Japan media reports Governor of Osaka may ask for a state of emergency declaration

11 Apr 2021
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n April 5 Japan's government designated Osaka, Hyogo and Miyagi prefectures as areas needing stricter measures to contain outbreaks. 
Noe Osaka's governor has warned that he may need to ask the central government to declare a state of emergency if current measures to quell the coronavirus outbreak are deemed insufficient.
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Fed's Powell says does not want to return to bad old days of inflation

11 Apr 2021
Further headlines are crossing from Federal Reserve Chair Powell interview on US TV show 60 Minutes
Adam had this news earlier from the interview:
Further now, Headlines via Reuters:
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RBNZ monetary policy review due Wednesday 14 April 2021 - preview

11 Apr 2021
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand announce,ent is due at 0200 GMT on April 14
- there will be no update to forecasts 
- there will be no press conference
- Similarly, on other policy settings, no change is expected: FLP and LSAP programmes are most likely to remain largely untouched
Earlier preview is here
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Israeli study finds South African COVID-19 mutant may beat the Pfizer vaccine

11 Apr 2021
Finding from a yet to be peer-reviewed Israeli study, released on Saturday
In summary:
- study compared almost 400 people who had tested positive for COVID-19, 14 days or more after they received one or two doses of the vaccine, against the same number of unvaccinated patients with the disease.
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Iran says one of its nuclear facilities was hit by a "terrorist act"

11 Apr 2021
There was a large-scale blackout at Iran's main nuclear facility on Sunday,
 the Natanz reactor.
The country's Atomic Energy Agency acknowledged damaged electricity grid at the site
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BoA - Federal Reserve dovishness is not sustainable, sudden shift could shock markets

11 Apr 2021
Bank of America / Merrill Lynch warn there is a risk of both Fed and ECB policy mistakes 
BoA couch their concerns in Fed assurances they will not be proactive and will wait for improving data to show, but says BoA:
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Trade ideas thread - Monday 12 April 2021

11 Apr 2021
Welcome again to the beginning of the new forex week - any charts, technical analysis, trade ideas, thoughts, views, ForexLive traders would like to share and discuss with fellow ForexLive traders, please do so:         
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ECB Panetta weekend comments - must accept no further delay in lifting inflation

11 Apr 2021
M
ember of the European Central Bank's Executive Board speaking with Spanish media:
Says the ECB should accept no further delay in lifting inflation back to its target as the current outlook is unsatisfactory and persistent misses risk damaging the economy
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Media reports that the UK and EU are close to agreeing to a trading agreement for Northern Ireland

11 Apr 2021
Reuters with the good news. Northern Ireland has been a flashpoint in the Brexit process and a physical flashpoint these past weeks with escalating violence. 
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Economic calendar due from Asia today - Monday 12 April 2021

11 Apr 2021
A very sparse calendar ahead, not likely to move FX much upon release. 

2350 GMT Japan PPI for March
At 0600 GMT preliminary machine tool orders for Match, Japan 
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