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October 8, 2015

China equities play catch-up

  • European equities are mixed to marginally weaker this morning while European government bonds have opened with a stronger tone. Greek equities have led the weakness, down -1%, while peripheral bonds are slightly wider to Bunds. Trading in Asian equity markets has been mixed today. The SHCOMP advanced 3.8% as trading resumed after a week-long holiday and amid reports that the government may take more steps to boost the economy (Bloomberg), while the Nikkei 225 fell 0.6% as machinery orders unexpectedly shrank in August. In FX, the AUD and NZD fell 0.5% and 0.3% respectively against the USD, ending a week-long rally. The rally in oil prices faltered yesterday after a bearish report on US production and inventories, but at roughly USD51.47/bbl Brent remained 20% above its late-August low.
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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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