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FOREX: Markets bounce after Thursday dented risk appetite
-JPY is the poorest performer in G10 Friday as market book profits on the firm
rally during the US session Thursday. With little new domestic news to drive
price action, markets remain happy to buy the dip in USD/JPY, which has helped
the recovery back above Y112 so far today.
-Despite the JPY and CHF slipping so far today, European equities continue to
play catch-up with their US counterparts yesterday, and most sit lower by
between 0.1% (UK) to 1.2% (Italy). Italian bond markets remain the focus for
bond markets, with Italian yields rising across the curve and hampering the EUR.
-NZD is the top dog so far in Europe, leading NZD/USD to erase the losses seen
on both Wednesday and Thursday but spot has been unable (so far) to rally
through the 50-dma at $0.6589. NZD's gains and a modest bounce in commodities
prices have helped stabilise the CAD, AUD and NOK somewhat.
-Canadian retail sales and CPI, US Existing Home Sales are the data highlights.
BoE's Carney as well as Fed governors Bostic and Kaplan are all due to speak
throughout the day.
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