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China’s Market News: Banks Face Elevated Targeted RRR as Fail in Assessment


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The PBOC has been guiding credit to flow into desirable sectors. When banks failed to meet its standards, they would have to bear higher reserve requirement ratios.

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Brexit Briefing: Pound Struggles for Direction As Parliament Prepares for Ping-Pong


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The British Pound has struggled for traction Tuesday after mixed messages from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. Up ahead, Sterling could remain volatile as the House of Lords debates the Brexit bill

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DailyFX European Market Wrap: Equities Rally as PMIs Point to Stronger Growth


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On the continent, European markets were given a lift in early trading by a better-than-expected composite Purchasing Managers Index for February.

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USD/CAD Constructive Above 1.3070 Ahead of Canada Retail Sales

USDCAD looks poised for further gains after responding to key daily support last week. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels that matter into the release.
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EUR/USD Losses Favored on RSI Trigger; Fed Mulls March Rate-Hike

EUR/USD quickly approaches the monthly low (1.0521) as fresh comments from Fed officials suggest the central bank remains on course to further normalize policy in 2017.
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USD Weakens After Markit PMIs Miss Heightened Expectations

The USD gave back some of its recent gains as the latest Markit manufacturing and services survey slipped to a two-month low and disappointed USD bulls.
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Dollar Tests a Key Resistance Level as EUR/USD Sits on Support

The U.S. Dollar is testing a key resistance level, trying to leave behind the bearish down-trend of January. This has brought EUR/USD down to an interesting support level above the 1.0500-handle.
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DXY Aims for Monthly Highs as Fed March Hike Odds Increase

The US Dollar has made a significant technical breakthrough over the past 24-hours.
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Euro Drops as PMI Data Point to Still Sluggish Inflation

The Euro is dropping against its G20 peers despite today’s PMI data showing the Euro-Zone economy firing on all cylinders. However, inflation is only creeping up slowly.
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GBP Steadies as UK Borrowing Falls Sharply

UK public finances are in good shape, according to the latest ONS data, despite Brexit fears about the future.
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Crude Oil Prices Look to IP Conference as Deadlock Continues

Crude oil prices are looking to a gathering of industry bigwigs in London for comments that may break the deadlock that has confined prices to a narrow range since early December.
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Most Asian Markets Gain, US Hopes Still Drive

Asia/Pacific stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday with hopes for US economic policy still behind their vigor. The Dollar posted modest, cross-board gains, too.
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Yen Steady After Extremely Perky Manufacturing PMI Data

The Japanese Yen didn’t get much of a boost from a very strong survey from its home country’s manufacturing sector, where output is at three-year highs.
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by  Chrisitan Lewis

Fiscal Stimulus to Boost US Economic Growth, Says OECD

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), United States economic growth is set to accelerate heading into 2018.
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FX Markets Wait on UK GDP, Euro-Zone Inflation, and FOMC Minutes

Central banks are back in the spotlight this week, either directly (FOMC minutes) or indirectly (Euro-Zone and Canadian inflation data).
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Euro Opens The Week on The Backfoot as Uncertainty Grows

The single currency is coming under pressure as Italy’s ex-PM Renzi resigns and talk grows that European Commission President Juncker may step down shortly.
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Developing Themes & Technical Views in The Commodity Landscape

Commodities often tell as much of a story of inflation as it does demand. For this reason, Commodities should be watched to understand the changing inflation landscape.
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Asian Stocks Gain, Look Hopefully to US Tax Plans

Asian equity investors looked with renewed hope towards the potential economic program of the Donald Trump White House, with only Australia’s ASX missing the party.
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Gold Prices Retreat as Fed Rate Hike Bets Retake the Spotlight

Gold prices turned lower anew as geopolitical jitters receded, allowing Federal Reserve interest rate hike speculation to retake the spotlight once again.
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US Dollar Up as Fed’s Mester Says Economy on Sound Footing

The US Dollar rose in Asia on Monday after hawkish Cleveland Federal Reserve President Lorretta Mester said that its home economy was on a “sound footing”.
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Japanese Yen Declines After Trade Figures Miss Expectations

The Japanese Yen fell against the US Dollar as trade balance figures missed expectations ahead of February’s FOMC meeting minutes.
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British Pound Under Pressure As Inflation Begins To Bite Consumers

The past week was a sorry one for Sterling bulls. A host of data has failed to inspire, and the Pound ended the week down against both the Dollar and the Euro after failing to capitalize on the political woes facing both the Greenback and the European single currency.
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Weekly Trading Forecast: Fed, Team Trump Battle for Influence

Financial markets cheered a confident Fed yet wilted on fears of status-quo-shattering maneuvers from "team Trump" last week. The tug of war is set to resume in the week ahead.
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US Dollar Rise on Fed Rate Hike Bets at the Mercy of Team Trump

The US Dollar may find renewed support from a hawkish Federal Reserve in the week ahead but worrisome headlines from Washington, DC remain a potent threat.
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Australian Dollar May Languish If Only For Lack of Clues

The Australian Dollar dodged a couple of bullets as local sentiment indicators soared, stealing some of the limelight from the US Fed as they did so. That won’t happen again.
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USD/JPY to Track Risk Trends as Yellen Fails to Shift Rate Outlook

Headlines coming out of the G20 meeting may yield a limited reaction in USD/JPY as the group of global finance ministers strive to avert a currency war.
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Global Equity Indices Buoyed, but Risk Quickly Rising for the S&P 500

Last week was a generally bullish one for equity indices outside of Japan, with U.S. and European markets showing modest to strong gains.
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