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Not Your Normal Hump Day

November 03, 2015
Wednesday may begin off slowly in Asia though featuring the largest IPO of the year in the form of Japan Post, but it may very well prove to be one of the most important days of the month. Caixin's service and composite PMIs for China are due.  
As the Europe gets under way, the eurozone and UK service PMIs and composites also will be reported.
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A Few Brief Thoughts on FX

November 02, 2015
(Business trip is nearly over, back in time for the jobs data)
1.  The US-German 2-year interest rate differential (swap rate) is a useful directional guide to the euro-dollar exchange rate.  At about 105 bp it is the highest since 2005.  The US premium had peaked in late 2004 near 185 bp.  In the second half of the 1990s, it was not uncommon for t…
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China and the Pull of the SDR

November 02, 2015
(I write a monthly column for a Chinese paper.  Here is a draft of this month's column) 
Sometimes the mountain peak is clearer from the valley than from the summit.  It may be easier to understand the changes in China’s currency regime if we take a step away and try to look at the big picture.  To find our path we need to clear away some under…
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Emerging Markets: Preview of the Week Ahead

November 02, 2015
(from my colleagues Dr. Win Thin and Ilan Solot)

EM starts the week on a mixed footing.  Turkey is the star performer from the surprise result of the elections that ended the period of political uncertainty, but there was limited spill over to other EM markets.  Energy prices are still under pressure, weighing on sentiment.  On the other hand, pros…
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The Week Ahead: Building Expectations

November 01, 2015
A critical driver in the foreign exchange market, and the global capital markets more generally, is the continued preparation by the Federal Reserve for a rate hike, while many other central banks, including the ECB, warn investors that more accommodative monetary policy may be necessary. In the days ahead, the economic data and official speeches …
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