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Market Comment | Revived risk appetite after better global growth perspectives

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Optimism on global growth outlook increased sentiment towards risk assets. Nonetheless, moderate gains in equity markets suggest that the global growth recovery is embedded in current market prices, but the risk-on mood boosted investors to shift into the cyclical sectors and HY bonds.

Geographies:Global

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Market Comment | Equities improve on positive economic data and mixed company earnings

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Equity markets and bond yields increased due to positive data in the Eurozone, amid mixed company results and dovish comments from Central Banks officials. Markets will focus on Chinese economic data 1Q19 GDP and retail data to be released tomorrow, as it will shed some light about the capacity of China’s government to stabilize the economy.

Geographies:Global

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Market Comment | Steady financial markets await activity figures from China and Europe

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Positive market sentiment extended today amid signs that US is bending to ensure a quicker trade deal with China. However investors’ mood tempered over the day and markets ended largely unchanged after mixed banks’ earnings, and caution ahead of important economic data, in both China and Europe, to be released this week, jointly with US companies earnings results.

Geographies:Global

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Market Comment | An eventful week but limited surprises keeps investors hooked on bonds

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It was an eventful week, but most of the events delivered the expected outcomes. Thus, investors stuck into bond markets, led by dovish central bank rhetoric, some improvement in the economic activity and mute inflation pressure, alongside some respite on Brexit.

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Mexico | In February, credit grew in double digits and its main impulse was to companies

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In February 2019, the nominal annual growth rate of the balance of the current credit portfolio granted by commercial banks to the private sector was 10.3% (6.1% real). This rate was slightly higher than that of the previous month (10.1%) and lower than the same month of 2018 (12.0%).

Geographies:Mexico
Topics:Banks

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Market Comment | Investors stick to bonds amid Fed’s caution and Brexit uncertainty

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Market sentiment was slightly positive today with early indications that investors may have resumed their ‘search for yield’ in the wake of reinforced dovishness by major central banks, some bright spots in economic data, alongside news that the Brexit deadline was extended.

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Market Comment| Central bank caution, moderate inflation weighs on bond yields

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Investors had been cautiously shifting into risky assets ahead of key events this afternoon. However, European yield declined across the board and the Euro depreciated after the ECB meeting and ahead of the EU summit on Brexit.

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Market Comment | Renewed woes on global growth and trade keeps markets in check

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Global risk assets started on a buoyant note early today as most Asian equities advanced but the mood reversed in advanced markets with S&P 500 registering its steepest drop in two weeks, weighed by US tariff threats on the EU and a growth warning by the IMF, which cut its global growth outlook to lowest since the financial crisis.

Geographies:Global

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Market Comment | Market steady ahead of eventful week. ECB Preview

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After last week investors’ shift into risky assets, the risk-on mood tempered at the start of this eventful week.

Geographies:Global

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Market Comment| Risk-on mood returned amid positive economic data and trade hopes

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Risk-on mood returned to the markets this week amid positive surprises in the US and China PMIs, rising hopes for a near term US-China trade deal and the declining probability for no-deal Brexit, which together offset a cautious view from the IMF on the growth outlook.

Geographies:Global

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Market Comment | Markets remain cautiously optimistic on US-China trade deal hopes

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Financial markets were little changed awaiting further details on US-China trade talks, which are currently underway. The US is mulling over giving China until 2025 to fulfill its trade promise, which includes a commitment to purchase more US agricultural products, among others. Ongoing talks are expected to pave the way for Trump and Xi to seal a trade deal.

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Market Comment | Optimism on trade and growth outlook boosted financial markets

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There is a positive tone in the financial markets on the back of trade optimism and improvement in China’s growth outlook. Both equity and sovereign bond yields increased across the board, suggesting a decline in global risk premium.

Geographies:Global

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Market Comment | Investors took a breather after starting this week on a positive note

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Financial markets remained broadly steady. Investors took a breather today after starting this week on a positive note, encouraged by positive PMI data surprises from the US and China, more accommodative central bank policy and cautious optimism towards a US-China trade deal.

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Spain | Employment lost some traction in Q1, despite strong performance in March

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Social security registrations increased by 155,100 people (2.9% compared to March 2018) and unemployment decreased by 34,000 people (-4.9% compared to one year ago). Taking favourable seasonality out of the equation, the number of people in employment grew by 50,000 and the unemployment rate fell by 10,000.

Geographies:Spain

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Market Comment | Markets start the week on front foot amid positive data surprises

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Optimism in the markets at the beginning of the week after a positive surprise in the confidence indicators from China and the US. In addition, trade optimism remains as trade talks between the US and China will continue this week. Finally, U.S. employment data, alongside developments on the Brexit, will catch the market’s attention.

Geographies:Global

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