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Date : 19th June 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 19th June 2017.




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The FOMC shocked the markets with a more hawkish than expected stance last week. So too did the BoE, while recent comments from the ECB and BoC also indicate they are starting to move toward the exit. Policymakers are still focusing on inflation and growth dynamics as their guides. But with the traditional Phillips Curve relationship seemingly broken, it could be a bumpy ride for central bankers and the markets as exit strategies are mapped out.

United States: This week’s Fedspeak will be especially interesting after the 180 degree shift from the FOMC where policymakers took a decidedly hawkish spin despite soft inflation and real sector data. The Fed showed surprising resolve in its actions as it looked past the recent data disappointments after the tepid 1.2% GDP growth clip in Q1. The contingent of speakers includes several FOMC voters. On the data front, housing numbers will be scrutinized after the larger than expected 5.5% drop in housing starts in May. Existing home sales for May (Wednesday) are forecast rising 0.9% to a 5.620 mln rate after tumbling 2.3% to 5.570 mln in April. New home sales (Friday) for April are projected rebounding to a 0.580 mln rate after plunging 11.4% to 0.569 mln in April. Other data this week includes the Q1 current account (Tuesday), with the deficit expected to fall to -$128.6 bln from Q4’s -$112.4 bln. There’s also the April FHFA home price index (Thursday), the Markit manufacturing PMI (Friday), the KC Fed manufacturing survey (Thursday), and weekly jobless claims.

Canada: Canada’s calendar has wholesale trade (Tuesday), with shipment values expected to expand 0.5% m/m in April after the 0.9% bounce in March. Retail sales (Thursday) are seen growing 0.4% m/m in April. Higher gasoline prices should support retail sales, but weaker vehicle sales will weigh. The CPI (Friday) is expected to slow to a 1.4 y/y pace in May from the 1.6% growth rate that was in place during March and April. CPI is projected to grow 0.1% m/m in May after the 0.4% gain in April, as a drop-in gasoline prices weighs. There is nothing on the BoC’s schedule this week. The CPI report could impact, although Wilkins appeared unworried by the weakness in the core CPI, blaming it on past activity. Hence, another round of soft core inflation would not challenge the widespread perception that rate hikes will come sooner than had previously been expected.

Europe: The start of official Brexit negotiations has finally arrived. Today Michael Barnier, the European Commission’s Chief Negotiator and David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, will launch Article 50 negotiations. EU 27 leaders will meet on June 22 to review the latest developments in the negotiations and in the margins of this meeting. The start of the talks may be dominated by political posturing, ultimately a hard approach from either side would only hurt the whole of Europe and an amicable deal will be in everybody’s interest. However the data calendar is pretty quiet. Preliminary Markit June PMI readings (Friday) will be the main highlights. Eurozone current account and BoP data are slated, along with preliminary consumer confidence for June. There’s also German PPI, and the final print on French Q1 GDP, expected to be confirmed at 0.4% q/q, as well as the national business confidence report. Supply comes from Germany, which issues 30-year Bunds on Thursday. The ECB’s latest economic bulletin meanwhile is likely to give merely a more detailed account of the ECB’s latest economic projections, which Draghi already presented at the last policy meeting.

UK: Data last week had shown a more acute negative growth figure, while recent sterling gains and weaker oil prices should help curb inflationary pressures, potentially offsetting hawkish arguments at the BoE. There is also the issue of a delicate political backdrop, with a much-weakened prime minister having to cobble together a deal with the DUP, a small party, in an attempt to make her minority government work. Brexit is yet another uncertainty, with negotiations due to begin on Monday. The UK calendar this week is fairly quiet. Monthly government borrowing data are due (Wednesday), while the June CBI industrial trend survey (Thursday)will highlight. A dip to a reading of +7 is expected in the total orders headline of the CBI survey, after +9 in the month prior.

Japan: The May trade report (Monday) is expected to reveal a surplus of JPY 100.0 bln, versus the JPY 481.1 bln previously. The April all-industry index (Wednesday) should rise 1.0% m/m from the prior 0.6% decline. Also, the BoJ releases the minutes to its April 26, 27 meeting (Wednesday), and Governor Kuroda will speak at the annual meeting of the National Association of Shinkin Banks. Deputy Governor Iwata will speak at a meeting of business leaders (Thursday).

