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Weekly Outlook: Feb 18 – Feb 22: Fed, ECB and RBA Minutes, EZ PMIs, More US-China Talks


We don’t have any central bank meetings on this week’s agenda, but we get the minutes of the latest FOMC, ECB and RBA gatherings. Eurozone’s PMIs are also likely to attract special attention as investors try to assess whether the ECB will indeed hike later this year (or not). With regards to the US-China trade sequel, following another round of talks accompanied by positive remarks last week, but no final deal, trade negotiations are set to continue in Washington.

On Monday, the calendar is almost empty. No major economic releases or events are scheduled, with Canada and US markets closed in celebration of Family Day and Washington’s Birthday respectively.

On Tuesday, Asian time, the RBA releases the minutes of its latest policy meeting. At that meeting, the Bank kept interest rates unchanged, and while the statement had a somewhat dovish flavor compared to the...

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Source: https://www.jfdbrokers.com/en/research/fed-ecb-and-rba-minutes-ez-pmis-more-us-china-talks
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