Japan Monetary Base (YoY) increased to 16.3% in August from previous 15.6%

N.Korea tested a hydrogen bomb, it doesn’t look good – ANZ

North Korea said it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb with intercontinental ballistic capabilities.  Key Quotes: "This escalates tensions and drew the obvious modern day political response; tweets by the US President though short of last month’s “fire an ...

The key events for the week ahead – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura offered their outlook for the week ahead. Key Quotes: "Week ahead for the USA Trade balance (Wednesday): Both goods exports and imports fell in the advance report by the Census Bureau for July, but the decline in goods exports outpaced that of imports. Based on these advanc ...

Golds spikes on North Korean missile test

Gold opened over 10 bucks higher on Monday, following yet another North Korea nuclear test over the weekend, its sixth one. Gold exchanges hands just short of $1,340.00 as the North Korean crisis escalates, with US President Trump confirming his commitment to defending US and allie ...

Yen gains in early Asia as NKorea nuke test rattles

Investing.com - The dollar dropped against the yen in early Asia on Monday as North Korea at the weekend claimed it tested a hydrogen bomb, drastically raising tensions with South Korea, Japan and the United States and also angering ally China. President Donald Trump and his national security team ...

ECB: 7th September ECB meeting not to offer QE guidance – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ noted that unnamed sources said the 7th September ECB meeting will not be when a roadmap for the future of QE will be released.  Key Quotes: "Policy- makers don’t want to surprise markets, two people noted." "The Governing Council has no appetite to rus ...

USD/JPY: risk off on N.Korea opens up 108 handle breakout zone

Currently, USD/JPY is trading at 109.58, down -0.06% on the day, having posted a daily high at 110.26 and low at 109.51. Market wrap: US dollar higher despite NFP disappointments - Westpac USD/JPY dropped on risk aversion on the back of N.Korea firing another missile over Japan and testing ...

North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura noted that North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test today. Key Quotes: "We see this latest provocation as in line with our base case – that tensions will remain elevated, yet contained, for some time.  We believe room for diplomatic engagement is now rathe ...

Market wrap: US dollar higher despite NFP disappointments – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered a market wrap. Key Quotes: "Global market sentiment: The US dollar, bond yields, and equities all closed Friday higher, despite a disappointing US payrolls report. During the weekend, North Korea fired another missile over Japan. Interest rates: The behavior of U ...

Bitcoin, Ethereum plunge in dramatic pullback from all-time highs

Investing.com - The world's two biggest digital currencies by market cap, Bitcoin and Ethereum, both sold off sharply over the weekend, as traders locked in gains from a recent rally which took prices to all-time highs. On the U.S.-based Bitfinex exchange, Bitcoin dropped to $4,380.90 by 11:05AM E ...

Israel stocks lower at close of trade; TA 35 down 1.22%

Investing.com – Israel stocks were lower after the close on Sunday, as losses in the Biomed, Insurance and Communication sectors led shares lower. At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 fell 1.22%. The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were Bazan Oil Refineries Ltd (TA:ORL), which rose 1.08% ...

Gold / Silver / Copper futures – weekly outlook: September 4 – 8

Investing.com - Gold prices rose to the highest level in ten months on Friday after the latest U.S. employment report came in weaker-than-expected, underlining doubts over prospects for a third Federal Reserve rate hike this year. The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in August from the prior month ...

Weekly outlook: September 4 – 8

Investing.com - The dollar pushed higher against a basket of the other major currencies on Friday despite a weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs report which underlined skepticism over the possibility of a third rate hike by the Federal Reserve this year. The U.S. dollar index, which measures th ...

Crude oil futures – weekly outlook: September 4 – 8

Investing.com - Oil prices ended a bit higher on Friday, but still posted a weekly loss as energy markets continued to weigh what the impact of Harvey will be on crude production and refinery demand in the Gulf of Mexico region. Gasoline futures, meanwhile, eased back, but still posted it ...

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