Japan Foreign bond investment declined to ¥-866.6B in February 2 from previous ¥41.1B

Japan Bank lending (YoY) in line with expectations (2.4%) in January

Japan Current Account n.s.a. below forecasts (¥1017.5B) in December: Actual (¥797.2B)

Japan Foreign investment in Japan stocks climbed from previous ¥-300.5B to ¥-126.7B in February 2

Japan Trade Balance – BOP Basis above forecasts (¥567.7B) in December: Actual (¥583.9B)

AUD/USD continuing downward slide, 0.7800 in view

Aussie down again as Dollar beats major contenders. Commodities still weak following recent market correction; risk assets being squeezed. RBA Governor Lowe to speak today at 09:00 GMT. AUD/USD is trading near the previous session low of 0.7816 that was made late in the New York session ...

Funda news and Fed speak recapped from overnight sessions – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ recapped some of the funda news from overnight sessions. Key Quotes: "December industrial production eased as expected, falling 0.6% m/m after November’s 3.1% m/m surge. It still highlights decent economic momentum. In addition, Merkel announced the formation of ...

Forex today: dollar firm again, yields up, equities calmer

Forex today had the greenback back on the bid rising through the psychological 90 mark on higher US Treasury yields and calmer equity markets with a  Senate deal to fund the government underpinning the bullish sentiment. US 10yr treasury yields climbed from 2.76% to 2.85% while the  2y ...

Cryptocurrencies flat following the recent rebound

Cryptos trading flat, down softly following rectracement from devastating January. The crypto market has settled down for now, with Bitcoin slightly down to 7,800 in the overnight session.  Cryptocurrencies have had a bad run lately, with Bitcoin still downover 60% from the 19,891.0 ...

Kiwi Eases After RBNZ Holds Steady, China Trade Data Ahead

Investing.com - The kiwi fell in Asia on Thursday after the central bank expressed concern over market volatility, but expected steady policy ahead. NZD/USD fell 0.18% to 0.7226 after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand held the official cash rate at a record low 1.75% as expected on Thursday wit ...

Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.67%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Consumer Goods&Services, Telecoms Services and Materials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC declined 0.67%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were ...

Market wrap: USD outperformed all the majors – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac noted the key events in markets overnight. Key Quotes: "European equity markets posted sharp gains, brushing aside the poor close in Tokyo (from +3% at lunch to +0.2% at the close). There were no major data releases but optimism around the US fiscal outlook, with Senat ...

Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.25%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Mining, S&P Lima Juniors and Banking&Financials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General lost 0.25%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were ...

Bitcoin Inches Higher as Investors Make Timid Return

Investing.com – Bitcoin added to gains Wednesday as investors continued to return to the market for the second straight day following the popular digital currency’s recent slump to November lows. The total cryptocurrency market cap rose to $385 billion, up nearly $20 billion from Tuesday, ...