Trump will be in focus this week – ANZ

President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress this week.  Key Quote: "Some topics that markets will be looking for guidance and insight include the proposed tax cuts and tax reform program, regulation, trade policy, and immigration." "However ...

Prepare for new Scottish independence vote

With respect to Brexit and the implications for Scotland and Britain, Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May have been reported by the Times that " ...are heading for a showdown over who has the right to call another independence referendum and when it should be held." The article explained ...

NZD/USD: stuck in 0.7130-0.7250 range, awaiting week to unfold

NZD/USD has moved within a 30 pip range at the start of the week ahead of a relatively busy one ahead for the NZ calendar.  Weekend politics: the euro is under scrutiny While markets are confident in the RBNZ's bullish assessment of the economy, the week ahead will deliver a number o ...

Brexit: UK’s PM May to announce end of free movement

In respect to Brexit developments and news, Prime Minister, Thersa May, will announce the end of free movement for new EU migrants when she Brexit negotiations get underway formally. The Telegraph, with the headline,  "Theresa May poised to announce end of free movement for new E ...

Weekend politics: the euro is under scrutiny

In respect to opening FX prices, it was a quiet one for weekend news this weekend around. Weekend politics: Greece debt mounting and so too are investor's concerns - NEWS | Feb 19, 16:19 There was not a headline story this weekend, although Greece, Brexit and EU politics ...

New Zealand Visitor Arrivals (YoY) down to 11% in January from previous 11.1%

AUD/USD: watching for a bearish break – BBH

Analysts at Brown Brothers Harriman explained that the Australian dollar made a new high for the year toward the end of last week near $0.7740, but the gains were quickly reversed, keeping the $0.7600-$0.7700 range intact, even if frayed.    Key Quotes: "We continue to expect tha ...

Market wrap: dollar rebounded despite European pressure – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered a market wrap for last week's closing US session. Key Quotes: "Global market sentiment: Risk aversion in Europe and disenchantment with the “Trumpflation” view were the main features of Friday’s session. Interest rates are lower and the U ...

Israel stocks lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 0.03%

Investing.com – Israel stocks were lower after the close on Sunday, as losses in the Insurance, Banking and Financials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 lost 0.03%. The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Melisron (TA:MLSR), which rose 1.93% or 340 points to ...

Saudi Arabia stocks higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.05%

Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Sunday, as gains in the Multi Investment, Energy&Utilities and Agriculture&Food sectors led shares higher. At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share rose 0.05%. The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All ...

Weekly outlook: February 27 – March 3

Investing.com - The dollar ticked higher against a basket of the other major currencies on Friday, shrugging off disappointing U.S. home sales data as investors looked ahead to an upcoming speech by President Donald Trump. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a ...