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    by Published on 10-08-2015 12:49 PM
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    3. Asia

    The FTSE 100 is called to open slightly higher this morning but investor sentiment is likely to be cautious following the mixed performances on Wall Street and in Asia. Overnight we had domestic economic data from the RICS showing that the UK house price balance fell to +44 in September from +53 in August which was below forecast. The economic diary today also sees the Bank of England MPC interest rate decision announcement , the release of the latest US weekly jobless claims and this evening at 7.00pm a speech from the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and the publication of the FOMC meeting minutes as well. Commodity prices are lower and on the foreign exchanges, the pound is slightly weaker against both the dollar and the euro but all the key currencies are within narrow trading ranges ahead of the Bank of England statement and Mark Carney's speech and US data announcements. ...
    by Published on 10-08-2015 12:48 PM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 -0.7%, S&P/ASX +0.6%, Kospi +0.1%, Shanghai Composite +3.8%, Hang Seng -0.4%, Dec S&P500 -0.4% at 1,980

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold -0.5% at $1,143/oz, Nov crude oil +0.5% at $48.06/brl, Dec copper -0.7% at $2.35/lb
    - GLD: SPDR Gold Trust ETF daily holdings fall 1.8 tonnes to 687.2 tonnes
    - SLV: iShares Silver Trust ETF daily holdings fall to 9,802 tonnes from 9,855 tonnes (lowest level since Dec 2012)
    - JGB: Japan's MOF sells 30-year JGB sells 728B in 1.4% 30-year bonds; Avg yield: 1.350% v 1.412% prior; Bid to cover: 3.33x v 3.11x prior ...
    by Published on 10-01-2015 07:37 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 +1.7%, S&P/ASX +1.6%, Kospi +0.9%, Shanghai Composite closed, Hang Seng closed, Dec S&P500 +0.7% at 1,920

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold flat at $1,114/oz, Nov crude oil +1.2% at $45.64/brl, Dec copper +1.2% at $2.37/lb
    - JGB: (JP) Japan MoF sells 2.19T in 10-yr 0.4% JGBs; Avg yield: 0.336% v 0.421% prior; bid to cover: 3.03x v 3.52x prior
    - (JP) Japan investors net bought 1.0T in foreign bonds v bought 725B in prior week; Foreign investors sold net 192B in Japan stocks v sold 432B in prior week ...
    by Published on 09-30-2015 07:29 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 +1.7%, S&P/ASX +1.0%, Kospi -0.5%, Shanghai Composite +0.6%, Hang Seng +0.8%, Dec S&P500 +0.4% at 1,882

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold -0.2% at $1,124/oz, Nov crude oil -1.0% at $44.77/brl, Dec copper +0.5% at $2.26/lb
    - (US) API Petroleum Inventories: Crude: +4.6M v +0.5Me (first build in 3 weeks; largest build since Sept 1st)
    - (CN) PBOC: China Aug gold reserves 54.5M oz v 53.9M oz prior ...
    by Published on 09-29-2015 07:57 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 -2.8%, S&P/ASX -2.8%, Kospi closed, Shanghai Composite -1.9%, Hang Seng -3.6%, Dec S&P500 -0.1% at 1,871

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold flat at $1,132/oz, Nov crude oil +0.1% at $44.46/brl, Dec copper -0.6% at $2.23/lb
    - SLV: iShares Silver Trust ETF daily holdings fall to 9,871 tonnes from 9,898 tonnes; 4-month low
    - (TH) Thailand Central Bank sells 3-month bills at 1.507% and 6-month Bills at 1.514% ...
    by Published on 09-28-2015 07:12 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 -1.1%, S&P/ASX +0.8%, Kospi closed, Shanghai Composite flat, Hang Seng closed, Dec S&P500 -0.3% at 1,913

