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Forex Flash: G20 meeting in Moscow looks set to focus on ´Currency Wars´ - Societe Generale
Kit Juckes, Global Head of Currency Strategy at Societe Generale
notes that the G20 meeting in Moscow this week seems certain to
focus on 'currency wars' but beyond a bland call for countries not
to engage in competitive devaluations, he feels that it's hard to
see what concrete steps can be taken at this stage.
He writes, "The 'currency war' is a product of easy Fed policy, and the US is winning comfortably. Japan's response can't be criticised in the context of the deflation they have been stuck in, and Europe cannot agree a common position. Otherwise, look for solid gains in UK and US retail sales data this week, look for weak Q4 GDP data across Europe, and the Riksbank, which should leave rates on hold (SEK positive)."