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Also in focus this week: has the tide turned in favour of buyers of the dip?
China worries, political unrest and US rate tightening are sources of market nerves
Market jitters hit EM currencies
Has the greenback met expectations during new presidency?
Currency traders have been disappointed with US president’s first year in office
Traders focus on Theresa May’s fragile position and stalled Brexit negotiations
Given the UK government’s fragility, Labour’s Budget response will be watched closely
Whether investment flows can support a final surge in the rally in risk assets is key
Will benign forex conditions last? And what to watch out for in 2018.
Concerns around the US Fed’s intentions and EM political headwinds are biting
Worries centre on whether arrests point to turmoil ahead or a determination to reform
Market reaction to BoE and BoC shows problems of delivering hawkish shift of Sintra pact
The fallout from the BoE rate decision and the health of the US economy will be in focus
John Wraith of UBS tells Roger Blitz why BoE governor Mark Carney is risking a policy mistake
Moves in pound and gilts at odds with Carney’s comments
Weaker franc and rising equity markets lift value of assets
Even a modest narrowing of its bond-buying programme may do long-term euro damage
Investors’ focus also turns to Fed chair horse-race and Japan election’s implications
Michael Sneyd of BNP Paribas tells Roger Blitz why the foreign exchange market is more interested in central bank developments than talks deadlock
Breakdown in talks on free-trade agreement seen to put more pressure on currency
Investors don’t like the look of Brexit prospects and BoE rate talk
The pound seems to be caught up in one storm or another every other week
Investors brushed off the plunge in the lira as a Turkish difficulty