User Name: Password:      Register - Lost password?

Forex News Blog
Back to The Headlines
Thursday January 9, 2014 - 11:10:55 GMT
Trade the News Staff -

Share This Story:
| | Email EU Market Update: Peripheral States and emerging Europe take advantage of declining yields to issue debt with demand to match appetite EU Market Update: Peripheral States and emerging Europe take advantage of declining yields to issue debt with demand to match appetite
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 5:23 AM EST

- FOMC Minutes: Members saw waning benefits from monthly bond purchases and many FOMC members favoured QE tapering in 'measured steps'; most were inclined to retain current thresholds
- Mixed Australian data; Nov Retail Sales rise for the 5th straight month (M/M: 0.7% v 0.4%e) while Building Approvals fell for the 2nd straight month (YoY: -1.5% v -1.0%e)
- Chinese Inflation data continue to come in softer than expected; CPI hits 7-month low (YoY: 2.5% vs. 2.7%e) while PPI fell for the 22nd straight month (YoY: -1.4% v -1.35e)
- Bank of Korea (BoK) left its 7-Day Repo Rate unchanged at 2.50% for the 8th straight meeting (as expected) Maintained its 2014 growth outlook at 3.8% but trimmed its inflation view to 2.3% from 2.5%
- BoE and ECB will meet today; no changes expected
- Peripheral States and emerging Europe take advantage of declining yields to issue debt with demand to match appetite (Ireland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain all issued debt this week)
- Spain begins 2014 bond issuance on solid footing. 5-year yield issued at record low level of 2.411. The 10-year Spanish/German Gov't bond spread at approx 180bps; tightest since April 2011 following the auction results

***Economic Data***
- (FR) France Nov Trade Balance: -5.7B v -4.6Be

- (CZ) Czech Nov Industrial Output Y/Y: 6.2% v 3.7%e; Construction Output Y/Y: -9.3% v -1.0% prior
- (CZ) Czech Dec CPI M/M: 0.4% v 0.3%e; Y/Y: 1.4% v 1.3%e
- (CZ) Czech Q3 Final GDP Q/Q: +0.2% v -0.1% prelim; Y/Y: -1.2% v -1.3% prelim
- (CZ) Czech Dec Unemployment Rate: 8.2% v 8.2%e
- (HU) Hungary Nov Preliminary Trade Balance: 803.5M v 685.0Me
- (DK) Denmark Nov Current Account Balance (DKK): 12.1B v 18.4B prior; Trade Balance (ex-Shipping): 5.5B v 9.3B prior
- (EU) ECB 656M borrowed in overnight loan facility vs. 293M prior; 48.6B parked in deposit facility vs. 95.1B prior - Daily Eurosystem Liquidity Conditions
- (NL) Netherlands Dec CPI M/M: +0.1% v -0.4%e; Y/Y: 1.7% v 1.2%e
- (NL) Netherlands Dec EU CPI Harmonized M/M: +0.1% v -0.6% prior; Y/Y: 1.4% v 1.2% prior
- (NO) Norway Nov Retail Sales W/Auto Fuel M/M: 0.5% v 0.4%e
- (NO) Norway Nov Credit Indicator Growth Y/Y: 6.0% v 6.1%e
- (IT) Italy Q3 YTD Deficit to GDP Ratio: 3.7% v 4.1% prior
- (UK) Nov Visible Trade Balance: -9.4B v -9.4Be; Total Trade Balance: -3.2B v -2.3Be; Trade Balance Non EU:-3.0B v -3.5Be
- (EU) Euro Zone Dec Business Climate Indicator: +0.27 v +0.22e; Consumer Confidence: -13.6 v -13.6e;
Economic Confidence: 100.0 v 99.1e; Industrial Confidence: -3.4 v -3.0e; Services Confidence: +0.2 v -0.5e
- (IT) Bank of Italy Dec Balance-Sheet Aggregates at 235.9B v 227.7B prior; first rise in 10 months
- (GR) Greece Nov Industrial Production Y/Y: -6.1 v -5.2% prior
- (GR) Greece Oct Unemployment Rate: 27.8% v 27.4% prior; record high

Fixed Income:
- (ES) Spain Debt Agency (Tesoro) sold total 5.29B vs. 4.0-5.0B indicated range in 2019 and 2028 bonds

