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In his pictures under the caption 'no place like Italy innit', several Asian-looking tourists were sitting on a gondola in a canal while another photo shows an Asian-looking woman walking in a supermarket.
Reported by MailOnline 7 hours ago.
Sebastian Giovinco has won his first Italy call-up for three years, but Mario Balotelli has been left out of the latest squad. Toronto striker Giovinco, who has 23 senior caps, has not featured in international football since October 2015, when he was a substitute in a 2-1 win over Norway in Euro 2016 qualifying. The […]
The post Balotelli out of Italy squad as Giovinco returns appeared first on Soccer News. Reported by SoccerNews.com 6 hours ago.
Bond markets in the euro area were heading for their worst week in months on Friday, with fears about tighter central bank monetary policy pushing borrowing costs to new highs.
Reported by Reuters India 5 hours ago.
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy called up forward Sebastian Giovinco for the first time in almost three years on Friday as coach Roberto Mancini announced a 28-man squad which did not feature striker Mario Balotelli for next week's games against Ukraine and Poland.
Reported by SBS 5 hours ago.
Italian Deputy Minister Michele Geraci has told DW it makes little sense to compare the Italy of today with Greece when it faced an international bailout. He defended Rome's budget plan, saying it would fuel growth.
Reported by Deutsche Welle 4 hours ago.
Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini accused European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday of destroying Europe, upping the rhetoric in his increasingly acrimonious war of words with European Union officials.
Reported by Reuters India 3 hours ago.
Power Clouds Inc (OTCMKTS:PWCL) CEO Vincent Browne tells Proactive Investors that the renewable energy company is making headway into the European market with its solar parks expansion. Browne says the company reported a 50% increase in year-over-year revenue, primarily due to the acquisition of two solar parks in Italy last year. The company next plans to expand within Germany "significantly."
Reported by Proactive Investors 3 hours ago.
Fabio Fognini (4), Italy, def. Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, 6-4, 6-4.Juan Martin del Potro (1), Argentina, def. Filip Krajinovic, Serbia, 6-3, 6-0.Kyle Edmund (5), Britain, def. Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, 6-3, 7-6 (4).Nikoloz Basilashvili,...
Reported by New Zealand Herald 3 hours ago.
Power Clouds Inc (OTCMKTS:PWCL) saw a double-digit jump in revenue in its fiscal second quarter as the renewable energy company gains ground in the European market. The New York-based company, which operates solar parks in Europe, specifically in Italy and Germany, saw second-quarter revenue that totaled $984,713, a 50% increase from the $655,010 reported in the previous year’s second quarter. Quarterly profit nearly doubled to $537,171 compared with $293,120 reported in the same period last year. Power Clouds credits the revenue and profit increases to its recent acquisition of two solar parks in Italy. The energy company is continuing its European expansion into Germany, having completed five of the seven solar parks it acquired. “Our expansion into Germany continues on target with five of the seven parks we acquired in June now completed. These first seven parks represent 3MW of installed power that combined will deliver approximately $340k of additional annual revenues and $300k of EBITDA for the next 20 years,” said CEO Vincent Browne in the company’s press release. The final acquisitions in Germany will be completed using the $20 million the company received from financial services company InMost Partners LLC. Shares of the company were flat at $0.06 in Friday afternoon trading.
Reported by Proactive Investors 2 hours ago.
According to analysts from Danske Bank, the focus in the Eurozone next week will stay on Italy and the ongoing budget situation.
*Key Quotes: *
“The Italian government settled for a budget deficit of 2.4% for 2019-21 , but following concerns voiced by senior EU officials and Italian President Mattarella about Italy’s new fiscal path, the government moderated some of its longer-term deficit targets. That said, the government’s budget plan is based on optimistic growth and interest rate assumptions, while the revenue side remains vague. Italian government bonds have come under renewed pressure, not least because of lingering worries that Italy might be steering towards a new debt crisis in the medium term.”
“The *next focal point for markets will be 15 October, which is the deadline for the budget draft to be presented to Brussels,* and our base case is now that the Commission will give a negative viewpoint on the budget.”