Australia: Australia’s calendar is sparse this week. The Reserve Bank of Australia releases the minutes to the June meeting (Tuesday), where rates were held steady at 1.50%. The lack of change was expected, while the Bank maintained a note of optimism on the inflation and unemployment outlook. RBA Governor Lowe participates (Monday) in a discussion panel at the 2017 Crawford Australian Leadership Forum in Canberra. The Q1 Housing Price Index is due Tuesday, and will be of interest.

New Zealand: New Zealand’s calendar is highlighted by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s meeting (Thursday). No change is expected to the current 1.75% rate setting. It’s been at this level since the predicted easing on November 10.

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MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 20th June 2017.




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European Outlook: Asian stock markets are mixed, with Japan outperforming and the Nikkei up more than 1%, after the S&P 500 rose to a fresh record high and Fed’s Dudley said that U.S. expansion has “a long way to go”. Hang Seng and CSI were little changed in cautious trade ahead of the MSCI decision on the inclusion of Chinese shares in the index. The ASX meanwhile was weighed down by property shares. U.K. and U.S. stock futures are also moving higher, suggesting that yesterday’s rally will be extended today. The DAX is starting to eye the 12900 marks again and the FTSE 100 is firmly above 7500. With stock markets eying new highs core yields are likely to continue to nudge higher, while? Eurozone peripheral bond markets should continue to benefit from the improvement in sentiment. Yesterday’s first official meeting of Brexit negotiators brought a conciliatory tone, but little detail apart from a time table and the confirmation that there won’t be talks on a post-Brexit trade deal alongside the divorce agreements. The calendar today remains quiet, with only Eurozone current account and BoP data.

EU and U.K. agree timetable for Brexit talks, with initial negotiating groups tackling first Citizens’ rights, financial settlement and finally other separation issues. An additional dialogue on Ireland/Northern Ireland has been launched, but there was no mention of a post-Brexit trade deal which the U.K. initially wanted to negotiate alongside the divorce terms. Nothing further really happened yesterday at the first talks between chief negotiators Barnier and Davis and the next round of talks will start on July 17, with further rounds scheduled for the weeks starting August 28, September 18 and October 9. There reportedly wasn’t an offer from the U.K. yet on the rights for the EU citizens in the U.K.

Canada U.S. lumber dispute simmers, underpinning export uncertainty: a Bloomberg article from yesterday summarizes the viewpoints of the two sides in the dispute, with the U.S. upbeat for a quick resolution while Canada is cautious. The lumber dispute is among a variety of trade issues between the two nations, but is the most prominent and dates back to the Obama administration. Other industries remain at risk of increased tariffs, with Globeandmail.com reporting that the U.S. could add steel pipe makers to its target list of Canadian industries. The ongoing jockeying for tariff protections by various U.S. industries is a timely reminder of one of the key uncertainties facing Canada’s growth outlook. Wilkins, in her speech last week that shook up the BoC policy outlook, acknowledged the political uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration. That uncertainty shows few signs of diminishing, which we suspect will help keep the current monetary policy rate intact for a while longer.

Germany: The Producer Price inflation falls back to 2.8% y/y in April from 3.4% y/y in the previous month. This is a tad lower than anticipated, with the decline in oil prices from the highs earlier in the year one of the factors bringing both producer and import price inflation down again. The ECB has already cut back its inflation projections due to a revised oil price forecast. so the data doesn’t change the ECB outlook.

Main Macro Events Today

CAD Wholesale trade – Canada’s calendar has wholesale trade, with shipment values expected to expand 0.5% m/m in April after the 0.9% bounce in March.
US Current Account – The Q1 current account deficit is expected to widen to -$124 bln. As a percentage of nominal GDP, the gap is expected to widen to -2.6% from -2.4%.
SNB Jordan Speech – SNB Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan will be at the opening of Swiss International Finance Forum, in Bern, in which it will also be involved in a panel titled “Moving away from the expansive monetary policy: what are the effects on financial markets and the real economy?”.
Fedspeak – VC Fischer and non-voter Rosengren will be at the podium at a conference on macro-prudential policy at the Riksbank. Also, the moderate hawkish voter Kaplan discusses monetary policy and the economy at a Commonwealth Club event. Governor Powell testifies on fostering economic growth before the Senate Banking Committee.

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MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 21st June 2017.




