*Strong number reported by BP, refinery and trading arms doing well
*Net leverage hasn't improved at all
*Company still has $1.5 billion to buy shares
*RBA Gov. Lowe set for 5.45pm AEDT speech
*US Consumer Confidence due later tonight at 1am
*Risk-on follow through has been selective
*BoJ unlikely to lower key policy rates in Oct.
*But likely to keep door open for additional easing in the future
*Odds for no change leaning 64-36
*RBA Gov. Lowe to set the tone for AUD
*Gold wanes while USDJPY rallies on trade optimism
*EU agrees to Brexit "flextension" till Jan 31, 2020
*Possibility of a trade deal drove US stocks higher
*General elections loom over in the UK during the Christmas time
*Gold back below $1,500
*No-deal Brexit threat is off the table--at least for now
*Consolidation ahead for Sterling
*EU delays Brexit and Sterling picks up momentum
*US consumer confidence is the key for the FOMC
*US NFP data likely to support equity markets
*Gold bullish m...
*Money managers have increased their WTI net-long positions
*HSBC drops its important target
*France says yes to Brexit extension
*Argentina's election results in conservative President Macri ousted
*HSBC missed Q3 profit forecasts and flags concerning revenue outlook
*China industrial profits y/y declined -...
*US-China trade optimism to guide Monday sentiment
*Top officials convene to plan the way forward for China
*Asia FX lags equity performance
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