Japan Monetary Base (YoY) registered at 17%, below expectations (19.2%) in June

South Korea Consumer Price Index Growth above forecasts (0%) in June: Actual (1.4%)

South Korea Consumer Price Index Growth below forecasts (0%) in June: Actual (-0.1%)

South Korea Consumer Price Index Growth (YoY) below forecasts (2%) in June: Actual (1.9%)

AUD/NZD: plenty of event risk on the day – ANZ

Analysts at Westpac offered an outlook for the antipodean cross and rates. Key Quotes: "AUD/NZD 1 day: Stalled between 1.0450 and 1.0550 for now, but plenty of event risk on the day. AUD/NZD 1-3 month: Higher towards 1.09. The cross remains below fair value estimates implied by interest rates ...

NZD/USD pressured below the 0.73 handle still

Currently, NZD/USD is trading at 0.7294, down 0.00% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7299 and low at 0.7287. Market wrap: US dollar index up 0.6% - Westpac NZD/USD is little changed and trading below the 0.73 handle still after the latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion showe ...

New Zealand NZIER Business Confidence (QoQ) climbed from previous 17% to 18% in 2Q

Hawkish rhetoric is evident from RBA today? – Nomura

The biggest talking point in markets over the past week or so has clearly been the surprise shift in tone from some of the world’s big central banks. Key Quotes: "More hawkish rhetoric is evident as a greater focus on financial stability risks emerges. Now it is probably too aggressiv ...

Market wrap: US dollar index up 0.6% – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered an economic and market wrap. Key Quotes: "Global market sentiment: US bond yields rose for a fifth consecutive day on Monday, boosted by strong US manufacturing data. The US dollar, oil, and equities are also higher (Dow Jones index made a fresh record high) ...

Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.33%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Banking&Financials, Electricity and Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.33%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Empresa ...

Bitcoin gains more than 2%, is the rally over yet?

The BTC/USD pair advanced to 2,560 on Monday, recording a daily gain of 2.5%, after Goldman Sachs suggested that the pair could go as high as 3,915 in a recent report. "The market is in wave four of a sequence that started in the late-'10/early-'11 lows," Sheba Jafari, ...

US data review: GDP Q2 tracker lowered – Nomura

Construction spending: Recent weak readings on construction spending suggest that there is a greater risk of the contribution from real private structures investment and residential investment to real GDP growth in Q2 being weaker following a strong boost in Q1. Construction spending remained fla ...

Gold records biggest daily drop since November, is $1200/oz next?

The troy ounce of the precious metal stayed under heavy selling pressure on Monday and lost more than $20, recording its biggest daily drop since the greenback's rally in November on Trump's election victory. At the moment, the XAU/USD pair is trading at $1219, down 1.8% on the day. Tw ...

US Equities: Dow & S&P close higher while Nasdaq drops

Major equity indexes in the U.S. closed the first trading day of the second half of 2017 mixed as the rise in energy, and financial stocks were countered by another drop in tech shares. As crude oil prices continued to recover on Monday, oil giants like Exxon and Mobil Chevron recorded solid gains ...

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.60%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Public Utilities and Electric Power sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.60% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were ...