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31/07/23 Briefing


The S&P 500 futures are up 6 points and are trading 0.2% above fair value. The Nasdaq 100 futures are up 30 points and are trading 0.1% above fair value. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are up 49 points and are trading 0.1% above fair value.

Stock futures indicate a modestly higher open in front of another busy week of earnings news. Apple (AAPL) and Amazon.com(AMZN), which are trading up in pre-open action, will report earnings after the close on Thursday. There's also some market-moving economic data in the form of the ISM Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing Indexes and the July Employment Report.

Over the weekend, Minneapolis Fed chair Neel Kashkari (FOMC voter) said in interview he is no longer expecting a US recession, according to CBS News.

China's Manufacturing PMI remained in contraction in the July reading while Non-Manufacturing PMI decelerated for the fourth consecutive month. Also, China will launch new measures to increase consumption, but stopped short of direct consumer support, according to Bloomberg.

U.S. economic data today is limited to the July Chicago PMI (prior 41.5) at 9:45 ET.

The 2-yr Treasury note yield is down two basis points to 4.87% and the 10-yr note yield is down one basis point to 3.96%.

In corporate news:

  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ 171.64, -2.84, -1.6%): lower on report US judge rules against resolving talc claims in bankruptcy, according to Reuters

  • Ford (F 13.11, -0.15, -1.1%): aiming to recall 870K F-150 trucks, according to Reuters.

  • Wal Mart (WMT 160.14, +0.23, +0.1%): aiming to spend $1.4 bln to buy out a large investor in Flipkart, according to WSJ

  • Hasbro (HAS 64.11, +2.11, +3.4%): upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Bank of America

  • Adobe (ADBE 542.63, +13.76, +2.6%): upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley

  • Carvana (CVNA 43.73, -0.29, -0.7%): downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies

  • Chevron (CVX 161.38, +2.51, +1.6%): upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs

  • Salesforce (CRM 222.13, -3.47, -1.5%): downgraded to Equal-Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley

Reviewing overnight developments:

  • Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region began the week on a higher note. Japan's Nikkei: +1.3%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng: +0.8%, China's Shanghai Composite: +0.5%, India's Sensex: +0.6%, South Korea's Kospi: +0.9%, Australia's ASX All Ordinaries: +0.1%.

  • In economic data:

  • China's July Manufacturing PMI 49.3 (expected 49.2; last 49.0) and Non-Manufacturing PMI 51.5 (expected 52.9; last 53.2)

  • Japan's June Industrial Production 2.0% m/m (expected 2.4%; last -2.2%). June Retail Sales 5.9% yr/yr, as expected (last 5.8%), and Large Retailers' Sales -0.4% m/m (expected 0.2%; last 1.4%). June Construction Orders 8.6% yr/yr (expected 7.6%; last 4.2%), June Housing Starts -4.8% yr/yr (expected -0.2%; last 3.5%), and July Household Confidence 37.1 (expected 36.0; last 36.2)

  • Hong Kong's Q2 GDP -1.3% qtr/qtr (expected 1.0%; last 5.3%); 1.5% yr/yr (expected 3.6%; last 2.7%)

  • Singapore's Q2 Business Expectations 6.0 (expected -8.9; last 2.0)

  • Australia's June Housing Credit 0.2% m/m (last 0.3%) and Private Sector Credit 0.2% m/m (last 0.4%). July MI Inflation Gauge 0.8% m/m (last 0.1%)

  • New Zealand's July ANZ Business Confidence -13.1 (last -18.0)

  • In news:

  • China's Manufacturing PMI remained in contraction in the July reading while Non-Manufacturing PMI decelerated for the fourth consecutive month.

  • Japan's 10-yr yield rose five basis points to 0.60% on the first day of the expanded trading band.

  • BoJ Governor Ueda said that the action is not a step toward normalization and that there is a long way before rates are increased.

  • The Reserve Bank of Australia is expected to announce a 25-bps rate hike tomorrow.

