Wednesday, September 22, 2010
BOE may Ease Further, Conforming to Our View on Low Rate Environment
Stocks gained in Asian session as driven by Australia and Hong Kong shares. Just 2 days after RBA governor Glenn Stevens saying that Australia’s economy will growth above trend in 2011, Westpac Leading Index unexpectedly rose +0.4% m/m in July, following a contraction of -0.1% in the prior month. Australia’s S&P/ASX Index added +0.21%. In Hong Kong, the Monetary Authority said the city will grow at a moderate rate through the end of the year. This lifted the Hang Send Index by +0.21%.
In Europe, equities were generally lower with benchmark indices losing 0.5-0.9%. Eurozone’s industrial new orders surprisingly fell -2.4% m/m in July from a downwardly revised +2.4% growth in June. The market had anticipated a milder drop of -1.4%. As stated in the minutes for BOE’s September meeting, economic data released in the past month has showed a ‘reduction in growth prospects’. The minutes also revealed.....Read the entire article.
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