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Aussie drops on China data miss

  Factory output weakest in nearly three years China’s industrial production slowed significantly in November, rising just 4.4% y/y, the slowest pace of growth since February 2016. Disappointment was not just confined to the manufacturing sector as retail sales also ...

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Equity markets build on yesterday’s gains

  Positive trade vibes help sentiment It was a bullish day across the board for Asian equity markets as investors absorbed a more positive outlook on the US-China trade turmoil. China is reportedly considering a review of its “Made in ...

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Risk appetite returns on trade hopes

  Equity markets embrace latest trade headlines Asian markets were in risk-on mode today following reports that Huawei’s CFO had been released on bail in Canada, thereby diffusing some of China’s rumblings of discontent. In addition, reports that a proposal ...

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Live FX analysis – 11 December 2018 (video)

Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam is joined by Ed Moya, our new Senior Market Analyst in New York, to give the latest on the main stories moving financial markets at the moment, with Brexit unsurprisingly being front and centre. They ...

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Aussie dips as China trade slows

  Trade momentum wanes The China trade data for November released at the weekend showed slowing dynamics. Export growth slumped to +5.4% y/y, the slowest pace of growth since March. The decline in imports growth was even more pronounced, as ...

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Trade the markets in December (video)

In this special one hour webinar Vice President of Market Analysis Dean Popplewell and Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam give an overview of all the main stories in financial markets right now and look ahead to the rest of December. ...

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Aussie falls as trade surplus narrows

  Higher imports reduce surplus Australia’s trade surplus narrowed to A$2.3 billion in October from A$2.9 billion the previous month as exports remained static but imports surged. Imports rose 3% following -1% in September while exports were steady at +1%. ...

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