Mitul Kotecha on the week ahead in the FX markets

Written by Mitul Kotecha Monday, 17 October 2011 21:40
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This week is heavy with event risk, with a lot expected from EU leaders.

So far the risk on tone to markets has held up, with for example the VIX fear gauge resting below the key 30.0. The G20 meeting over the weekend set the deadline for action for concrete solutions to the eurozone debt crisis for the October 23 EU Summit.

However, there will be little detail on issues such as banking sector recapitalisation, private sector involvement in any debt restructuring or ‘leveraging’ the EFSF bailout fund until the report on Wednesday night by the Troika on Greece. The reward to EU leaders would be the potential for more aid from the IMF but even now it seems that a German government official has poured cold water of a plan being announced at the EU Summit which will disappoint markets.

There are also plenty of data releases for markets to digest over coming days including...

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Mitul is the author of the forthcoming ''Gyrating Currencies'' to be published by Searching Finance in February 2012.

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