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RBNZ Hikes, Sounds Hawkish Thu Apr 24 00:00:00 MEST 2014

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G10 Advancers and Decliners vs USD
NZD 0.37
SEK 0.24
JPY 0.2
NOK 0.13
GBP 0.06
CHF 0.03
CAD 0.03
AUD 0.02
DKK 0.01
EUR 0.01
Global Indexes Current Level % Change
Nikkei 225 Index 14404.99 -0.97
Hang Seng Index 22526.57 0.07
Shanghai Index 2064.3 -0.13
FTSE futures 6649.5 0.24
DAX futures 9609 0.43
SMI Futures 8414 0.07
DJIA futures 16487 0.16
Global Indexes Current Level % Change
Gold 1284.92 0.07
Silver 19.41 -0.2
VIX 13.27 0.6
Crude wti 101.71 0.26
USD Index 79.83 -0.02

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German IFO Surprises to the Upside 24/4/2014

The news flow out of Europe for the last few weeks has been decidedly positive. Despite the fact that inflation itself has not improved, we suspect that the developing recovery story will keep CPI from slipping into deflationary territory. For this reason we don’t believe the ECB will conduct further quantitative easing (possibly aimed at weakening the Euro), although additional rate cuts are still possible or even an injection of liquidity through a directed LTRO. Yesterday Eurozone flash Composite PMI climbed to a 35-month high in April hitting 54.0. This indicates that the Eurozone recovery remains well on track, with upside risk to general Q1 2014 GDP forecasts. The peripheral performed well yet France was again the key weak spot although PMI data was above the 50 level at 51.8. German composite PMI jumped 2 points to 56.3 vs. 54.3, while IFO expectations rose to 107.3 vs. dip to 105.8. Read more
Time Definition
21:00 RBNZ Announcement
21:00 External Trade - Imports
21:00 Reserve Bank of New Zealand Official Cash Rate announcement
23:00 Advance GDP
23:50 Corporate Service Price Index
03:00 Quarterly Investment Data - Foreign and Domestic Investment Realization Results
06:00 Labour force survey, incl unemployment
06:00 Trade Balance
06:00 PPI
06:45 Monthly business survey (goods-producing industries)
07:00 South African Reserve Bank Financial Stability Review
07:00 Business cycle survey (consumer/business confidence)
07:30 Producer confidence survey
07:30 Swedish monetary policy meeting minutes published
07:30 Consumer Spending
08:00 Retail Sales
08:00 Ifo Business Climate Index
08:00 WTO Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar: Trade Policy Review meeting
08:00 Unemployment
08:00 Unemployment
08:30 PPI
08:30 UK monthly automotive production figures
09:00 Foreign Trade non-EU
10:00 CBI Monthly Distributive Trades Survey
10:00 WPI
11:00 Turkish interest rate decision
12:00 PPI
12:30 March intentions of principal field crop areas
12:30 Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report - Initial Claims
12:30 U.S. Weekly Export Sales
12:30 Advance Report on Durable Goods
13:00 CPI 1st half of month
13:45 Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index
14:00 DJ-BTMU U.S. Business Barometer
14:30 EIA Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report
15:00 Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Survey of Tenth District Manufacturing
18:00 Bank of Canada Banking and Financial Statistics
18:45 Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz speech at Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership
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