US Open – Major news

• Ruling LDP/PM Abe suffer major defeat in Tokyo elections

• Ruling LDP/PM Abe suffer major defeat in Tokyo elections

• Polls reflection of ebbing LDP support, may need to resort to fiscal stimulus

• Japan’s tax revenue in 2016/17 below previous year’s level – sources

• Euro zone factories round off first half of 2017 on 6-year high -PMI

• EZ Jul Markit Mfg Final PMI, 57.4 vs f’cast 57.3, prev 57.3

• EZ May Unemployment Rate, +9.3% vs f’cast +9.2%, prev +9.3%

• UK factories lose pace as exports slow despite weaker pound

• GB Jun Markit/CIPS Mfg PMI, 54.3 vs f’cast 56.3, prev 56.7 revsd 56.3

• German factory growth reaches 74-month high in June- PMI

• DE Markit/BME Mfg PMI, 59.6 vs f’cast 59.3, prev 59.3

• Saudi Arabia, allies give Qatar two more days to accept demands

• Trump talks North Korea threat in calls with China, Japan leaders

• Oil stages longest rally since 2012, OPEC output may cap gains

• Gold hits 7-week low as dollar firms, Treasury yields climb

• Brisk trade marks launch of China, Hong Kong bond connect scheme

• China-HK “Bond Connect” sees 7.05 bln yuan of trade on first day

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