“On Thursday (13:30 CEST), we will get the EC*B minutes from the September meeting.* Since the meeting,* central bank communication has been less dovish, so we will look at the assessment of the underlying inflation dynamics and in particular wage growth*. Wage growth played a central part in the meeting in September. We will also look out for any discussions in relation to trade war/protectionism. Finally, yet importantly, Draghi made it very clear that reinvestments have not been discussed, so chances of colour on that are slim.”
Reported by FXstreet.com 2 hours ago.
Today is the official launch date of the new Nike+ Apple Watch Series 4 models, which were available for pre-order on September 14 alongside other Apple Watch Series 4 models, but had a later release timeline.
We got our hands on one of the new Nike+ Apple Watches this morning to show off the custom watch faces and the new reflective bands that Apple has designed.
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Design wise, the Nike+ Apple Watches are identical to Apple's standard aluminum Apple Watch Series 4 models, with aluminum casings and Ion-X glass covering the display.
Nike+ Apple Watches are also priced the same and come in 40 and 44mm size options, but colors are limited to silver and space gray aluminum.
There are two perforated Sport Bands and two new Sport Loops made with a reflective fabric, which is a new option this year. The Nike+ model in our video is the 44mm Space Gray version with a Black Nike Sport Loop.
According to Apple, the new Nike Sport Loops are woven with a reflective thread that's meant to shimmer when the light strikes it for more peace of mind when running at night, but in our testing, it was pretty muted.
These reflective bands are exclusive to the Nike+ Apple Watch right now and can't be purchased separately.
In addition to the unique bands, Apple Watch Nike+ models also feature exclusive Nike+ watch faces that are not available on other Apple Watch models. There's a digital watch face and an analog watch face, both of which can be customized with different colors.
The new Nike+ Apple Watch models can be purchased from Apple at prices starting at $399 for the 40mm GPS version and $429 for the 44mm GPS version. LTE models cost $100 more.
Orders placed today from the Apple online store in the U.S. will not ship out until early November, but some retail locations do have stock for immediate pickup.
Nike+ Apple Watches are available in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Macau, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, the U.K., and the U.S.Related Roundups: Apple Watch, watchOS 5
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LINOSA ISLAND, Italy (AP) — There are no hotels, but islanders open up their simple, gaily painted homes to those seeking relaxed rhythms. No banks either, but there's not a lot money can buy here. The sole souvenir shop has a few knickknacks. Costs are modest for meals made from local ingredients — lentils, eggplant, peppers perhaps, plus the catch of the day from the emerald-hued, pristine waters surrounding tiny Linosa island. But stunning natural beauty is free and abundant on this verdant paradise that rises up in the form of an extinct volcano from the Mediterranean seabed.
Reported by SeattlePI.com 7 minutes ago.
MILAN (Reuters) - Mario Balotelli will be recalled to the Italy squad when he is in form, coach Roberto Mancini said on Monday of his decision to drop the maverick forward for this month's two internationals.
Reported by SBS 5 hours ago.
DGAP-News: Planet Holding UK / Key word(s): Miscellaneous
08.10.2018 / 18:25
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*Planet is Building the World's First Smart City for Affordable Housing in Fortaleza, Brazil*
*Planet Has Received a Fresh Round of Capital Injection (€10m) as a First Step to Fuel Planet's Global Expansion Plan: 8 New Smart Cities for Affordable Housing, Including 3 in Brazil*
*TURIN, ITALY / ACCESSWIRE / October 8, 2018 / *The Board of Directors of Planet Holding UK ('Planet', 'The Group') met to close an initial investment of 10 million euros including capital from new shareholders.
Planet was founded by Gianni Savio, a Turin born serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in the international real estate sector. Planet is a pioneer in the design and construction of large residential complexes catering to the affordable housing market. The Group integrates the most advanced 'smart' solutions into its real estate development projects.
The recent capital increase is the first step to deliver an ambitious plan expected to:
· accelerate the development of its pilot Smart City Laguna project in Fortaleza Brazil. Once completed the development will consist of 6,500 housing units for some 25,000 residents and will be the first smart city for affordable housing in the world
· launch 3 additional projects (already identified) similar to Laguna, over the next 15 months in Brazil
· launch 5 additional projects in other countries characterized by a large affordable housing deficit.
In September 2018 Planet officially launched its second smart city project in Natal, Brazil.
