Europe set for mixed open, with caution prevailing ahead of EU summit Thurs+Fri where its hoped growth compact will be finalised. Possibly involving financing for infrastructure investment + restatement of the agenda for reform. There are also hopes for plan for banking union. Meanwhile, George Soros is calling on Europe to start a fund to buy Italian and Spanish bonds, warning that a failure by leaders meeting in Brussels this week to produce drastic measures could spell the demise of the currency. Macro eyes on German GfK cons sentiment + US new home sales.
EUR/USD 1.2521. Spain 10y 6.38%. Brent 90.42
Danone exits European Food & HPC most preferred list at UBS
L’Oreal Initiated at Overweight at Barclays
On the Europe Summit
This will be the key event of the week (28th and 29th) and the European leaders need to deliver on this. No more speeches of what could be done. It’s time to propose and act. The best we can hope for is a banking union, as its feasible without changes in the treaty and will show that our leaders can do something. But we’ve been through hopes and disappointment more than once with this bunch…
Chancellor Merkel agreed to underwrite the debt of German’s 16 states in order to help the states meet constitutional budget limits. The fist German (federal govt +states) bonds will be issued in 2013. It doesn’t mean the same is true for Europe, some may interpret this as positively, but it clearly isn’t the case yet… At the same time, a poll ran in Germany, Italy, France and Spain show that 39% of Germans favor leaving the Euro, 28% of Italians, 26% of French and 24% of Spaniards.
And Mr Soros writes to Germany in the FT (Germany’s reticence to agree threatens European stability http://on.ft.com/MlMD6a). This is a very clear and interesting article showing Merkel’s resignation to say no to everything that could help Europe.
Spain to ask formally for up to €100bn to recapitalise its banks today. European leaders will then ask Spain to act as well, and we should hear about the creation of a bad bank on the 9th of July. (Spain to ask for aid as EU fights debt crisis – FT.com http://on.ft.com/OdVtpf)
JPM (Loeys) The J.P. Morgan View
Policy versus the Data. Who will win?
• Asset Allocation –– Close to home, in front of EU Summit, with defensive bias through UWs in Cyclicals and long duration in EM.
• Economics –– No major growth cuts this week, but the data flow continues to threaten.
• Fixed Income –– We recommend EM duration longs where central banks can still cut rates.
• Equities –– Lower oil are supportive of oil consumers. Within EM, we upgrade Turkey and India from neutral to overweight and downgrade Russia to UW.
• Credit –– Investors continue to like US HG as a nice balance between a risky and a safe asset: spread and underlying UST.
• Foreign exchange –– USD to gain 2.5%, trade weighted, this summer
• Commodities –– We believe US natural gas prices have started to bottom out.
MS (Bartsch) European Economics
EU Summit: Roadmap Rather than Action ready.
Talking about the European Summit, Elga ponders what could be announced. Not as bullish as the market hopes in terms of a banking union announcement: “expectations for the Summit to deliver a ‘big bazooka’ may be disappointed.
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