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Market Comment | Ups and downs in markets with trade and global outlook as key points

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Last week’s increase in volatility was overshadowed by the positive tone in financial markets on the back of optimism about global trade ahead of US-China trade talks. Cautious sentiment appeared  amid weak economic data but it was partially offset by today’s announcement of the extension of trade talks and the US Congress’ deal, which will avert another shutdown in the US

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Market Comment | Weak economic data offset optimism on trade talks

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The positive tone in markets faded after the release of disappointing economic data, while high-level US-China trade talks started today. The potential extension of the March 1st trade truce deadline continued to weigh on investors’ optimism on the trade relation developments. Meanwhile, today the US Congress will vote on the spending bill that will avoid another shutdown

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Market Comment | Markets remained optimistic regarding US-China trade talks

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Financial markets continued with a positive sentiment driven mainly by the optimism on the US-China trade relationship and the potential to avert another US government shutdown. Hopes for an ease in trade frictions rose after Trump said that the March 1st deadline to increase tariffs on Chinesse imports could be delayed if progress is made during the upcoming trade talks

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Market Comment | Potential deal to avoid US government shutdown boosts risk assets

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Positive tone in markets after the announcement of a potential deal that includes some funding for the border in the US. This has somewhat allayed fears over another partial government shutdown ahead of this Friday’s deadline. Optimism on the US-China trade relationship ahead of high-level talks also weighed. On another front, Brexit negotiations continued to be uncertain

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Market Comment | The tone in markets improved with US-China trade talks in the spotlight

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Markets started the week on the front foot after last week’s increase in volatility. US-China trade talks later this week increased the optimism about a potential agreement ahead of the trade truce deadline. US politics are also in the spotlight amid a new potential shutdown. The release of the US CPI, German’s GDP and Brexit negotiations could also be drivers for markets

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Market Comment | Global growth concerns drive markets at the end of the week

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Financial markets started the week with mild movements but as the week went by, risk-off mood came back driven by increasing concerns over global growth. The State of the Union address in the US did not bring any insight into the border wall stance issue ahead of the Government funding expiration on February 15th. Moreover, Brexit negotiations remain stalled.

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Market Comment | Fears over global economic slowdown returned to markets

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After many days of calm, financial markets returned to risk-off mood with a significant drop in developed equity markets amid the resurface of fears over a global economic slowdown. The update of the European Commission economic forecast, which signaled a cut in the euro zone economic growth and inflation rate, was one of the main drivers today in financial markets

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Market Comment | Uneventful State of the Union address but advance in US-China talks

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Markets continued to show minor movements as yesterday’s State of the Union address in the US did not bring any insight into the border with Mexico, the main issue to avoid a new shutdown. On another front, the US-China trade relations seems to be evolving positively as he said that a deal is possible while, according to US Treasury Secretary, US-China talks will continue

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Market Comment | Markets remained focus on today’s State of the Union in the US

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Financial markets remained calm with all eyes set on Trump’s State of the Union address later today as investors seek some flexibility over the border wall stance. Also, more details about upcoming meetings for the US with China and North Korea could be hinted at.

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Market Comment | Quiet start to the week in global financial markets

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Calm in markets after the past eventful week in which, strong US jobs data, optimism about the US-China trade talks and positive earnings reports added to the Fed’s dovish tone to boost risk assets. After the delay of market expectation for further rate hikes by main Central Banks (especially the FED), the release of fresh economic data will be key from now on.

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Market Comment | FOMC meeting and US-China trade talks drove markets in the week

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Financial markets finished this week in relative positive mood despite the bulk of positive events during the whole week. On Monday the US government resumed after the longest shutdown in the US history. As the week went by, the importance of the events (and its impact on financial markets) increased with the vote of May’s plan B, FOMC meeting, and the US-China trade talks

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Market Comment | The Fed’s dovish tone dragged down the USD and US yields

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As expected, the FOMC left interest rates unchanged and reinforced the “pause” in its tightening path. Judging from market reaction, the FOMC sounded more dovish than had been expected as it hinted at a longer pause. In this context, the USD and US yields fell, and US stocks rose. Today, the USD and US Treasuries yields remained at their recent lower level

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Mexico | Traditional bank deposit keeps its pace of growth

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In November 2018, the nominal annual growth rate of traditional deposits (demand + term) of commercial banks was 9.8% (4.8% real), slightly higher than the previous month (9.4%), but lower than the nominal growth rate registered in November 2017 (10.9%).

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Market Comment | The USD remained steady ahead of today’s FOMC decision

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Mild movements in markets awaiting news from the two-days trade talks between the US and China which began today. The optimism about a deal is partially offset by fears of escalating US tariffs on Chinese goods in early March if a trade truce fails. Apart from this, the Fed’s policy decision will be announced later today, in which we do not expect any change in rates.

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Market Comment | Markets remain expectant ahead of Brexit vote

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Calm in financial markets ahead of the main events of this week, which will start this evening with the Brexit vote. Additionally, all eyes remained on tomorrow’s start of trade talks between China and the US, as fresh news could condition the outcome of upcoming negotiations. The US accusations against Huawei raised concerns about the progress of upcoming trade talks.

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