Japan Retail Trade (YoY) came in at 3.2%, above expectations (2.3%) in April

AUD/NZD: 1.0400/1.05 to offer congestion – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac give their forecasts for the antipodean rates. Key Quotes: "AUD/NZD 1 day: Retains negative momentum, but we’d expect the 1.0400-1.0500 area to provide congestion (as it did in Dec and Jan). AUD/NZD 1-3 month: Higher towards 1.10. The cross remains below fair valu ...

Japan Retail Trade s.a (MoM) climbed from previous 0.2% to 1.4% in April

Japan Large Retailer’s Sales increased to 1.1% in April from previous -0.8%

NZD/USD: small bid in otherwise bearish drift, supported by 20 4hr sma

Currently, NZD/USD is trading at 0.7052, down -0.08% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7061 and low at 0.7044. NZD/USD has caught a small bid despite disappointing data in early trade. New Zealand Building Permits s.a. (MoM) declined to -7.6% in April from previous -1.8%. Markets ar ...

Japan Unemployment Rate in line with expectations (2.8%) in April

Japan Overall Household Spending (YoY) below expectations (-0.7%) in April: Actual (-1.4%)

Japan Jobs/applicants ratio above forecasts (1.46) in April: Actual (1.48)

Fed’s Bullard: Rate close to an appropriate rate

James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, notes that the rate in the US is now close to an appropriate level, adding that it can stay about where it is or go a little bit higher. Headlines via Bloomberg There will not be anything like the taper tantrum again Fed wil ...

Pound down in early Asia as polls eyed, Busy Japan data day

Investing.com - The pound was quoted weaker in early Asia on Tuesday as opinion polls showed a tightened battle ahead of the June 8 election. GBP/USD fell 0.13% to 1,2824, while USD/JPY changed hands at 111.23, down 0.03% ahead of a busy data day. AUD/USD traded at 0.7439 Markets in China and Hon ...

EUR/GBP: testing a significant downside area on the Greek news

Currently, EUR/GBP is trading at 0.8681, down -0.14% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.8700 and low at 0.8678. EUR/GBP dropped on the Greek news with EUR/USD dropping quickly. However, weakness in sterling after the UK election debate televised in early Asia i ...

New Zealand Building Permits s.a. (MoM) declined to -7.6% in April from previous -1.8%

EUR/JPY: breaking 124 handle to the downside on the ‘Greek news’

Currently, EUR/JPY is trading at 123.86, down -0.29% on the day, having posted a daily high at 124.29 and low at 123.82. EUR/JPY has made fresh lows in early Asia in very thin trade from holiday mode markets. This comes on the heels of the Greek news that very quickly took EUR down to its lowes ...

EUR/USD drops a quick 30 pips on the Greek news

Currently, EUR/USD is trading at 1.1152, down -0.11% on the day, having posted a daily high at 1.1172 and low at 1.1151. Greece threatens to opt out of next bailout payment without a debt deal - Bild EUR/USD has made fresh lows in early Asia in very thin trade from holiday mode markets. EUR is a ...