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  • 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 ...

  • 09-Oct – BoK – Keep calm and wait - Updated Tue October 8, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • UK – BoE MPC to maintain its stance after digesting recent data • Brazil – COPOM to keep the tightening pace of 50bps on Wednesday • United States – Fed minutes must be read in the light of the shutdown • Market focus • We ...

  • 20-Jun – Fed confidence unnerves markets - Updated Wed June 19, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Taiwan – Still on the path to recovery • Brazil – Inflation takes to the streets • United States – Robust home sales, soft manufacturing • Market focus • The Fed had a more hawkish tone than expected; ‘tapering’ is on the ...

  • 28-Nov-12 – Greek respite, for now - Updated Tue November 27, 2012

    Top 3 data/events • S. Korea – The impact of additional FX regulation is likely to be limited • Euro area – Sentiment likely to remain subdued • Brazil – BCB shifting to neutral • Market focus • Greece will get funding assuming parliaments app...

  • 17-May-12 – CNY flexibility amid China soft landing - Updated Wed May 16, 2012

    Top 3 data/events • India – The INR hits an all-time low versus the USD • Euro area – European Central Bank lifts Greek EMU exit taboo • Brazil – March retail sales likely rebounded Market focus • Fears of a China hard landing based on April r...

  • 07-May-12 – Greek vote throws doubt on bailout - Updated Sun May 6, 2012

    Top 3 key data/events • Australia – March trade deficit expected to have widened • Brazil – Government announces savings-account system reform • US rates – Weak non-farm payrolls and disappointing employment data • Market focus • France – Socia...

  • 03-May-12 – Doves in Europe, hawks in Asia - Updated Wed May 2, 2012

    Top 3 key events and data • Singapore – April PMI should move further into expansionary territory • Philippines – CPI should tick marginally downwards • US – Payrolls to remain anaemic Market focus • ECB’s likely more dovish stance set to contr...

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Global Focus - The world in transition

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.