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Commodity- and the EMG block is weaker against the USD across the board...

Market View | Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:23 AM GMT

        Good Morning,


- Risk on looks shorter lived after all the stimulus than many believed. Commodity- and the EMG block is weaker against the USD across the board. EURUSD set basically a one week low in Asia at 1.2986. Also EURCHF continues to suffer from the risk-off sentiment. USDJPY dropped also to 78.03 and EURJPY is more than 2 % off since the BOJ QE news (low so far 101.37).


- Stocks; Nikkei -1.34 %, Hang Seng -0.54 %, Shanghai Composite -1.12 %, Dow Jones +0.10 %, S+P500 +0.12 %


-ECB board member Noyer would be surprised if the ECB's bond-buying program was still in place in a few years' time, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. * Noyer says he hopes the program will show its effect very quickly * Noyer says ECB will stop its bond purchases immediately should the IMF and Euro-zone governments see that conditions for the program are not being met * Noyer calls the unlimited bond purchasing program "a weapon to deter," that the ECB won't hesitate to deploy to demonstrate its determination


-European Central Bank Governing Council member Erkki Liikanen said cross-border bank supervision in the euro area will focus on lenders with international operations and significant presence in the bloc.


-WSJ reported that Greece and Troika closed in on a budget cutting plan, citing a senior Greek finance ministry official.


-Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said the central bank's third round of bond purchases will probably fail to create jobs while risking higher inflation.


-Fed Chairman Bernanke told members of the Senate Finance Committee that don't think Fed tools are strong enough to offset the effects of fiscal shocks, if fiscal cliff is not addressed.


-Japan's exports fell 5.8 percent in August from a year earlier, the third straight decline, on weakness in demand from the European Union and China.


-Japan Data Recap                        Period      Survey       Actual       Prior

* Merchand. Trade Balance JPY      Aug       -829.3b     -754.1n    -518.9b

* Merchand. Exports yoy                  Aug          -7.5           -5.8            -8.1

* Merchand. Imports yoy                  Aug          -5.5           -5.4             2.1

 * All Industry Activity Index               Jul            -0.5           -0.6             0.3

* Nationwide Dept Sales yoy          Aug             -             -1.0           -3.3

 * Tokyo Dept. Store Sales             Aug              -               0.2          -1.0


-China Data Recap                            Period   Survey      Actual      Prior

* HSBC Flash Manufacturing PMI         Sep        -              47.8      47.6


-Japanese manufacturers' sentiment index was -5 in Sept. and is seen at -4 in Dec., due to global slowdown and tensions with China, according to the Reuters Tankan survey. Sentiment at non-manufacturers declined one point to +7 in Sept. while seen improving to +10 in Dec.


-Takeda Masahiko, deputy director for the Asia-Pacific region at the International Monetary Fund, comments at conference in Sydney. * Says Australia growing at reasonable rate, inflation under control * Says still strong pessimism in Australia private sector amid 2-speed economy, high A$


-New Zealand Data Recap  Period      Survey     Actual        Prior

* ANZ NZ Jobs Ads              Aug            -                0.9 %       0.7 %

* GDP qoq                             Q2           0.4 %          0.6 %       1.1 % rev

* GDP yoy                              Q2           2.3 %         2.6 %        2.3 % rev


-New Zealand's incoming central bank Governor Graeme Wheeler agreed to focus on keeping annual consumer price gains near 2 percent, Finance Minister Bill English said today. The policy targets agreement with the government also includes a requirement for the Reserve Bank to monitor asset prices and to consider the soundness of the financial system when it sets monetary policy, English said in an e-mailed statement. It leaves intact the main price stability target, including keeping annual inflation in a range of 1 percent to 3 percent on average in the medium term.


-The International Monetary Fund's world economic forecasts, to be published in "about two weeks," won't be "incredibly different" from the current prognosis, Olivier Blanchard , the Washington-based lender's chief economist, said in a speech. The world economy is forecast to expand 3.5 in 2012 and 3.9 in 2013, according to the IMF's July forecast.



US Initial Claims


US Philadelphia Fed Index Sep


US Leading Indicators Aug


Fed Rosengren


Fed Lockhart


Fed Kocherlakota


Fed Pianalto


Fed Krieger


Germany PPI Aug


France PMI Manufacturing/Services Sep


Germany PMI Manufacturing/Services Sep


Eurozone PMI Manufacturing/Services/Composite Sep


Italy Industrial Orders/Sales Sep


Eurozone Consumer Confidence Sep


UK Retail Sales Aug


UK CBI Trends Total Orders Sep


UK CBI Trends Selling Prices Sep




Switzerland Trade Balance Aug


Switzerland Industrial Production Q2


Japan Machine Tool Orders Aug



Have a nice day !

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