The week ahead: central banks minutes, Fed speak and RBNZ

The week ahead for the US is summed up here by analysts at Nomura, but for the rest of the world, the key events are as follows: Fed's William Dudley speech (Mon) Fed's Evans Speech (Mon) RBA minutes (Mon) GDT Price Index (Tue) BoJ minutes (Tue) RBNZ Interest Rate Decision (Wed ...

Japan Merchandise Trade Balance Total came in at ¥-203.4B, below expectations (¥76B) in May

Japan Exports (YoY) below forecasts (16.1%) in May: Actual (14.9%)

Japan Adjusted Merchandise Trade Balance: ¥133.8B (May) vs ¥97.6B

Key US data this week – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura expect healthy consumer fundamentals to support existing and new home sales in May for this week's US data. Key Quotes: Existing home sales (Wednesday): Existing home sales fell 2.3% m-o-m in April to an annualized pace of 5.57mn units. Both single-family home and cond ...

Japan Imports (YoY) came in at 17.8%, above expectations (14.8%) in May

Japan’s trade balance 0.13T vs. 0.35T forecast

Japan’ trade balance fell unexpectedly last month, official data showed on Sunday. In a report, the Ministry of Finance said that the country’s trade balance fell to a seasonally adjusted 0.13T, from 0.16T in the preceding month whose figure was revised up from 0.10T. Analysts had expected the tr ...

RBA’s Lowe: Growth next couple years likely stronger than recently

RBA's Governor Lowe is crossing the wires, as part of a speech on a Panel at the Australian National University's Crawford Australian Leadership Forum, noting that growth next couple of years will likely be stronger than recently. Headlines But econ facing some headwinds, need to watc ...

NZD/USD: bulls eye 0.7280/13 levels

NZD/USD is flat on the session so far trading in a tight range around the midpoint of the 0.72 handle.  NZD/USD made a recovery from below the 0.72 handle at 0.7185 and drifting into a positive close, albeit still down on the week from 0.7318 highs. The dollar was under the spotlight last wee ...

United Kingdom Rightmove House Price Index (MoM) down to -0.4% in June from previous 1.2%

United Kingdom Rightmove House Price Index (YoY) declined to 1.8% in June from previous 3%

South Korea Producer Price Index Growth down to -0.2% in May from previous -0.1%

South Korea Producer Price Index Growth (YoY) dipped from previous 4% to 3.5% in May

New Zealand Westpac consumer survey up to 113.4 in 2Q from previous 111.9

Breakdown of global markets – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ offered a breakdown of global markets. Key Quotes: "Despite further modest underperformance of US tech stocks (NASDAQ: -0.2%), the S&P 500 closed unchanged as it managed to grind higher through the trading session following early losses. M&A activity provided som ...