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Macro: Still the same story: optimism about trade negotiations.

Equity markets keep on climbing. Optimism is fueled by positive comments about trade negotiations, especially when they come from the Chinese side. Officially, both parties are still on course to reach a deal by the end of the month. The US administration may however quickly open a new front on...

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Gas: European gas prices bounce despite weak fundamentals

European gas prices ended the week on a bullish note on Friday, supported by a strong energy complex on the back of rising oil prices. Brent 1st nearby prices traded above $66/b on Friday while the benchmark coal API 2 Cal 2020 contract rebounded to $78.90/t at the close, up...

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Power: Bearish weather conditions weigh on spot prices

Day-ahead prices remained on a downward trend with very stable spot and weather conditions (mild and sunny weather, average wind conditions, lower demand…). In that context, nuclear availability in France decreased over the weekend and could be just in line with last years’ levels. French minimum hydro power production levels...

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Oil: Crude on fresh 2019 highs, Brent above $66.5/b

Both reference benchmarks are currently trading on their fresh 2019 highs above $66.5/b for Brent and close to $56/b for WTI. After a week of increase, Brent has gained +$3.3/b in 4 sessions, +5%, while WTI had almost the same progression. Prices are now clearly out of their Jan-Feb trading...

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