Planet's revolutionary approach consists of incorporating and integrating the latest smart city technologies and innovations into the design of large residential complexes. The Group is capitalizing on recent urban innovations and trends to design and develop environmentally, economically and socially sustainable communities.
Planet's Competence Center in Turin, Planet Idea, acts as an in-house innovation lab with over 40 professionals with different backgrounds and nationalities. The staff are experts in developing solutions related to ecosystemic resources, social innovation, IoT systems and urban planning in the real estate development context. Planet Idea was created to integrate intelligent solutions into the projects developed by the Group and third-party developer clients globally. Planet Idea is currently acting as smart city consultant for two major third-party affordable housing developments in Italy: one in Milan (650 apartments) and the other in Rome (950 apartments).
Gianni Savio, CEO of the group, summarized the next objectives as follows: 'The housing market of the future focuses on innovative services and intelligent solutions for universal sustainability. Examples include: the recycling of gray water, the optimization of energy consumption, intelligent separate waste collection, renewable energy use and also shared services such as free Wi-Fi, car and bike sharing, shared urban gardens, library-of-things, common areas, and many other solutions coming to the market almost daily. Today, when planning a community or a city, it is essential to consider the above factors and integrate technological innovations and best practices that can simplify and improve residents' quality of life. Planet already has the capacity to integrate more than 200 smart solutions - of which more than 50 are related to social innovation - into its projects. In addition, Planet has developed a smartphone app that can facilitate the management and access to these smart solutions by residents and administrators'
The newly elected Chairman of the Board of Directors, Stefano Buono, added 'Planet has expertly anticipated the disruptive change taking place in the real estate sector, which has been traditionally quite slow to embrace innovation. The team has comprehensive skills-sets and proven track record to establish itself as a leader in the sector. Planet has accumulated the relevant know-how through 4 years of extensive research and development. The next step in Planet's evolution life-cycle will be to expand the business model globally, pursuant to an international capital injection.'
*About Planet Holding UK*
Planet Holding UK is a global leader in integrating smart solutions and social innovation practices in the design and development of affordable real estate housing projects. Planet is currently building the first Smart City for Affordable Housing in the world.
Planet Holding UK's business model focuses on: (1) integration of the smart community, smart building and smart home IoT solutions right from the initial design stage, (2) optimization and industrialization of building processes to optimize costs and reduce timelines and (3) promoting eco-sustainability and social inclusion.
Planet Holding UK has more than 250 employees across the United Kingdom, Brazil and Italy. In addition, Planet's Competence Center in Turin (Planet Idea) acts as an in-house research and innovation lab focused on urban real estate smart solutions, offering turnkey smart solutions to the Planet Group and third-party real estate developers worldwide. The staff are experts in developing solutions related to ecosystemic resources, social innovation, IoT systems and urban planning.
*Smart City Laguna and Smart City Natal*
The 330-hectare pilot 'Laguna Smart City' development project, will comprise of 6,500 housing units with approximately 25,000 residents. Upon completion, Laguna Smart City will be the first 'Smart City' for affordable housing in the world. The project is already at an advanced stage of construction in São Gonçalo do Amarante, Cearà, 50 km from Fortaleza in Brazil.
Planet Holding UK's second smart city (170-hectare project) was launched in September 2018, near Natal, Rio Grande du Norte, Brazil.
Housing is defined 'affordable' when the average annual rent or mortgage cost is not more than 30% of the average household's yearly income. Globally, Affordable Housing projects have key requirements in terms of: minimum dimensions (the average of a housing unit is around 55 square meters), access to clean drinking water, sewer system, electricity distribution network, distance from workplaces, in fact the commuting time is supposed to be less than one hour.
Traditionally in Europe the problem of Affordable Housing has been dealt in two ways: public housing projects financed by the state or Social Housing interventions managed by private entities such as Real Estate development funds, Foundations and Cooperatives.
*About Stefano Buono*
Stefano Buono is an accomplished physicist and alumnus of The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Until January 2018, Mr. Buono served as Chief Executive Officer and board member of Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), an international radiopharmaceutical company he founded in 2002.
