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Trader Talk: An Analysis of the Markets this Morning

Good morning,

European equity-index futures fell after the Stoxx Europe 600 Index gained the most in two months, as investors gauged the outlook for U.S. stimulus before the Federal Reserve meets today. Asian stocks rallied from a three-month low, while gold and silver rose for a third day.

WHAT TO WATCH:

• Hungary Seen Cutting Main Rate by 20 bps to 3%, Survey Shows

• Czech Central Bank to Review Koruna Sales as Rates Seen on Hold

• Zurbruegg Says SNB Able to Keep Currency Reserves at Right Level

• Govt Action Needed to Make Economy Healthy: Weidmann in FT

• U.K. Lords Approve Final Stage of U.K. Financial Services Bill

• Greece Said to to Get EU1b Delayed Aid Dec. 19: Govt Officials

• RBS Exits Govt’s Contingent Capital Facility a Year Early

• Statoil, Total Opt Not to Take Stakes in Tanap Pipeline: FT

• Portugal Will Dig Up Alternatives If Court Blocks Plans: EU

• BlackRock Says It Followed Rules With Telecom Italia Stake

• Swiss Re CFO Quinn Replaces Wauthier at Zurich Insurance

• Rexel Shares Said to Be Offered at EU17.65 to Market Price

• Libya’s Oil Sales Constrained as Eastern Ports Remain Shut

• Merkel Takes Oath at Peak of Powers as She Returns to EU Stage

• Yanukovych Heads to Moscow for Loan Meeting Amid Protests

EARNINGS All times CET:

• Dixons Retail (DXNS LN) 8am, 1H

• National Express (NEX LN) 8am, IMS

• Zodiac Aerospace (ZC FP) post-mkt, 1Q sales

Good day and happy trading!

Kristian Camenzuli

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