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- Australian Apr Trade Balance registers a slight miss but scores its 2nd straight surplus
- (JP) Japan investors sold net 1.17T in Foreign Bonds last week (3rd straight week of net sells);
- Japan 30-year JGB auction seen as strong (bid-to-cover: 4.06x v 3.57x prior)
-EU considering handing LIBOR oversight to ESMA
- Spanish and French bond actions see mixed results in both yields and bid-to-cover
- Key European rate decisions; Both BOE and ECB expected to hold steady
- ECB press conference seen as key for Euro with markets looking for clues of future rate cuts

***Economic Data***
- (FR) France Q1 ILO Unemployment Rate: 10.8% v 10.8%e; Mainland Unemployment Rate: 10.4% v 10.4%e; Mainland Unemployment Change: +95Ke v +124K prior

- (IE) Ireland NCB Services PMI: 52.7 v 55.2 prior; 10th straight month of growth
- (UK) May Halifax House Prices M/M: 0.4% v 0.2%e; 3M/3M: 2.6% v 2.5%e
- (HU) Hungary Q1 Final GDP Q/Q: 0.7% v 0.7% prelim; Y/Y: -0.9% v -0.9% prelim
- (CZ) Czech Apr Trade Balance (CZK): 33.0BB v 21.1Be
- (EU) ECB 23M borrowed in overnight loan facility vs. 34M prior; 89.6B parked in deposit facility vs. 101.4B prior
- (CH) Swiss May CPI M/M: 0.1% v 0.1%e; Y/Y: -0.5% v -0.6%e
- (CH) Swiss May CPI EU Harmonized M/M: 0.0 v -0.1% prior; Y/Y: -0.2 v -0.4% prior
- (NL) Netherlands May CPI M/M: 0.0% v -0.1%e; Y/Y: 2.8% v 2.5%e
- (NL) Netherlands May CPI EU Harmonized M/M: 0.0% v -0.1%e; Y/Y: 3.1% v 3.0%e
- (UK) May New Car Registrations Y/Y: 11.0% v 14.8% prior
- (UK) Llyods May Employment Confidence: -37 v -41 prior
- (IS) Iceland May Preliminary Trade Balance (IS): -6.6B v +4.9B prior
- (CY) Cyprus May Consumer Price Index M/M: 0.0% v -0.5% prior; Y/Y: -0.7% v -0.3% prior
- (GR) Greece Mar Unemployment Rate: 26.8% v 26.7% prior (revised record high)

Fixed Income:
- (ES) Spain Debt Agency (Tesoro) sold total 4.03B vs. 3.0-4.0B indicated range in 2015, 2016, and 2023 Bonds

- Sold 1.53B in March 2.75% 2015 Bono bond; Avg Yield 1.903% v 2.275% prior; Bid-to-cover: 3.0x v 4.0x; Maximum Yield 1.928% v 2.306% prior; Tail 2.5bps v 3.1bps prior
- Sold 1.01B in 3.3% April 2016 Bono; Avg Yield 2.706% v 2.442% prior; Bid-to-cover: 2.39x v 2.24x prior; Max Yield 2.732% v 2.472% prior ; Tail: 3.0bps v 3.0bps prior
- Sold 1.49B 4.40% 2023 bond; Avg Yield: 4.517% v 4.452% prior syndicate; Bid-to-cover: 2.52x v 3.0x prior; Max Yield: 4.536%; Tail: 1.9bps
- (FR) France Debt Agency (AFT) sold total 7.99B vs. 8.0B in 2020, 2023 and 2027 Oats
- Sold 1.825B in 3.5% Apr 2020 OAT; Avg Yield 1.30% v 1.26% prior; Bid-to-cover: 2.22x v 2.86x prior
- Sold 3.84B in 1.75% 2023 Oat; Avg Yield 2.04% v 1.81% prior; Bid-to-cover: 1.61x v 2.0 prior
- Sold 2.323B in 2.75% 2027 Oats; Avg Yield 2.58% v 2.71% prior; Bid-to-cover: 2.56x v 2.52x prior
- (PL) Poland sold total PLN4.61B total in 2018 and 2019 bonds
- (HU) Hungary Debt Agency (AKK) sold HUF4.5B in 2019 floating rate Bond; Avg Price 95.5500 v 96.2700 prior
- (HU) Hungary Debt Agency (AKK) sold HUF45B vs. HUF50B in 12-Month Bills; Avg Yield: 4.16% v 4.00% prior; Bid-to-cover: 1.20x v 1.54x prior


