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Wednesday, December 7

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Inside Angela Merkel’s bunker – Politico
The German chancellor strikes a grim chord as she launches her bid for re-election.

Euro Watch – Dutch politics: No Nexit – ABN AMRO

Editorial: Europe's Still Dithering Over GreeceView / BB

U.K.'s Risky Current-Account Deficit Isn’t as Big as Was ThoughtBB

Moody's Cuts Italy Ratings Outlook To Negative ZH

ECB preview: QE extension unlikely to surprise anyone – TF
ECB and the Future of QE – Marc Chandler
Ex-ECB Chief Cautions Against Fiscal Policy in the Eurozone – WSJ

Saxo Bank’s Outrageous Predictions 2017 TF

European Stocks Are Trading at Their Biggest Discount Since 2009 – BB
Stoxx 600 firms about 15 percent cheaper than S&P 500 peers * Optimism about global growth, ECB stimulus lifting shares

Finding Risk in All the Wrong Places as Trump Era BeginsBB
Trump's foreign policy and European elections may be biggest threats to the world order

A Pessimists' Guide To 2017ZH

A guide to making 2017 financial market forecastsPolemic’s Pains

"Panicked" Citi Trader " Behind Pound Flash CrashZH

Danske DailyDanske Bank

Markets awaiting ECB, USD a tad stronger, early elections in Italy? * Still focus on Italian politics and banks * Trumphoria has run out of steam * Calm markets awaiting ECB and Fed

Morning Markets TF
Sentiment in Asian equity markets was upbeat today as gains throughout the region prevailed with even Australian investors shrugging off the news of the first quarterly contraction in GDP in years to push the benchmark S&P/ASX200 sharply higher. Expect Europe to follow suit.

Euro wrap-upDaiwa

Daily Market CommentMarc Chandler
Greenback is Broadly Steady While Sterling Slides

Daily Market CommentMacro Man
Europe, China, US

Daily Press SummaryOpen Europe

Brussels PlaybookPolitico

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day BB
Managing the economy * Bank fines * U.K. data miss, and misstated * Markets rise * India holds, China fx reserves fall

Longest Winning Streak For Global Stocks Since September On Monte Paschi Bailout Hopes, ECB Optimism
Frontrunning ZH

FX UpdateTF
The US dollar has shown signs of firming again particularly against the yen and sterling and despite the blowup in EURUSD that started the week. But the key test for the currency doesn’t arrive until next Wednesday’s FOMC meeting while the euro’s key test arrives with tomorrow’s ECB meeting.

Huomio edelleen Italiassa: Italian parlamentti hyväksyy vuoden 2017 budjetin * Odotamme Saksan teollisuustuotannon kasvaneen lokakuussa * Öljyn hinta laski huipputasoilta