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Daily Insights 

October 9, 2015

Risky assets rally on Fed delay

  • European and Asian equities have followed US markets higher overnight after a relatively dovish set of September FOMC minutes. Importantly, the minutes indicated the decision to leave policy unchanged was not a close call, despite a number of FOMC participants recently suggesting this was the case. Core European government bond yields are mostly higher. Commodity and EM currencies have outperformed amid broad USD weakness. IDR and MYR strength is particularly notable, appreciating 3.5% and 2.5% against the USD, respectively. Oil appears headed for the biggest weekly gain since August, with Brent rising to USD53.50/bbl.
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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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