FTSE 100 +0.10% at 6,426,
DAX +0.20% at 8,215, CAC-40 +0.40% at 3,867, IBEX-35 +0.90% at 8,362, FTSE MIB -0.10% at 16,943, SMI +0.10% at 7,751, S&P 500 Futures +0.40% at 1,613

- Equity markets in Europe are trading mixed as traders wait today's European central bank decisions (ECB and BoE) and monthly US payrolls data due to be released on Friday. Spain's IBEX-35 has outperformed, while Italy's FTSE M IB has lagged. European banks are mostly lower, led by declines in shares of Barclays. Resource related companies are trading mixed, in line with what has been seen with commodity prices.

- UK movers [Johnson Matthey +6% (raised dividend), RSA +2% (broker commentary); Barclays -1.5% (share placement)]
- Germany movers [Air Berlin +3% (monthly traffic data); Cewe Color -3% (ex-dividend), Kuka -2% (ex-dividend), Stada -1.5% (ex-dividend)]
- France movers [Danone +2% (broker commentary), EDF +1% (broker commentary)]
- Italy movers [Telecom Italia +2.5% (shareholder Fossati not planning to sell stake)]
- Spain movers [Colonial +13% (takeover speculation)]
- Switzerland movers [Santhera +20% (licensing agreement)]

- Portugal Secretary of State for Finance Rodrigues
reiterated view that Portugal won't need a new aid plan, wants to gain full market access and eligibility for OMT
- Finland PM Katainen stated that Europe would emerge from the economic crisis stronger than ever
- Hungary Central Bank's Balog commented that it might raise GDP to 1.8% due to funding for growth plan. Depending on composition of loans issued the impact of growth might reach 1.0-1.8%
- Hungary Econ Min Varga commented that the Base Rate could fall further to hit 3.50% (**Implies another 100bps of cuts) and save govt HUF100B
- South Africa Central Bank (SARB) Gov Marcus commented that it was unclear which way the global crisis would go. She noted that markets were over-reacting to possibility US FED might roll back QE
- BOJ Board said to be split on measures to quell bond market volatility. Board said to be divided about whether to offer 2-year loans to banks (currently offers 1 year loans) and divided on J-REIT purchases.
- Japan Chief Cabinet Sec Suga stated that Japan would not accept Taiwan's proposal for 3-way talks over disputed islands
- Japan Govt Panel Draft Medium Term Fiscal plan in which it would pursue economic growth and fiscal consolidation simultaneously. It expected Japan to near 2% inflation in FY14 and make decision on raising sales tax during the fall. The panel reiterated seeking to halve primary balance deficit ratio by FY15
- India Economic Panel Advisor chief Ahluwalia commented that gold imports would be lower y/y in FY13/14
- India Fin Min Chidambaram commented that he would like to see banks lower lending rates, as real rates turn positive as inflation eases. He added that decline in INR currency (Rupee) was not a concern as foreign currency inflows remain strong
- World Gold Council (WGC): India gold duty to limit bullion supplies
- China Gold Assoc: Apr Gold Production at 33.0K metric tons; YTD at 122.9K metric tons, +12.2% y/y
- NHC: Tropical Storm Andrea update: Storm a touch stronger and heading towards Florida big bend

Currencies/Fixed Income:
- The USD was a touch on the defensive against the major pairs during the European morning ahead of the BOE and ECB rate decisions.
- The EUR/USD held above the 1.31 handle but dealers eyeing the 1.3170 as the key pivot pint for momentum. The EUR's direction would hinge on what ECB chief Draghi says at the press conference. Dealers will look for hints of potential future rate cuts. The ECB will also issue new staff projections.
- USD-JPY was looking vulnerable around 99.00 as the Nikkei closed in on 'bear market territory' after falling 0.9% in today's session. The pair again managed to find some footing below the 99 handle for the 3rd consecutive session

Political/In the Papers:
-(DE) German Fin Min Schaeuble: German GDP is mainly supported by domestic demand - comment from Berlin; Reiterates that monetary policy cannot be permanently overstretched.
- (DE) Germany regional states said to be threatening to block the fiscal pacts assuming they do not receive additional funding - press
-(IT) Italy PM Letta plans cabinet meeting for 1300 local time on Thursday for discussion of constitutional reforms; Govt will try to avoid raising VAT in July.
- (IT) Italy's Berlusconi (PDL): The govt needs to make economic decisions as it sees fit, regardless what other EU countries think - Italian press
- (US) Fed's Beige Book: Economy expanded at a "modest to moderate" pace except Dallas which reported strong economic growth (versus "moderate" pace prior); Hiring increased at a measured pace in several District
-(US) Fed's Fisher: Seeing the markets currently starting to discount the possibility of tapering QE; Would be disruptive to markets to abruptly halt bond purchases
-(JP) Japan Chief Cabinet Sec Suga: Yen depreciation generally good for economy; may not be good for some importers

