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  • 16-Mar – BoJ will likely move in April not March - Updated Sun March 15, 2015

    Top 3 data/events • Singapore - We expect modest NODX growth in January-February • Turkey – CBRT will likely keep rates unchanged • South Africa – C/A deficit to highlight ongoing vulnerability • Market focus • We expect no BoJ easing at the 16...

  • 12-Mar – TRY: The party’s over - Updated Wed March 11, 2015

    Top 3 data/events • Switzerland – FX irony • Singapore – Retail sales likely remained sluggish in January • United States – Oil boost still not in the spending data • Market focus • Political interference in monetary policy has been in focus ...

  • 23-Feb – Yellen to sound less dovish than minutes - Updated Sun February 22, 2015

    Top 3 data/events • Philippines − Trade deficit expected due to poor export growth • Vietnam - Key February data likely distorted by Tet holiday • Turkey – We expect the CBRT to cut its benchmark rate 50bps • Market focus • We expect (relative...

  • 19-Jan – A cold December in China - Updated Sun January 18, 2015

    Top 3 data/events • Malaysia – Growth concerns put downward pressure on rates • Nigeria – Monetary policy rate expected to stay on hold • Turkey – CBRT will most likely keep rates unchanged • Market focus • Growth momentum remains weak in Chin...

  • 24-Sep – ECB struggling to gain traction - Updated Tue September 23, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Taiwan – CBC likely to keep policy rate unchanged at 1.875% • Turkey – CBRT expected to keep rates unchanged • United States – Cleveland Fed’s Mester may have a hawkish tone • Market focus • Weak take-up of the TLTRO raises...

  • 02-Sep – Indonesia: Focus on the fundamentals - Updated Mon September 1, 2014

    • Top 3 data/events • Australia – Q2 GDP growth was likely in line with trend, at 3.1% y/y • Euro area and UK – Composite PMIs likely to have fallen • Turkey – CPI inflation likely to continue to disappoint • Market focus • Indonesia’s inflati...

  • 13-Jun – Middle East unsettles oil markets, again - Updated Thu June 12, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • India – May WPI likely to have stayed about flat • Philippines – Remittance growth to support current account • Euro area – Inflation set to slide further • Market focus • Iraq’s territorial and national integrity is bein...

  • 17-Feb – Ironing out our AUD view - Updated Sun February 16, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Australia – RBA minutes likely to show comfort about the recovery • Japan – BoJ likely to maintain its pace of asset purchases • Turkey – CBRT expected to stay on hold • Market focus • We have cut our iron ore forecasts on ...

  • 20-Jan – Turbulence in Turkey - Updated Sun January 19, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • Japan – BoJ likely to maintain stance at its first MPC meeting in 2014 • Australia – Inflation likely remained benign at +0.4% q/q in Q4-2013 • Germany – Upbeat ZEW investor confidence expected for H1-2014 • Market focus •...

  • 18-Nov – The Plenum delivered! - Updated Sun November 17, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Australia – RBA minutes to reflect its cautious view • Turkey – CBRT set to leave its policy rate on hold at 4.5% • Ghana – Pace of fiscal consolidation will be closely watched • Market focus • China rolls out biggest econo...

  • 22-Oct – Little inflation pressure in Asia - Updated Mon October 21, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Turkey – No change expected from the monetary policy committee • UK – BoE minutes likely to advocate caution • United States – September payroll data does not capture the shutdown • Market focus • We see limited inflation ...

  • Lebanon – Don’t bank on tourism - Updated Wed October 9, 2013

    • The summer tourism season was even worse than expected • But banking deposits have shown renewed resilience, strengthening a pillar of the economy • Investors seem to remain sanguine about Lebanon bonds ...

  • Iraq – Security situation worsens - Updated Wed October 9, 2013

    • We revise our GDP growth forecast down on oil output, which is constrained by the operating environment • The security situation has worsened substantially in recent months • Oil potential remains vast but thwarted for now ...

  • Bahrain – Oil is the focus - Updated Wed October 9, 2013

    • The non-hydrocarbon sector continues to show subpar metrics • Moody’s has downgraded Bahrain again • Refinery output capacity should rise by 38% ...

  • Middle East and North Africa Focus – Adjusting to reality - Updated Wed October 9, 2013

    • Hydrocarbon-based economies are using their fiscal strength to drive near-term growth and diversify their economies to reduce long-term risks. Oil importers are constrained by high domestic subsidy bills and weak investment; this is hampering econ...

  • 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...

  • 12-Sep – Japan looks likely to hike the sales tax - Updated Wed September 11, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • India – July IIP likely to improve; August CPI print to remain elevated • Singapore – Sluggish auto sales likely dragged down July retail sales • Turkey – Monetary policy U-turn precipitates TRY’s slump • Market focus • We ...



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16-Mar – BoJ will likely move in April...

Top 3 data/events • Singapore - We expect modest NODX growth in January-February • Turkey – CBRT will likely keep rates unchanged • South Africa – C/A deficit to highlight ongoing vulnerability • Market focus • We expect no BoJ easing at the 16-17 March meeting • We expect it to start...

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