Japan Foreign bond investment down to ¥321.8B in June 23 from previous ¥1090.1B

Japan Retail Trade s.a (MoM) registered at -1.6%, below expectations (-1%) in May

Japan Large Retailer’s Sales below expectations (-0.4%) in May: Actual (-0.6%)

Japan Retail Trade (YoY) came in at 2%, below expectations (2.6%) in May

Japan’s retail sales 2.0% vs. 2.6% forecast

Japanese retail sales fell more-than-expected last month, official data showed on Wednesday.In a report, the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry said that retail sales fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.0%, from 3.2% in the preceding month.Analysts had expected retail sales to fal ...

Market wrap: currency markets were volatile – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ explained that more significant market moves continued overnight with most of the action in currency markets. Key Quotes: "US equities rose, the USD fell, the US Treasury curve steepened (2-year yield -2bps; 10-year yield +2bps), and oil rose. US equities were led higher b ...

AUD/USD is at the highest levels since March, more to come in Tokyo, 0.7712?

Currently, AUD/USD is trading at 0.7637, down -0.04% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7643 and low at 0.7636. Forex today: stocks rally as does the pound on Carney U-turn, DXY lower AUD/USD is consolidating the strong performance of overnight on the back of a risk-on environment couple ...

US data previewed – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura offered a review of the US data from overnight. Key Quotes: "Review Advance goods trade balance: The Advance Economic Indicators Report by the Census Bureau for May reported a goods trade deficit of $65.9bn, narrower than expectations (Nomura: $67.3bn deficit, Consensus ...

USD/JPY intermarket: will USD/JPY play catch up in Tokyo?

Currently, USD/JPY is trading at 112.28, down -0.01% on the day, having posted a daily high at 112.34 and low at 112.24. USD/JPY is lagging the 'risk-onness' that we witnessed on Wall Street and could be due a rally, playing catch-up with the following performances from overnight tha ...

Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.38%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Mining, Industrials and Non-Metal Minerals sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General fell 0.38%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Austral Group SAA ...

South Korea BOK Manufacturing BSI declined to 81 in July from previous 82

Fed approves capital plans of all of 34 big banks that underwent stress tests

According to Reuters, U.S. Federal Reserve announced that it approved the capital plans of all of the 34 big banks that underwent stress tests. Key quotes: Capital One Financial Corp must address weaknesses in capital planning, resubmit by end of 2017 Capital One had already resubmitted reduce ...

Forex today: stocks rally as does the pound on Carney U-turn, DXY lower

Forex today was dominated by a risk-on-theme and a u-turn around in the pound on a 'change of tone' from BoE Governor Mark Carney speaking on a Panel today saying: “Some removal of monetary stimulus is likely to become necessary if the trade-off facing the MPC continues to lesse ...

Dow gains nearly 150 points as bank stocks soar

Investing.com – U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday, as financials, mostly banks, surged on the back of rising expectations that the release of the Federal Reserve’s stress test results will show that several big banks are in strong financial health. A surge in financials spurred a rally ...

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.56%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Public Utilities and Electric Power sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa gained 0.56%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Metalurgica Gerdau SA ...