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Roche Says China Growth May Fall to 4% on Bank Crisis-Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- David Roche, president of Independent Strategy and a former Morgan Stanley global strategist, talks about the outlook for the European debt crisis, and its impact on emerging stock and commodity markets. Roche speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Susan Li on Bloomberg Television's "Asia Edge."-David Roche-Bloomberg Television-09/01/12

Roche Says U.S. on Same Fiscal Trajectory as Greece-Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) -- David Roche, president of Independent Strategy and a former Morgan Stanley global strategist, talks about the outlook for U.S. and Greece debt problems and his investment strategy. Roche speaks with Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television's "Asia Edge."-David Roche-Bloomberg Television-19/09/11

Roche: China Won’t Allow Yuan Appreciation-The Chinese authorities won't allow the yuan to appreciate over the next year or so, says David Roche, global strategist at Independent Strategy Ltd. He explains why to CNBC's Karen Tso & Sri Jegarajah.-David Roche-CNBC-10/11/09

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US

5th March, 2021 » US February Non-Farm Payrolls

February Non-farm payrolls recorded a 379k gain, comfortably exceeding the +182k median forecast.  This leaves the 3m average at +80k.  Private sector payrolls were significantly better than the headline print at +465k, manufacturing added +21k jobs while government dropped -86k.  The surprise might have been even higher were it not for the weather events in Texas, which was behind the 939k people not at work due to the weather (Feb average is 385k).  The unemployment rate ticked down to 6.2% and participation was unchanged at 61.4% despite this.  The workweek did drop though, to 34.6, although this is from a rather elevated 34.9.

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Global

3rd March, 2021 » Consistent improvements, should prove lasting

Based on Google mobility statistics we’re seeing a sustained improvement in activity now.  This is only likely to gather speed as vaccine coverage continues to expand, restrictions ease, alongside the seasonal improvements one should expect upon the arrival of spring, and, with a bit of luck, some UV.

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Technicals

2nd March, 2021 » IS Weekly Technicals — 2nd March

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