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The Day Today 6 Jan 2014

Fed speakers at the American Economic Association weekend shindig: * Bernanke unsurprisingly signs off his tenure with an upbeat speech * Plosser says no reason “we shouldn’t consider speeding the process up” and Warns Fed Shouldn’t Try to Offset Potential GDP Loss * Rosengren explains his dissent: “With inflation below target and unemployment significantly above target,…

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The Day Today 3 Jan 2014

* EM stocks and currencies under pressure, as China non-manufacturing PMI falls to a 4 month low {fifw NSN MYTGBV6JTSFK <go>} * American Economic Association conference this wkend. Bernanke speaks today, then Dudley, Rosengren, Plosser, Kocherlakota on Sat. * Reinhart & Rogoff will present latest study on banking crises, which shows it takes 8 yrs…

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The New Year Today 2 Jan 2014

What will 2014 bring us? The 15th year of a century has tended to presage great change, from the First World War to the fall of Napoleon and the arrival of the Hanoverians. This time we have a changing of the guard at the world’s most important central bank, just as they withdraw the liquidity…

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The New Years Eve Day Today 31 Dec 2013

** Wishing you a fabulous New Years Eve, Bring on 2014** * IMF releases the COFER FX reserves data for Q3: total FX reserves $11.4trn, up 2.7% on the quarter. Although the dollar suffered in Q3, its percentage allocation of rseerves remained static at 61.4%. The increase in EUR assets came only through revaluation effects,…

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The Day Today 30 Dec 2013

* Draghi in Spiegel sees no need to cut rates and “We are not seeing any deflation at present… but we must take care that we don’t have inflation stuck permanently below one percent and thereby slip into the danger zone” http://reut.rs/1cdAw7X * As the Nikkei marks its biggest annual gain since 1972, the WSJ…

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