The Day Today 8 April 2019

  • Macron ponders his de Gaulle moment with Brexit and whether to bundle Britain out, in 1963 the British PM said of the French president “he is inventing any means whatever to knock us out”, writes an article in the FT
  • EU/China trade talks start this week, ahead of this Malmstrom voices concern on China’s trade policies but said the EU would not use punitive tariffs FTEU/China
  • Kudlow, Trump’s top economic adviser, says US/China trade deal “closer and closer” BloombergKudlow
  • US Homeland Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, steps down BBCNielsen
  • Chinese equities hit 13 month highs following US’ strong jobs number Friday, but have since retreated FTChina
  • Oil 2019 highs, escalating Libyan conflict and OPEC supply cuts ReutersOil
  • Option expiries include EURUSD 1.1225 1.4bn, AUDUSD 0.7150 1.3bn, NZDUSD 0.6725 (1bn)

Israel election Tuesday. Brexit sees EU leaders summit Wednesday, Fed minutes released Wednesday, ECB also Wednesday this time (yes Wednesday) and expect some TLTRO questioning for Draghi. India’s general election kicks off Thursday. US earnings get underway Friday with JPMorgan and Wells Fargo

On this day in 1904 the Entente Cordiale was signed between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the French Republic, which saw a significant improvement in Anglo-French relations

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