supported the Fed’s tightening actions.

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