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Germany February retail sales m/m -0.7% vs +0.7% expected

Latest data released by Destatis – 3 April 2018 Bloomberg headline reported -0.3% m/m initially, revised to -0.7% m/m according to source figures. Not the most significant of data points, but a slump in retail sentiment in one of the Eurozone’s larger economies – though the data point is known to be a bit volatile.

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Nikkei 225 closes lower by 0.45% at 21,292.29

Tokyo’s main index closes lower on the day as Asian shares slump A softer touch but Japanese equities were rather resilient on the day. It opened at the lows and closed the day near the highs. Likewise for the Hang Seng index. The recovery from the lows is a welcome boost for USD/JPY at the…