  • Major European indices trade near their flat lines while France's CAC (+0.6%) and Italy's MIB (+0.6%) outperform. STOXX Europe 600: +0.1%, Germany's DAX: +0.1%, U.K.'s FTSE 100: UNCH, France's CAC 40: +0.6%, Italy's FTSE MIB: +0.6%, Spain's IBEX 35: -0.2%.

  • In economic data:

  • Eurozone's Q2 GDP 0.3% qtr/qtr (expected 0.2%; last 0.0%); 0.6% yr/yr (expected 0.5%; last 1.1%). July CPI -0.1% m/m (expected 0.3%; last 0.3%); 5.3% yr/yr, as expected (last 5.5%). July Core CPI -0.1% m/m (expected -0.5%; last 0.4%); 5.5% yr/yr (expected 5.4%; last 5.5%)

  • Germany's June Retail Sales -0.8% m/m (expected 0.2%; last 1.9%); -1.6% yr/yr (expected -2.7%; last -2.1%). June Import Price Index -1.6% m/m (expected -0.7%; last -1.4%); -11.4% yr/yr (expected -10.7%; last -9.1%)

  • U.K.'s July Mortgage Lending GBP140 mln (expected GBP100 mln; last -GBP90 mln). BoE Consumer Credit GBP1.661 bln (expected GBP1.300 bln; last GBP1.090 bln)

  • Italy's Q2 GDP -0.3% qtr/qtr (expected 0.0%; last 0.6%); 0.6% yr/yr (expected 0.9%; last 1.9%). June non-EU trade surplus EUR9.45 bln (last surplus of EUR4.44 bln). July CPI 0.1% m/m, as expected (last 0.0%); 6.0% yr/yr (expected 6.1%; last 6.4%)

  • Spain's May Current Account surplus EUR3.99 bln (expected surplus of EUR3.19 bln; last surplus of EUR1.84 bln)

  • In news:

  • Three unnamed European banks failed the European Banking Authority's stress test.

  • The British government is granting 100 new licenses for oil & gas extraction in the North Sea.

  • Italy's GDP contracted 0.3% qtr/qtr in the flash reading for Q2 against expectations for no change.

  • Italy's Defense Minister Crosetto said during a weekend interview that the 2019 decision to join the Belt and Road Initiative was "improvised and atrocious."

 

U.S. equity futures:

  • S&P 500 Futures: +5 @ 4,588

  • DJIA Futures: +48 @ 35,507

  • Nasdaq 100 Futures: +10 @ 15,761

Overseas:

  • Europe: DAX +0.1%, FTSE UNCH, CAC +0.6%

  • Asia: Nikkei +1.3%, Hang Seng +0.8%, Shanghai Composite +0.5%

Commodities:

  • Crude Oil +0.78 @ 81.36

  • Nat Gas +0.046 @ 2.684

  • Gold -2.55 @ 1997.35

  • Silver +0.008 @ 24.503

  • Copper +0.0142 @ 3.9407


 

Earnings/Guidance:

  • AerCap (AER) beats by $0.55, misses on revs; guides FY23 EPS above consensus; Co also announced new $500 million share repurchase program

  • Apellis Pharmaceuticals (APLS) beats by $0.33, beats on revs

  • Camtek (CAMT) beats by $0.03, beats on revs

  • CNA Financial (CNA) misses by $0.01

  • Community Bank (CBU) beats by $0.04

  • Eagle Pharma (EGRX) raises FY23 EPS guidance

  • ImmunoGen (IMGN) beats by $0.11, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs above consensus

  • Leonardo DRS (DRS) report 1H23results

  • Loews Corp (L) reports Q2 results

  • Mesoblast (MESO) provides Q4 activity report

  • Pearson Plc (PSO) reports H1 results; beats on revs; reaffirms FY23 oultook

  • SJW (SJW) beats by $0.02, misses on revs; reaffirms FY23 EPS guidance

  • SoFi Technologies (SOFI) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; raises FY23 revenue and adjusted EBITDA guidance

  • Symbotic (SYM) reports Q3 results; revs increased 77% yr/yr

News:

