Japan Adjusted Merchandise Trade Balance above forecasts (¥195.3B) in July: Actual (¥337.4B)

Japan Foreign bond investment dipped from previous ¥1624.2B to ¥-145.5B in August 7

Japan Exports (YoY) registered at 13.4%, below expectations (13.6%) in July

Japan Imports (YoY) below forecasts (17%) in July: Actual (16.3%)

Japan Foreign investment in Japan stocks declined to ¥-302.5B in August 7 from previous ¥-37.7B

Japan Merchandise Trade Balance Total above expectations (¥392B) in July: Actual (¥418.8B)

Summertime market’s mood soured by Trump – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ explained that markets initially traded with a positive tone overnight, though trading was thin, as is typical of this time of year. Key Quotes: "However, the mood was soured somewhat by Trump’s move to dissolve two business councils (before they could disband ...

Dollar weaker after Fed minutes show debate on 3rd hike

Investing.com - The dollar headed weaker in to Asia on Thursday as Fed minutes showed an increased debate about another rate hike this year. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was last quoted down 0.36% to 93.41. ...

AUD/NZD: rtwo-week rally remains in tact – Westpav

Analysts at Westpac offered their outlook for AUD/NZD and rates. Key Quotes: "AUD/NZD 1 day: The two-week old rally remains intact, targeting the 1.0900 area next, but today’s AU jobs data poses two-way risks. AUD/NZD 1-3 month: A retest of the 1.0900 area seen in May is possible if iro ...

New Zealand Producer Price Index – Input (QoQ) registered at 1.4% above expectations (0.9%) in 2Q

New Zealand Producer Price Index – Output (QoQ) above forecasts (0.7%) in 2Q: Actual (1.3%)

NZD/USD: do the bulls have legs left after sharp reversal on 0.73 handle?

Currently, NZD/USD is trading at 0.7309, down -0.07% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7317 and low at 0.7309. NZD/USD has been consolidating the sharp reversal to 0.7318 overnight and targets 0.7350 for the day if the US dollar remains under pressure according to analysts a ...

FOMC meeting minutes: a robust debate on inflation – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura explained that the minutes from the July FOMC meeting showed two things about the Committee’s thinking in July.  Key Quotes: "First, while some members were ready to announce the balance sheet adjustment at that meeting, “most preferred to defer tha ...

Market wrap: US dollar index down 0.3% – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered a market wrap. Key Quotes: "Global market sentiment: The US dollar and bond yields fell after Trump disbanded two business advisory councils following CEO defections, and again after the FOMC minutes. Interest rates: US 10yr treasury yields fell from 2.28% to 2.22% ...

Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 1.35%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the S&P Lima Juniors, Mining and Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 1.35% to hit a new 52-week high. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima ...