Fed, ECB Minutes Compete with Trade War Chatter

  • Monday, April 9, 2018

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Although markets will pay attention to the meeting minutes released by the Fed and ECB this week, market movements will likely continue to be dominated by the latest trade war rhetoric. Both sets of minutes are likely to score neutral as recent market volatility may cause both the Fed and ECB to pump the brakes with regard to tightening plans.

Elsewhere, several reports coming from the Bank of England this week are likely to suggest underlying weakness in the UK economy, nudging BOE momentum toward dovish territory. Conversely, Norges Bank policymakers are likely to sound more upbeat, though they may indicate that any move to tighten policy is still several months away. Elsewhere in Scandinavia, the only scheduled Riksbank speech is likely to sound a bit more dovish considering that the Swedish economy does not appear to be faring as well as their neighbors. Finally, in his speech this week RBA Governor Lowe may have no choice but to address how U.S.-China trade war rhetoric will impact the Aussie economy.

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