05 Mar '11, 9am

Business Times Online: FX Money Markets: (TOKYO) The US dollar held on to gains against the euro and yen in Asia...

KR: We are lifting the 2011 inflation forecast for the second time this year, from 3.7% to 4.4%. The annual GDP forecast is revised to 4.5% from 3.9% to reflect a stronger-than-expected 1Q · ID: Bank Indonesia is expected to stay put at today's policy meeting · MY: Trade data for Jan11 to be announced today will likely show a slight improvement in external demand. Headline export growth is expected to rise by 5.5% YoY, up from 4.6% in the previous. Import growth will likely register 16.5% and that should deliver an overall trade balance of MYR 9.3bn · EZ: While a rate hike is more likely in 2Q11 than was thought before, we note the term 'strong vigilance' was not always followed by a rate hike at the next meeting · US: Everything points to an above-consensus payrolls report today (cons: 196k). Two reports earlier in the week - the ISM and ADP reports - had already suggeste...

Full article: http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/fxmoney/0,6388,1299182340...

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