More UK data – increase in capex intentions reported

EEF (formerly the Engineering Employers’ Federation) & Santander (bank)
– Business investment had slowed this year
– But the proportion of manufacturers planning to invest more over the next two years had risen to 51 percent from 43 percent in 2016…

UK press reports US preparing to put nuclear bombers on 24-hour ready alert

More detail below but note first up that this was out prior to the weekend from other media
– U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert
And, to repeat – this is not fresh news. But in the UK press no…

Forexlive RSS Breaking News Feed 2017-10-22 23:45:00

Credit Agricole getting an early Monday morning start, comments on the Japanese election result and USD/JPY:
– Election results as expected
– Recent stock rally already pricing in this victory – Japan stocks may face profit taking
(Credit Agricole…

Italy voting – Lombardy voter 95% in favour or more autonomy

This refers to voting in two northern Italian regions run by populist presidents
Latest from Reuters:

Note that voter turnout has not been not large (At midday turnout in Lombardy was at 10% and around 21% in Veneto… I’ll try to find up…

US Dollar Momentum Building; Q3 GDP, Fed Chair Announcement Possible

The coming week will see several key economic data series released, including the initial Q3’17 US GDP report. However, attention may be focused off the calendar, as market participant await US President Trump’s next pick for Chair of the …