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European Open: Trump announces presidential rerun, NATO in focus

We knew it was coming, but now it is official. Trump will run for the Whitehouse once more. But perhaps more pressing is today’s emergency NATO meeting.

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European Open: Are geopolitical tensions set to push oil prices higher again?

With oil prices having fallen over 20% from their highs and Russia set to close gap supplies once more, we see the potential for oil to hit bid again.

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EUR/USD recovers on Ukraine-Russia deal ahead of busy week

Part of the reason why the EUR/USD recovered had nothing to do with the euro, but everything to do with the US dollar.

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National Bank of Poland hike rates to 6%; USD/PLN

The NBP hiked rates 75bps, as expected, as it tries to fight off inflation from rising commodity prices.

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European Open: EU bans Russian oil, EUR/GBP perks up ahead of CPI

Oil continued higher overnight has EU members agreed on an embargo of Russian oil. Euro pairs are moving higher ahead of today’s CPI report.

Crude rallies as EU unveils plan to ban Russian oil imports

The plan will see Russian supply of crude oil phased out within six months and crude products by the end of the year

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Can natural gas break to a new high, or is it just hot air?

Natural gas has seen another strong rally, although lower oil prices yesterday saw it falter just beneath a key level of resistance, leaving clues of near-term exhaustion.

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Gold tests $1900 as the “peace trade” picks up steam

A close near current levels would shift the near-term technical bias in favor of the bears, with the next support level to watch coming in around $1870...

European Open: Flash PMI and ‘extraordinary NATO meeting’ in focus

It’s debatable as to how important flash PMI’s are ahead of today’s NATO meeting but, as always, any large deviation from expectations usually prompts a market response.

European Open: Sentiment gets another spring in its step ahead of FOMC

Equity markets were higher overnight as ongoing peace talks provided glimmers of hope the war could wind down.

Asian Open: Futures point to a brighter open, commodities lower

Tentative signs that the war between Russia and Ukraine could end sooner than expected and hints of a compromise from Ukraine helped Wall Street bounce overnight.

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Index in focus: Four reasons the Hang Seng (Hong Kong 50) is in freefall

As it stands, any bounce in the Hang Seng is likely to be viewed as a selling opportunity for traders as long as the regulatory, pandemic, property, and geopolitical risks remain

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What companies have pulled out of Russia following the invasion of Ukraine?

Hundreds of corporations from the US, UK, Europe and beyond are pulling out of Russia in protest of its invasion of Ukraine.

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EURUSD rebound under review

For the first time since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, supportive headlines helped the EURUSD finish towards the top of the FX leaders board overnight, behind only the Skandies, the NOK, SEK, and DKK.