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  • Q4 – A temporary delay - Updated Mon September 30, 2013

    Overview – The Fed’s surprise ‘no taper’ decision continues to dominate the market’s focus. While this should be supportive of risk appetite near-term, we see it as a temporary delay to the normalisation process and leave our UST forecasts unchanged...

  • Q3 – Managing volatility - Updated Tue July 16, 2013

    Overview – We remain long-term bulls as the ‘governing dynamics’ of the FX market remain USD-positive. In this environment, we strongly recommend that corporates focus on managing translation risk. For central banks, we recommend staying defensive, ...

  • Q1 – Flows versus fundamentals - Updated Thu January 24, 2013

    Overview – The year ahead should see stronger growth, boosting higher-beta assets and currencies, but the path will not be linear. We expect volatility in H1 before a more self-sustaining recovery in H2. We recommend Asian exporters maintain neutral...

  • 04-Jan-13 – Building case for AXJ rotation - Updated Thu January 3, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Nigeria – Long NGN 5Y trade target revised to 11% • Taiwan – Inflation expected to pick up, exports to continue to improve • Commodities – Rising speculative positions on Brent and gasoil • Market focus • Case for AXJ rotat...

  • 15-Oct-12 – Underexposed to Asia - Updated Sun October 14, 2012

    Top 3 data/events • Australia – Waiting for more hints from the RBA meeting minutes • Euro area – ZEW surveys to show still-unsettled investor confidence • United States – September retail sales likely continued to bounce back • Market focus ...

  • Q4 – Diversification - Updated Mon October 8, 2012

    Overview • Macro outlook • FX outlook • Rates outlook • Commodities outlook • Corporate strategy • Central bank strategy...

  • Q3 – Catching the turn - Updated Wed July 11, 2012

    Overview • Macro outlook • FX outlook • Rates outlook • Commodities outlook • Corporate strategy • Central bank strategy...

  • 01 June – From politics to central banks - Updated Thu May 31, 2012

    • China data expected to show inflation and growth moderating in May • South Korea and Australia likely to leave interest rates on hold • We expect rate cuts in Uganda and Kenya • European Central Bank could leave a window open for future action...

  • 04 May – European voters have their say - Updated Thu May 3, 2012

    • Elections in France, Greece, Germany and Italy add to uncertainty • Rising European unemployment is raising the political temperature • UK needs more QE soon, but the BoE will likely wait another month • China’s economy still on track to troug...

  • 20 April – Policy-making and politics - Updated Thu April 19, 2012

    • G20 will discuss boosting IMF funds as euro-area stresses return • FOMC, Bernanke press conference, Q1-2012 GDP in focus in the US • BoJ set to expand its asset-purchase programme • The French presidential election kicks off a series of euro-a...



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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.