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold +0.1% at $1,146/oz, Nov crude oil -1.0% at $45.26/brl, Dec copper +0.4% at $2.29/lb
    - GLD: SPDR Gold Trust ETF daily holdings rise 3.7 tonnes to 684.1 tonnes; 4th straight increase and 2-month high
    - (JP) BOJ offers to buy 400B in 1-3yr JGBs, 400B in 3-5yr JGBs, 400B in 5-10yr JGBs ...
    by Published on 09-25-2015 06:17 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 -0.1%, S&P/ASX -0.3%, Kospi -0.7%, Shanghai Composite -0.8%, Hang Seng -0.2%, Dec S&P500 +0.2% at 1,922

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold -0.5% at $1,147/oz, Nov crude oil +0.1% at $44.96/brl, Dec copper +0.3% at $2.31/lb
    - SLV: iShares Silver Trust ETF daily holdings fall to 9,898 tonnes from 9,928 tonnes
    - GLD: SPDR Gold Trust ETF daily holdings rise 3.9 tonnes to 680.3 tonnes; 3rd straight increase
    - (AU) Australia MoF (AOFM) sells A$300M in 4.5% 2033 Bonds; avg yield: 3.1734%; bid-to-cover: 2.39x ...
    by Published on 09-23-2015 07:33 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 closed , S&P/ASX -1.9%, Kospi -1.3%, Shanghai Composite -1.3%, Hang Seng -3.0%, Dec S&P500 -0.9% at 1,914

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold -0.1% at $1,123/oz, Nov crude oil -0.4% at $46.20/brl, Dec copper +0.1% at $2.30/lb
    - (CN) China MOF to sell 3-Year Bonds, avg yield at 2.92%
    - (AU) Australia MoF (AOFM) sells A$700M in 3.25% 2018 Bonds; avg yield: 1.9037%; bid-to-cover: 4.27x ...
    by Published on 09-22-2015 06:40 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 closed, S&P/ASX +0.6%, Kospi +0.3%, Shanghai Composite +1.0%, Hang Seng +0.7%, Dec S&P500 -0.2% at 1,959

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold flat at $1,133/oz, Nov crude oil -0.9% at $46.53/brl, Dec copper -0.2% at $2.38/lb
    - (CN) PBoC to inject CNY50B in 7-day reverse repos (25th consecutive injection)
    - USD/KRW: Onshore opens at KRW1,178 v KRW1,174 prior close
    - USD/CNY: PBoC sets yuan mid point at 6.3721 v 6.3676 prior setting
    - (ID) Indonesia to allow rice imports this year; specific volume has not been decided yet - press ...
    by Published on 09-21-2015 06:34 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 closed, S&P/ASX -2.5%, Kospi -1.6%, Shanghai Composite +0.5%, Hang Seng -1.3%, Dec S&P500 -0.5% at 1,940

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold flat at $1,137/oz, Nov crude oil +0.7% at $45.37/brl, Dec copper -0.2% at $2.38/lb
    - (AU) Australia MoF (AOFM) sells A$700M in 4.25% 2026 Bonds; avg yield: 2.8083%; bid-to-cover: 2.12x
    - (CN) China MOF sells 20-yr bonds, avg yield 3.74%
    - (KR) South Korea sells 20-yr bond, avg yield 2.325% ...
    by Published on 09-18-2015 07:40 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 -1.3%, S&P/ASX +0.4%, Kospi +0.9%, Shanghai Composite -0.2%, Hang Seng +0.5%, Dec S&P500 +0.1% at 1,980

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold +0.9% at $1,127/oz, Oct crude oil -0.2% at $46.80/brl, Dec copper -0.5% at $2.44/lb
    - (CN) China MOF sells 1-yr bills, avg yield 2.31%
    - USD/CNY: (CN) PBoC sets yuan mid point at 6.3607 v 6.3670 prior setting; strongest Yuan setting since Sept 7th
    - (JP) BOJ offers to buy 400B in 1-3yr JGBs, 400B in 3-5yr JGBs, and 20B in inflation-linked JGBs ...
    by Published on 09-17-2015 09:53 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225+0.8%, S&P/ASX +1.3%, Kospi +0.2%, Shanghai Composite +0.3%, Hang Seng +0.8%, Dec S&P500 -0.2% at 1,984

