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The triskaidekaphobia Day Today, Friday 13th Dec 2013

No sign of a Christmas break yet, with all eyes on the Fed meeting next Weds. With a US budget deal and talk of Fischer as Fed Vice-Chair, the taper talk is back on the table. Why wait until Jan when you can signal in Dec? * WSJ Hilsenrath on Stanley Fischer [when was the…

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The Day Today 11 Dec 2013

* Budget agreement reached in the US but it doesn’t raise the debt ceiling, which still needs to be addressed next Spring http://politi.co/1aUk20W http://wapo.st/1dp7Pob * Vote today on “publicity-shy French woman” [Bloomberg description!] Daniele Nouy becoming Chief Supervisor as ECB takes on oversight of euro-area banks {FIFW NSN MXLW1E6KLVSW <go>} * EU States Move Toward…

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The Day Today 9 Dec 2013

* China Trade Surplus Widens as Consumer Inflation Eases to 3% {fifw NSN MXJ5S26KLVRB <go>} * PBOC gives banks freedom to issue negotiable certificates of deposit interbank, where the interest rate is determined by the market http://on.wsj.com/1d4uMMS * Japan posts slower growth, and the current account slips back into deficit {fifw NSN MXITFQ6JTSEC <go>} *…

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The Day Today (Friday edition) 6 Dec 2013

Draghi disappointed the market yesterday as he appeared to be frustrated about just what the ECB could offer to ensure lower rates feed into the economy. The famous LTRO was described as ‘very successful’ but only for use in a stressed market; now something more like the BOE’s FLS is required. Eyes down now for…

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The Day Today 5 Dec 2013

ECB today, nobody seems to expect very much as inflation ticked up to 0.9% after the surprise 0.7% of the previous month. But that’s still a very long way from their inflation target and the Draghi ECB has been surprisingly pro-active. This is the ECB that brought us OMT, SMP, LTROs etc, none of which…

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