Morning Call: Q1 ending on a high
Senior Editor, Saxo Bank
Summary: Financial markets are rounding off the year's first quarter in buoyant mood after almost across-the-board gains for everything from US 20-year bonds to equities. Elsewhere, investors await the outcome of today's Brexit vote in the UK parliament and whether we'll see a crashout departure on April 12 or a longer delay.
‘Huawei to hell’ toll paid in US dollars
President Trump upped the trade war ante yesterday and made Uncle Sam the toll collector on the “Huawei to hell”.
Market closer to pricing in two Fed cuts this year
Financial markets saw some relief on news that President Trump may delay the looming auto tariff decision for now, but fresh worries emerged overnight on the fraught US-China relationship as the US moves against Huawei.
Morning Call: Huawei ban dents risk appetite
Investor sentiment has taken a bearish turn after the US blacklisting of Chinese tech giant Huawei has heightened concern about the ongoing Sino-US trade war, while a pair of unexpectedly poor US economic data releases is also dulling the tone. In FX, the Aussie is down on a discouraging jobs report and worries about interest rates.
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