Two Catalan separatists have been taken into custody

According to BBC, Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart, two key members of the Catalan independence movement, are being held without bail while they are under investigation for sedition. During the last days, Sanchez and Cuixart have been accused of encouraging protesters as they blocke ...

US key empire states data reviewed – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura noted that the New York Fed’s Empire State Survey reported healthy manufacturer sentiment in October. Key Quotes: "The general business conditions index increased 5.8pp to 30.2, the highest reading since September 2014. The new orders subindex remained elevated a ...

NZ CPI first thoughts – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac's first thoughts on the NZ CPI data that arrived as follows: NZ Consumer Price Index, September quarter 2017 Quarterly change: 0.5% (Westpac: 0.5%, market: 0.4%, RBNZ: 0.2%) Annual change: 1.9% (Westpac: 1.9%, market: 1.8%, RBNZ: 1.6%) Key Quotes: Consumer price ...

NZD/USD back below the 0.72 handle post CPI knee-jerk spike

Currently, NZD/USD is trading at 0.7190, up 0.26% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7212 and low at 0.7167. New Zealand Consumer Price Index (YoY) came in at 1.9%, above expectations (1.8%) in 3Q NZD/USD has settled back below the 0.72 handle after the initial CPI spike to th ...

Financial markets traded sideways overnight – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ noted that the financial markets traded sideways overnight with equities marginally higher, treasury yields bear flattening, and the USD mixed against the G10. Key Quotes: "With a plethora of central bank speakers over the weekend, the market took Monday to digest their views ...

New Zealand Consumer Price Index (YoY) came in at 1.9%, above expectations (1.8%) in 3Q

Aussie Flat Ahead Of RBA Minutes, EUR/USD Up Slightly

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.13%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumption, Public Utilities and Electric Power sectors led shares lower. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 0.13%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Fibria Celulose SA ...

AUD/NZD: risks are to the downside – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered their outlook for the Antipodean cross and rates. Key Quotes: "AUD/NZD 1 day: Yesterday’s technically bearish reversal pattern tilts risks to the downside for the day ahead, although there is plenty of AU and NZ event risk on the day. AUD/NZD 1-3 month ...

Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.68%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the S&P Lima Juniors, Mining and Non-Metal Minerals sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.68% to hit a new 3-years high. The best performers of the session on the S&P ...

Forex today: dollar firmer on the macro news wires

Forex today was mixed with some headlines grabbing the attention and causing a bit of a stir in sterling and the dollar. For the dollar, it was mostly political with a hint of the Fed. There were mixed rumors around US and N.Korean diplomats moving towards talks that were initially supportiv ...

Japan’s Aso: Threat from N. Korea has heightened to levels never seen before

Japan's Deputy PM Taro Aso crossed the wires in the last hour, saying that the threat from North Korea had heightened to levels never seen before and further added that the importance of the U.S.- Japan alliance for peace in Asia-pacific region had heightened, as per Reuters reported.

Wall Street ends day at all-time highs led by financials and energy

After starting the day flat, major equity indexes in the U.S. gained traction and recorded modest gains to close the day at fresh record highs. Rising Treasury-bond yields on Monday boosted the banks' shares, allowing JP Morgan and Bank of America retracing last week's sharp losse ...

The Day Ahead: Top 3 Things to Watch

Investing.com – Here’s a preview of the top 3 things that could rock markets tomorrow UK inflation in the spotlight GBP/USD could be the ‘one to watch’ in Tuesday’s session as data is expected to show an uptick in consumer prices following the recent increase in global oil prices. Economists a ...

Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; IPC down 0.52%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Financial Services, Consumer Goods&Services and Industrials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Mexico, the IPC fell 0.52%. The best performers of the session on the IPC were Grupo Mexico, S.A.B. De C.V. ...