During his tenure the company expanded its presence to 13 countries, grew to 630 employees, established 21 manufacturing facilities, registered 8 diagnostic drugs and one therapeutic drug, completed 13 acquisitions, and reached €150M in sales prior to the launch of its first therapeutic in Oncology.
Among Mr. Buono's other accomplishments was bringing AAA public in November 2015, on the NASDAQ exchange. The company traded under the ticker symbol AAAP, until it was acquired by Novartis for $3.9 billion.
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Additional comments, via Reuters, from Italy's EU Affairs minister Savona continue to cross the wires.
· Failure to reach agreement with EU could spark broad financial crisis.
· Broad financial crisis is in nobody’s interests.
· The government expected much worse response to italy's budget from financial markets. Reported by FXstreet.com 5 hours ago.
It had appeared Ferrari used to be poised to mount a rate in the second one part of the season after Sebastian Vettel’s scintillating Belgian Grand Prix efficiency in August to near the distance to 17 issues. However victories for Hamilton in back-to-back grands prix in Italy and Singapore — a mixture of chic riding …
Reported by The News Articles 4 hours ago.
Mancini said the same would apply to Torino striker Andrea Belotti who was also omitted.
Reported by Zee News 4 hours ago.
Eighty-seven films have qualified in the 2018 Oscars race for Best Foreign Language Film, the Academy announced on Monday.
The number is five less than last year’s record of 92 entries, but significantly larger than the 60-odd qualifying films that were the norm only a few years ago. The 2018 race is also expected to be one of the most competitive in years, with a number of esteemed international directors and award-winning films competing for only nine spots on the shortlist and five nominations.
Los Angeles-based volunteers from all branches of the Academy will now watch all the eligible films at AMPAS screenings at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills and the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. This year, the Academy has made it easier to qualify to vote, dropping the number of films each voter must see from 17 or 18 down to 12 and eliminating the color-coded groups that made each voter choose from a specific group of films to which he or she had been assigned.
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The Mexican entry, Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” is the clear frontrunner, since it is also considered a strong contender for a Best Picture nomination. (In Oscars history, six films have been nominated in both categories, the last one being “Amour” in 2011.)
But the Polish entry, “Cold War,” is the new film from Pawel Pawlikowski, whose last film, “Ida,” won the foreign-language Oscar; it too is considered a likely nominee. So is the Lebanese entry, Nadine Labaki’s “Capernaum,” a powerful drama about a young boy in the slums of Beirut who sues his parents for bringing him into the world.
Two other directors are recent winners in the category, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck with the German entry “Never Look Away” (his “The Lives of Others” won in 2007) and Laszlo Nemes for Hungary’s entry, “Sunset” (his last film, “Son of Saul,” won in 2016).
Also in the race: recent nominees Rithy Panh (“Graves Without a Name,” Cambodia) and Ciro Guerra (“Birds of Passage,” a Colombian film co-directed with his ex-wife, Cristina Gallego).
*Also Read:* Oscars Foreign Language Race 2018: Complete List of Submissions (So Far)
Other strong Oscars contenders include Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning, which is vying to become the first South Korean film ever to be nominated; Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters,” which won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival; Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “The Wild Pear Tree,” the Turkish entry; Lukas Dhont’s “Girl,” which won the acting award in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes; and Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman,” which took the best-actor award in Cannes’ main competition.
Entries from Ukraine, Egypt, Sweden, Denmark, Israel, the U.K., Spain, Paraguay and several other countries are also contending for the prize.
Malawi and Niger have submitted films for the first time.
Official Academy screenings will begin on Oct. 15 and run through Dec. 10. At that point, the six films that have received the highest average scores from the voters will advance to a nine-film shortlist, along with three additional films chosen by an executive committee.
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TheWrap has compiled a complete list of the qualifying films, with descriptions and links to trailers when available.
