[*]CFTC IMM CTA data – Specs boost USD longs again, JPY net longs fall to lowest since early January, 10.9k contracts, EUR shorts 119.3k, GBP net shorts 74.3k and lowest since late September, AUD longs off, NZD shorts up.
[*]Fund managers cut S&P 500 futures net long positions in latest week – CFTC.
[*]Foreigners rush to buy into not-Abenomics narrative – Financial Times.
[*]Israel CB Gov – Small countries bracing for protectionist turn – Nikkei.
[*]Japan Oct household spending -1.0% m/m, -0.4% y/y, +0.1% and -0.6% eyed.
[*]Japan Oct retail sales -0.1% y/y, -1.2% eyed.
[*]Japan Oct unemployment 3.0%, unch and as eyed, jobs-applicants ratio 1.40, best since Aug ’91, 1.39 eyed, Sept 1.38, conditions continue to improve.
[*]PBOC fixes CNY at 6.8889, USD lower, state-owned banks again seen buying CNY.
[*]China CB branches said to ask banks to step up mortgage controls – Bloomberg.
[*]BoC Gov Poloz – Service sector pointing way to recovery, divergence in US- Canada monetary policy, plenty uncertainties still, will use unconventional measures if needed but would take shock to inflation view to move, too early to tell the impact of Trump win – Reuters.
[*]UK consumer morale edges up, households worry about finances – YouGov, CEBR.[/list]
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