The Day Today 8th August 2018

  • BOJ Minutes: one member wanted yields to be able to move by +/-0.25% pts, vs Kuroda’s announced 0.20; FinMin representative at the meeting says Govt ‘welcomes’ the measures; other members warned ‘it’s necessary to strengthen monetary easing itself
  • Trump executive order slaps 25% tariff on $16bn of Chinese goods – confirmation of those announced in March
  • Disney request to show Winnie the Pooh film in China is denied
  • Trump to business leaders: GDP “could be in the fives” next quarter
  • BOE McCafferty: outflow of bankers is hurting London property prices
  • Canada oil price discount to WTI is largest in 5 years
  • Saudi spat with Canada continues, transferring all Saudi patients in Canadian hospitals out of the country
  • RBA unch, longest period without a move in modern times, rates will rise “at some point over the next few years
  • Ahead of RBNZ decision Thursday, data shows inflation expectations have edged higher

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