The Day Today 16th April 2019

  • RBA minutes dovish as it says if inflation does not pick up a cut in interest rates would “likely be appropriate” FT article
  • BOJ’s Kuroda says “I think there [is] still some room for further monetary easing if needed” and the economy has “slightly slowed down” in a CNBC interview
  • Fed’s Rosengren “my own preference is for the Federal Reserve to adopt an inflation range”
  • RBNZ’s Orr says the NZD is around a “happy space”
  • Notre Dame altar amid the ruins seen as a symbol of hope
  • Asian equities firmer but shaky, here’s an FT article, with the Nikkei supported by NTT Docomo
  • Indonesia election optimism has led to inflows but incumbent, Mr Widodo (known as (Jokowi), needs to be careful about playing the ‘religion card’ in the world’s largest Muslim country
  • Putin/Kim summit preparations underway
  • BBC news on sleep myths
  • PBoC 6.7097 (6.7112)
  • Option expiries today include EURUSD 1.1250 (0.6bn), AUDUSD 0.7200 (0.6bn), USDCAD 1.3300 (0.5bn)

UK jobs data later and Germany’s ZEW. US earnings season continues with results from Bank of America, BlackRock, Morgan Stanley amongst the big names. China GDP tomorrow a talking point as we head into Easter and then the longest Golden Week since the second world war

On this day in 1746 the Battle of Culloden took place when the Duke of Cumberland, son of King George II, defeated Charles Edward Stewart, The Young Pretender. This was the last battle on British soil

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