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TradeTheNews.com US Mid-Session Update: PBoC May Be Cooking Up QE; Greece Shuffles Negotiating Team   
Mon, 27 Apr 11:53 AM EST/04:53 PM GMT
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- (UK) Apr CBI Industrial Trends Total Orders: 1 v 4e; Selling Prices: -3 v +2e; Business Optimism: 3 v 19e
- (BR) Brazil Apr FGV Construction Costs M/M: 0.7% v 0.8%e
- (BR) Brazil Apr FGV Consumer Confidence: 85.6 v 82.9 prior
- (BR) Brazil Mar Total Federal Debt (BRL): 2.316T v 2.329T prior
- (IL) Israel Central Bank left Base Rate unchanged at 0.10%
- (MX) Mexico Mar Unemployment Rate (Seasonally Adj): 4.20% v 4.2%e; Unemployment Rate NSA (unadj): 3.86% v 4.2%e
- (US) Apr Preliminary Markit Services PMI: 57.8 v 58.8e; Composite PMI: 57.4 v 59.2 prior
- (US) Apr Dallas Fed Manufacturing Activity: -16 v -12.0e

The Shanghai Composite surged 3% on Monday on reports the PBoC was talking about another round of QE stimulus and European indices saw very strong gains on the Chinese news and some positive developments on the Greek front. Trading has been a bit choppy in the US, with participants eyeing Wednesday's FOMC decision and tons of big earnings report, not the least Apple today after the close. As of writing, the DJIA is up 0.22%, the S&P500 is up 0.21% and the Nasdaq is up 0.05%.

Greek PM Tsipras reshuffled his team handling talks with Europe and the IMF after Finance Minister Varoufakis was sharply criticized for his performance negotiations last week. Deputy Finance Minister Tsakalatos was tapped to replace Varougakis as the main Greek negotiator, and Tsipras was re ...
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