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Smoke and Mirrors?
“There has been a strongly held view in the markets that BoE Chief Economist Andy Haldane is the most dovish MPC member,” wrote Japan’s Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) on Thursday before adding that “was our view also until yesterday’s surprising comments when Haldane indicated he nearly voted for a hike this month and believes[…]
A Long And Winding Road For The Euro?
Japan’s Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) believes that “sentiment toward the euro is changing and this outcome can only reinforce the more positive sentiment over the short-term,” noting that “the IMM speculative positioning data revealed a further modest increase in long positions in the week to last Tuesday following the turn the previous week to[…]
Could the RBNZ Ruffle Kiwi’s Feathers?
Last week saw New Zealand’s economy grow less than expected in the first quarter of 2017. It expanded by 0.5 percent in the first quarter, a lower print than either the 0.7 per cent growth forecast that a Reuters poll of economists had expected and, perhaps more importantly, substantially below the Reserve Bank of New[…]