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European Outlook: Asian stock markets mostly headed south, after losses on Wall Street and in Europe yesterday. MSCI finally decided to include 222 large Chinese companies in its 2018 Emerging Markets Index, and the CSI is outperforming with a 0.28% gain, while the Hang Seng is down -0.38% and the Nikkei -0.32%, with the latter weighed down by a stronger Yen. The ASX underperformed and lost more than 1% as oil prices remain under pressure. The DAX rallied to new record highs yesterday, before profit taking and a broad mover lower in global equity markets as commodity supply concerns amid rising oil production in Libya and Nigeria cast fresh doubt on the efficacy of the OPEC oil agreement while a 26% drop in Chinese steel exports added to concerns about the global growth outlook. U.K. and U.S. stock futures are also down and the fresh bout of risk aversion will keep a lid on bond yields. For the Eurozone, the good news though is that peripheral yield spreads over the German benchmark didn’t blow out yesterday. Today’s data calendar remains quiet, with only U.K. public finance data and a German 30-year Bund sale.

London clearing remains bone of contention. After the EU proposal that called for greater EU oversight of clearing houses based in foreign jurisdictions and included the option of enforced relocation, BoE’s Carney yesterday suggested improved cross-border oversight of clearinghouses that should be based on “deep cooperation” between jurisdictions, adding that a clearing deal would help to keep the financial system resilient. ECB’s Coeure meanwhile stressed that the EU’s clearing regime was “never designed to cope” with major clearing houses operating outside of the EU, adding that moving clearing to within the EU’s jurisdiction would be justified if they pose a major risk to stability, as so far, the regime provides “EU authorities with very limited tools for obtaining information and taking action in the event of a crisis”. The ECB has long tried to get London clearing under its own control and while London fought back with backing from a European court, the issue is back on top of the agenda as Brexit draws nearer.

Fedspeak: Yesterday Fed’s Rosengren said low rates pose financial stability issues, in his comments at the Riksbank macroprudential conference. The Boston Fed president (not a voter this year) turned decidedly hawkish about a year ago and has maintained that outlook ever since. He believes low rates put intermediaries and economies at risk, make fighting future recessions more difficult, and make it more likely central banks will have to resort to non-traditional policies. Additionally, Fed Evans was speaking yesterday as well. Chicago Fed dove Evans said inflation needs to rise and the target should not been seen as a cap but a symmetric target, though he’s voted for rate hikes given improvement in the economy. He’s still ambivalent about the timing of the next hike, which could take place later in the year, while the global environment appears to be holding back inflation, which could allow for a shallower path of rate increases. Otherwise the economy bounced back after the election, with “quite good” fundamentals, which give inflation a chance to get back to 2%. He sees 3% growth as achievable in the short-term, but sustaining it given labor and productivity constraints is another thing, while the U.S. is fast approaching its natural rate of unemployment.

Canada: growth maintains momentum but uncertainties lurk, suggesting that while the time frame for rate hikes has been moved ahead, the Bank can maintain the current setting through mid-year at least. Of course, the upbeat (“hawkish”) view of the economy last week moved ahead expectations for lift-off, and even put the announcement next month in play. And the economic data since Wilkins/Poloz have supported the Bank’s view that the run of encouraging broad-based growth will prove sustainable. But other events have highlighted the uncertainties around Canada’s outlook. Most prominently, the plunge in WTI crude oil to a seven month low and the evolution of U.S. trade policy. The key line from Wilkins was that they are “assessing whether all of the considerable monetary stimulus presently in place is still required.” An assessment of the mix of firm economic data but weak oil/commodity and uncertain U.S. trade policy will likely keep them grounded until later this year, if not January of next year. There will be another round of BoC-speak next week (Poloz panel, Patterson speech), which will be looked to for fresh guidance on the policy outlook.

Main Macro Events Today

US Existing Home Sales – May existing home sales data is out today and should post a 0.7% increase to a 5.610 mln pace for the month after dropping 2.3% to a 5.570 mln pace in April. The NAHB did tick higher in May with a rise to 69 from 68 in April but housing starts disappointed with a decline in the headline pace to 1.092 mln from 1.156 mln in April.

UK Borrowing data – Monthly government borrowing data are due (today), for which a deduction to £7.3B is expected from £9.6 seen last month.

