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Gold & Silver drop, GBP Maintains its Gains Mon Sep 22 00:00:00 MEST 2014

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G10 Advancers and Decliners vs USD
GBP 0.41
NZD 0.28
EUR 0.25
DKK 0.25
CAD 0.24
JPY 0.21
CHF 0.2
SEK 0.18
NOK 0.15
AUD 0.09
Global Indexes Current Level % Change
Nikkei 225 Index 16205.9 -0.71
Hang Seng Index 23991.38 -1.31
Shanghai Index 2289.01 -1.74
FTSE 100 Index 6837.92 0.27
DAX Index 9799.26 0.01
SMI Index 8840.17 0.11
DJIA futures 17142 -0.79
Global Indexes Current Level % Change
Gold 1212.64 -0.25
Silver 17.56 -1.48
Crude wti 91.82 -0.64
VIX 12.11 0.67
USD Index 84.61 -0.14

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Sterling traders adjust strategy after “no” victory 19/9/2014

The Scotland says “no” to independence, hence the 307-year-old union remains intact. This is good news for the UK economy as heavy consequences of a Scottish exit have been avoided, at least in the immediate future. This said, the yes-no gap has been tighter with only 55% of voters supporting David Cameron’s “no” campaign. A non-negligible 45% wanted independence despite unanswered questions: independent Scotland’s economic viability, a potential new currency (as the BoE clearly positioned against an EZ-like monetary union), the custody of health services and other social spending, the partition of North Sea oil revenue. As the "no" victory has been narrow, the risk of another Scottish referendum should persevere in the next few years and reduce the upside potential of the Sterling in the longer run. Read more
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07:00 Labour Force Survey
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07:30 House Price Index
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08:30 CPI
08:30 Balance of Payments
09:00 Unemployment
10:00 Aluminium Production report
12:30 Chicago Fed National Activity Index
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14:00 FCCI Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator
14:00 Existing Home Sales
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