Daily Note – Bank of England firmly grounded

BOE-mpc-meeting-DatesSummary

  • Currency stirrings in China
  • Brent Crude hits 6-year low
  • United Kingdom: Rates on hold into Q2 2016
  • United States: Import prices fall less than expected

Good morning,

The Chinese currency (Yuan) appears to be headed for its biggest weekly drop since the August devaluation as the Peoples Bank of China continues to lower the value of the currency. Indeed, the PBoC has lowered its daily fixing on seven of the past nine trading days, following the announcement on 30th November that it would be included in the IMF’s SDR basket.

Market attention will now likely shift to November’s real activity indicators, due to be released tomorrow. Industrial production and fixed asset investment are likely to point to a further moderation in growth momentum, while we expect retail sales to have held up given recent tax cuts.

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GlobalMacro360 Daily Note 11th December 2015

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