Speeches – BoE chief Economist Andy Haldane is due to give a speech today in Yorkshire.

RBNZ Meeting – New Zealand’s calendar is highlighted by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s meeting today. No change to the current 1.75% rate setting is expected. It’s been at this level since the predicted easing on November 10.


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MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 22nd June 2017.




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European Outlook: Asian stock markets stabilized in China’s CSI outperformed again helped by the inclusion of 222 mainland equities in the MSSCI index. The ASX, which tanked yesterday with oil also bounced back. The front end WTI future is little changed on the day at USD 42.53, U.K. and U.S. stock futures are also little changed The Reserve Bank of New Zealand held the policy rate unchanged, as expected. Bund and Gilt yields already moved higher yesterday, led by a jump in the 10-year Gilt above the 1% mark after hawkish comments from BoE’s Haldane, which sees a case for raising rates soon. Bunds outperformed, but the 10-year yield also nudged higher, while Eurozone spreads were mixed at the close with Portugal underperforming. Equity markets and oil prices remain in focus although the calendar is starting to pick up with French business confidence indicators as well as the U.K. CBI industrial trends survey and the ECB’s latest economic report. EU leaders will also start to gather for a 2-day Brexit summit, after chief negotiators from both sides met for the first time officially last Monday. The Eurozone also has preliminary consumer confidence data in the afternoon.

US Reports: A 1.1% U.S. May existing home sales bounce to a 5.62 mln rate trimmed the April drop to 5.56 mln from a 5.70 mln cycle-high in March to almost exactly track estimates, as sales gains moderate in Q2 after weather boosts in the prior two quarters. U.S. existing home sales came in on the perky side, but had little impact on forex markets. Existing home sales are on track for a 5% rise in 2017, following a 3.9% increase in 2016 and a 6.5% rise in 2015, but a 2.9% 2014 “taper-tantrum” drop. Additionally, U.S. MBA mortgage market index rose 0.6% in data released yesterday, in addition to a 1.0% drop in the purchase index and a 2.1% rise in the refinancing index for the week ended June 16. Yet the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was unchanged at a low 4.13% last week after readily absorbing the Fed’s rate hike, projections and balance sheet reduction schedule announcements.

RBNZ: The Reserve Bank of New Zealand held the policy rate at 1.75%, as expected. Low for long remains in place, with Wheeler again saying, “Monetary Policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period.” And a dovish bias was retained, as the Governor concluded that “Numerous uncertainties remain, and policy may need to adjust accordingly.” This was the same as in May. In March he said “Numerous uncertainties remain, particularly in respect to the international outlook, and policy will need to adjust accordingly.” In other words, it looks like they won’t hesitate to add accommodation if downside risks to the economy manifest. The onus remains on the inflation and growth data, with additional undershoots setting the stage for further easing.

UK: The new UK government’s legislative goals have been announced in the Queen’s speech. Eight of the 24 outlined are Brexit related, which include bills to convert EU rules into UK law, and others concerning such issues as trade, immigration, agriculture and sanctions. A number of key manifesto pledges have been axed or delayed as a consequence of the Conservative Party having lost its majority at the elections earlier in the month. Chancellor Hammond on Monday said that the economy would be the priority in Brexit negotiations, which appears to be position shift away from prioritizing immigration. This could potentially be supportive of the pound, though issues about the fragility of the minority government (which is reportedly struggling in negotiations with Northern Ireland’s DUP) are likely to be the overriding concern for markets. BoE Chief Economist Haldane gave a speech as well yesterday in which he said he is ready to vote for a rate hike — notable as he voted to keep policy settings unchanged last week. His vote would bring the hawks in favour of hiking the repo rate by 25bp to four — which is half of the members on the Monetary Policy Committee.

Main Macro Events Today

US Initial Jobless Claims – Initial claims data for the week of June 17 should reveal a slight increase to 240k from 237k in the week prior and 245k in the week before that. Claims have been holding at very tight levels lately and the June average expected to be 236k, down from 241k in May and 243k in April.

Canadian Retail Sales – Retail sales are seen growing 0.9% m/m in April, while the ex-autos sales aggregate gains 0.7%. Higher gasoline prices should support retail sales, but weaker vehicle sales will weigh.

Fedspeak – Governor Powell testifies on fostering economic growth before the Senate Banking Committee.

