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Global perspective

Global perspective

The world slowly continues its exit from the great recession. However, the global zero rate policies shave their mark in too many financial figures. Japan published a rather impressive Current Account Balance on Monday, presenting an increase to ¥ 587.3

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A calmer week in the U.S.

A calmer week in the USA

Meanwhile, things in the U.S. seemed much calmer. No GDP figures released this week and the strong momentum from previous weeks seemed to have ensured that even bad news were received with skepticism at most. Retail sales published on Tuesday

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U.S. – No change in Fed’s policy

No change in Fed’s policy! The quantitative easing program (QE3) continues as planned and assessments regarding the date for an interest increase remains unchanged. During the rate decision last week, members of the U.S. monetary committee noted that the economy

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Mostly positive data from the U.S.

Mostly positive data from the U.S.

Most economic data published last week in the U.S. were positive. Nonetheless, the surprising and steep decline at the consumer sentiment index for March, to its lowest level in the last 15 months, led last Friday to a decrease in

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Data from Europe, China’s 2013 targets.

Europe The ECB’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged at a level of 0.75% matched prior expectations. However, we mention that some members of the committee voted for an interest cut. For the first time since December, the decision to

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Significant improvement in U.S. economic data.

Significant improvement in U.S. economic data.

Positive economic data in the U.S. indicate an increase in growth, in spite of the tax raise at the beginning of the year and the fear of the automatic cuts entering into force early March. U.S. February Jobs Report was

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The improvement in the U.S. economic data continues

Most of the data released in the past week regarding the U.S. economy were encouraging. We negatively note that the industrial production declined in January by 0.1% (versus expectations for +0.2%), however December and November data were revised upward. The

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