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FX bets mixed on FOMC verdict, Scottish vote Wed Sep 17 00:00:00 MEST 2014

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Busy eco-political calendar to boost FX vols 17/9/2014

The quiet FX trading will likely come to an end today. The event flow starts with the Fed decision later today (18:00 GMT), the most expected Scottish referendum takes place tomorrow. Else, the ECB’s TLTRO results, the SNB and Norges Bank decisions will be closely monitored. As FX positions are mixed on the outcome of leading eco-political events, we shortly deviate from the Fed and the Scots to take a closer look into the Euro-zone’s monetary situation. Released in the morning, the UK’s labor market showed further improvement in July-August data. Post-data GBP-gains remained limited. We remain in the sidelines before we hear more clarity on the Scottish independence. Read more
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06:00 Revised Machine Tool Orders
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07:30 Swiss National Bank monetary policy assessment
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08:00 Norges Bank monetary policy decision and presentation of Monetary Policy Report
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