Author: Ryan Littlestone
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Nowotny: The normalisation of inflation is expected in 2017

More from Nowotny He's speaking at a presser following  the Austrian central bank's annual general meeting. Not sure what's going on in yen pairs but we're seeing some quick spikes in USDJPY, EURJPY and GBPJPY. It looks GBP led as EURGBP has dropped too.           

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Author: Ryan Littlestone

ECB's Liikanen: Forward guidance is appropriate

Erkki Liikanen banging the forward guidance drum - Eurozone still needs substantial support - Passing peak of inflation doesn't meet the ECB's goal It's almost as if they want inflation to fail.

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Author: Mike Paterson

ECB's Mersch says they are committed to greater levels of transparency

Executive Board member Mersch with scheduled speech in Frankfurt 30 March - ECB independence is unchanged - protects policy function - independence shields central banks Mersch is delivering a speech at the "Symposium on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century: An Agenda for Europe and the United States"

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Author: Mike Paterson
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SNB's Jordan says policy normalization is far away

Swiss National Bank head Jordan quoted by Blick 30 March Speaking at an event in Zurich Jordan said: "We're still quite far away from a policy normalization"

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan
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BOJ's Iwata: Appropriate to continue powerful monetary easing

Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Iwata appearing the Diet today: - Japan's economic recovery gaining momentum reflecting improvements in overseas economies - Appropriate to continue powerful monetary easing as inflation still distant from 2 pct What? Where did that last one come from???

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Author: Adam Button
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Fed's Rosengren: Now is the time to think about how to normalize more quickly

Comments from the Fed's Rosengren on Bloomberg TV - We're arguably at full employment - Confirms he's one of the dots forecasting 4 hikes this year - Core inflation has risen from 1.4% to 1.7% Rosengren placed himself firmly in the hawkish camp but for the most part, he spoke a lot to say very little. He was asked about certain things and indicators that he was watching; he responded saying employment and inflation and talking about the mandate.

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Author: Adam Button
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Fed's Rosengren: I'd be surprised of long-end didn't respond to hikes

Rosengren in the audience Q&A: - We pay attention to the yield curve - Credit slowdown not rapid enough to be a concern; some was expected - Bank lending still at a positive rate Tell me how long until the Fed gets to 3.00% and I'll tell you how long before the yield curve inverts.

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Author: Adam Button
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Fed's Evans: Repeats that he supports one or two more hikes this year

Evans in Frankfurt - Good progress toward Fed goals explains his support for hikes - Sees notable upside risks to growth - Sees inflation reaching 2% by 2019 Evans has been doing the rounds this week so we've heard most of this before. The nod towards upside risks is something new and it's a bit hawkish and USD-positive but he will wit and see how the data unfolds.

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Author: Ryan Littlestone
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ECB: March message was way over-interpreted

Reuters with a sources story The euro has dipped on the news to 1.0747 as the ECB says they mishandled their March meeting. Personally I think the move is arse about face as these headlines suggest the ECB is thinking one thing but trying to say something else, and that's that they are thinking about an exit.

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