The Day Today

"The Day Today" - 9 April 2015

* FOMC Minutes: “several” thought June the right time for lift-off, “others” better to wait longer, “some” want to wait until 2016

* Fedmulls selling short term bonds to trim repo use after any rate

* Moody’s warns Brexit is a bigger threat to UK rating than election

* IMF seeks stress tests for asset managers

* One of the spiritual fathers of the European Union,

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"The Day Today" - 7 April 2015

* RBA unch but retain easing bias

* Fed’s Lockhart on a rate hike “I would probably be biased toward the July or September dates as opposed to June…the first quarter was anomalous again”

* Fed’s Dudley wonders if March employment data reflects “temporary factors” or maybe it “foreshadows a more substantial slowing”

* Cypruslifts all capital controls

* Bernanke Blog: Germany’s trade surplus problem

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"The (April Fools) Day Today," - 1st April 2015

* SNP-backed Labour Government Would Leave UK Looking Like ‘Pre-crisis Spain’, Says US Fund Manager BlackRock: “Whoever wins – and the result could take time to emerge – will lead a weak government likely to pass only watered-down legislation.”

* Fed’s George: “it’s more a process of pulling back on some of the accommodation.

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