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Greetings,Let’s begin with the UK where the Bank of England once again shifted the inflation forecast lower. The expected time of the BoE’s rate hike has been extended sharply as a result. Source: ‏@pdacosta, @BV Moreover, the market is now pricing in a material probability of a rate cut. Source: @pdacosta, @BV At the same time, HBOS says that

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Alexander Brokaw contributes to The Edge on a weekly basis with his posts on the latest frauds perpetrated in the financial industry. This week the SEC levied fraud charges against American Growth Funding II LLC, a Manhattan-based lending company, and its owner Ralph Johnson. Johnson and AGF II allegedly made misrepresentations about the company’s management

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Greetings, Let’s start in the United States where the ISM non-manufacturing report missed consensus. While the weakness in manufacturing can be dismissed as being a relatively small portion of the GDP, slower growth in services got everyone’s attention. Business activity, exports, and even the employment growth weakened. Source: Investing.com Source: ISM A measure above 50

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