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold +0.1% at $1,120/oz, Oct crude oil flat at $47.17/brl, Dec copper flat% at $2.45/lb
    - (CN) NDRC to raise gasoline and diesel price by CNY90/ton, effective from Sept 17th
    - (CN) PBoC to inject CNY40B (1-month low) in 7-day reverse repos (24th consecutive injection); Drains net CNY140B this week v injected 80B prior week
    - (JP) BOJ offers to buy 400B in 5-10yr JGBs, 240B in 10-25yr JGBs, and 140B in JGBs with maturity over 25-yr ...
    by Published on 09-16-2015 07:16 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 +1.0%, S&P/ASX +1.3%, Kospi +1.7%, Shanghai Composite +0.3%, Hang Seng +1.2%, Dec S&P500 -0.3% at 1,964

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold +0.1% at $1,104/oz, Oct crude oil +0.6% at $44.88/brl, Dec copper -0.4% at $2.41/lb
    - (US) API Petroleum Inventories: Crude: -3.1M v +1Me (first draw in 3 weeks)
    - JGB: (JP) Japan's MoF sells 1.09T in 1.2% (1.3% prior) 20-year JGBs; Avg yield: 1.164% v 1.144% prior; bid-to-cover: 2.56x v 2.99x prior
    - (CN) China MoF sells 7-year bonds at 3.286%
    - (AU) Australia MoF (AOFM) sells A$900M in 3.25% 2025 Bonds; avg yield: 2.8027%; bid-to-cover: 2.32x ...
    by Published on 09-15-2015 09:16 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 +1.3%, S&P/ASX -1.3%, Kospi +0.2%, Shanghai Composite -2.3%, Hang Seng -0.3%, Dec S&P500 +0.2% at 1,947

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold -0.1% at $1,106/oz, Oct crude oil +0.7% at $44.32/brl, Dec copper +0.6% at $2.42/lb
    - (CN) China may announce price cuts for gas in non-residential uses - Chinese press
    - SLV: iShares Silver Trust ETF daily holdings fall to 9,981 tonnes from 10,017 tonnes
    - (CN) PBoC to inject CNY50B in 7-day reverse repos (23rd consecutive injection, smallest injection in 1 month); Offer yield at 2.35%, unchanged from prior ...
    by Published on 09-14-2015 09:34 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 -0.5%, S&P/ASX +0.1%, Kospi -0.4%, Shanghai Composite -1.6%, Hang Seng +0.1%, Dec S&P500 +0.3% at 1,954

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold +0.4% at $1,107/oz, Oct crude oil -0.4% at $44.44/brl, Dec copper -0.6% at $2.44/lb
    - (CN) China MoF sells 2-year bonds at 2.65%
    - (KR) South Korea sells 10-yr bonds at 2.29%

    Market Focal Points/FX
    - Markets in China and across the Asia region were generally higher at the open but quickly reversed those initial gains. After rising 0.7%, Shanghai Composite subsequently entered midday break at its worst level, down by over 3%. ...
    by Published on 09-11-2015 07:45 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 -0.1%, S&P/ASX -0.1%, Kospi -0.7%, Shanghai Composite -0.1%, Hang Seng +1.1%, Sept S&P500 +0.3% at 1,956

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold +0.1% at $1,111/oz, Oct crude oil -0.4% at $45.73/brl, Dec copper +0.4% at $2.45/lb
    - (JP) BOJ offers to buy 70B in JGBs with maturity less than 1-yr, 400B in 1-3yr JGBs, 400B in 3-5yr JGBs, and 1.5T in T-bills
    - (AU) Australia MoF (AOFM) sells A$800M in 3.25% 2018 Bonds; avg yield: 1.8738%; bid-to-cover: 3.23x ...
    by Published on 09-10-2015 08:47 AM
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    2. UK,
    3. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 -2.9%, S&P/ASX -2.1%, Kospi -0.1%, Shanghai Composite -1.0%, Hang Seng -2.2%, Sept S&P500 -0.1% at 1,940

