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2012 10

Valbury Capital will provide new client consultations and platform demonstrations at the 10th Shanghai Banking Expo. Valbury Capital, a leading multi-asset broker, invites aspiring traders to join them at the 10th Shanghai International Finance and Money Fair taking place at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre on November 23 – 25, 2012.

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Asian markets are firmer this morning, with notably South Korea's industrial output rising for the first time in 4 months. Elsewhere, GDP data released by Taiwan was better than expected and Singapore's jobless rate fell. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China gained over 1% in Hong Kong after better earnings, whilst PetroChina fell over 3% after missing with their results.

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Asian markets slightly lower having been higher earlier in the session, with expectations high that the BOJ will add further stimulus measures tomorrow at their policy meeting. Shares in property developers in Hong Kong fell after the government introduced it's first property tax aimed at overseas buyers, whilst Japan's largest mobile phone maker NTT Docomo fell almost 8% after warning on profits.

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Asian markets weaker overnight, with missed earnings from Apple and Amazon after US hours coupled with a miss from Hong Kong's China Unicom weighing on sentiment. Both Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing beat estimates for earnings. Elsewhere, Japan announced 750bn Yen of further stimulus with the Yen trading at 4 month lows.

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Asian markets on the balance firmer, with the Nikkei closing at session highs up around 1.1% on further Yen weakness, on speculation that the BOJ will ease monetary policy further next week. The Chinese industry minister says that China’s industrial output growth in Q4 may be faster than Q3 and positive signs for growth are accumulating.

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Asian markets weaker, weighed by disappointing earnings, whilst in China the HSBC flash manufacturing PMI came in higher than expected suggesting the economy is stabilizing. In Japan, Kawasaki Heavy, fell almost 6% after the gas-turbine maker missed on their first half operating profit.

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We had the biggest down day on the Dow since June, with many people putting some emphasis on the 25th anniversary of the '87 crash.

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Asian markets mixed this morning, but well off lows in the session. Japanese trade balance numbers came in lower than expected, with exports to both China and the US at their worst levels since January, prompting speculation of further easing from the BOJ.

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Asian markets slightly higher having been lower earlier in the session, weighed by Google and Microsoft earnings out of the US. Foreign direct investment in China fell for the 10th time in 11 months. South Korea one of the laggard markets being weighed down by Samsung falling around 2%. In geopolitical news the North Korean military has said it will fire without warning on South Korea if anti-North Korea leaflets are dropped on Monday.

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Asian markets strong this morning, with Chinese GDP data coming out in line at 7.4% for the 3rd quarter, with the Chinese Premier stating before the numbers that their economy was stabilizing. The Nikkei the standout performer up 2%.

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Asian markets firmer again, buoyed by better than expected corporate earnings out of the US and Moody’s keeping their ratings for Spain unchanged. The Nikkei was the standout market trading up 1.2%. In Europe, the major news is the Moody’s announcement, the market had anticipated a downgrade for such. According to sources Spain and Germany are in final discussions about ECB intervention in the Spanish bond market. For data, we have UK BoE minutes and jobless claims. European markets have opened

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Asian markets firmer across the board, buoyed by positive retail sales data out of the US yesterday. In corporate news Softbank Corp rose over 9% after agreeing to buy 70% of Sprint Nextel Corp. Overnight the RBA released minutes following their rate cut, and stated that it may take time for recent cuts to take effect.

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Asian markets mixed this morning, with China’s Shanghai composite the laggard down 0.6%, Chinese CPI data came out at 1.9% yoy, and data over the weekend showed that exports rose by more than expected by 9.9%, whilst the PBOC’s deputy governor said at a meeting with the IMF that China has “relatively large space” to use monetary and fiscal policy to aid the economy.

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Asian markets mostly firmer this morning, sentiment slightly boosted by the fact that Japan and China have agreed to hold talks over the island dispute, with Japanese autos a major benefactor of the news.

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Equity markets and commodities have been hit in recent sessions amid fears of China's slowdown becoming deeper than many expect and with that the dollar has found a bid. There are a number of support levels in the US indices which are thus far holding and keeping the bullish trend intact but there are clear warning signs.

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