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Bullish Price Structure Intact

GERMAN DATA

German Mar Factory Orders Beat Expectations

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Bullish Focus

WTI TECHS

(M1) Needle Still Points North

BRENT TECHS

(N1) Approaching $70.00

Global News and Data Calendar

Repeats Story Initially Transmitted at 20:01 GMT Feb 28/15:01 EST Feb 28
--Rating: *** most market sensitive, * least market sensitive
     
Date    GMT /Local          Event
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01-Mar      -      ***  US  domestic made vehicle sales
01-Mar  0030/1130  ***  AU  Quarterly Private new capex
01-Mar  0130/1030       JP  BOJ board member Goushi Kataoka speaks to business
                              leaders
01-Mar  0530/1630  *    AU  RBA index of commodity prices
01-Mar  0645/0745  ***  CH  GDP
01-Mar  0800/0900  ***  ES  GDP (f)
01-Mar  0800/0900  *    FR  car registrations
01-Mar  0815/0915  **   CH  retail sales
01-Mar  0815/0915  **   ES  Markit Manufacturing PMI (f)
01-Mar  0845/0945  **   IT  Markit Manufacturing PMI (f)
01-Mar  0850/0950  **   FR  Markit Manufacturing PMI (f)
01-Mar  0855/0955  **   DE  Markit Manufacturing PMI (f)
01-Mar  0900/1000  **   EU  Markit Manufacturing PMI (f)
01-Mar  0930/0930  **   UK  Markit/CIPS Manufacturing PMI
01-Mar  0930/0930  **   UK  BOE M4
01-Mar  0930/0930  **   UK  BOE Lending to Individuals
01-Mar  1000/1100  **   EU  unemployment
01-Mar  1030/1130       EU  ECB Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy speech at
                              Delphi Economic Forum III "New Globalization and
                              Growth Challenges", in Delphi, Greece.
01-Mar  1300/2100  ***  CN  Caixin Manufacturing PMI
01-Mar  1330/0830  *    CA  Current account
01-Mar  1330/0830  **   US  Jobless Claims
01-Mar  1330/0830  **   US  Personal Income and Consumption
01-Mar  1445/0945  ***  US  Markit Manufacturing Index (final)
01-Mar  1445/0945  *    US  Bloomberg Comfort Index
01-Mar  1500/1000  ***  US  ISM Manufacturing Index
01-Mar  1500/1000  *    US  construction spending
01-Mar  1500/1000       US  Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to deliver the
                              semiannual monetary policy testimony before the
                              Senate Banking Committee in Washington.
01-Mar  1530/1030  **   US  Natural Gas Stocks
01-Mar  2130/1630  **   US  Fed Weekly Money Supply Data
 
02-Mar      -      *    DE  car registrations
02-Mar  2145/1045  *    NZ  Monthly building consents
02-Mar  2330/0830  **   JP  Tokyo CPI
02-Mar  0700/0800  *    DE  wholesale sales
02-Mar  0700/0800  **   DE  Import/Export Prices
02-Mar  0700/0800  **   DE  Retail Sales
02-Mar  0800/0900  *    ES  unemployment
02-Mar  0810/0910       EU  ECB Executive board member Yves Mersch speech at
                              KPMG Finance Forum 2018 in Prague.
02-Mar  0900/1000  ***  IT  GDP (f)
02-Mar  0930/0930  **   UK  Markit/CIPS Construction PMI
02-Mar  1000/1100  **   EU  PPI
02-Mar  1000/1000       UK  BOE Governor Mark Carney speech, Edinburgh
02-Mar  1330/0830  ***  CA  CA GDP by Industry and GDP Canadian Economic
                              Accounts Combined
02-Mar  1445/0945  *    US  ISM-NY Manufacturing Index
02-Mar  1500/1000  ***  US  Final Michigan Sentiment Index
02-Mar  1600/1100  **   US  St. Louis Fed Real GDP Nowcast
02-Mar  1615/1115  **   US  NY Fed GDP Nowcast
 
03-Mar  0700/1500       CN  The Chinese People's Political Consultative
                              Conference (CPPCC) opening
 
05-Mar  2130/0830  **   AU  AI Group services index
05-Mar  0030/1130  ***  AU  Quarterly business indicators
05-Mar  0030/1130  ***  AU  Dwelling Approvals
05-Mar  0100/0900       CN  China National People's Congress (NPC) opening -
                              REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE GOVERNMENT will be
                              released.
05-Mar  0815/0915  **   ES  Markit Services PMI (f)
05-Mar  0845/0945  **   IT  Markit Services PMI (f)
05-Mar  0930/0930  **   UK  Markit/CIPS Services PMI
05-Mar  1000/1100  **   EU  retail sales
05-Mar  1300/2100  **   CN  Caixin Service PMI
05-Mar  1445/0945  ***  US  Markit Services Index (final)
05-Mar  1500/1000  ***  US  ISM Non-Manufacturing Index
 
06-Mar  2230/0930  **   AU  ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence
06-Mar  0030/1130  ***  AU  Retail trade monthly
06-Mar  0030/1130  ***  AU  Quarterly balance of payments
06-Mar  0330/1430  ***  AU  RBA monthly cash rate decision
06-Mar  0815/0915  ***  CH  CPI
06-Mar  1355/0855  **   US  Redbook Retail Sales Index
06-Mar  1500/1000  **   US  factory new orders
06-Mar  1500/1000  **   US  IBD/TIPP Optimism Index
06-Mar  1500/1000  **   CA  Ivey PMI
06-Mar  2000/1500  *    US  Treasury STRIPS
 
07-Mar      -      ***  CN  FX Reserves
07-Mar  2130/0830  **   AU  AI Group/HIA construction index
07-Mar  2140/0840       AU  RBA Governor Lowe speaks at AFR Business Summit,
                              Sydney
07-Mar  0030/1130  ***  AU  Quarterly GDP
07-Mar  0745/0845  *    FR  foreign trade
07-Mar  0745/0845  *    FR  current account
07-Mar  0830/0830  *    UK  Halifax House Price Index
07-Mar  1000/1100  ***  EU  GDP (2nd est.)
07-Mar  1200/0700  **   US  MBA weekly applications index
07-Mar  1200/1200       UK  Weekly questions to the Prime Minister
07-Mar  1300/0800       US  Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Raphael
                              Bostic to speak at the Fireside Chat to the
                              Broward Workshop in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with
                              audience and media Q&A.
07-Mar  1315/0815  ***  US  ADP Employment Report
07-Mar  1330/0830  **   US  Non-Farm Productivity (f)
07-Mar  1330/0830  **   US  trade balance
07-Mar  1330/0830  *    CA  Labour Productivity and Costs
07-Mar  1330/0830  **   CA  International Merchandise Trade (Trade Balance)
07-Mar  1500/1000  ***  CA  Interest Rate Announcement Bank of Canada
07-Mar  1500/1000  *    US  help-wanted online index
07-Mar  1530/1030  **   US  DOE weekly crude oil stocks
07-Mar  1900/1400       US  Federal Reserve releases the Beige Book for
                              upcoming FOMC meeting in Washington.
07-Mar  2000/1500  *    US  Consumer Credit
07-Mar  2000/1500  *    US  Treasury Allotments (final)
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 202-371-2121; email: holly.stokes@marketnews.com
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