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold +0.4% at $1,106/oz, Oct crude oil -1.3% at $43.55/brl, Dec copper -0.2% at $2.43/lb
    - GLD: SPDR Gold Trust ETF daily holdings fall 4.2 tonnes to 678.2 tonnes; 2-week low
    - JGB: (JP) Japan MoF sells 2.27T in 0.1% coupon 5-year JGB bonds; Avg yield: 0.067% v 0.089% prior; Bid-to-cover: 3.49x v 3.45x prior
    - (JP) Japan investors bought net 1.12T in foreign bonds v bought 902B in prior week; Foreign investors sold net 986B in Japan stocks v sold 627B in prior week
    - USD/CNY: (CN) PBoC sets yuan mid point at 6.3772 v 6.3632 prior setting; Weakest Yuan setting since Aug 31st ...
    by Published on 09-09-2015 07:08 AM
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    2. Asia

    Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
    - Nikkei225 +5.7%, S&P/ASX +1.9%, Kospi +2.3%, Shanghai Composite +2.2%, Hang Seng +2.9%, Sept S&P500 +0.6% at 1,978

    Commodities/Fixed Income
    - Dec gold +0.2% at $1,123/oz, Oct crude oil +0.5% at $46.18/brl, Dec copper +1.5% at $2.47/lb
    - (JP) BOJ offers to buy 400B in 5-10yr JGBs, 240B in 10-25yr JGBs, and 140B in JGBs with maturity over 25-yr

    Market Focal Points/FX
    - Broad-based risk appetite on display in the US session has resonated in Asia, where all key regional indices are up some 2% or more. S&P futures also point to another high open, up some 13pts to test 1,980. ...
    by Published on 09-02-2015 07:10 AM
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    2. Asia

    ***Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)***
    - Nikkei225 +0.8%, S&P/ASX -1.2%, Kospi -0.5%, Shanghai Composite -1.4%, Hang Seng -1.1%, Sept S&P500 +0.7% at 1,929

    ***Commodities/Fixed Income***
    - Dec gold -0.1% at $1,138/oz, Oct crude oil -2.3% at $44.38/brl, Dec copper flat at $2.30/lb
    - (NZ) Fonterra Global Dairy Trade auction: Dairy Trade price index: +10.9% v +14.8% prior auction; 2nd straight increase
    - (US) API Petroleum Inventories: Crude +7.6M v 0e (first build in 6 weeks)
    - SLV: iShares Silver Trust ETF daily holdings fall to 10,110 tonnes from 10,137 tonnes ...
    by Published on 09-01-2015 06:51 AM
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    2. Asia

    ***Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)***
    - Nikkei225 -2.4%, S&P/ASX -1.3%, Kospi -1.1%, Shanghai Composite -1.9%, Hang Seng -0.5%, Sept S&P500 -1.7% at 1,936

    ***Commodities/Fixed Income***
    - Dec gold +0.7% at $1,140/oz, Oct crude oil -2.8% at $47.84/brl, Dec copper -0.1% at $2.33/lb
    - USD/CNY: (CN) PBoC sets yuan mid point at 6.3752 v 6.3893 prior setting; 3rd straight stronger Yuan setting
    - (CN) PBoC to inject CNY150B in 7-day reverse repos (20th consecutive injection) ...
    by Published on 08-31-2015 06:21 AM
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    2. Asia

    ***Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)***
    - Nikkei225 -1.3%, S&P/ASX -1.2%, Kospi -0.6%, Shanghai Composite -2.4%, Hang Seng -0.5%, Sept S&P500 -1.0% at 21,969

