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Daily Market Update - 06/04/2017

U.S. equities fell with the dollar as the S&P erased earlier gains (up +0.8% at one point). (S&P 500 -0.31%)-Utilities (+0.52%), Real Estate (flat), and Materials (-0.13%) outperformed, while Financials (-0.70%), Telecom (-0.42%), and Energy (-0.34%) lagged.
Thailand is closed today. All other markets remain open.
Paddy Power XD 113p
Paul Ryan last night again mentioned timeframe for tax reform will be longer than healthcare which is still stalling.
Easyjet - Good March passenger stats - Load factor +1.4% to 92.7%; Passenger numbers +10.6% to 6.334mln
Macron's lead narrows in French presidential election: polls. Third debate now unlikely, will be a series of interviews.
Fed eyes start to balance sheet cuts this year
Oil prices fall on bloated U.S. market, but other regions tighten
Theresa May softens stance on Brexit roadblocks
Draghi speaking at the moment, appears to be dovish. Strong logic to existing forward guidance. Is in line with other member Praet on views.
Unilever plans to buy back € 5bn of stock and divest its spreads business in an effort to safeguard its independence after fending off a takeover bid from Kraft Heinz .
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May headed to Saudi Arabia with this clear goal: convince Saudi Aramco to pick London for its initial public offering as she seeks to promote Britain as a financial center after Brexit. NY is still the favourite.
Mobius says S Africa in trouble of Zuma remains.
Nordea threatens to quit Sweden if regulations are not eased. 
Brevan Howard Asset Management’s flagship hedge fund lost 2.85% in March, erasing all of its gains from the start of the year, according to an investor letter seen by Bloomberg News.
Bank of Ireland may have to decide as soon as this month on the successor to Richie Boucher, as the lender needs to leave time for what could be a lengthy regulatory approval process for its next chief executive officer. Bloomberg. 
Thousands of U.K. employers are set to begin publishing figures showing the difference between what men and women earn, under a law the government says is not only fair but could also add billions of pounds to the economy. Bloomberg story.
Markets dull, Eurostoxx -0.6%. EUR at 1.0639.