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  • 16-Apr – Food prices rise on weather and geopolitics - Updated Tue April 15, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Singapore – NODX growth likely to have accelerated in March • Canada – Bank of Canada likely to keep policy rate unchanged • US – Spring recovery in housing may be gradual • Market focus • Weather risks and geopolitical con...

  • 07-Mar – China, commodities and currencies - Updated Thu March 6, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • India – Trade deficit to stay in single digits • Japan – C/A was likely in deficit again in January • US – February’s job report to show a hiring slowdown amid bad weather • Market focus • China’s February trade data to so...

  • 21-Aug – Brazil: Life is not a beach anymore - Updated Tue August 20, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Iron ore – Price rally faces an immediate challenge • Euro area – Positive PMIs expected to continue in August • US – Don’t hold your breath for the Jackson Hole conference • Market focus • We met with clients in Brazil; t...

  • 27-Jun – Gold prices tumble as investors liquidate - Updated Wed June 26, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Japan – Economic data to show an uneven pace of recovery • South Korea – Industrial production likely posted a mild gain in May • US – Personal spending may fine-tune Q2 GDP expectations • Market focus • Investor selling o...

  • 01-Feb-13 – The euro and the currency wars - Updated Thu January 31, 2013

    • Singapore – PMI likely remained in contractionary territory • Oil – Rising crude prices are likely to be reined in • US – Lacklustre public-sector job data probably weighed on payrolls ...

  • 02-Aug-12 – FOMC keeps options wide open [CORRECTION] - Updated Wed August 1, 2012

    This supersedes the version dated 02 August 2012. Amends key data/events today table. • Top 3 data/events • Grains – Market rallies on dry US weather • Euro area – Draghi could announce bond buying for Spain, Italy • United States – US ADP is...

  • United States – Fed to wait for expected pick-up - Updated Mon July 30, 2012

    QE3 is unlikely in July and better data by September should keep the Fed on hold • A ‘fiscal cliff’ could trigger QE in 2013, but a ‘fiscal slope’ will not • Currency – An unexpected dose of QE3 would be USD-negative, but other factors are at play...

  • 01-Jun-12 – Locals to provide bond-market support - Updated Thu May 31, 2012

    Top 3 data/events • China – A bleak month for the CNY • Crude oil – Upside still likely • United States – No fast progress on NFP • Market focus • Inflation expectations have been curtailed in light of the euro-area crisis • Central banks in...



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16-Apr – Food prices rise on weather and...

Top 3 data/events • Singapore – NODX growth likely to have accelerated in March • Canada – Bank of Canada likely to keep policy rate unchanged • US – Spring recovery in housing may be gradual • Market focus • Weather risks and geopolitical concerns have lifted food prices • Inventories...

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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.