  • Congress is now on its August recess, but they will have to pass spending bills when they return in September, according to the Wall Street Journal

  • China will launch new measures to increase consumption, according to Bloomberg

  • Minneapolis Fed chair Neel Kashkari (voting FOMC member) in interview says he is no longer expecting a US recession, according to CBS News

  • Ukrainian forces fired 3 drones at Moscow, according to the New York Times

  • Banks will limit emission accounting, according to Reuters

  • White House will launch new income driven student loan repayment plan, according to CNN

  • 4DMT (FDMT) Presents Additional Positive Interim Data from Intravitreal 4D-150 Phase 1/2 PRISM Clinical Trial in Patients with Wet AMD at ASRS 2023

  • Apellis (APLS) provides update on review of rare safety events with SYFOVRE (pegcetacoplan injection) for Geographic Atrophy

  • Apple (AAPL) admitted that there is a bug in parental control feature on iOS, according to the Wall Street Journal

  • Apple (AAPL) iPhone 15 will have thinner bezels, according to Bloomberg

  • Archer Aviation (ACHR) and US Air Force enter into contracts worth up to $142 million

  • AVANGRID (AGR) announces installation of the first offshore substation in the US

  • Bionomics Limited (BNOX) releases quarterly activities and cashflow report

  • BridgeBio Pharma (BBIO) Announces Opportunity for Accelerated Approval Pathway in Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2I (LGMD2I/R9) Based on Glycosylated Alpha-dystroglycan (?DG) Levels and Announces First Patient Dosed in FORTIFY Phase 3 Study

  • Carnival Corporation & plc (CCL) announces anticipated debt pre-payment of $1.2 bln and refinancing transaction

  • Ceragon (CRNT) names Ilan Rosen as Chairman of the Board

  • Chemours (CC) announced important achievements in the development and manufacture of Opteon 2P50

  • Citius Pharmaceuticals (CTXR) receives a Complete Response Letter from the FDA for LYMPHIR

  • Coinbase (COIN) CEO Brian Armstrong in interview says that SEC asked the company to halt trading in everything but bitcoin, according to Financial Times

  • Ecopetrol (EC) announces on the execution of operation to sanction the theft and smuggling of hydrocarbons

  • Emeren Group (SOL) recently announced the successful sale of an 11.5 MWp PV project to the Swiss-based energy company MET Group

  • FIH Mobile (Foxconn) EV consortium aiming to use software from Blackberry (BBRY), according to Reuters

  • Ford (F) aiming to recall 870K F-150 trucks, according to Reuters

  • Fox Corporation (FOXA) and Flutter Entertainment announce close of FOX Bet

  • Funko (FKNO) implements 12-13% workforce reduction

  • HF Sinclair (DINO) entered into a stock purchase agreement with REH Company

  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): US judge rules against resolving talc claims in bankruptcy, according to Reuters

  • LivePerson (LPSN) approved a retention program for certain key employees and members of the Company's leadership team (in connection with the Company's recently announced CEO transition plan)

  • NatWest Group plc (NWG) commences on market share buyback program

  • Novo Nordisk (NVO) to launch weight loss drug in Germany, according to Reuters

  • Orion Corp (ORINY): European Commission approval of Ztalmy (ganaxolone) for the adjunctive treatment of epileptic seizures associated with CDKL5 deficiency disorder

  • Petrobras (PBR) approved the improvement of its Shareholder Remuneration Policy

  • Quest Diagnostics (DGX) announced the availability of the AD-Detect Test for Alzheimer's Disease - the first blood test available for consumer purchase that helps assess potential risk of developing Alzheimer's disease based on a brain protein that contributes to the condition

  • RedHill's (RDHL) RHB-107 Included in U.S. Government-Supported COVID-19 Platform Trial and Cleared for Initiation by FDA

  • Regeneron Pharma (REGN) reports Aflibercept 8 mg two-year results from pivotal PHOTON Trial in Diabetic Macular Edema presented at ASRS

