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China Feels the EURO Heat

Can we shout “soft landing” loud enough? That is what Europe et al. are praying for from the “Red Rocket,” China. As their economy slows and key export partners struggle more than ever, the government must ensure a soft landing. The call must be fiscal stimulus driven with one priority, improve domestic consumption.

Policy makers seem to agree and are determined to push ahead with shifting the country’s growth drivers away from exports and towards personal spending. The PBoC continues to gradually ease policy. The market should not expect to see a repeat of 2008 when authorities pumped the equivalent of $630b to shield their “empire” from recession. This time around they are expected to be target selective.

Below are some other highlights of the week:



AMERICAS Week in FX [1]

EUROPE Week in FX [2]



  • Monetary Policy releases come from JPY, USD, GBP and NZD
  • AUD delivers its inflation reports
  • Home Sales data is presented by GBP and USD
  • Preliminary and Advanced GDP is recorded in the USD and GBP
  • CAD makes public its Core-retail Sales report
  • USD announces its Core-durable Goods Orders
  • EUR gets to see Germany’s ifo Business climate


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Dean Popplewell

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Dean Popplewell has nearly two decades of experience trading currencies and fixed income instruments. He has a deep understanding of market fundamentals and the impact of global events on capital markets. He is respected among professional traders for his skilled analysis and career history as global head of trading for firms such as Scotia Capital and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Since joining OANDA in 2006, Dean has played an instrumental role in driving awareness of the forex market as an emerging asset class for retail investors, as well as providing expert counsel to a number of internal teams on how to best serve clients and industry stakeholders.
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