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India Booms

August 31, 2010
One key theme has been how well many emerging market economies have held up while the world's biggest economies slow. India's Q2 GDP report fits into that theme. The 8.8% year-over-year growth represents an acceleration from the 8.6% y-o-y pace in Q1. Its strong growth and elevated inflation keeps the door open to additional tightening. Th…
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Currency Levels and Official Will and Tools

August 31, 2010
The level of speculation of month-end flows appears to be inversely related to the amount of hard evidence. Nevertheless, the market buzz attributes the euro’s modest recovery today to month-end demand. In order to be anything noteworthy, however, the euro needs to overcome resistance in the $1.2780 area. The gains in late Asia and extended in Eur…
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Global Capital Markets

August 31, 2010
The US dollar is mixed as month end-considerations and risk aversion dominates. Given the heightened concern about the possibility of BOJ intervention, the Swiss franc has taken over the safe haven lead from the Japanese yen. The Swiss franc is near it best level against the dollar of the year and is at new record highs against the euro. UK data, …
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New Week, Old Drivers

August 30, 2010
There are four major considerations in the foreign exchange market as August winds down: the trajectory of the US economy, the outlook for US monetary policy, Japan’s policy response to the weakening economy and strengthening yen, and European strains.
There is a general consensus that although Bernanke essentially revealed what in pre-crisis time…
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Capital Markets Overivew

August 30, 2010
The US dollar is mixed at the start of the new week. The absence of London markets is serving to dampen turnover. The reluctance of the Bank of Japan to get ahead of market expectations saw the yen recover smartly after the greenback neared JPY86. Initial support for the dollar near JPY84.50 is likely to be tested shortly. For its part, the euro h…
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