  • RTX (RTX): Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine receives full funding support from Senate Appropriations Committee

  • Signature Bank (SBNY): FDIC aiming to sell $18.5 bln loan portfolio from Signature Bank, according to Bloomberg

  • Teledyne Tech (TDY) announces that George Bobb III was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President of Teledyne, effective July 25, 2023; Susan Main Senior Vice President and CFO, will be retiring from her position at Teledyne, effective December 1, 2023

  • Tempur Sealy Int'l (TPX) identified a cybersecurity event involving certain of the Company's information technology on July 23

  • Toyota (TM) aiming to increase EV development in China, according to Reuters

  • Uranium Energy (UEC) completed the initial phase of development and delineation drilling at its fully permitted Irigaray and Christensen Ranch In-Situ Recovery Projects in Johnson County, Wyoming

  • Viatris (VTRS) announced the launch of Breyna (budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate) Inhalation Aerosol, the first generic version of AstraZeneca's (AZN) Symbicort

  • Visa (V) recently lowered the largest amount retailers can charge consumers, according to Bloomberg

  • Wal Mart (WMT) aiming to spend $1.4 bln to buy out a large investor in Flipkart, according to the Wall Street Journal

  • Walt Disney (DIS) lost bid to dismiss or pause DeSantis board's state case, according to CNBC

  • Zynex (ZYXI) and shareholders revised Lock-up Agreements

M&A:

  • Black Spade Acquisition Co (BSAQ): VinFast's Registration Statement in connection with its proposed business combination with Black Spade declared effective by SEC

  • Glencore Intl plc (GLNCY) to acquire Pan American's (PAAS) 56.25% stake in MARA Project, becoming its sole owner

  • Gold Royalty (GROY) to acquire an existing 1.0% net smelter return royalty from Endeavour Silver Corp (EXK)

  • MetLife (MET): Great Eastern Holdings in discussions to purchase MET's Malaysian venture, according to Bloomberg

  • Pan Am Silver (PAAS) announces divestment of MARA, Morococha, Agua de la Falda and non-controlling equity interests

Syndicate:

  • Carrier Global (CARR) files for 5,562,325 shares of common stock to be acquired by participants in the Carrier Global Corporation 2020 Long-Term Incentive Plan

  • enCore Energy Corp. (EU) announced a total of 171,503 common shares have been issued under its recently launched At-The-Market equity offering program for the period ending June 30, 2023

  • Enphase Energy (ENPH) files for 51,895 shares of common stock by selling shareholders

  • NaaS Technology (NAAS) files mixed shelf securities offering

  • Southwest Air (LUV) files mixed securities shelf offering

IPOs:

  • Expected to Price:

  • SharkNinja (SN) has completed separation from JS Global Lifestyle Company Limited, ordinary shares trading on NYSE under symbol "SN"

Gapping Up/Down

  • Gapping up:

  • APLS +13.8%, MESO +7.3%, SOL +3.9%, ACHR +3.3%, ANNX +3.1%, AGR +2.7%, PBR+2.3%, PRO +2%, DRS +1.6%, BSAQ +1.4%, FOXA +1.4%, NAAS +1.2%, ZYXI +1.1%, JJSF+1%, VIRT +0.5%

  • Gapping down:

  • CTXR -9.8%, JNJ -1%, LUV -1%, PSO -1%, MSEX -0.6%, BNOX -0.5%

 

Analyst Research (see Upgrades/Downgradescalendarfor full list):

  • Upgrades

  • Adobe (ADBE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal-Weight at Morgan Stanley; tgt raised to $660

  • Chevron (CVX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman; tgt $187

  • Corsair Gaming (CRSR) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush; tgt raised to $21

  • GoodRx (GDRX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at TD Cowen; tgt raised to $12

  • NovoCure (NVCR) upgraded to In-line from Underperform at Evercore ISI; tgt $33

  • Downgrades:

  • Agilent (A) downgraded to In-line from Outperform at Evercore ISI; tgt lowered to $124

