Saxo Bank Releases New Video Commenting On Eurozone Meetings And Greek Referendum
Released on: November 03, 2011, 4:03 pm
Author: Saxo Bank
Saxo Bank has released a new macro view video featuring Steen
Jakobsen, Chief Economist, Saxo Bank, taking a look at the expectations
for three key meetings this week: the Federal Open Market Committee,
the European Central Bank and the Group of 20 leaders. He also
addresses the implications of Greece's surprise referendum on its aid
package and austerity programme.
Jakobsen commented that the G-20 meeting (November 3-4) needs to deliver actions
rather than more supportive talk for the troubled Eurozone. Focus will be on the
announcement of concrete financial measures of commitment via the International
Monetary Fund in order to appease the prevailing uncertainty.
This uncertainty was exacerbated by Greece's call for a referendum on its new aid
package and austerity measures, thereby possibly threatening European leaders'
attempts last week to secure the Eurozone's future.
Prior to G-20 the Federal Open Market Committee meets. Despite a spate of moderately
encouraging US data of late the committee is expected to merely confirm a supportive
wait and see approach and possibly only allude to a third round of Quantitative
The European Central Bank meeting, also this week, which is the first to be chaired
by the new President Mario Draghi will be interesting to watch to see if he already
now cuts rates and thereby reverses the apparent error of his predecessor.
Jakobsen commented that being Italian and with much focus on his troubled homeland,
there is an expectation that Draghi will be even tougher on ensuring that Italy
shapes up, particularly considering a disappointing bond auction last week which
indicates the increasing problem Italy has in financing its debt.
The full video, as well as other forex videos, can be found
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