Japan Foreign investment in Japan stocks down to ¥-300.5B in January 26 from previous ¥-148.2B

Japan Foreign bond investment fell from previous ¥411.1B to ¥41.1B in January 26

Preview of the RBNZ February 2018 Monetary Policy Statement – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered a preview of the RBNZ February 2018 Monetary Policy Statement. Key Quotes: "The past year has been one of unprecedented consistency from the RBNZ. We expect that consistency to continue next week, with no change to the OCR outlook or policy guidance wording ...

NZD/USD: consolidates ahead of Tokyo open, Chinese data eyed

NZD/USD has been steady in early Asia as we approach the Tokyo open where markets will await the Chinese manufacturing data. Currently, NZD/USD is trading at 0.7370, up 0.02% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7373 and low at 0.7359.   The main event overnight came from US FOM ...

AUD/NZD circles 1.0935 with little news on the horizon

AUD/NZD tumbles on bad AUD data. Sentiment undecided as pair trades flat. AUD/NZD went flat through New York, currently trading around 1.0935 with little volume. The Aussie fell against the Kiwi yesterday on weaker-than-expected CPI data, and hasn't been able to regain the lost ground ...

FOMC leaves the stance of policy unchanged as expected – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac explained that at its January 2018 meeting (Chair Yellen’s last), the FOMC left the stance of policy unchanged as expected.  Key Quotes: "Alterations to the decision statement versus December were subtle, but together pointed to greater confidence in th ...

Aussie Gains In Early Asia Ahead Of Caixin China PMI

Investing.com - The Aussie gained in early Asia on Thursday with investors awaiting a private manufacturing survey from China and digesting the latest views from the Federal Reserve. AUD/USD traded at 0.8057, up 0.02%, while USD/JPY changed hands at 109.24, up 0.05%. GBP/USD rose 0.06% to 1.419 ...

AUD/JPY back-and-forth through Tuesday, opens Asia targeting 88.00

AUD/JPY declines through New York, rebounds from 87.80. Aussie struggles to make headway against strengthening Yen. AUD/JPY has found its footing in the overnight session, trading around 0.7365 after declining through New York. The Aussie lost ground to the Yen in New York, declining fro ...

ADP report was stronger than expected – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ noted that the January ADP report was stronger than expected, at 235k, implying robust private sector jobs growth. Key Quotes: "It may lead to upward tweaks to expectations for the upcoming non-farm payrolls report (currently 180k).  Additionally, the Q4 Employment Cos ...

South Korea Consumer Price Index Growth (YoY) fell from previous 1.5% to 1% in January

South Korea Consumer Price Index Growth increased to 0.4% in January from previous 0.3%

Australia AiG Performance of Mfg Index rose from previous 56.2 to 58.7 in January

Mexico stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.15%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Staples, Industrials and Materials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC gained 0.15%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Wal - Mart De ...

Bitcoin Hovers Above $10,000; Ripple’s XRP Eyes Fresh Test of $1

Investing.com – Bitcoin steadied on Wednesday rebounding from a dip below $10,000 amid a report that South Korea doesn't intend to ban cryptocurrency trading. "There is no intention to ban or suppress cryptocurrency [market]," Kim Dong-yeon, South Korea Finance Minister, said when questione ...

Forex today: dollar mixed on Fed on hold and statement

Forex today was all about the FOMC that came on the hawkish side with the Fed upgrading its language on growth and inflation.  Pre-FOMC, US 10yr treasury yields rose from 2.70% to 2.75% as a result while 2yr yields rose from 2.10% to 2.16%. The Fed fund futures increased the chance of anothe ...