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Daily Insights 

October 7, 2015

Risk asset rally continues

  • Risk assets were well supported in the European session. European equities advanced further, led by energy equities, whereas yields on European government bonds edged higher. In FX, G10 and EM commodity currencies appreciated, benefitting from improved risk sentiment and helped by the uptick in Brent oil, which rose another 2% today after surging more than 5% yesterday. The IDR and MYR appreciated the most against the USD, gaining 3% and 3.5% respectively. The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) higher global oil demand forecasts for 2015 and 2016, expectations for further inventory draws in today’s DoE data and a decrease in the oil rig count on Friday are driving the rally in oil prices.
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Barbara Byrne named third most powerful woman in finance

American Banker magazine has named Barbara Byrne, Vice Chairman, Banking, among the “25 Most Powerful Women in Finance”. This is the sixth year in a row that Barbara has been included in this prestigious group and the fifth time she has been in the top five.

Barclays employees race for a cure to breast cancer

On Sunday, 13 September, more than 300 Barclays employees walked and ran five kilometers through New York City’s Central Park to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater NYC which provides local at-risk women with breast health screening, treatment, education and support.

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