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17 03, 2017

International News (Issue 440) – 17 March 2017

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  International News (Issue 440) - 17 March 2017 Given my remarks earlier on the U.S Federal Reserve interest rate hike, I will keep this super brief. The Dutch election came and went without too much concern for the Eurozone, and investors will now turn their focus to the French elections next month.   Index [...]

10 03, 2017

International News (Issue 439) – 10 March 2017

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  International News (Issue 439) - 10 March 2017 As we remarked earlier, the key focus in international markets this week will be tonight’s release of the U.S employment report for February. The indication we get from an earlier jobs report is that we should again see 200,000+ new jobs created during the month, putting [...]

3 03, 2017

International News (Issue 438) – 03 March 2017

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  International News (Issue 438) - 03 March 2017 The main information from offshore markets this week continued to out of the U.S with ongoing economic strength driving expectations for an earlier interest-rate tightening. Weekly U.S unemployment benefit claims fell to a 44-year low in another sign of how tight U.S jobs markets have become. [...]

24 02, 2017

International News (Issue 437) – 24 February 2017

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  International News (Issue 437) - 24 February 2017   The main news from offshore this week came in the release of the minutes from last month’s Federal Reserve meeting. The minutes revealed an ongoing belief in the constructive recovery in US economic confidence, and signaled the March meeting as being a highly contentious one. [...]

17 02, 2017

International News (Issue 436) – 17 February 2017

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  International News (Issue 436) - 17 February 2017 The main thing from offshore markets this week to my thinking was the surge in US economic activity in February according to regional surveys in each of New York and Philadelphia. The post-Trump effect is clearly still at play, but the strength of these numbers and [...]