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Asian markets lower across the board posting the largest losses in a month, with China’s Shanghai Composite leading the way after weaker than expected CPI data at 2.2%.

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US Non farm payrolls have just been released coming out at 80k (versus a consensus of 100k and a whisper of 120k). European equities have sold off on the news falling to be between 0.5% and 1% lower.

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Asian markets are mixed but have rallied off lows made earlier in the session, the effects of yesterday’s easing by China, the BOE and the ECB have been somewhat limited thus far. European equity futures are indicating a slightly lower open.

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ECB cut deposit rate to zero, and lowers benchmark rate to 0.75%. Seeing an aggressive sell off in Euro currently trades at 1.246. Gold and silver trade sharply lower with equities trading off highs made following China’s and BOE announcements.

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As highlighted earlier in the week, we thought that the PBOC would act and reduce the Reserve Requirement Ratio possibly at the weekend ahead of CPI data due on Monday.

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Asian markets for choice are lower, with the Shanghai composite leading the way just over 1% lower. The Euro, having sold off marginally yesterday trades just above the 1.25 level, with the ECB rate decision at 12.45 BST a key focal point for the day.

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Asian markets are marginally higher this morning, on very light volume. European equity futures are pointing to a slightly negative open after markets closed at near session highs yesterday.

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With US markets mainly closed for the next couple of days, it is worth looking ahead to the weekend and important data due from China. Market observers in the past have noted that South Korean inflation data has been closely linked to that of China, who are due to release June CPI on Monday.

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Asian markets higher for choice this morning, with the Hang Seng being the outperformer, up 1.2%, playing catch up after being closed yesterday.

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Weaker than expected ISM manufacturing data out of the US, with a reading 49.7 (vs 52 expected). Equities weaker initially on the headline with the DOW now trading 60 points lower, European bourses still in positive territory.

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Reports that the Dutch finance minister says that Holland will decide on ESM bond purchases on a case by case basis and are still opposed to bond buying, have led to profit taking in the Euro having previously traded up at 1.267

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Asian markets mixed this morning, Japan and China pretty much flat, Australia almost 1% better, with manufacturing indicators in Japan and China both beating forecast. The Euro has given up some of Fridays gains this morning to trade around 1.262.

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The Euro makes fresh highs on the session trading around 1.268 on continued optimism from the EU summit. European stocks trade in tandem with the move with the broad Eurostoxx index trading over 3% higher. US futures indicate markets stateside will open around 1.5% better.

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EU leaders have agreed to ease repayment rules for emergency loans to Spanish banks and potential help for Italy, with concessions from Merkel and Germany.

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Market volumes remain somewhat lighter than average but there are a few fundamental and technical concerns which have come to light today.

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