  • Carvana (CVNA) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies; tgt lowered to $30

  • General Electric (GE) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer

  • Salesforce (CRM) downgraded to Equal-Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley; tgt raised to $278

  • Others:

  • Ambrx Biopharma (AMAM) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital Mkts; tgt $29

  • On (ONON) initiated with a Neutral at BTIG Research

Econ Data:

  • 09:45 ET: Chicago PMI for July (Briefing.comConsensus 43.0; Prior 41.5)

 Earnings:

  • Monday (Jul 31)

  • Morning:  AER APLS CAMT CAN CBU IMGN ON SOFI

  • Afternoon: ADUS AMRC AMKR ANET AVB CAR NTB BHE BMRN BCC BRX CRC CNO CRK CWK FANG DV DRQ ELME ES HLIT HTLF HOLX HUN INST JJSF KFRC KRC LSCC LEG MPWR MSA OGS OTTR PGRE PCH RMBS RRX RSG SANM SBAC SON THC AAN RIG TREX VRNS VNOM VNO WELL WDC WWD YUMC ZI

  • Tuesday (Aug 1)

  • Morning: ALGM MO AME ARES BLMN BP CAT CVLT DORM DTM ETN ECL EPD ETRN ESAB ESPR IT THRM GPN GPK HLNE HRMY HWM IDXX ITW INCY NSP IGT IPGP IQV JBLU KMT LEA LDOS LGIH MPC MAR MRK TAP MPLX NBIX NCLH PFE PEG RVTY RYTM ROK SSTK SIRI SWK SPWR SYY TRN TRTN UBER WSO WEC ZBRA ZBH

  • Afternoon:  AMD AFL ALIT ALL AIG ANDE APAM AZPN AIZ AXTA AXS BLKB BXP BFAM CZR CWH CDLX CCCS CHK COLM CACC DENN DVN DEI ELF EA EHC EXAS EXEL FE FLS FCPT FRSH ULCC HMN HPP INSP JBT KAI LMAT LFUS LUMN MGY MTCH MATX MLNK MSTR MOS NVRO NMIH NUS OI OLO OMCL PAYC PEN PECO PINS PXD PRU KWR ROVR SAFE SCI SHLS SILK SKY SEDG SFM SBUX STE TEX TX UIS UNM VFC VREX VRTX VMEO SPCE VOYA WTI

  • Wednesday (Aug 2)

  • Morning:  ADNT ATI ALGT ABC ASTE AVDX AVA BGNE BRY BPMC BWA BLDR BG CCJ CG CDW CERE CHEF CLH YOU CIGI CMCO CNDT ROAD CRTO CVS DISH DFIN DRVN DD DT EDIT EMR ETR NVRI EXC EXTR RACE FIS FTS FDP FTDR GRMN GNRC ROCK GFF HAYW HUM IBP ICPT IMXI JHG JCI KHC LPX LXP MTRN MIR NI NNN DNOW PCRX PSN PERI PSX PUMP RCM RDWR RGEN RITM RXO SPNS STNG SMG SITE SR SPR SHOO SUN TEVA COCO TRI TT TGI TTMI TPB UTHR VCEL VRSK VRT WAT WING WWE XHR XYL YUM

  • Afternoon: ACAD ADPT ALB ALKT ALLO ATUS DOX AEE AFG AMWL ANSS APA AMK ATO ACLS BTG BAND BKH BOOT CHRW CPE CDAY CF CAKE CHRD CIVI CWAN CLX CTSH CYH CODI CFLT CORT CCRN CW DASH DXC ESTE ECPG ERII ET NVST EPR EQIX EQH ETD ETSY EVGO EVH EOLS FICO FARO FSLY FRT FMC FORM FWRD GKOS GT GXO THG HLF HI HST HUBS NARI INFA IR NGVT IIPR FROG KW KGC KN LMND LESL LNC MRO VAC MMS MCK MELI MET MTG MGM MKSI MOD MUSA NFG NCR NRDS NE NOG NTR NUVA OXY OHI KAR ORA PACB PLMR PK PYPL PCOR PSA LUNG QTWO QRVO QCOM RDN RYN RMAX O RGNX RELY RVLV HOOD RPT RSI SRPT SDGR SIGI SHOP SPG SBGI SITM SM SPXC STAA SRI RGR SUM RUN COOK TRIP UFPI UGI U UPWK HCC WCN WTS WMB WSC ZETA ZG

