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Strong day for European equities. With the US off for Labor Day, that’s all from me. Have a good evening people!
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Little news so far today, hence the lack of updates so far today.
However, we have had some comments from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who has said that they have been having good discussions with the EU on implementing protocols.
More importantly, he has said that the government is fully committed to implementing the Withdrawal Agreement. Part of the reason we have seen a slight pullback in the GBPUSD in the last hour or so.
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Strong morning so far.
Good morning all…
-Asian markets are mostly down. The Nikkei closed 0.50% lower while the Hang Seng is down 0.85%.
-China’s balance of trade and exports came in above expectations while its imports fell below the forecasted amount.
-Brexit negotiations are set to begin again this week and the UK have reiterated they are not scared to walk away without a deal. There are also reports that the UK plans to override part of the withdrawal agreement.
-On Friday it was revealed that Tesla wasn’t one of the companies added to the S&P 500 causing its stock to fall after hours.
-In FX markets the USD is continuing to strengthen this morning.
-On the data calendar today we have very little due to US markets being closed for Labor day. German industrial production for July has already come in lower than expected while we also have Chinese and Swiss foreign exchange reserve data shortly.
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