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Foreign exchange markets are in a full-blown risk off trading. Extreme market pressure on Russia and Turkey has spread fears of contagion. Markets are directly worried about Europe exposure to Turkey while Chinese PBoC shows its strong...

10.08.2018

Increased US-China trade tensions continues to dominate global asset pricing. Rhetoric suggests that the US will further pressure China, while China has pledged to retaliate. The net effect has been jittery, risk-off trading behavior...

03.08.2018

As broadly expected the European Central Bank held interest rates unchanged on Thursday. The marginal lending facility and the deposit facility rates will remain at 0.25% and -0.40%, respectively. Despite enjoying solid economic growth, Mario...

27.07.2018

Trade war continues to make the headline. Trump announcement of further tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese goods along with mounting worries about the Chinese economic outlook caused the Chinese yuan to tumble. Cryptocurrencies...

20.07.2018

The uncertainty surrounding the trade war between the U.S. and China has eased recently after the two world largest economies have signalled their intention to sit at the negotiation table. However, investors remain cautious even though they...

13.07.2018

Last Friday, the White House took a first stab as Donald Trump imposed new tariffs on $34bn of Chinese imports and announced it could lift the amount by another $16bn to a total of $50bn in the near future. China retaliated with tariffs on ...

06.07.2018

The fresh round of protective tariffs and damaging rhetoric’s has put the world unnervingly close to an all-out trade war. While still a tail risk, the current escalation and lack of amnesty indicates that the probability of a China-US trade...

29.06.2018

While potential US-China-EU trade war continues to grab the headlines, central bank policy is driving FX midterm positioning. As widely expected, the BoE maintained its policy rate unchanged amid soft 1Q economic activities and difficult UK...

22.06.2018

Two of the main central banks presented their verdict last week. As expected, the Fed continued to signal four rate hikes for 2018, while the ECB announced the end of its quantitative easing programme by the end of the year. However, investors...

15.06.2018

Fears of a trade war continues to damage short-term risk appetite in select markets. Despite MSCI world index hitting all-time highs, FX markets are finding it difficult to hold risk-on positions. Yet, if you thought last week was bumpy, this...

08.06.2018