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Thursday, June 8

8th Jun - ECB, Comey, UK elections: dull

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Editorial: Europe (Finally) Shows How to Deal With a Failing Bank – BB
Euro Area Proves Stronger as First-Quarter Growth Revised Up – BB

When No Election Result Is Better Than a Bad One – BB
Why is the UK having another election and can it stop Brexit? – FT
Britain Votes as Narrowing Polls Indicate These Five Scenarios – BB

ECB Preview: "Will He, Or Won't He", And Now To Trade The Announcement – ZH
The longer rates stay low, the fewer benefits they bring – BB
Draghi Still Missing Inflation as Growth Pushes ECB Near Exit – BB

Monetary policy decisions – ECB
Eurosystem staff macroeconomic projections, June 2017 – ECB
Introductory statement to the press conference – ECB

ECB Drops Guidance on Rate Cuts in Step Toward Stimulus Exit – BB
ECB Removes Reference To Taking Rates "Lower", Keeps "Well Past" – ZH
ECB Slashes Inflation Forecasts For 2017-2019 – ZH
More upbeat, the ECB signals end to rate cuts – Reuters
Draghi Says ECB Needs Patience as Inflation Stays Subdued – BB
ECB Still Can't Create Enough Eurozone Inflation With QE – Forbes

ECB Review: Slightly less dovish forward guidance – Danske Bank
ECB review: Low inflation allows only babysteps – Nordea

Debt limit showdown looms sooner as wealthy bet on Trump tax cut – Reuters

Comey’s Side of the Story: Key Moments With Trump – BB
Trump Pressure on Comey `Wrong,' `Dumb,' But Likely Not Illegal – BB
Editorial: What Comey Said and What It Means – BB
Comey accuses White House of lies, does not say Trump obstructed justice – Reuters
Comey Says Concern Trump Would Lie Led Him to Write Memos – BB
Trump Denies Pressuring Comey and Accuses Ex-FBI Chief of Leaks – BB

Oil Plunges To $45 Handle As JPM, UBS Slash Price Outlook – ZH

Morning Report APACTF
Asian markets were mixed at the open as traders await today's key events: the ECB's meeting the UK election and former FBI director James Comey's testimony.|

FirstFT Daily BriefingFT
Comey’s bombshell testimony, the UK votes, world’s biggest refugee settlement

Election Risks For Sterling, Housing Market Cools Before Vote, ECB’s Next Steps

Danske DailyDanske Bank

ECB, UK election and Comey * Big events today: ECB meeting, UK election and Comey testimony * Draft ECB inflation projections leaked. Driving markets * GBP mostly in green ahead of UK vote

Morning MarketsTF
"Super Thursday" — featuring a UK election an ECB meeting and testimony by the former FBI chief — has kicked off with oil prices steadying after a steep drop on Wednesday but a higher overnight close for Wall Street following a sneak peak at former FBI director Comey's remarks to Congress which produced no new bombshells. Asian shares were mixed on Thursday buoyed by the US gains but hit by oil's slide.

From the Floor TF
The UK heads to the polls today, and markets expect PM Theresa May to eke out another majority despite a weak campaign, with GBP hanging in the balance.

Daily Market CommentMarc Chandler
Thursday's show has an anti-climactic feel to it

Brussels PlaybookPolitico
Watch UK election like a pro — Silvio’s back — Happy days for Macron

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your DayBB

10 things you need to know before the opening bell BI

"Triple Threat Thursday" Starts Off With A Whimper: Markets On Edge Ahead Of Key Event Risks


FX UpdateTF
ECB president Draghi faces a tall task today in keeping a lid on the euro as the market guns for a downshift in the bank's dovish stance. Tonight we face a long slog through the UK election results if the initial exit poll and early districts don't paint a clear picture.

Supertorstai: EKP, britit ja Comey * Tulossa EKP:n kokous * Britit äänestävät tänään parlamenttivaaleissa * Öljyn hinta laskussa


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