Month: December 2020

Are we doing foreign aid wrong?

As the UK cuts its foreign aid budget, there is a way of making foreign aid more effective says @profstevekeen – but America won’t like it very much.

UK-EU no deal looms, Aussie breaks 75 cents, ECB to buy more bonds

Even NAB’s Gavin Friend is starting to think a no-deal Brexit is the most likely outcome. At least the EU got their budget passed today, and the US has given itself another week to reach a deal on its stimulus package. Plus, the take-outs form today’s ECB meeting.

A Big Day for Europe

The real deadline for a UK-EU trade deal is really the weekend, says NAB’s Rodrigo Catril, so don’t expect much today from the Johnson – von der Leyen dinner date. We’ll also be watching for an indication of the length of the ECB’s bond buying program today.

UK trade talks to get an injection, but the prognosis is not good

No movement on the UK-EU deal or the US fiscal stimulus package. It’s difficult to split the reality from the rhetoric says NAB’s Tapas Strickland. Meanwhile the start of vaccinations in the UK has created some market optimism.

UK & EU leaders to hold last ditch meeting, pound is choppy

UK and EU leaders to meet in person to nut out trade deal. But NAB’s Rodrigo Catril says we might see more detail on the US $908b stimulus relief package today.

60 percent chance of a UK-EU trade deal

A US fiscal stimulus plan is perhaps more likely than a UK-EU trade agreement, says NAB’s Ray Attrill on today’s Morning Call podcast.

One deal down, two to go

Equities hit new highs despite weaker ISM numbers and rising US infections. NAB’s Tapas Strickland says investors are still looking through to next year. There’s also hope a stimulus deal will be struck, just as OPEC+ reach an agreement.

More US stimulus talk, less Brexit hope and Brits ready for the jab

Could the US launch a pre-Christmas stimulus package after all? Is a Brexit deal dead? Could rising GDP lessen the work of the RBA? Listen to NAB;’s Ray Attrill on today’s busy Morning Call.

China’s PMI high, Australia’s GDP bounce, the Brexit tunnel, OPEC delays and a US stimulus deal

Strong growth, renewed hopes of a US stimulus and Brexit talks entering the tunnel – NAB’s Tapas Strickland says these are amongst the reasons for a strong risk-on session in the markets today.

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