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Wednesday, February 20

20th Feb - US Open

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Roundups & Commentary
Frontrunning – ZH
Overnight: Rajoy "There Are No Green Shoots, There Is No Spring" – ZH
The Lunch Wrap – alphaville / FT
Emerging N.Y. headlines – beyondbrics / FT
Daily press summaryOpen Europe
  Olli Rehn: We envisage EU Treaty change in 18 month to five years

Morning MarketBeat: The Race is On – WSJ
Sterling Pounded on Dovish MPCMarc to Market
Morning Briefing (EU/US): The Art of WarBNY Mellon
  Policy makers show little sign of stopping doing whatever it is they have or have not been doing
A Minutes worth of sterling freefallalphaville / FT
The minutes put the MPC far closer to adding more QE to the mix than had been supposed with Fisher and King weighing in on the more-QE side.

BoE minutes are very dovishTradingFloor
Nick Beecroft: Continuing in the same vein as that set after the publication of the BOE’s February Inflation report, the February meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was apparently a decidedly dovish affair.

Martin Wolf Misses the Real Reason the Eurozone’s Unhappy Marriage Has Not Broken Up Yetnaked capitalism
So why are the periphery countries suffering this level of unproductive pain? Because the countries aren’t making the decisions. It’s powerful local politicians who are selling out their countries, working in cahoots with Eurozone technocrats. And I can assure you none of them are sharing in the suffering of periphery country workers.

In the Picture: the subversive appeal of Beppe GrilloThe World / FT
Final opinion polls published ahead of the February 24-25 election showed his Five Star Movement in third position with 13-16% of the vote – ahead of Monti’s Civic Choice and only a few points behind Berlusconi’s People of Liberty. So how did he get there? And what does he really believe in?

Fee Fi Fo FOMC.Macro Man

Japan trade figures, perhaps not so badalphaville / FT