Comments by Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov No new developments still so far, as Russia tries to tone down the heightened rhetoric from the US and its allies.
Comments by the German government spokeswoman Continued political cards being thrown around between the Western front against Russia and Syria. We’re still awaiting to hear about the possible missile strikes.
Russia’s deputy prime minister Rogozin comments with regards to Trump’s tweets Well, looks like someone isn’t too happy that Trump is getting up earlier these days. Let’s queue the timer for today, shall we?
Latest data released by the National Statistics Institute – 13 April 2018 In line with preliminary , nothing that will change the current inflation picture. The core reading was a little higher than the preliminary though, coming in at +1.2% y/y compared to the preliminary figure of +1.1% y/y.
Aussie bonds slip further following Chinese trade data earlier Australia 10-year bond yields are up by 7 basis points on the day, as bonds sold off following the Chinese trade data earlier. I highlighted why that would be good for the aussie.
A subdued opening as investors maintain the cautious tone amid geopolitical tensions A tepid start to proceedings as we close out the week. But with earnings season kicking off, expect more of a tone of cautious optimism to hit equities – until we hear of confirmed missile strikes in Syria that is.
Tokyo’s main index closes higher on the day but closer to the trading lows Mildly positive tones in Asian trading, as Chinese stocks are down but the fact that China’s import data shows a boost should bode well for other equities around the region.
Latest Chinese data on money supply and loans growth released – 13 April 2018 Continued decline in the M2 growth, highlighting the deceleration in credit growth overall by China as it steps up its efforts to cut down on financial risks.
Comments by IEA in its monthly oil report The comments on OPEC are predominantly the key points of the report. They mention that “it is not for us to declare on behalf of OPEC that it is mission accomplished”, and that “if our outllok is accurate, it certainly looks very much like it”.
Equities mostly flat in trading so far Mild moves to say the least so far. The cautious tone from Asian trading spills over to Europe as well, as markets continue to sit on edge awaiting the “will they, won’t they?” on Syria missile strikes.