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Market Pulse - Currencies
20 Feb
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Maduro challenges Guaido to new elections and calls him 'Mr. Clown'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro challenged opposition leader Juan Guaido to general elections on Tuesday.

20 Feb
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May, Juncker set for more Brexit talks in Brussels

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was set to hold more Brexit talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday, as UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said an agreement on the Irish backstop would help Britain meet its March 29 departure date.

19 Feb
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FX round-up: Pound gains amid reports 'Malthouse Compromise' might be dead

Sterling jumped on Tuesday, amid conflicting reports regarding the death of the so-called 'Malthouse Compromise' which called for the Irish backstop to be renegotiated or, failing that, for an orderly 'no deal' withdrawal.

19 Feb
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Commodities: Copper clambers back atop 200-day moving average

Commodities moved higher as investors in the States returned from the long weekend and US-China trade talks got under way again in Washington D. C.

19 Feb
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Bernie Sanders to run for president in 2020

Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday that he will run again for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 US Presidential elections.

19 Feb
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Europe midday: Stocks drop as investors assess damage from global slowdown

Stocks across the Continent are slipping lower as investors try to gauge the likely extent of the ongoing economic slowdown and wait for fresh headlines out of the trade talks between the US and China, which were set to resume later in the day, in Washington DC.

19 Feb
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Experts do not see a rapid recovery in German growth, ZEW says

Analysts were slightly less downbeat in February on the prospects for the Eurozone's largest economy, even as their assessment of the current situation soured further.

19 Feb
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Yen dips on 'dovish' comments from BoJ chief

The Bank of Japan may be forced to consider easing monetary policy further if a stronger yen impacts on the outlook for inflation and the economy, the governor of its central bank said.

19 Feb
ECB stands ready to act if economy slows more sharply, Praet says

A top European Central Bank official signaled overnight that further easing was clearly possible should the euro area economy slow more sharply.

18 Feb
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Seven Labour MPs split from party over Brexit, antisemitism

Seven Labour MPs resigned from the party on Monday in protest over its Brexit policy and the failure to deal with antisemitism among members.

18 Feb
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First EU elections poll shows surge for far-right, but center-right still dominant

Centre-right parties are expected to again come out in front from the European Union parliamentary elections due to be held between 23-26 May, but the Continent's far-right parties will make fresh inroads, according to the results of a survey.

18 Feb
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Week ahead: US-China trade talks, central banks in the spotlight

The markets' focus over the coming week will be on the continuing trade talks between the US and China, in Washington D. C.

18 Feb
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New TLTRO loans for banks must have a monetary justification, ECB officials say

Two European Central Bank officials who spoke over the weekened appeared to be trying to temper market expectations, to varying degrees, for additional policy easing.

15 Feb
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Credit Bank of Moscow eurobond sale greeted by strong demand

Russia's second-largest private bank successfully tapped global debt markets this week, via the sale of a heavily over-subscribed issue.

15 Feb
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Credit Bank of Moscow Eurobond sale greeted by strong demand

Russia's second-largest private bank successfully tapped global debt markets this week, via the sale of a heavily over-subscribed issue.

12 Feb
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BoE's Carney issues stark warning on risks from trade, China slowdown

Bank of England chief Mark Carney sounded a dire warning on Tuesday on what the costs of a full-blown trade war might be.

12 Feb
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Twelve Catalan secessionists stand trial in Madrid

Twelve Catalan separatist leaders are being judged by Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday and face up to 25 years in prison for their roles in leading the failed secession drive.

12 Feb
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ECB's Lane says domestic euro area economy 'pretty strong'

The European Central Bank's incoming chief economist cautioned against exaggerating the significance of recent weak data.

11 Feb
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FX round-up: Sterling hit by weak data, US dollar strength

Sterling was under pressure on Monday, dragged lower by a spate of weak data out of the UK even as the US currency found a bid against the other majors ahead of a key week for US-China trade talks.