Japan Monetary Base (YoY) above expectations (9.2%) in February: Actual (9.4%)

Fed’s preferred measure of inflation, PCe deflator, reviewed – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura noted the PCE deflators data, the Fed's preferred measure of inflation and gave their review. Key Quotes: "Core PCE inflation, at 0.3% (0.271%) m-o-m in January, was in line with market expectations but above our forecast of 0.218% while the y-o-y rat ...

Japan Tokyo CPI ex Food, Energy (YoY) meets forecasts (0.5%) in February

Japan Tokyo CPI ex Food, Energy (YoY) registered at 0.9% above expectations (0.5%) in February

Japan Jobs/applicants ratio registered at 1.59, below expectations (1.6) in January

Japan Tokyo Consumer Price Index (YoY) meets expectations (1.4%) in February

Japan Unemployment Rate came in at 2.4%, below expectations (2.7%) in January

Japan Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food (YoY) above expectations (0.8%) in February: Actual (0.9%)

South Korea Service Sector Output rose from previous 0.2% to 0.8% in January

South Korea Industrial Output (YoY) came in at 4.6%, above expectations (3.2%) in January

NZD/USD: further squeeze higher is possible today – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ noted that the Kiwi didn’t quite get down and test key 200-day moving average support (at 0.7176), and has bounced on weaker USD sentiment.  Key Quotes: "A further squeeze higher is possible today, although we would be looking to fade moves up above 73 cents. Suppor ...

Mexico stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.34%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms Services, Consumer Staples and Industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC gained 0.34%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Cemex SAB de ...

Brexit angst intensifies, May to set out ‘five tests’ for Brexit deal

Cable was lower today as Brexit angst intensifies.  The latest headlines report that UK PM May is to set out ‘five tests’ for Brexit deal as follows: Will say Brexit deal must ‘protect people’s jobs’. UK wants to be outward looking, open, tolerant. Brexit dea ...

Bitcoin Eyes Fresh Test of Recent High After Posting Gain in February

Investing.com – Bitcoin rose on Thursday as the popular digital currency eyed a sustained move above $11,000. The move higher comes as bitcoin looked to test price levels – between $11,000 and $12,000 – that has recently acted as technical resistance – trading levels tha ...