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Cool Video: Bloomberg Double Feature

April 02, 2018
Many are still celebrating the Easter holiday today, but not Tom Keene and Lisa Abramowicz and the Bloomberg team. They hosted me on Bloomberg TV today.  As is often the case, the discussion was broad, covering the pressing economic and financial issues.  
In the first clip, which runs about 2.5 minutes, I sketch out the argument for the US economy…
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Understanding the Latest International Reserve Figures

April 02, 2018
At the end of every quarter, the IMF publishes the most authoritative reserve data with a three-month lag.   On Good Friday, the IMF published Q4 17 reserve holdings.  A recent article on Bloomberg played up an economist's forecast that euro reserves would increase by $500 bln over the next couple of years.  A review of the reserve data may he…
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Monday Blues

April 02, 2018
The US dollar drifted a little lower in Asia to start the week while equities had a slightly heavier bias.  The MSCI Asia Pacific Index slipped 0.1%.  European bourses are mostly closed for the extended Easter holiday, while the S&P is set to start the new quarter about 0.3% lower. Although the subdued price action may not reflect it, there ha…
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Emerging Markets: Preview of the Week Ahead

April 01, 2018
(from my colleague Dr. Win Thin)


EM FX was mostly stronger last week, despite the dollar’s firm tone against the majors.  Best EM performers on the week were MXN, KRW, and COP while the worst were ZAR, INR, and PEN.  US jobs data poses the biggest risk to EM this week, as US yields have been falling ahead of the data.  Indeed, the current US 10-yea…
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The Start of Q2

April 01, 2018
The chief uncertainty has shifted from monetary policy and macroeconomics to the increase of volatility in the stock markets and the prospects of a trade war.  
Some of the major benchmarks, including the S&P 500, the MSCI Asia Pacific Index, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, and Shanghai Composite held above the February lows in the retreat dur…
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