- Sold 3.53B in new 2.75% Apr 2019 Bono; Avg yield 2.382% (record EU low) v 2.697%; Bid-to-cover: 1.8x v 2.72x prior; Maximum Yield 2.411% v 2.722% prior; Tail 2.9bps
- Sold 1.76B in 5.15% Oct 2028 Bono; Avg Yield 4.192% v 4.809% prior; Bid-to-cover: 2.7x v 2.73x prior; Max Yield 4.198% v 4.829% prior; Tail: 0.6bps v 2.0bps prior
- (FR) France Debt Agency (AFT) sold total vs.7.5-8.5B indicated range in 2020, 2024 and 2060 bonds
- Sold 1.475B in 2.5% 2020 Oats; Avg Yield 1.67% v 1.83% prior; Bid-to-cover: 3.0x v 3.64x prior
- Sold 5.046B in new 2.25% 2024 Oat; Avg Yield: 2.51% v 2.41% prior; Bid-to-cover: 1.54x v 1.98x prior
- Sold 1.805B in Apr 4% 2060 Oats; avg yield 3.53% v 3.27% prior; Bid-to-cover: 1.98x v 2.33x prior
- (PT) Portugal Debt Agency (IGCP) to sell Euro benchmarked Jun 2010 bonds via syndicate; guidance seen at +340bps over mid-swaps
- (SK) Slovakia Debt Agency to sell 15-year Euro-denominated bond; guidance seen around +110bps over mid-swaps

Indices [Stoxx50 +0.4%
, FTSE 100 +0.3% at 6,743, DAX +0.4% at 9,531, CAC-40 +0.2% at 4,269, IBEX-35 +0.7% at 10,327, FTSE MIB +0.8% at 19,606, SMI flat at 8,352, S&P 500 Futures +0.3% at 1,837]

- Market Focal Points: Most indices higher ahead of ECB and BoE meetings as peripheral indices continue to outperform, EuroStoxx50 hits 5-year high, UK retailers continue to disappoint (Tesco and Morrisons), Mining shares continue to lag, Technology sector supported by ASML, Energy services firm TGS raises outlook, Management changes weigh on Standard Chartered, French chemicals firm Arkema cuts outlook, UK IT services firm Spirent Communications issues cautious outlook, China inflation data below expectations, Upcoming US same store sales reports and weekly jobless claims

By Sector
- Energy
[TGS Nopec TGS.NO +12% (raised outlook), Tullow Oil TLW.UK +2% (vague merger speculation), Heritage Oil HOIL.UK +4% (production update)]
- Consumer Discretionary [Greggs GRG.UK +7.5% (reaffirmed outlook), Laird LRD.UK +7% (broker commentary, guidance), Gerry Weber +6% (Q4 sales +22%), Marks & Spencer MKS.UK +3% (weak sales results in line with expectations), Axel Springer SPR.DE +2% (broker commentary); Morrison Supermarkets MRW.UK -5% (cut outlook),Tesco TSCO.UK -2.5% (profit warning), Havas HAV.FR -2% (CEO resignation)]
- Financial [Raiffeisen Bank RBI.AT -9% (capital raise speculation), Standard Charted STAN.UK -3% (management changes)]
- Technology [Pace PIC.UK +3% (raised outlook); Spirent Communications SPT.UK -9% (profit warning), Arm Holdings ARM.UK -3% (broker commentary)]
- Industrials [Arkema AKE.FR -3% (profit warning)]
- Stoxx50 Sectors [Technology +1.6%, Consumer Cyclical +0.8%, Telecom +0.7%, Energy +0.7%, Financials +0.5%, Industrials +0.5%, Consumer Non-Cyclical +0.5%, Utilities +0.3%; Basic Materials -0.1%]

- ECB's Coeure said to replace Noyer at Bank of France in 2015

- France Trade Min Bricq: Nov trade balance was not good due to lower aeronautical deliveries. He noted that the country's trade deficit was a structural issue. He forecasted 2013 trade deficit ~60B compared to 73B deficit in 2012
- Italy govt might meet to discuss sales of up to 40% stake in Post office in 2014
- Ukraine PM Azarov stated that the country to have stable prices and currency in 2014 and that its budget proposal was realistic for this year
- Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Nuclear talks with P5+1 show hostility towards Iran and the Muslim world

