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PVM Midday Report 17 March 2014

Published Monday, March 17th, 2014


  1. Eurozone inflation rate revised down in February from 0.8% to 0.7%
  2. Libyan oil production at less than 250,000 bpd
  3. Crude exports from Russia’s Novorossiisk port halted since last week  due to storm
  4. Tanker containing oil from rebel-held Libyan port is returning to Libya


Economy: European equities are holding their nerve as investors await for developments following the formal application by Crimea’s parliament to join Russia – the Eurofirst is rebounding 0.6%. The calmer mood prompted by a reduction in geopolitical tensions is supporting risk appetite at the cost of haven assets. Benchmark US Treasury yields are up 3 basis points to 2.68% whilst gold is easing $3 from its recent seven-month high. The dollar index is gaining 0.1% on the expectation of encouraging US industrial output figures due for release later today along with a potential further reduction in the Fed’s stimulus at this Wednesday FOMC.

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Posted by Stephen Brennock

Stephen Brennock joined PVM in 2013 after having worked as a project manager for a business development firm. He graduated with a degree in Business Management in 2007.