  • Thursday (Aug 3)

  • Morning: ACIW GOLF WMS AGIO APD ALNY BUD APG APO APTV ARW AUPH BALL BALY BHC BCE BDX BDC BCRX BKI BV BIP BRKR GOOS CARS LNG CQP CIM IMOS CLVT CGNX COHU COMM COP CEG CMI DLX XRAY DGII DIN DNB ECVT EPC ESMT ENOV ENTG EPAM EXPE FVRR FOCS GEL GIL HAS DINO HGV HEP HII H IDA NSIT INSM NTLA ICE IDCC IRM ITRI ITT JLL KRTX K KTB KOP KYMR LAMR LNTH MTSI MMP MDU MFA MGPI MIDD MRNA MUR NJR NWN NVMI OCSL PZZA PH PBF MD PGTI DOC PNW PBI PLNT PTLO PBH PRVA PWR PACK REGN SABR SBH SNDR SRE SHAK FOUR SWI SHC SO SAVE STWD TNK TGNA TFX TPX CI THRY TKR BLD TRMB UNIT UPBD VC VNT VMC WD WBD W WCC WLK WRK WIX

  • Thursday (Aug 3)

  • Afternoon:  TXG AAON ABCL AEIS AES AL ATSG ABNB LNT ALTR AMZN COLD AMGN AMN APPN AAPL ACA TEAM BGS BIGC BIO SQ BE BKNG BWXT CABO CPT CARG CHUY CRUS CLFD NET CDXS COIN COLL ED CRSR CTVA CUBE CYTK DVA DH DEN DM DRH DOCN DLB DKNG DBX LOCO ENV EOG EXPI EXR FIGS FND FTNT FOXF FNKO GEN GILD GMED GDDY GPRO LOPE GDOT GDYN GH HTGC ICFI IAS IRTC KTOS LTHM MTZ MERC MCHP MCW MODV MNST MSI MP MWA MYGN NSTG NTRA LASR OTEX OPEN OPK OSUR OUT PCTY PBA PRDO PLYA POST POWI PGNY PRTA PTCT QLYS RBA RRR RDFN REG RGA REZI RMD RLJ RKT RYAN RHP SEM TSLX SWN SPT STEM STEP SYK SNCY SYNA TNDM SKT TMST TMDX TVTX TRUP TTEC UDMY RARE OLED VTR VIR WERN WK WW XNCR XPOF YELP ZD

  • Friday (Aug 4) 

  • Morning:  AMCX AXL BEP CBOE CNK CRBG DBRG D ENB ESNT EVRG FSR FLR FYBR FLGT GTES GNK EAF GTN GPRE TILE LYB MGA OMI PAA PNM PPL PRLB RBC SSP SHO TU TIXT TNC TAC TWST XPO

 

Asia & Europe detail:

Asia: Nikkei +1.3%, Hang Seng +0.8%, Shanghai Composite +0.5%

Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region began the week on a higher note. China's Manufacturing PMI remained in contraction in the July reading while Non-Manufacturing PMI decelerated for the fourth consecutive month. Japan's 10-yr yield rose five basis points to 0.60% on the first day of the expanded trading band. BoJ Governor Ueda said that the action is not a step toward normalization and that there is a long way before rates are increased. The Reserve Bank of Australia is expected to announce a 25-bps rate hike tomorrow.