    ***Commodities/Fixed Income***
    - Dec gold flat at $1,134/oz, Oct crude oil -1.6% at $44.48/brl, Sept copper -1.0% at $2.32/lb
    - USD/CNY: (CN) PBoC sets yuan mid point at 6.3893 v 6.3986 prior setting; 2nd straight firmer yuan setting
    - (JP) BOJ offers to buy 375B in 1-3yr JGBs, 425B in 3-5yr JGBs, 240B in 10-25yr JGBs, and 140B in JGBs with maturity over 25-yr ...
    by Published on 08-28-2015 07:41 AM
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    2. Asia

    ***Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)***
    - Nikkei225 +2.8%, S&P/ASX +0.6%, Kospi +1.5%, Shanghai Composite +2.6%, Hang Seng +0.9%, Sept S&P500 -0.5% at 1,979

    ***Commodities/Fixed Income***
    - Dec gold +0.6% at $1,129/oz, Oct crude oil +0.8% at $42.92/brl, Dec copper flat at $2.33/lb
    - USD/CNY: (CN) PBoC sets yuan mid point at 6.3986 v 6.4085 prior setting; Largest increase in Yuan fix since March
    - (JP) BOJ offers to buy 400B in 5-10yr JGBs, 800B in T-bills, and 140B in floating rate JGBs ...
    by Published on 08-27-2015 06:10 AM
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    2. Asia

    ***Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)***
    - Nikkei225 +1.9%, S&P/ASX +1.3%, Kospi +1.3%, Shanghai Composite +1.1%, Hang Seng +2.4%, Sept S&P500 +0.4% at 1.945

    ***Commodities/Fixed Income***
    - Dec gold +0.2% at $1,127/oz, Oct crude oil +2.4% at $39.52/brl, Sept copper +1.8% at $2.28/lb
    - (CN) PBoC to inject CNY150B in 7-day reverse repos (19th consecutive injection); Injects net CNY60B this week v injected CNY150B prior (3rd week of injection)
    - USD/CNY: (CN) PBoC sets yuan mid point at 6.4085 v 6.4043 prior setting; Weakest setting since Aug 2011 ...
    by Published on 08-26-2015 07:45 AM
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    2. Asia

    ***Index Snapshot (as of 05:00 GMT)***
    - Nikkei225 +2.4%, S&P/ASX +0.7%, Kospi +1.0%, Shanghai Composite +3.0%, Hang Seng +0.8%, Sept S&P500 +1.4% at 1,898

    ***Commodities/Fixed Income***
    - Dec gold -0.1% at $1,137/oz, Oct crude oil -0.4% at $39.17/brl, Sept copper -1.5% at $2.27/lb
    - (US) API Petroleum Inventories: Crude -7.3M v -2.3M w/w (5th straight and largest draw in 6 weeks)
    - USD/CNY: (CN) PBoC sets yuan mid point at 6.4043 v 6.3987 prior setting; Weakest setting since Aug 2011
    - (JP) BOJ offers to buy 375B in 1-3yr JGBs, 425B in 3-5yr JGBs, 240B in 10-25yr JGBs, and 140B in JGBs with maturity over 25-yr ...
    by Published on 08-25-2015 07:20 AM
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    2. Asia

    ***Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)***
    - Nikkei225 +1.1%, S&P/ASX +2.4%, Kospi +1.6%, Shanghai Composite -4.3%, Hang Seng +1.8%, Sept S&P500 +2.2% at 1,911

    ***Commodities/Fixed Income***
    - Dec gold flat at $1,153/oz, Oct crude oil +1.5% at $38.78/brl, Sept copper +0.7% at $2.27/lb
    - GLD: SPDR Gold Trust ETF daily holdings rise 3.3 tonnes to 681.1 tonnes; 3rd straight increase; 1-month high
    - (CN) PBOC SETS YUAN MID POINT AT 6.3987 V 6.3862 PRIOR SETTING; (1st weaker setting following 7 firmer Yuan fixings)
    - (CN) PBoC to inject CNY150B in 7-day reverse repos (18th consecutive injection); largest daily injection since Jan 2014
    - JGB: (JP) Japan MoF sells 399.8B in 40-year bonds, bid to cover: 2.30x (lowest since 2011) v 2.60x prior ...
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