The list of qualifying films:
Afghanistan, “Rona Azim’s Mother,” Jamshid Mahmoudi, director;
Algeria, “Until the End of Time,” Yasmine Chouikh, director;
Argentina, “El Ángel,” Luis Ortega, director;
Armenia, “Spitak,” Alexander Kott, director;
Australia, “Jirga,” Benjamin Gilmour, director;
Austria, “The Waldheim Waltz,” Ruth Beckermann, director;
Bangladesh, “No Bed of Roses,” Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, director;
Belarus, “Crystal Swan,” Darya Zhuk, director;
Belgium, “Girl,” Lukas Dhont, director;
Bolivia, “The Goalkeeper,” Rodrigo “Gory” Patiño, director;
Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Never Leave Me,” Aida Begić, director;
Brazil, “The Great Mystical Circus,” Carlos Diegues, director;
Bulgaria, “Omnipresent,” Ilian Djevelekov, director;
Cambodia, “Graves without a Name,” Rithy Panh, director;
Canada, “Family Ties,” Sophie Dupuis, director;
Chile, “…And Suddenly the Dawn,” Silvio Caiozzi, director;
China, “Hidden Man,” Jiang Wen, director;
Colombia, “Birds of Passage,” Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra, directors;
Costa Rica, “Medea,” Alexandra Latishev, director;
Croatia, “The Eighth Commissioner,” Ivan Salaj, director;
Czech Republic, “Winter Flies,” Olmo Omerzu, director;
Denmark, “The Guilty,” Gustav Möller, director;
Dominican Republic, “Cocote,” Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias, director;
Ecuador, “A Son of Man,” Jamaicanoproblem, director;
Egypt, “Yomeddine,” A.B. Shawky, director;
Estonia, “Take It or Leave It,” Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo, director;
Finland, “Euthanizer,” Teemu Nikki, director;
France, “Memoir of War,” Emmanuel Finkiel, director;
Georgia, “Namme,” Zaza Khalvashi, director;
Germany, “Never Look Away,” Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, director;
Greece, “Polyxeni,” Dora Masklavanou, director;
Hong Kong, “Operation Red Sea,” Dante Lam, director;
Hungary, “Sunset,” László Nemes, director;
Iceland, “Woman at War,” Benedikt Erlingsson, director;
India, “Village Rockstars,” Rima Das, director;
Indonesia, “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts,” Mouly Surya, director;
Iran, “No Date, No Signature,” Vahid Jalilvand, director;
Iraq, “The Journey,” Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji, director;
Israel, “The Cakemaker,” Ofir Raul Graizer, director;
Italy, “Dogman,” Matteo Garrone, director;
Japan, “Shoplifters,” Hirokazu Kore-eda, director;
Kazakhstan, “Ayka,” Sergey Dvortsevoy, director;
Kenya, “Supa Modo,” Likarion Wainaina, director;
Kosovo, “The Marriage,” Blerta Zeqiri, director;
Latvia, “To Be Continued,” Ivars Seleckis, director;
Lebanon, “Capernaum,” Nadine Labaki, director;
Lithuania, “Wonderful Losers: A Different World,” Arunas Matelis, director;
Luxembourg, “Gutland,” Govinda Van Maele, director;
Macedonia, “Secret Ingredient,” Gjorce Stavreski, director;
Malawi, “The Road to Sunrise,” Shemu Joyah, director;
Mexico, “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón, director;
Montenegro, “Iskra,” Gojko Berkuljan, director;
Morocco, “Burnout,” Nour-Eddine Lakhmari, director;
Nepal, “Panchayat,” Shivam Adhikari, director;
Netherlands, “The Resistance Banker,” Joram Lürsen, director;
New Zealand, “Yellow Is Forbidden,” Pietra Brettkelly, director;
Niger, “The Wedding Ring,” Rahmatou Keïta, director;
Norway, “What Will People Say,” Iram Haq, director;
Pakistan, “Cake,” Asim Abbasi, director;
Palestine, “Ghost Hunting,” Raed Andoni, director;
Panama, “Ruben Blades Is Not My Name,” Abner Benaim, director;
Paraguay, “The Heiresses,” Marcelo Martinessi, director;
Peru, “Eternity,” Oscar Catacora, director;
Philippines, “Signal Rock,” Chito S. Roño, director;
Poland, “Cold War,” Pawel Pawlikowski, director;
Portugal, “Pilgrimage,” João Botelho, director;
Romania, “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians,” Radu Jude, director;
Russia, “Sobibor,” Konstantin Khabensky, director;
Serbia, “Offenders,” Dejan Zecevic, director;
Singapore, “Buffalo Boys,” Mike Wiluan, director;
Slovakia, “The Interpreter,” Martin Šulík, director;
Slovenia, “Ivan,” Janez Burger, director;
South Africa, “Sew the Winter to My Skin,” Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, director;
South Korea, “Burning,” Lee Chang-dong, director;
Spain, “Champions,” Javier Fesser, director;
Sweden, “Border,” Ali Abbasi, director;
Switzerland, “Eldorado,” Markus Imhoof, director;
Taiwan, “The Great Buddha+,” Hsin-Yao Huang, director;
Thailand, “Malila The Farewell Flower,” Anucha Boonyawatana, director;
Tunisia, “Beauty and the Dogs,” Kaouther Ben Hania, director;
Turkey, “The Wild Pear Tree,” Nuri Bilge Ceylan, director;
Ukraine, “Donbass,” Sergei Loznitsa, director;
United Kingdom, “I Am Not a Witch,” Rungano Nyoni, director;
Uruguay, “Twelve-Year Night,” Álvaro Brechner, director;
Venezuela, “The Family,” Gustavo Rondón Córdova, director;
Vietnam, “The Tailor,” Buu Loc Tran, Kay Nguyen, directors;
Yemen, “10 Days before the Wedding,” Amr Gamal, director.
