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Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland hit a record high in 2020

State media in China with the report a little earlier. Data from China's Commerce Ministry 

China Loan Prime Rate setting: 1 year 3.85%, 5 year 4.65%. Unchanged and as expected.

The monthly setting of prime rates in China. The ninth consecutive month for those rates left untouched. - The LPR is set in reference to the rate on the PBOC's medium-term lending facility (MLF), its a lending reference rate set monthly by 18 banks.

The first RBA meeting of the year coming in February - early preview

Westpac published an economic indicator a little earlier: In the accompanying report WPAC had some preview comments of the RBA meeting coming on February 2: (The RBA has an AUD 100bn QE program over over six months that was announced in November)

PBOC sets USD/ CNY reference rate for today at 6.4836 (vs. yesterday at 6.4883)

Reuters estimate from their survey was 6.4792, Bloomberg 6.4824 - 2 bn mature today - thus a net 278bn injection   

FX option expiries for Wednesday January 20 at the 10am NY cut

A light list today GBP/USD  AUD/USD

Canada PM Trudeau is using all channels to convey his concern to Biden over Keystone

Comments from Alberta Premier Kenney

UBS on how Bitcoin can go all the way back to zero

Cryptocurrency comments from UBS ( chief investment officer for global emerging markets,) via a Bloomberg report. This was out a while back, posting ICYMI:

More on the ECB capping bond yields

Earlier headline is here:  Bloomberg reports that the ECB is pursuing a strategy of yield spread control The Bloomberg report is on the net now, l ink

Biden US President on Wednesday - what to watch in the hours that follow

Biden's swearing in will be from noon Washington time. A quick heads up that once he is he may issue some rapid-fire executive orders that could be market moving.

Bloomberg reports that the ECB is pursuing a strategy of yield spread control

European Central Bank has a specific idea on the appropriate spreads says Bloomberg, citing an unnamed source. This is a bearish EUR development at the margin.

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