Japan Monetary Base (YoY) registered at 15.6%, below expectations (16.6%) in July

Kiwi down in early Asia, Aussie and Indian rupee eyed

Investing.com - The kiwi eased in Asia after mixed jobs data with building figures in Australia and an interest rate review in India ahead. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was last quoted up 0.27% to 92.92. In ...

Crude oil prices ease in Asia after API reports build, EIA data ahead

Investing.com - Crude prices fell in Asia on Wednesday after industry estimates showed US crude supplies gained at the end of last week, though official data is awaited for confirmation. On the New York Mercantile Exchange crude futures for September delivery fell 0.73% to $48.80 a barrel, while o ...

AUD/NZD headed to 1.0900? – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac noted AUD/NZD's bid and offered a medium term outlook for the cross and rates.  Key Quotes: "AUD/NZD 1-3 month: Higher towards 1.09. The cross remains below fair value estimates implied by interest rates, commodity prices and risk sentiment, although it is closin ...

API shows surprise gain in US crude oil stocks, EIA ahead

Investing.com - Crude oil inventories rose an unexpected 1.78 million barrels at the end of last week, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said late Tuesday, with the industry data often seen as an unreliable place-setter for official data later today. Gasoline was reported as a draw of 4. ...

Depressed NZD/USD falls below key SMA

NZD/USD has just crossed below its 200-hour SMA. The last such price-indicator cross has been registered at least over a week ago on this time frame, accentuating its significance.Traders maintaining a downside bias, extend their projections to the 800-SMA, which corresponds to the 200-SMA on 4h ...

United Kingdom BRC Shop Price Index (YoY) fell from previous -0.3% to -0.4% in July

New Zealand Unemployment Rate meets forecasts (4.8%) in 2Q

New Zealand Labour cost index (YoY) meets expectations (1.6%) in 2Q

New Zealand Employment Change came in at -0.2%, below expectations (0.7%) in 2Q

New Zealand Participation Rate came in at 70% below forecasts (70.7%) in 2Q

New Zealand Labour cost index (QoQ) meets forecasts (0.4%) in 2Q

PCE deflator: inline with expectations – Nomura

  Key Quotes: "Headline PCE inflation was flat m-o-m in June, in line with expectations (Nomura and Consensus: 0.0%). Excluding energy and food, the core PCE price index rose by 0.112% m-o-m, matching expectations (Nomura: 0.098%, Consensus: 0.1%).  As a part of annual revisions ...