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    Nylon Handover: Geopolitical tensions and oil rout dictate sentiment

    Global growth concerns and geopolitical tensions saw risk assets such as stocks, AUD and NZD sell off for a 3rd consecutive day and safe havens such as Gold and JPY strengthen again for a carbon copy session for 2016. 

    - AUDUSD and GBPUSD are on the brink of breaking key support, with Aussie barely above 70c and Cable on cusp of breaking multi-year lows. 
    - A mixed data set from the US overnight from two separate reads of the services sector whilst and employment at its highest in 8 months, but JPY continued to strengthen from safe haven flows. 
    - The ISM services PMI missed expectations but still expanding at 55.3 vs 56 expected. Markit also released their reading which saw it expand at 54, up from 53.7 previously. 
    - ADP employment is its highest since July 14 which puts a positive expectation for tomorrow's NFP data set. 
    - Eurozone posted stronger PMI data for both services and manufacturing to send the Euro higher against AUD, NZD, USD and GBP crosses. 
    - The US has denied North Korea's claim of a hydrogen bomb test yesterday, stating it was "not consistent" with a hydrogen bomb. 
    - WTI shed a further 7% yesterday and is now threatening the multi-year lows whilst Brent traded below $35 per barrel for the first time since 2004.  
    - Gold regained its safe haven status to test $1095, a 35 session high and strongly suggest a structural swing low has been seen at $1046.
    - The Renminbi gap has widened to a record gap, strongly suggesting the PBoC are prepared to let the Yuan weaken faster than previously expected against the USD and a basket of currencies.  



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