Japan Corporate Service Price (YoY) above expectations (0.7%) in July: Actual (0.8%)

NZ merchandise trade reviewed – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered their thoughts on NZ merchandise trade for August 2017. Key Quotes: "Balance: -$1,235m (Westpac f/c: -$900m, Market f/c: -$825m) Exports: $3,689m (Westpac: $3,850m, Market: $4,050m) Imports: $4,923m (Westpac: $4,750m, Market: $4,800m) Annual balance:  -$3,200 ...

Fed’s Kashkari: hopes Yellen gets reappointed

More comments from Fed's Kashkari speaking at Town Hall In North Dakota: Should look to Japan to avoid deflation  Can accept lower growth Should embrace immigration for population growth Real interest rate is lower because the population has been ageing Fed is adjusting inflatio ...

Reserve Bank Australia’s Bullock crossing the wires

Michele Bullock, who is the Assistant Governor for Financial Stability of the Reserve Bank of Australia, has attended a panel and has made comments worth noting in respect to the RBA's monetary policy decision-making.  Saying: High levels of debt leave households vulnerable t ...

Revised GOP health care bill now ‘impossible’ to pass?

News hitting the wires just now will be a potential blow to the dollar whereby U.S. Senator Susan Collins said she opposes revised GOP health care bill, making it impossible for the bill to advance. SenatorSusan Collins had said last week that she was "leaning against" the legislation ...

AUD/NZD bullish to 1.10 uncertainty regarding NZ government – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered their outlook for the Antipodean cross and rates.  Key Quotes: "AUD/NZD 1 day: Potential for further upside towards 1.10 if uncertainty regarding the NZ government composition persists, although falling iron ore is a headwind. AUD/NZD 1-3 month: A retest of th ...

New Zealand Exports below expectations ($4.05B) in August: Actual ($3.69B)

New Zealand Trade Balance (MoM) registered at $-1235M, below expectations ($-825M) in August

New Zealand Imports registered at $4.92B above expectations ($4.8B) in August

New Zealand Trade Balance (YoY) below forecasts ($-2.91B) in August: Actual ($-3.2B)

Dollar Gains Against Yen In Early Asia, EUR/USD Flat

Investing.com - The dollar edged slightly higher against the yen in Asia on Tuesday with regional data sets in focus and central bank minutes from Japan ahead. USD/JPY changed hands at 111.74, up 0.02%, while AUD/USD traded at 0.7936, down 0.01%. EUR/USD traded at 1.1848. The U.S. dollar index ...

The Day Ahead: Top 3 things to watch

Investing.com – Here’s a preview of the top 3 things that could rock markets tomorrow Yellen takes to the stage Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will be giving a speech titled “Inflation, Uncertainty, and Monetary Policy” at the National Association for Business Economics’ annual meeting on ...

Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 1.04%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining, S&P Lima Juniors and Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General added 1.04% to hit a new 3-years high. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima ...