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Thursday, February 13

13th Feb - Nervous FX, Bad US Retail

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Europe will dismiss Swiss fears at its perilOpinion / FT
Dimensions of integration no longer enjoy broad support, writes Philipp Hildebrand

As European elections approach, will the anti-EU surge?Reuters
If there's one issue playing on the minds of EU leaders - perhaps even more than galvanizing their economies and tackling unemployment - it is May's elections to the European Parliament.

Banks that badly fail ECB test will be closed: Eurogroup headReuters

Europe Considers Wholesale Savings Confiscation, Enforced RedistributionZH

Draghi Said to Face Backlash in Dispute Over Italian ColleagueBB
Draghi is facing resistance from euro-area central bank chiefs on his choice for a senior position in the currency bloc’s new bank supervisor, said three people with knowledge of the matter.

Japan-style deflation in Europe getting harder to dismissMacroScope / Reuters

ECB still assessing if lower inflation temporary: CoeneReuters

Monthly Bulletin, February 2014 – ECB
Statistics Pocket Book, February 2014 – ECB
Deleveraging patterns in the euro area corporate sector – ECB

Retail Sales decreased 0.4% in January – Calculated Risk
Retail Sales Slide Across The Board, Post Biggest Miss Since June 2012 – ZH
Cold weather chills retail sales, jobless claims up – Reuters
Retail Sales in U.S. Unexpectedly Fell 0.4% in January – BB

Emerging-Market Shakeout Putting Reserves Into Focus: Currencies – BB
Another High-Yield Chinese Shadow Banking Trust Defaults – ZH
China Trust Assets Surge to $1.8 Trillion Amid Default Risks – BB
Australian Unemployment Jumps to 10-Year High; Aussie Drops – BB
Did Canada Just Pop Its Housing Bubble? – ZH
EMEA Weekly – Danske Bank

The Fed to the Bank of England: You go firstWaPo
The moves by central banks away from concrete measures amount to an about-face on forward guidance.

We need a new Bismarck to tame the machinesOpinion / FT
The power of the new technology barons must be held in check, says Michael Ignatieff

Investing Successfully is Really HardAbove the markets