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  • 02-Apr – Deflating ECB rate-cut expectations - Updated Tue April 1, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Australia – We forecast continued strength in retail and external trade • Ghana – The Bank of Ghana likely to keep prime rate on hold at 18% • Brazil – COPOM expected to hike once more • Market focus • The ECB will likely c...

  • 26-Feb – EM-21: Bearish GBP, bullish CAD - Updated Tue February 25, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Taiwan – Decline in leading indicators index is probably temporary • Euro area – Weak lending data takes the shine off sentiment surveys • Brazil – COPOM’s hiking cycle: The end is near • Market focus • EM-21 central-bank ...

  • 24-Feb – Brazil: The BCB’s juggling act - Updated Sun February 23, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Philippines – Trade deficit likely widened on stronger import growth • Hong Kong – Export data was likely distorted by Lunar New Year • Vietnam – February data expected to be distorted by Lunar New Year • Market focus • We...

  • 20-Feb – Fed QE taper on auto pilot - Updated Wed February 19, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Hong Kong – Steady inflation continues • Brazil – All eyes on January’s balance of payments data • Chile – What lies beneath • Market focus • January’s minutes show that the bar to pause Fed QE tapering remains very high ...

  • 16-Jan – Upside risks to Thailand’s inflation - Updated Wed January 15, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Singapore – NODX likely improved further in December • Chile – Rates on hold, but an easing bias • United States – Inflation remains subdued; Fed rate hike still distant • Market focus • We see upside risks to Thailand’s in...

  • 15-Jan – COPOM to maintain 50bps pace - Updated Tue January 14, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Australia – Unemployment rate likely remained at 5.8% in December • Japan – Machinery orders probably continued rising • United States – Two FOMC voters signal optimism on economy • Market focus • Surveys are divided 50/50...

  • Brazil – Doves, hawks and opportunists - Updated Mon January 13, 2014

    We think the COPOM will deliver a 50bps hike at its 15 January meeting, and end the cycle in February • Elevated inflation, deteriorating fiscal accounts and the risk of a downgrade all call for a tougher BCB • We recommend that investors open a J...

  • 19-Dec – That giant sucking sound - Updated Thu December 19, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Japan – BoJ likely to maintain the asset purchase programme • UK – Final print to confirm Q3 GDP growth at 0.8% • Colombia – BanRep expected to be on hold at 3.25%, but tone is dovish • Market focus • Surprising USD 10b...

  • Rates outlook and strategy 2014 - Updated Thu December 12, 2013

    • EM rates should have an inflexion point around tapering; EM bearish into tapering, followed by recovery • Our total-return analysis identifies Indonesia, India and Brazil as the favourites for 2014 • Pre-tapering: Bond investors should buy 3Y KT...

  • 12-Dec – China’s on/offshore liquidity contrast - Updated Wed December 11, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Singapore – Retail sales likely contracted at a slower pace in October • US – Robust auto sales likely boosted holiday retail sales • Latam – A busy day across the region on Thursday • Market focus • Central Economic Work ...

  • 05-Nov – Losing sight of the forest for the trees - Updated Wed December 4, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Malaysia – Trade activity likely picked up in October • Germany – October factory orders expected to have turned down • Mexico – Progress on energy reform; Banxico expected to stand pat • Market focus • Underlying US growt...

  • 03-Dec – Trip notes: Hong Kong investors - Updated Mon December 2, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Thailand – No more negotiations to end anti-government protests • Australia – Q3 GDP growth likely remained below trend at 0.7% q/q • Brazil – Growth expected to show a contraction in Q3 • Market focus • HK investors are b...

  • 28-Nov – Adjusting our USD-Latam forecasts - Updated Wed November 27, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • India – Q2-FY14 GDP expected to edge up • South Korea – IP likely rebounded on export growth • Euro area – Persistent low inflation ahead of December’s ECB meeting • Market focus • Broad USD strength in H1-2014 is a core th...

  • 27-Nov – Fine-tuning our G10 FX and Africa forecasts - Updated Tue November 26, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Philippines – GDP growth likely remained robust in Q3 • Africa – Adjusting some of our FX and rates forecasts • Brazil – COPOM to deliver another 50bps hike; minutes are in focus • Market focus • We are adjusting selected ...

  • 21-Nov – Trip notes: European corporates - Updated Wed November 20, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Germany – Ifo trends up, but recent weaker data highlights uncertainty • Mexico – We revise our 2013 growth forecast to 1.4% from 2.3% • US – Initial jobless claims likely trended lower • Market focus • European exporters a...

  • 06-Nov – Political uncertainty returns to Thailand - Updated Tue November 5, 2013

    3 data/events • Australia – Job data likely deteriorated slightly in September • Taiwan – October exports should provide insight into year-end demand • Brazil – Stopped out of our Jan-16 DI receiver • Market focus • Thailand’s path to sustaine...

  • 30-Oct – Fed tapering: See you again, but next year - Updated Tue October 29, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Thailand – Economic conditions likely improved in September • Japan – Markets will watch the BoJ’s semi-annual economic review • Mexico – We take profit on our 5Y TIIE receiver • Market focus • The Fed is expected to k...

  • 25-Oct – China’s tight liquidity likely to be short-lived - Updated Thu October 24, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Taiwan – LEI index likely to suggest economy is gaining momentum • Mexico – Banxico expected to cut, BanRep to hold • US – Solid manufacturing PMI and aircraft orders signal rising DGO • Market focus • China money-market r...

  • Local Markets Compendium 2014 - Updated Mon October 7, 2013

    To paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of the death of EM bond markets have been greatly exaggerated. Increased global allocations to local EM bond markets have been not cyclical but primarily structural in nature, reflecting these markets’ rising ec...

  • Latam – Time to receive - Updated Thu September 19, 2013

    We changed our QE tapering call to March 2014 after the Fed backtracked at September’s meeting • In Mexico, we take profits on our 2Y TIIE receiver at 4.08% after 50bps of gains • We recommend that investors receive 5Y TIIE at 5.19%; targeting 4...



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02-Apr – Deflating ECB rate-cut expectations

Top 3 data/events • Australia – We forecast continued strength in retail and external trade • Ghana – The Bank of Ghana likely to keep prime rate on hold at 18% • Brazil – COPOM expected to hike once more • Market focus • The ECB will likely continue to blame low inflation on energy...

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The world economy is in transition. Global growth rates are picking up, but transition means elevated risks and volatility. In terms of global implications, all eyes will be on the US and China, with the US normalising monetary policy and China rebalancing its economy.