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Paramount Television has signed a first-look TV deal with George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures, the studio announced on Monday.
The two-year agreement covers all episodic television and digital projects from Smokehouse, excluding features.
Smokehouse and Paramount, along with Anonymous Content, are currently in post-production on Hulu’s “Catch-22” adaptation starring Clooney, “Girls” alum Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler and Hugh Laurie.
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“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Smokehouse. Our experience with them on ‘Catch-22’ has been an absolute joy,” said Paramount Television president Nicole Clemens in a statement. “They are first-class filmmakers and producers with a nose for unique stories with deep thematic resonance. We look forward to this new partnership together.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Paramount TV. Nicole and her team are great partners and our experience on ‘Catch-22’ has been nothing but terrific,” added Clooney and Heslov in a joint statement.
In addition to “Catch-22,” Smokehouse is also producing “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” with Sony’s TriStar Television for YouTube Premium. The hourlong dark comedy starring Kirsten Dunst is set to debut in 2019.
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· *Despite US yields at the highest levels since May 2011, USD/JPY has broken to the downside in thin liquidity - (Higher yields, Fed rate hikes are not bullish for stocks).*
· *113 the figure has just been pierced and the DXY trading at 95.83 is trending on thin ice as it approaches a key trend line support at 95.70 and 2nd Oct spinning top (reversal/correction chart pattern). *
The yen is firmer across the board as China returns and tumbles with the central bank's move to aid economy being shrugged off and the CNH dropping to the lowest levels since mid-August. This has sparked some risk-off play in markets with US indexes in the red. Similarly, Italy continues to weigh on investor sentiment and we had seen the biggest hourly drop in the yen since July where heavy yen selling accelerated across London through the 113.42 Fibo (23.6% 109.78-114.55).
“The enemies of Europe are those sealed in the bunker of Brussels,” Matteo Salvini Italian Deputy Prime Minister. Is this a reference to the most famous bunker in European history? When Brussels speaks Italians are likely to hear the voice of Berlin. Germany needs to tread lightly. As the American novelist William Faulkner said. “The past is never dead. It's not even past.” Rome and Brussels should be careful that a dispute over budgets does not become a question about the European Project. It is a delicate moment in history,"
Joseph Trevisani, Senior Analyst at FXStreet wrote.
Meanwhile, on pure positioning alone, it is no surprise of the depth of this unwind. "Net JPY short positions powered higher last week, returning to their highest level since January. The weaker JPY was correlated with the better tone in the Nikkei 225 although the recent gains in the latter are being driven by defensive stocks rather than exporters," analysts at Rabobank noted.
To the downside, the pair is now printing a low of 112.93 on a massive long speculative squeeze taking out the non-committed bulls and a 50% retracement of the 20th Aug - recent double top highs is targetting 112.14.
"We look for dips lower to be contained by the 111.83/58 late August high and 55 day moving average. Uptrend support lies at 111.40. Above 114.74 would target 118.66, the December 2016 high," analysts at Commerzbank explained.
Reported by FXstreet.com 4 hours ago.