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Oil takes a hit as recession and Covid fears loom

The German ZEW and the continued on again/off again lockdowns in China are contributing to fears of a global slowdown or recession.

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July 12, 2022 12:08 PM
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China set to reopen; Good news for the Yuan?

China is back and looking to move forward. With some help from the government, the trough in the PMI data may be behind us.

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China lockdowns hit PMI data

The lockdowns in China have led to weaker manufacturing and services data. Is this just the beginning or is there more to come?

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May 5, 2022 02:21 PM

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Gold continues selloff as China manufacturing data worsens

Until confidence returns that prices from China will move higher, Gold may begin trading in a range.

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Chinese yuan, stocks and commodities slump

Just when you thought the c-word was no more a thing for the markets…

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April 25, 2022 07:31 AM
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Johnson stays the course with Plan B; EUR/GBP looks sick

If it is true, as Boris Johnson predicts, that the Omicron variant can be contained and there won’t be further restrictions or lockdowns, it should make for a bullish Pound

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January 4, 2022 03:21 PM
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Asian Open: UK logs first known Omicron death

The United Kingdom has recorded the first known Omicron-related death, as the World Health Organisation warns that variant could pose as a global risk.

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US open: Positive tone on Wall Street ahead of a busy week

Market participants are feeling optimistic at the start of the week, with major indices in Europe rising and US stocks poised to open moderately higher and near record high territory

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December 13, 2021 08:51 AM
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What does Plan B mean for UK markets?

The UK government could be about to trigger Plan B and unleash a new wave of restrictions. We look at how markets are responding and explain how to prepare.

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Asian Open: Omicron spreads to its 29th country, including the US

The Omicron continues to make waves as it now accounts for around three quarters of cases in South Africa, with the US now reporting its first case.

Risk-off returns as Moderna CEO makes glum prediction

An article in the Financial Times triggered a fresh round of selling before the European open, as Moderna’s CEO predicts vaccines will be less effective.

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European Open: Equities broadly lower, GBP/AUD breaks out

US markets are closed just after lunch today. But that is not to say it will be a dull session if price action overnight is anything to go by.

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“Release Crude from SPRs” trade shifts to “fears of lower demand from covid” trade

Now there are new fears creeping into the markets: that a 4th wave of the coronavirus may be hitting parts of Europe

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November 19, 2021 11:08 AM
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10 Central Banks – Where they stand towards normalizing policy

With the world beginning to gain control over the coronavirus pandemic, watch for central banks to continue to normalize monetary policy

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September 17, 2021 07:34 AM

Lower coronavirus cases, higher IMF projections boosts GBP

The IMF upgraded growth for the UK for 2021 to 7%

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July 27, 2021 11:52 AM
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US open: Will stocks continue yesterday’s selloff?

Traders look to buy the dip after coronavirus resurgence fears gripped the markets

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July 20, 2021 05:33 AM
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Global Stock Indices slide as Delta variant, China, and Crude Oil weight on markets; USD/CAD higher

With the large selloff in global stock market indices today, traders may turn cautious on risk.

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July 19, 2021 10:22 AM

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Lots of moving parts for GBP/USD

With all the economic, political, social issues to consider in the US and the UK this summer, direction may be tough to determine in GBP/USD

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July 1, 2021 07:07 AM
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Sweden’s in trouble, and it has nothing to do with Euro 2020

With the current political situation in Sweden and the Riksbank meeting this week, USD/SEK could be in for some volatility.

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June 29, 2021 07:20 AM

Currency Pair of the Week: GBP/USD

With the reopening of the UK underway and the reopening of the US in full swing, the British Pound may outperform the US Dollar.

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April 19, 2021 07:07 AM
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FX 2nd Quarter Outlook: DXY, EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, EUR/GBP

With vaccine rollouts and US stimulus checks in hand, the second quarter is expected to boom.

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April 13, 2021 10:32 AM
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BOAO Forum: Key themes to watch from the “Asian Davos”

The two most important themes to watch will be the discussion around carbon neutrality and the COVID-19 vaccine...

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EUR/USD at key inflection point

Traders need to consider when the “pricing in” of the vaccine has reached its peak

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April 8, 2021 05:09 AM