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Emerging Markets: Preview of the Week Ahead

June 23, 2014
(from my colleague Dr. Win Thin) 
The firmer than expected June HSBC flash China PMI (50.8 vs. 49.7 consensus) should help boost EM sentiment this week. This is the first reading for this series above 50 since December and fits in with our view that the mainland economy has stabilized, albeit at slower growth rates. We believe the global backdrop…
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Great Graphic: Euro Area PMI, GDP and Prices

June 23, 2014
The euro area flash PMI is one of the most important economic reports in the monthly data cycle.  These Great Graphics capture the importance of today's report.

The first two charts come from The Guardian's Business Blog.  The first one shows how well the flash PMI composite output measure tracks GDP.   PMI had overshot the GDP and the weak…
Great Graphic: Euro Area PMI, GDP and Prices Great Graphic:  Euro Area PMI, GDP and Prices Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 23, 2014 Rating: 5
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US Dollar Heavy, Euro Heavier

June 23, 2014
The US dollar is starting the new week lower against most of the major currencies, save the euro and Swiss franc. Soft flash euro area PMI data and a stronger than expected flash PMI from China, set the tone.
HSBC's flash manufacturing PMI for China rose to 50.8 from 49.4. It had been expected to move above the 50 boom/bust level. It is th…
US Dollar Heavy, Euro Heavier US Dollar Heavy, Euro Heavier Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 23, 2014 Rating: 5
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The Week Ahead: Several Moving Parts

June 22, 2014
There are several events in the week ahead, in the addition to the World Cup, that will attract market attention. These events will take place within a general consensus of the outlook for monetary policy.
In Q3, the Federal Reserve continues to taper at its measured pace. The ECB will monitor the implementation of its new initiative as it prep…
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Currency Positioning and Technical Outlook: New Ranges?

June 21, 2014
There were three important price developments among the major currencies in the past week.
First, encouraged by more hawkish signals from the Bank of England, in contrast to the Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank, sterling was bid to new multi-year highs.The Commitment of Traders data show the continued building of gross l…
Currency Positioning and Technical Outlook: New Ranges? Currency Positioning and Technical Outlook:  New Ranges? Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 21, 2014 Rating: 5
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