Currencies/Fixed Income:
- FX markets were awaiting the decision from the BOE and ECB. Overall analysts expected no changes to either central bank policies. Any surprise from the BOE could come in the form of a statement. BOE Gov Carney could amend its forward guidance in coming months by changing the unemployment benchmark at which an interest rate hike would be considered to 6.5% from 7%.
- The focus on the ECB would be the post rate decision Draghi press conference. Although its economy has improved in recent readings the Euro Zone CPI YoY reading has been below 1.0% for the past three months.(**Note: ECB targets CPI inflation below, but close to 2% over the medium term). The Dec Unemployment Rate came in at 12.1%, just off its record high level. Also dealer will look for commentary on the Euro currency and its recent strength following the Fed's decision to begin tapering last month. The Eonia rates rose into year end and the SMP program was not fully sterilized in 4 of the 5 last weeks of 2013 could also be subject to questioning in the press conference
- Fed minutes offered little additional information but dealers were watching the belly of the US yield curve from the forward guidance approach.
- Spain began 2014 bond issuance on solid footing. Its 5-year yield issued at record low level of 2.411%. The 10-year Spanish/German Gov't bond spread at approx 180bps; tightest since April 2011 following the auction results
- Morgan Stanley analyst: Turkey risks still not priced in; Sees TRY currency (Lira) weakening to 2.3 in Q2
- Goldman Sachs economist Kwon: Maintains view that Bank of Korea (BOK) will enact another rate cut in near term

Political/In the Papers:
- (EU) EU's Barroso: Expecting the EU economy to perform better in 2014, cant say EU crisis is completely over as the unemployment rate remains too high
- (PT) Portugal planning to reopen 4.75% June 2019 euro bond, has hired banks for offering - press
- (PT) Portugal Fin Min Albuquerque: Financing conditions are improving, falling yields are encouraging for the market
- (ES) Spain Deputy PP leader Cospedal: Spain GDP may beat 0.7% forecast in 2014
- (IR) Negotiations between Iran and P5+1 have stalled over debate on advanced centrifuge research - press
- (CN) PBoC did not conduct open market operations (OMO) in today's session (5th consecutive session of halted operations); Zero net position this week v drained CNY29B in prior week
- (JP) Japan said to be mulling plans to close corporate tax loopholes - Japanese press

**Looking Ahead***
All times listed for economic events are denominated in Eastern Standard Time (Add 5 hours for GMT equivalent)
- U.S. Retailers Report December Sales
- (EU) EU Climate Change Committee Meeting Vote on Backloading
- Czech Social Democrat leader Sobotka to meet President Zeman to discuss proposed Cabinet lineup
- (US) Treasury Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting
- (RU) Russia Dec Reserve Fund: No est v $86.9B prior; Wellbeing Fund: No est v $88.1B prior
- (RU) Russia Dec Final CPI M/M: No est v 0.5% prelim; Y/Y: No est v 6.5% prelim; CPI YTD: No est v 6.55 prelim
- (RU) Russia Dec Core CPI M/M: 0.5%e v 0.6% prior; Y/Y: 5.7%e v 5.6% prior
- 06:00 (DE) Germany Nov Industrial Production M/M: +1.5%e v -1.2% prior; Y/Y: 3.0%e v 1.0% prior
- 06:00 (ZA) South Africa Nov Manufacturing Production M/M: No est v 6.9% prior; Y/Y: 0.3%e v 1.5% prior
- 06:00 (RU) Russia Gold and Forex Reserve w/e Jan 3rd: No est v $508.5B prior
- 06:00 (PT) Portugal Nov Trade Balance: No est v -1.1B prior
- 06:45 (US) Daily Libor Fixing
- 07:00 (UK) Bank of England Bank (BOE) Interest Rate Decision: expected to leave both Interest Rate and Asset Purchase Target (APT) unchanged at 0.50% and 375B respectively
- 07:00 (UK) BOE Statement
- 07:30 (US) Dec Challenger Job Cuts: No est v K prior; Y/Y: No est v -20.6% prior
- 07:30 (US) Jan RBC Consumer Outlook Index: No est v 49.7 prior
- 07:45 (EU) ECB Interest Rate Decision: Expected to leave key rates unchanged. Expected to leave Main Refi Rate unchanged at 0.25%; Expected to leave Deposit Facility Rate unchanged at 0.00%; Marginal Lending Facility unchanged at 0.75%
- 08:30 (US) Initial Jobless Claims: 335Ke v 339K prior; Continuing Claims: 2.85Me v 2.833M prior
- 08:30 (CA) Canada Dec Housing States: 190.0Ke v 192.2K prior
- 08:30 (CA) Canada Nov Building Permits M/M: -2.7%e v 7.4% prior
- 08:30 (CA) Canada Nov New Housing Price Index M/M: 0.1%e v 0.1% prior; Y/Y: No est v 1.5% prior
- 08:30 (US) Weekly USDA Net Export Sales
- 08:30 (EU) ECB'S Draghi holds post rate decision Press Conference
- 09:00 (MX) Mexico Oct Economic Activity Y/Y: 1.4%e v 0.8% prior
- 09:00 (MX) Mexico Dec CPI M/M: 0.5%e v 0.9% prior; Y/Y: 3.9%e v 3.6% prior; CPI Core M/M: 0.3%e v 0.1% prior
- 10:00 (US) House Monetary Policy subcommittee hearing on Feb bond buying
- 11:00 (US) Fed to purchase $0.6-0.9B in Notes
- 13:00 (US) Treasury to sell $13B in 30-Year Bonds Reopening
- 13:30 (US) Fed's George
- 18:00 (PE) Peru Central Bank Interest Rate Decision: Expected to leave Reference Rate unchanged at 4.00%
- 19:01 (UK) Dec BRC Sales Like-For-Like Y/Y: No est v 0.6% prior
- 20:00 (US) Fed's Kocherlakota
- 21:00 (CN) China Dec Trade Balance: $32.2Be v $33.8B prior; Exports Y/Y: 5.0%e v 12.7% prior; Imports Y/Y: 5.0%e v 5.3% prior




