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What to Watch as Carney Kicks Off Defense Against Brexit Fallout – Bloomberg

It’s the most hotly anticipated Bank of England decision since, well, three weeks ago.

 World’s Economic Outlook More Uncertain After Brexit Vote: ECB – Reuters

The global economic outlook has become more uncertain after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, the European Central Bank said on Thursday, reaffirming its readiness to act if needed to support euro zone inflation.

Italy’s Shaky Bank-Rescue Plan – WSJ (subscription)

The best that can be said for Italy’s latest plan to rescue its third-largest bank is that it might just work.

Justice Department Officials Raised Objections on U.S. Cash Payment to Iran – WSJ (subscription)

Senior Justice Department officials objected to sending a plane loaded with cash to Tehran at the same time that Iran released four imprisoned Americans, but their objections were overruled by the State Department, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Regulatory News

India Tax-Overhaul Bill Moves Forward – WSJ (subscription)

After more than a year of gridlock, the upper house of India’s parliament approved a contentious overhaul of the country’s convoluted tax system, an important step in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign to modernize Asia’s No. 3 economy.

Goldman Pays $36.3 Million to Settle Fed-Leak Allegations – WSJ (subscription)

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has agreed to pay $36.3 million to settle allegations it misused confidential regulatory materials leaked from the Federal Reserve, the latest twist in a lengthy investigation.

Company News

Virtu Sees FX Revenues Fall: Signs Deal with JPM – Profit & Loss

Virtu Financial has signed a three year deal with JP Morgan to provide technology and market access to the dealer-to-dealer US Treasury market.

EBS Volumes up 1% YoY in July, but Fall 15% MoM – Profit & Loss

ICAP’s EBS average daily volumes (ADV) were up 1% year on year in July, standing at $83 billion. Nevertheless, volumes saw a sharp drop on a month on month basis in July, being down by 15% compared to June, ICAP reports.

Toyota Cuts Net Forecast as Yen Gains, Americans Snub Cars – Bloomberg

Toyota Motor Corp. lowered its fiscal-year profit forecast as a strong yen cut earnings from vehicles sold outside Japan and U.S. consumers bought fewer Camry, Corolla and Prius vehicles.

Market Savvy

Financials Lift Stocks in Europe and Asia, Pound Dips Before BoE Decision – Reuters

Shares rose in Europe and Asia, lifted by gains in financial stocks, while sterling dipped against the dollar before a Bank of England policy meeting expected to deliver a first cut in interest rates since 2009.

Emerging Assets Gain With Oil as Ringgit Leads Currencies Higher – Bloomberg

Emerging-market stocks and currencies rose for the first time in three days as oil extended a rebound, reviving demand for higher-yielding assets.

Dollar Frozen Before U.S. Payrolls Seen Guiding Fed on Rates – Bloomberg

A gauge of the dollar moved in a range of less than 0.3 percent on Thursday as investors awaited key U.S. jobs data to assess the Federal Reserve’s path on interest rates.

No Break for Worst Asian Currency as Clouds Gather Over Malaysia – Bloomberg

The bad news just doesn’t stop for Asia’s worst-performing currency.

Oil Up 3 Percent on Big U.S. Gasoline Draw; WTI Back Above $40 – Reuters

Oil prices jumped more than 3 percent on Wednesday, with U.S. crude futures returning to above $40 a barrel, after a larger-than-expected gasoline draw offset a surprise build in crude stockpiles in the No. 1 oil consumer.