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USD gains as Fed hints at steeper normalization path Thu Sep 18 00:00:00 MEST 2014

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VIX 12.65 -0.6284
USD Index 84.59 0.2917

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SNB keeps the negative-rate joker in hand as ECB’s TLTROs miss estimates 18/9/2014

The FX markets are squeezed by busy eco-political calendar. The Fed hints at steeper rate normalization path, yet repeats that the first action will be taken “considerable time” after the end of the APP. In Switzerland, the SNB choses to keep the negative-rate joker in hand; a good decision in our view given the significantly disappointment at the first round of the ECB’s TLTROs. Today, Scotland votes for its independence. The yes-no gap remains tight according to latest polls. The referendum results are due early tomorrow morning. The GBP-complex remains range-bound given the uncertainties. Volatilities are expected to shift higher as the first results start flowing in. Read more
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20:30 Federal Discount Window Borrowings
20:30 Money Stock Measures
20:30 Foreign Central Bank Holdings
21:00 PPI
22:45 International Travel and Migration
23:01 Knight Frank House Price Sentiment Index
03:00 Credit card statistics
04:30 All Industry Index
05:00 Indexes of Business Conditions - Revision
05:00 Steel Production
05:30 Nationwide department store sales
05:30 Tokyo area department store sales
06:00 PPI
06:00 PPI
07:30 Consumer Spending
07:30 Weekly International Reserves
08:00 Euro area balance of payments
08:30 Bank of England on UK banks external claims
08:30 PPI
11:00 IGP-M Second 10-day Period
11:30 Weekly foreign exchange reserves
12:00 Extended CPI - 15
12:00 Agricultural prices
12:30 CPI
12:30 CPI
12:30 Wholesale trade
13:00 Consumer Confidence Survey
14:00 Regional & State Employment & Unemployment
14:00 Leading Indicators
18:00 Bank of Canada Weekly Financial Statistics
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