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The Christmas Eve Day Today

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful… ** Wishing you and yours a happy, peaceful and hearty Christmas! ** * Merkel apparently told last week’s EU summit that “We discussed whether Greece should leave the euro and I believe, if that moment had arrived, we would all have had to eventually…

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The Day Today 20 Dec 2013

* China money market rates climb, PBOC forced to inject liquidity, but we are still far from June’s panic BBRG: China’s Stocks Extend Slump in Longest Losing Streak Since 1994 {fifw NSN MY3GUX6JIJWA <go>} * Turkish lira remains under pressure, the central bank says today it MAY INCREASE DOLLAR SALES AMT UP TO 10X {fifw…

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The Day Today 16 Dec 2013

* Big surprise of the new German govt is that Asmussen leaves the ECB to take up position as deputy Labour minister, 6 years before his term was due to end. Another one bites the dust, following Weber and Stark just 2 years ago, though Asmussen worked in the finance ministry before joining the ECB…

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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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