Australia’s September CPI in focus – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac explained that the key economic event next week will be the release of the September quarter Consumer Price Index. Key Quotes: "Westpac’s forecasts are: 0.74% for headline; 0.27% for Trimmed Mean; and 0.32% for weighted median. The jump in the headline is largel ...

Philly Fed survey index rises – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura explained that the Philly Fed survey business conditions index rose to 27.9 in October from 23.8 in September.  Key Quotes: "This appears consistent with strong incoming data on new orders and shipments in recent months. Moreover, manufacturing output excluding auto ...

NZD/USD bears eye 0.6908, 11th April low

Currently, NZD/USD is trading at 0.7031, up 0.01% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7039 and low at 0.7021. New Zealand Visitor Arrivals (YoY): 3.1% (September) vs previous 5.8% NZD/USD dropped yesterday and again today after the NZ Government announcement. "It should steady aroun ...

AUD/NZD: targeting 1.1265 next (April high)? – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered their outlook for the Antipodean cross. Key Quotes: "AUD/NZD 1 day: The sharp break higher yesterday, catalysed by the AU jobs data plus the NZ Government announcement, targets 1.1265 next (April high), although iron ore’s 3% fall yesterday may weigh. AUD/NZ ...

New Zealand Visitor Arrivals (YoY): 3.1% (September) vs previous 5.8%

Catalan separatists ask supporters to take cash out of banks

Catalan separatists ask supporters to pull cash from banks - Bloomberg with the headlines: Separatists target Caxabank, Sabadell for withdrawals Separatists call for cash withdrawals 8am - 9am Friday

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.40%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Real Estate, Consumption and Industrials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa fell 0.40%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais ...

Dollar Up Slightly On Yen, Trump Fed Pick Eyed

Investing.com - The dollar was quoted slightly higher in early Asia on Friday against the yen as markets looked for signs President Donald Trump may soon name the next Fed chief. USD/JPY changed hands at 112.56, up 0.02%, while AUD/USD traded at 0.7879, flat. EUR/USD was last quoted at 1.1848, dow ...

Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.23%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Banking&Financials, Industrials and Mining sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General fell 0.23%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Panoro ...

Chile BCCH Interest Rate in line with forecasts (2.5%) in October

The Day Ahead: Top 3 Things to Watch

Investing.com – Here’s a preview of the top 3 things that could rock markets tomorrow Canadian inflation in the spotlight Canada will report inflation data on Friday, expected to show the sluggish pace of price increases continued in September, decreasing pressure on the Bank of Canada to ...

US jobless claims data suggest continued strength in labour markets – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura noted that jobless claims data suggest continued strength in labour markets as fluctuations in claims data caused by hurricanes wane.  Key Quotes: "Initial claims continued to decline to 222k in the week of 14 October from 244k previously, marking the lowest readin ...

The US dollar index is down 0.2% as Wall Street corrects – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered a market wrap. Key Quotes: "Global market sentiment: A more defensive session overnight saw US equities pulling back from record highs, and US bond yields and the US dollar fall slightly. The NZD fell after the new government was announced. Interest rates: US 10y ...