MPC Forbes Speech – BOE MPC voting member Kristin Forbes is due to give a speech today at the London Business School.

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MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 23rd June 2017.




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European Outlook: Asian stock markets are narrowly mixed in tepid markets, as oil prices stalling below USD 43 per barrel. Fed speakers didn’t challenge the path to further rate hikes and markets are taking a wait and see stance. Mainland Chinese shares are fluctuating after outperforming yesterday, FTSE 100 futures are in the red, while U.S. futures are slightly higher. A very cautious end to a volatile week then, which should leave core bonds underpinned and yields remaining low. BoE’s Forbes may have added more force to her calls for a rate hike in a speech late yesterday saying she sees “some urgency” to tighten monetary policy, but this was her last speech as she is leaving the MPC. The EU summit with May on Brexit talks, saw the British PM making an offer for the rights of EU citizens, but the devil here lies as usual in the details and the future of citizens on both sides is far from secured. The issues were not discussed at the summit and it will be up to the negotiating team to hammer out a final deal. Today’s calendar brings preliminary June PMI readings, which we expect to move sideways at high levels. France has final Q1 GDP and Italy releases orders data for April.

US Reports: 3k U.S. initial claims uptick to 241k in the BLS survey week trimmed the prior 7k drop to 238k (was 237k) from 245k at the start of June and 255k in the final week of May. Claims have undershot the 2016 average of 263k in every week of 2017, and continue to oscillate around tight levels above the 44-year low of 227k in the President’s Day week. Claims are averaging 240k in June, versus a similarly tight 241k May average, and higher prior averages of 243k in April, 251k in March, and 241k in February. Today’s 241k BLS survey week reading was above May’s 233k figure but below prior survey-week readings of 243k in April, 261k in March, and 247k in February. U.S. FHFA home price index rose 0.7% in April to 248.2, after a 0.7% March gain to 246.6. That’s up 6.8% y/y. Seven of the 9 regions surveyed posted gains.

UK: Brexit Battle Finally Gets Underway One year after the Brexit referendum official talks finally got underway. There still isn’t any clarity on how the future relationship between the U.K. and the rest of the EU will look once the U.K. exits the block. But, a year on, both sides are in a very different situation, with the EU going into the discussions strengthened, while the U.K. government is looking increasingly fragile. Central banks on both sides cautiously look on as the direction and outcome of the talks will have major implications for rates going forward.UK hints at transition period for Brexit. Chancellor of the Exchequer Hammond yesterday suggested the prospect of a four-year transitional period, adding to signs that he is pushing for a softer Brexit stance. Hammond said in a radio interview that in his view a three to four-year transitional period might be necessary, after the U.K. officially exits the EU in 2019.

Canada: Canada’s retail sales yesterday improved 0.8% m/m in April after a downwardly revised 0.5% gain in March (was +0.7%), leaving a nearly as projected gain. But the ex-autos sales aggregate surged 1.5% m/m in April following a revised 0.1% dip in March (was -0.2%), which was well in excess of projections. Higher prices played a large role in lifting the value of total and ex-autos retail sales. Total retail sales volumes were up a modest 0.3% m/m in April after the 1.1% jump in March. While the ex-autos sale aggregate came in on the firm side of projections, the gain in total sales alongside the more modest rise in sales volumes was roughly as expected.

Main Macro Events Today

Eurozone & German PMI – A slight dip in the Eurozone manufacturing index is anticipated to 56.8 from 57.0, with a dip in the services reading to 56.2 from 56.3. Those would suggest ongoing robust activity but at a slightly slower growth pace. This scenario wouldn’t challenge the ECB’s main assumption of a recovery that is strengthening and broadening, and hence would have limited market impact. The German manufacturing index is anticipated to 59 from 59.5, with the services reading to 55.5 from 55.4.

CAD CPI – CPI is expected to edge up 0.1% m/m in May after the 0.4% m/m gain in April. Gasoline prices dropped in in May, which drives projection for a slowing in the pace of month comparable CPI growth. The CPI is seen moderating to a 1.4% y/y pace in May from the 1.6% y/y growth rate in April.

US PMI & New Home Sales – A slight increase in the US manufacturing index is anticipated to 53.0 from 52.7, with the services reading to 53.7 from 53.6. The New Home Sales number is also out today and an increase of 16.8% is anticipated from the -11.4% seen on April.

