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Daily youtradeFX Market Review 04th Sept 2012
Fundamental News Today’s highlights: Spanish Unemployment Change (Spain, 08:00 GMT) Halifax House Price Index (MoM) (GB, Tentative) PPI (MoM) (EU, 10:00 GMT) ISM Manufacturing Index (U.S. 15:00 GMT)
European leaders are stepping up shuttle diplomacy this week as they brace for their central banker’s plan to defend the euro from bond-market turmoil. European Union President Herman Van Rompuy is traveling to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today as Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti welcomes French President Francois Hollande to Rome. They were all given a hint about what may be in store when European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told officials yesterday he would be comfortable buying three-year government bonds to bring down borrowing costs for nations in financial distress.
Germany reiterated its support yesterday for Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann yesterday, following reports last week that he had considered resigning over his opposition to ECB bond purchases. Schaeuble warned investors not to expect too much from the ECB plan. Schaeuble told Deutschlandfunk radio yesterday, “We have to be very careful that we don’t raise false expectations. It has to remain very clear, state debt can’t be financed through monetary policy. Therefore we can’t have a decision --we would think it very wrong -- that’s not covered by the ECB mandate.”
Oil (WTI): Oil climbed to the highest intraday price in more than a week on speculation central banks will take more steps to boost economic growth. The commodity was trading at 97.150 at the time of writing after disappointing Chinese manufacturing data sparked talk Beijing will loosen monetary policy to spark more robust growth. Market sentiments remain bullish on oil as Draghi may unveil details of his bond-purchase program when he holds his first press conference after the summer break on Sept. 6 and the Federal Reserve will hold a monetary policy meeting on Sept. 11-12. Many investors in global energy markets continue to believe the U.S. central bank will announce a third round of bond buying. Monetary stimulus tools tend to weaken the dollar by design, pushing down interest rates and sending commodities prices rising, especially oil. Today, investors will closely watch the economic data which will be released in the Eurozone and the U.S as well as headlines from European leaders meetings as European Union President Herman Van Rompuy is traveling to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today as Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti welcomes French President Francois Hollande to Rome. The resistance level is at 98.319 and the support level is at 96.041.