Japan Foreign investment in Japan stocks down to ¥840.7B in October 13 from previous ¥1235.3B

Japan Merchandise Trade Balance Total registered at ¥670.2B above expectations (¥559.8B) in September

Japan Foreign bond investment increased to ¥269.7B in October 13 from previous ¥89.2B

Japan Exports (YoY) below forecasts (14.9%) in September: Actual (14.1%)

Japan Imports (YoY) below forecasts (15%) in September: Actual (12%)

NZD/USD: fade any NZD strength? – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ explained that speculation in betting markets that NZ First would side with Labour weighed on kiwi overnight, but really just highlights market nerves around a possible announcement today. Key Quotes: "Whether any initial reaction to an announcement is sustained will depen ...

When is the Aussie jobs report and how could it affect AUD/USD?

Australian jobs report (Sep) Australia's monthly jobs report is back on the cards for Asian markets today. The report will be released at 1230 GMT.  Sep employment is expected to rise 15k, holding the unemployment rate at 5.6%. Westpac’s forecasts are +25k, 5.6%, with leadin ...

NZ First to make announcements today? – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ noted that today is supposedly the day that NZ First will make an announcement on the formation of the next government.  Key Quotes: "Exactly when and in what format that announcement will be is unclear at this stage. But no doubt markets will be on tenterhooks until then ...

AUD/NZD: what’s the outlook? – ANZ

Analysts at Westpac offered their outlook for the antipodean cross and rates. Key Quotes: "AUD/NZD 1 day: Direction today will be largely dependent on the AU jobs data outcome, plus the composition of the NZ government announced today. AUD/NZD 1-3 month: September’s downward correctio ...

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: tax bill will be ready by December – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ noted the bold claims from US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin . Key Quotes: "In an interview overnight, not only did US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin give his “absolute guarantee” that the tax bill will be ready for Trump’s signature by early December, he also state ...

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.51%

Aussie Gains Slightly In Asia Ahead Of China GDP

Investing.com - The Aussie edged higher in early Asia on Thursday ahead of China GDP and other key economic data expected to set the tone. AUD/USD traded at 0.7848, up 0.03%, with China a top trade destination for Australian commodity exports. USD/JPY changed hands at 112.94, flat. EUR/USD tarde ...

Beige Book: no indication of a pick-up in price pressure – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura noted that the Beige Book prepared for the 31 Oct-1 Nov FOMC meeting reported growth pace that is “split between modest and moderate,” but no indication of a pick-up in price pressure.  Key Quotes: "As expected, Richmond, Atlanta and Dallas Feds reporte ...

Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.20%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the S&P Lima Juniors, Food&Beverages and Electricity sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General declined 0.20%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were ...

Forex today: bullish theme around the US economy, dollar unchanged

Forex today was chasing the higher rates and a Fed hike scenario for December.  Despite the increasing bullish theme around the US economy and its outlook that is driving rates higher, Wall Street continues to rally with US stocks making fresh highs, with the S&P500 +0.2%.  2yr yield ...