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MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 27th June 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets were mixed overnight, with Japan outperforming as a weaker Yen underpinned exporters. Yesterday’s weakness in U.S. durable goods orders saw Treasury yields declining and risk appetite waning as investors starting to fret again about the health of the world economy. Oil prices are holding above USD 43 per barrel, but Hang Seng, CSI 300 and ASX are all slightly in the red as are U.K. and U.S. stock futures. This should keep Bund and Gilt futures underpinned and core yields down, especially as Draghi once again defended the ECB’s stimulus measures. Today’s data calendar has Italian confidence data as well as the U.K. CBI Retailing Survey. The ECB is hosting its annual forum in Portugal.

FX Update: The dollar majors remained in fairly narrow ranges, though there has been some movement. AUDUSD logged a one-week high of 0.7609, while USDJPY logged a five-week high at 112.07 before turning lower, to around 111.70. The retreat in USDJPY came after the U.S. said that it had detected preparations by the Syrian regime for another chemical attack, with the White House warning that Damascus would pay a “heavy price” in the event it launched another chemical attack. The oil price rebound flagged, and the global stock market rally sputtered in Asia, a backdrop conducive for yen buying. Elsewhere, EURUSD has continued to gravitate toward the 1.1200 level, with the market lacking directional ambition, despite lower U.S. yields following weaker headline durables data yesterday, and a softening in the price indicators in the Dallas Fed index. Cable has been settled in the lower 1.27s, below yesterday’s eight-day high at 1.2759. USDCAD has settled near 1.3250, above yesterday’s 1.3212 low.

US Reports: The U.S. durables report revealed a 1.1% May headline orders drop with a 3.4% transportation orders decline and a 0.1% ex-transportation rise that tracked our estimates. We saw a 10.2% May defense orders plunge, mixed equipment data, a lean 0.2% inventory gain and a firm 0.8% durable shipments rise that was in line with our 2.4% Q2 GDP estimate, after an assumed Q1 trimming to 0.9% from 1.2%. U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index dropped to -0.26 in May after jumping to 0.57 in April (that was the highest point since 0.59 from March 2014; the index was as low as -0.84 in July 2013). Additionally, yesterday U.S. Dallas Fed manufacturing index slipped to 15.0 in June after edging up to 17.2 in May from 16.8 in April. The rise to 24.5 in February put the level at its highest since early 2006. It was generally in negative territory from January 2015 through September 2016. Despite the headline declines, it’s still a pretty solid report.

Draghi raises concerns over Greek debt sustainability. The central bank head said in a letter to an EU lawmaker that “until sufficient detail has been provided on the debt measures, serious concerns persist regarding the sustainability of Greece’s public debt”. Currently ECB staff is not “in a position to complete a fully-fledged debt-sustainability analysis of Greece’s public debt”. Greece has been pushing for the ECB to include Greek debt in QE purchases, but Draghi’s comments highlight again that that is still unlikely in the near future.

Main Macro Events Today

ECB’s Draghi – ECB’s President Draghi speaks today at the ECB forum in Central Bank in Portugal at 08:00 GMT.

BOE – Financial stability Report is out today for the 1st time this year from BOE. Meanwhile Gov Carney is due to speak today about Stability Report in London at 10:00 GMT

U.S. Consumer Confidence – June consumer confidence data should reveal a dip in the headline to 116.0 from 117.9 in May and 119.4 in April. Confidence measures are still hovering near post-recession highs but there is some downside risk to the release as we saw a decline in the first Michigan headline to 94.5 from 97.1 last month.

AUS Gov. G. Debelle – Deputy Governor Guy Debelle speaks at the Global FX Code of Conduct Launch (via video link). The Reserve Bank of Australia next meets on July 4th. We expect no change to the current 1.50% rate setting.

Fedspeak – Fedspeak will resume with Chair Yellen atop the roster this week, as she will take part in a conversation with Lord Nicholas Stern, president of the British Academy on “Global Economic Issues” today from 13 ET. SF Fed’s Williams speaks on “The Global Growth Slump” from Australia at 4:05 ET, followed by Philly Fed’s Harker on the economic outlook and trade from 11:15 ET and Minneapolis Fed’s Kashkari takes town hall Q&A from 17:30 ET.

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Andria Pichidi
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