  • In economic data:

  • China's July Manufacturing PMI 49.3 (expected 49.2; last 49.0) and Non-Manufacturing PMI 51.5 (expected 52.9; last 53.2)

  • Japan's June Industrial Production 2.0% m/m (expected 2.4%; last -2.2%). June Retail Sales 5.9% yr/yr, as expected (last 5.8%), and Large Retailers' Sales -0.4% m/m (expected 0.2%; last 1.4%). June Construction Orders 8.6% yr/yr (expected 7.6%; last 4.2%), June Housing Starts -4.8% yr/yr (expected -0.2%; last 3.5%), and July Household Confidence 37.1 (expected 36.0; last 36.2)

  • Hong Kong's Q2 GDP -1.3% qtr/qtr (expected 1.0%; last 5.3%); 1.5% yr/yr (expected 3.6%; last 2.7%)

  • Singapore's Q2 Business Expectations 6.0 (expected -8.9; last 2.0)

  • Australia's June Housing Credit 0.2% m/m (last 0.3%) and Private Sector Credit 0.2% m/m (last 0.4%). July MI Inflation Gauge 0.8% m/m (last 0.1%)

  • New Zealand's July ANZ Business Confidence -13.1 (last -18.0)

---Equity Markets---

  • Japan's Nikkei: +1.3% 

  • Hong Kong's Hang Seng: +0.8%

  • China's Shanghai Composite: +0.5%

  • India's Sensex: +0.6%

  • South Korea's Kospi: +0.9%

  • Australia's ASX All Ordinaries: +0.1%

---FX---

  • USD/JPY: +0.8% to 142.27

  • USD/CNH: +0.1% to 7.1522

  • USD/INR: UNCH at 82.20

 

Europe: DAX +0.1%, FTSE UNCH, CAC +0.6%

Major European indices trade near their flat lines while France's CAC (+0.6%) and Italy's MIB (+0.6%) outperform. Three unnamed European banks failed the European Banking Authority's stress test. The British government is granting 100 new licenses for oil & gas extraction in the North Sea. Italy's GDP contracted 0.3% qtr/qtr in the flash reading for Q2 against expectations for no change. Italy's Defense Minister Crosetto said during a weekend interview that the 2019 decision to join the Belt and Road Initiative was "improvised and atrocious."

  • In economic data:

  • Eurozone's Q2 GDP 0.3% qtr/qtr (expected 0.2%; last 0.0%); 0.6% yr/yr (expected 0.5%; last 1.1%). July CPI -0.1% m/m (expected 0.3%; last 0.3%); 5.3% yr/yr, as expected (last 5.5%). July Core CPI -0.1% m/m (expected -0.5%; last 0.4%); 5.5% yr/yr (expected 5.4%; last 5.5%) 

  • Germany's June Retail Sales -0.8% m/m (expected 0.2%; last 1.9%); -1.6% yr/yr (expected -2.7%; last -2.1%). June Import Price Index -1.6% m/m (expected -0.7%; last -1.4%); -11.4% yr/yr (expected -10.7%; last -9.1%)

  • U.K.'s July Mortgage Lending GBP140 mln (expected GBP100 mln; last -GBP90 mln). BoE Consumer Credit GBP1.661 bln (expected GBP1.300 bln; last GBP1.090 bln)

  • Italy's Q2 GDP -0.3% qtr/qtr (expected 0.0%; last 0.6%); 0.6% yr/yr (expected 0.9%; last 1.9%). June non-EU trade surplus EUR9.45 bln (last surplus of EUR4.44 bln). July CPI 0.1% m/m, as expected (last 0.0%); 6.0% yr/yr (expected 6.1%; last 6.4%)

  • Spain's May Current Account surplus EUR3.99 bln (expected surplus of EUR3.19 bln; last surplus of EUR1.84 bln)

---Equity Markets---

  • STOXX Europe 600: +0.1%

  • Germany's DAX: +0.1%

  • U.K.'s FTSE 100: UNCH

  • France's CAC 40: +0.6%

  • Italy's FTSE MIB: +0.6%

  • Spain's IBEX 35: -0.2%

---FX---

  • EUR/USD: +0.1% to 1.1030

  • GBP/USD: +0.2% to 1.2867

  • USD/CHF: +0.1% to 0.8705

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