Japan Corporate Service Price (YoY) meets forecasts (0.8%) in November

Japan Tokyo CPI ex Food, Energy (YoY) above expectations (0.3%) in December: Actual (0.4%)

Japan National CPI Ex Food, Energy (YoY) in line with expectations (0.3%) in December

Japan Tokyo CPI ex Food, Energy (YoY) above expectations (0.3%) in December: Actual (0.7%)

Japan Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food (YoY) registered at 0.7%, below expectations (0.8%) in January

Japan National CPI Ex-Fresh Food (YoY) above expectations (0.8%) in December: Actual (0.9%)

Japan National CPI Ex Food, Energy (YoY) above expectations (0.3%) in December: Actual (0.9%)

Japan National Consumer Price Index (YoY) registered at 1% above expectations (0.3%) in December

Japan Tokyo Consumer Price Index (YoY) registered at 1.3% above expectations (0.7%) in January

Key data releases from overnight – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ offered a review of the key data releases from overnight. Key Quotes: US new home sales dropped from elevated levels in December. Sales totalled 625k saar (mkt: 675k; last: 689k). The Northeast fell 2.4%, Midwest declined by 10%, the West sunk 9.5% and the South dropped 9.8%. Month ...

NZD/USD: where now, back to base or a bid coming?

NZD/USD blue sky rally over? NZD/USD bears look to a break of 0.7230. NZD/USD has been hit on the turnaround in the greenback post-Trump's comments about wanting a strong dollar. Currently, NZD/USD is trading at 0.7299, down -0.41% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7343 an ...

Dollar to force rates higher? – Westpac

Analysts at since the beginning of November 2017, the DXY US dollar index has fallen from almost 95 to near 89 currently (–6%) amid strengthening expectations for global growth and Euro Area/ Japanese monetary policy.  Key Quotes: "While expectations for robust global growth ar ...

Mexico stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.06%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Materials, Telecoms Services and Industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC gained 0.06% to hit a new 3-months high. The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV ...

Bitcoin Flat as Stellar Continues Rally

Investing.com – Bitcoin was roughly unchanged on Thursday as investors continued to opt for caution amid fears over a regulatory crackdown in the industry, while Stellar's Lumens (XLM) added to recent gains amid signs of growing interest in the cryptocurrency. The total cryptocurrency marke ...

Forex today: what a ride, Trump ruins the day

Forex today was quite a ride.  The markets were braced for the ECB Governing Council meeting on Thursday that would be followed by an interest rate announcement and a very much foreseen press conference by President Mario Draghi in Frankfurt where markets were positioned for some classi ...