Insights

"The Day Today" - 9 Oct

* World’s most important central bank looks set to get female boss, with White House confirming Yellen’s nomination (now she just has to make it through the confirmation process!)  http://on.ft.com/1bYo4Zp  http://on.wsj.com/19iekZJ

* WPT Debt Ceiling timeline {NSN MUD8WV3HBS3K<GO>}

* Weekly drop in US Economic Confidence largest since Lehman collapse http://bit.ly/GKPIP4

Ahead of FOMC Minutes tonight: * Plosser Says Delay in QE Tapering Undermined Fed Credibility .

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"The Day Today" - 8 Oct

* UK RICS house price balance jumps to highest since 2002 at +54 vs 45 exp and 40 prior * BRC retail sales fall back to weakest pace since April though,

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"The Day Today" - 4 Oct

US Shutdown – looks like it all comes down to one man: * Boehner Pledges to Avoid Default, Republicans Say http://nyti.ms/1bvHt7l * Boehner future in balance as stalemate decision time nears http://on.ft.com/1g9K0n3 * Boehner searching for broader deal to address debt ceiling at same time as shutdown  http://on.wsj.com/GAniqx

* NYT OpEd: Closing the Government to Save Face – accuses Republicans of “the complete hollowness of their crusade”

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