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FOREX

Markets Consolidate After Busy Week

BONDS

Another busy session in terms of volumes

EQUITIES

Generally lower outside Japan

ITALY AUCTION RESULTS

BTP-ST / BTPei

BUNDS

5/30s Block trade

                           May 3     May 3  May 3   May 3
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                                       Avg    Avg
                        Unemploy    Hourly   Work     ISM
                            Rate  Earnings   Week  Nonmfg
Data For                     Apr       Apr    Apr     Apr
Denomination                   %      % Ch    Hrs   Index
Median Forecast **           3.8       0.3   34.5    57.3
High Forecast                3.8       0.3   34.5    58.5
Low Forecast                 3.7       0.2   34.5    56.0
Mean                         3.8       0.3   34.5    57.2
Standard Deviation           0.0       0.0    0.0     0.6
No. of Responses               9        14     11      15
Amherst Pierpont             3.8       0.3     NA    57.5
BofA/Merrill Lynch            NA       0.3   34.5      NA
Bank of the West              NA        NA   34.5      NA
BMO                          3.8       0.3     NA    57.9
BNP Paribas                   NA       0.3     NA    57.0
Capital Economics            3.8       0.3   34.5    56.0
CIBC                         3.8       0.3     NA    57.5
Deutsche Bank                 NA        NA   34.5    58.5
FT Advisors                  3.8       0.3   34.5    57.3
Goldman Sachs                3.8       0.2     NA    57.1
Intesa Sanpaolo               NA       0.3     NA    57.0
Jefferies Economics           NA        NA   34.5    57.3
Lloyds Bank                   NA        NA   34.5    57.6
Morgan Stanley                NA       0.3   34.5      NA
Natwest                      3.8        NA     NA    56.5
SocGen                        NA       0.3     NA      NA
UBS                          3.7       0.2   34.5    56.9
Umaryland                    3.8       0.2   34.5    57.1
Wells Fargo                   NA       0.2     NA    57.3
     
** Note: The survey median is compiled solely from the forecasts listed above
and is not intended to represent a market consensus.
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 (973) 494-2611; email: harrison.clarke@marketnews.com
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