Japan Capital Spending registered at 1.5%, below expectations (8%) in 2Q

First Impressions: NZ terms of trade up 1.5% in Q2 2017 – Westpac

The NZ terms of trade rose 1.5% in the June quarter, falling just short of a record high. Key Quotes: "Terms of trade: +1.5% (Prev: +3.9%, Westpac f/c: +3.0%, market f/c: +3.0%) Export price index: +2.4% (Prev: +6.9%) Import price index: +0.9% (Prev: +2.9%)" The terms of trade – th ...

Australia AiG Performance of Mfg Index increased to 59.8 in August from previous 56

AUD/USD remains anchored despite big jump in AiG Manufacturing PMI

Currently, AUD/USD is trading at 0.7940, down -0.08% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7953 and low at 0.7940. US Treasury Sec. Mnuchin: House on track to get tax plan by end-2017 - CNBC Despite a massive gain in Australia's AiG Manufacturing PMI for August coming i ...

NZD/USD: 0.7200 to cap, eyes back on cloud base?

Currently, NZD/USD is trading at 0.7175, down 0.00% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7185 and low at 0.7173. NZD/USD is steady in the release of the recent data from New Zealand. New Zealand terms of trade index for Q2 arrived +1.5% q/q vs the expected +3.0%. NZD/US ...

South Korea Consumer Price Index Growth rose from previous 0.2% to 0.6% in August

South Korea Gross Domestic Product Growth (QoQ) remains at 0.6% in 2Q

South Korea Gross Domestic Product Growth (YoY) remains unchanged at 2.7% in 2Q

South Korea Consumer Price Index Growth (YoY) rose from previous 2.2% to 2.6% in August

New Zealand Terms of Trade Index came in at 1.5%, below expectations (3%) in 2Q

Dollar up slightly in Asia with regional PMIs in focus

Investing.com - The dollar gained slightly against the yen on Friday in early Asia with several markets closed in the region and to the Middle Est for the the Muslim festival of Eid and a slate of PMIs ahead, The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted ...

PCE deflators reviewed: to go down further in coming months? – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura offered a review of the PCE deflators from the US session. Key Quotes: "The core PCE price index came in broadly in line with expectations, rising moderately by 0.089% m-o-m in July (Nomura: 0.069%, Consensus: 0.1%). While revisions to the past three months were mixed, y-o- ...

Market wrap: risk sentiment remained upbeat – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered their market wrap. Key Quotes: "Global market sentiment: Risk sentiment remained upbeat, helping equities and commodities, but subdued inflation depressed US bond yields and the USD.   Interest rates: US 10yr treasury yields fell from 2.15% to 2.12% followin ...

Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.05%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrials, Non-Metal Minerals and S&P Lima Juniors sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.05%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were ...

Watching wages for signs of inflation – Wells Fargo

"The PCE deflator has only briefly brushed the Fed’s 2 percent target since the start of the expansion," notes the Wells Fargo Research Team. Key quotes: "Nevertheless, most FOMC members remain confident that inflation will move higher from here. In the Committee’s mos ...