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ECB Ends QE But Maintains Dovish Stance

The ECB Board meeting overnight comes in line with expectations, ending QE at the end of December but continuing to maintain dovish forward guidance
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PM May Wins Confidence Vote But Current Deal Unlikely to Pass

Cable gains overnight as UK PM May wins the Conservative Party confidence vote by 200-117
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European Political Risks Seen Driving FX Sentiment to Year-End

European political risk dominates FX sentiment Tuesday to drive USD higher against both EUR and GBP
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Medium Term USD Negatives Offset by Near Term “Risk off” Drivers

A combination of risk off factors overnight once again sees the USD Index trade back up above the 97.00 level on a safe haven bid but still well within established ranges
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Countdown to the Brexit Vote

The UK’s proposed exit from the EU is now at its most critical stage. The two sides have agreement on a 585 page Withdrawal document as well as on a document describing future trading relations. On 11th December the UK’s House of Commons votes to ratify both documents of the deal.
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Yield Curve Flattening Spooks Markets

Yield Curve Flattening Spooks Markets

The spread between 3- and 5-year yields fell to -0.7 bps on Monday, dropping below zero for the first time in more than a decade.
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