Upcoming central bank meetings keeping investors sidelined – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ explained that markets were range-bound given the US holiday and an absence of market-moving events. Key Quotes: "If anything, there was a modest safe-haven bias in FX given the ongoing tensions surrounding North Korea, but the reality was little momentum in price action ...

Australia AiG Performance of Services Index fell from previous 56.4 to 53 in July

United Kingdom BRC Like-For-Like Retail Sales (YoY) up to 1.3% in August from previous 0.9%

South Korea Current Account Balance increased to 7.02B in July from previous 5.08B

NZD/USD: capped by 0.72 the figure, awaiting key events

Currently, NZD/USD is trading at 0.7164, up 0.03% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7166 and low at 0.7160. NZD/USD has been consolidating within a mild risk-off environment following the weekend's news over N.Korea. The bird is yet to close the bearish gap from yesterday's ope ...

Aussie flat ahead of RBA rate review, NKorea eyed

Investing.com - The Aussie was flat in early Asia on Tuesday ahead of the latest central bank review of interest rates with investors keeping an eye out for political risk events on the Korean peninsula. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket ...

AUD/NZD and rates outlook – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered their outlook for the antipodean cross and rates. Key Quotes: "AUD/NZD 1 day: Getting stretched and needs a breather near term towards 1.1000, but the potential for further upside later in the week towards the 1.1200 area if iron ore remains elevated and NZ electio ...

Plenty to come from the antipodeans this week – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ explained that late last week the NZD/AUD briefly dipped its toes into the 0.80s for the first time since April 2016.  Key Quotes: "It has therefore fallen close to 7% in less than three months. In part this weakness reflects New Zealand- related factors such as domesti ...

Market wrap: a slight risk averse posture – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered a market wrap. Key Quotes: "Global market sentiment: Markets were quiet with the US on holiday, but retained a slightly risk averse posture in response to the weekend’s North Korean missile tests. Defensive currencies and gold rose, while bond yields an ...

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 S&P Lima Juniors, Non-Metal Minerals and Industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.33% to hit a new 3-years high. The best performers of the session on the ...

South Korea FX Reserves: 384.84B (August) vs 383.76B

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.29%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Industrials and Consumption sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 0.29% to hit a new 5-year high. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Usinas ...

Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; IPC down 0.59%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer Goods&Services, Telecoms Services and Industrials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Mexico, the IPC declined 0.59%. The best performers of the session on the IPC were Bolsa Mexicana De Valores ...

Colombia stocks higher at close of trade; COLCAP up 0.59%

Investing.com – Colombia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials, Public Services and Investment sectors led shares higher. At the close in Colombia, the COLCAP rose 0.59% to hit a new 52-week high. The best performers of the session on the COLCAP were Bancolombia ...

USD/CAD: rates to rise sooner than later – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura explained that positive momentum in the Canadian economy, typified by the Q2 GDP report, points to the Bank of Canada (BoC) raising interest rates again sooner rather than later. Key Quotes: "We have brought forward the timing of our next forecast BoC rate hike and now thin ...