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FOMC minutes to reinforce hawkish bias towards a 2015 lift-off – TDS

FXStreet (Delhi) – Paul Fage, Senior Emerging Markets Strategist at TD Securities, suggests that the minutes of the September FOMC meeting will be the key event for the day and the report should continue to reinforce the hawkish policy bias towards a 2015 lift-off in rates.

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“Our expectations is for the tone of the report to be relatively dovish, reflecting the concerns about the fallout on the growth and inflation outlook from the trifecta of weak energy prices, the strong dollar and the unsupportive global environment.”

“Fed District Presidents William (V, dove), Bullard (NV, hawk) and Kocherlakota (NV, dove) will be on the speaking circuit today, however, their remarks are likely to be a repeat of earlier comments.”

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Hann-Ju Ho, Senior Economist at Lloyds Bank, expects the Bank of England to leave rates unchanged today, but the simultaneous publication of the meeting minutes and the vote split will provide a ready sense of how the perceived balance of risks is shifting in the eyes of the MPC.
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ECB minutes to show increased pressure to ease - BNP

According to BNP, today's ECB minutes is expected to show increased pressure for further easing, either as early as October - not preferred scenario - or December - core view -.
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