Forex Trading News

Forex Research

Daily Forex Market News
Forex news reports can be found on the forex research headlines page below. Here you will find real-time forex market news reports provided by respected contributors of currency trading information. Daily forex market news, weekly forex research and monthly forex news features can be found here.

Forex News
Real-time forex market news reports and features providing other currency trading information can be accessed by clicking on any of the headlines below. At the top of the forex blog page you will find the latest forex trading information. Scroll down the page if you are looking for less recent currency trading information. Scroll to the bottom of fx blog headlines and click on the link for past reports on forex. Currency world news reports from previous years can be found on the left sidebar under "FX Archives."

Actionable trading levels delivered to YOUR charts in real-time.

Register To Test Your Amazing Trader

GVI Trading. Potential Price Risk Scale
AA: Major, A: High, B: Medium

Mon 10 Sep 2018
AA 08:30 GB- GDP, Trade, Output
Tue 11 Sep 2018
AA 08:30 GB- Employment Decision
A 09:00 DE- ZEW Survey
Wed 12 Sep 2018
A 12:30 US- PPI
A 14:30 US- EIA Crude
A 18:00 US- Beige Book
Thu 13 Sep 2018
A 1:30 AU- Employment
AA 11:00 GB- Bank of England Decision
AA 11:45 EZ- European Central Bank Decision
A 12:30 US- Weekly Jobless
AA 12:30 US- CPI
Fri 14 Sep 2018
A 08:30 GB- GDP
AA 12:30 US- Retail Sales
A 13:15 US- Industrial Production
AA 14:00 US- prelim University of Michigan

John M. Bland, MBA
co-founding Partner,

Global-View Affiliate Program

We are starting an affiliate program to market some of our products.

Send me an email if you would be interested or if you know someone who would like to be an affiliate. Generous commissions payout for those accepted.

Put the word "affiliate" in the email subject line.

Contact us

Start trading with forex broker Markets Cube

Max McKegg's Daily Forex Trading Forecasts

Veteran FX Trader, Max McKegg, forecasts all the Major currencies and the Australasians; providing Daily and Medium Term Trading forecasts to subscribers, who include large Banks the world over, as well as individual traders in more than 30 different countries.

Request a TRIAL of Max's Forex Service.


Retail Forex Brokerage Changing!

Are you looking for your first broker or do you need of a new one? There are more critical things to consider than you might have thought.

We were trading long before there were online brokers. Global-View has been directly involved with the industry since its infancy. We've seen everything and are up-to-data with recent regulatory changes.

Our Best Brokers listing section includes:Forex Broker Reviews, Forex Broker Directory, Forex Broker Comparisons and advice on How to Choose a Forex Broker

If would like guidance, advice, or have any concerns at all ASK US. We are here to help you.