**Looking Ahead***
All times listed for economic events are denominated in Eastern Standard Time (Add 4 hours for GMT equivalent)
- (EU) EU's Barroso with EU's Tajani
- G20 Finance Ministers and central bank dep gov meeting
- (IL) Israel May Foreign Currency Balance: No est v $77.1B prior
- (US) Retailers Report May Sales
- 06:00 (DE) Germany Apr Factory Orders M/M: -1.0%e v +2.2% prior; Y/Y: +0.9%e v -0.4% prior
- 06:00 (PT) Portugal Apr Industrial Sales M/M: No est v 7.7% prior; Y/Y: No est v -8.3% prior
- 06:00 (IE) Ireland May Live Register Monthly Change: No est v -0.1K prior; Unemployment Rate: No est v 14.0% prior
- 06:00 (PL) Poland to sell Bonds
- 06:00 (CZ) Czech Republic to sell 9-month Bills
- 06:30 (US) Daily Libor Fixings
- 06:45 (FI) Finland PM Katainen with Greece PM Samaras
- 07:00 (IT) Italy PM Letta in Rome at conference
- 07:00 (UK) Bank of England (BOE) Interest Rate Decision: Expected to leave both Interest Rates and Asset Purchase Target (APT) unchanged at 0.50% and 375b respectively
- 07:00 (ZA) South Africa Apr Electricity Production Y/Y: No est v -0.5% prior; Electricity Consumption Y/Y: No est v -3.0% prior
- 07:00 (RU) Russia Gold & Forex Reserve w/e May 31st: No est v $513.7B prior
- 07:00 (BR) Brazil May FGV Inflation IGP-DI: +0.2%e v -0.1% prior
- 07:30 (US) May Challenger Job Cuts: No est v 38.1K prior Y/Y: No est v -6.0% prior
- 07:30 (BR) Brazil Central Bank (COPOM) Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
- 07:30 (US) Jun RBC Consumer Outlook Index: No est v 50.2 prior
- 07:45 (EU) ECB Interest Rate Decision: Expected to leave the main Refi Rate unchanged at 0.50%; Leave Deposit Rate unchanged at 0.00%
- 08:00 (US) Fed's Plosser Speaks on Economy in Boston
- 08:30 (US) Initial Jobless Claims: 345Ke v 354K prior; Continuing Claims: 2.974Me v 2.986M prior
- 08:30 (EU) ECB'S Draghi holds post rate decision press conference
- 08:30 (US) Net Export Sales
- 08:45 (CA) Bank of Canada Gov Poloz in Parliament
- 09:00 (DE) German Chancellor Merkel at construction event in Berlin
- 09:00 (MX) Mexico Mar Gross Fixed Investment: -4.5%e v +0.5% prior
- 09:00 (RO) Romania to sell Bonds
- 1000: (HU) Hungary May YTD Budget Balance (HUF): No est v -528.6B prior
- 10:00 (CA) Canada May Ivey Purchasing Managers Index Seasonally Adj: 56.0e v 52.2 prior; PMI Unadj: No est v 50.9 prior
- 10:30 (US) IMF's Rice press conference
- 10:30 (CH) Swiss Parliament committee debate on US tax agreement
- 10:30 (US) Weekly EIA Natural Gas Inventories
- 10:30 (MX) Mexico May Vehicle Production: No est v 238.8K prior; Vehicle Domestic Sales: No est v 83.5K prior; Vehicle Exports: No est v 185.5K prior
- 10:30 (BR) Brazil to Sell 2013, 2015 and 2017 Bills
- 11:00 (US) Treasury refunding announcement
- 12:00 (US) Q1 Net change in household wealth Q/Q: No est v $1.174T prior
- 12:00 (CO) Colombia Central Bank official Meisel
- 15:30 (CO) Colombia Central Bank official Uribe
- 17:00 (CO) Colombia Apr Exports: No est v $4.6B prior
- 19:00 (KR) South Korea Q1 Final GDP Q/Q: No est v 0.9% prelim; Y/Y: No est v 1.5% prelim


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