SEE Our Best Brokers List

Currency Trading Tools

  • Live rates, currency news, fx charts. 

  • Research reports and currency forecasts.

  • Foreign Exchange database and history.

  • Weekly economic calendar.

Directory of  Forex trading tools

Terms of Use    Disclaimer    Privacy Policy    Contact    Site Map

Forex Forum
Forex Trading Forum
Forex Forum + forex rates
Forex Forum Archives
Forex Forum RSS
Free Registration

Trading Forums
Currency Forum Guide
Forum Directory
Open Forum
Futures Forum
Political Forum
Forex Brokers
Compare Forex Brokers
Forex Broker News
Forex Broker Hotline

Online Forex Trading
Forex Trading Tools
Currency Trading Tools
Forex Database
FX Chart Points
Risk/Carry Trade Chart Points
Economic Calendar
Quicklinks to Economic Data
Currency Futures Swaps
Fibonacci Calculator
Currency Futures Calculator

Forex Education
Forex Learning Center
FX Trading Basics Course
Forex Trading Course
Forex Trading Handbook

Forex Analysis
Forex Forecasts
Interest Rate Forecasts
Central Bank Forecasts

FX Charts and Quotes
Live FX Rates
Live Global Market Quotes
Live Forex Charts
US Dollar Index Chart
Global Chart Gallery
Daily Market Tracker
Forex News
Forex Blog
Forex News
Forex Blog Archives
Forex News RSS
Forex Services
Forex Products
GVI Forex
Free Trials
FX Bookstore
FX Jobs and Careers
Jobs USA
Jobs UK
Jobs Canada

Forex Forum

The Global-View Forex Forum is the hub for currency trading on the web. Founded in 1996, it was the original forex forum and is still the place where forex traders around the globe come 24/7 looking for currency trading ideas, breaking forex news, fx trading rumors, fx flows and more. This is where you can find a full suite of forex trading tools, including a complete fx database, forex chart points, live currency rates, and live fx charts. In addition, there is a forex brokers directory where you can compare forex brokers. There is also a forex brokers hotline where you can ask for help choosing a forex broker that meets your individual fx trading needs. Interact on the same venue to discuss forex trading.

Forex News

The forex forum is where traders come to discuss the forex market. It is one of the few places where forex traders of all levels of experience, from novice to professionals, interact on the same venue to discuss forex trading. There is also the GVI Forex, which is a private subscription service where professional and experienced currency traders meet in a private forex forum. it is like a virtual forex trading room. This is open to forex traders of all levels of experience to view but only experienced currency tradingprofessionals can post.

Currency Trading

Currency trading charts are updated daily using the forex trading ranges posted in the Global-View forex database. You will also find technical indicators on the fx trading charts, e.g. moving averages for currencies such as the EURUSD. This is another forex trading tool provided by

Forex Brokers

The forex database can be used to access high, low, close daily forex ranges for key currency pairs, such as the EURUSD, USDJPY, USDCHF, GBPUSD, USDCAD, AUD, NZD and major crosses, including EURJPY, EURGBP, EURCHF, GBPJPY, GBPCHF and CHFJPY. Data for these currency trading pairs dating back to January 1, 1999 can be downloaded to an Excel spreadsheet.

Forex Trading

Forex chart points are in a currency trading table that includes; latest fx tradinghigh-low-close range, Bollinger Bands, Fibonacci retracement levels, daily forex pivot points support and resistance levels, average daily forex range, MACD for the different currency trading pairs. You can look on the forex forum for updates when one of the fx trading tools is updated.

FX Trading

Global-View also offers a full fx trading chart gallery that includes fx pairs, such as the EURUSD, commodities, stocks and bonds. In a fx trading world where markets are integrated, the chart gallery is a valuable trading tool. Look for updates on the Forex Forum when the chart gallery is updated.

Forex Blog also offers a forex blog, where articles of interest for currency trading are posted throughout the day. The forex blog articles come from outside sources, including forex brokers research as well as from the professionals at This forex blog includes the Daily Forex View, Market Chatter and technical forex blog updates. In additional to its real time forex forum, there are also Member Forums available for more in depth forex trading discussions.



By using this website, you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, and Cookie Policy

Copyright ©1996-2014 Global-View. All Rights Reserved.
Hosting and Development by Blue 105