Japan BSI Large Manufacturing (QoQ) fell from previous 9.7 to 2.9 in 1Q

NZD/USD: eyes on 0.7435 daily high double top on closes above 0.7360

NZD/USD struggles again with the 21-D SMA. NZD/USD: will risk-on sentiment help the bird to a higher perch today? NZD/USD is currently trading at 0.7295 with a high of 0.7297 from a low of 0.7288. The risk-on sentiment has improved over this last week and there has been a strong reversal of th ...

Key event risks for today?  – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac noted the key scheduled events for the day ahead. Key Quotes: "Australia’s calendar is empty and there isn’t much of note globally. In the US, the Feb budget statement will be of passing interest as tax cuts flow through. The consensus forecast of -$223bn woul ...

EUR/AUD falling away from 1.57 as recent decline continues into Monday

EUR/AUD setting up to continue Friday's decline with Australia dark for Labour Day. Market sentiment following US NFP beat, tariff exemptions boosting AUD. The EUR/AUD is sliding lower in quiet Monday markets, testing into the 1.5650 area. The Euro is steeply off of its two-year hig ...

AUD/NZD kicks off new week on the high side following NFP Friday

Aussie gained on risk appetite, boosted by NFP and dissolving trade war fears. Quiet week ahead with thin data schedule, AUD on holidays for Monday. The AUD/NZD is holding at the high end following Friday's rally and is trading around 1.0765 in Monday markets. The Aussie lifted against th ...

Mixed dollar tone, macro backdrop is benign – BBH

Analysts at Brown Brothers Harriman explained that last week we saw a decidedly mixed dollar tone.  Key Quotes: "The picture has become clearer, the technical tools we use suggest that the dollar-bloc currencies are better positioned than other majors, like the euro, yen, an ...

Goldilocks nonfarm payrolls broken down – ANZ

The overall message from non-farm payrolls was one of robust broad-based jobs growth continuing in the US, but with wage growth remaining contained. Key Quotes: "In aggregate, NFP rose 313k with upward revisions to January of 39k to 239k. There were broad gains with retail jobs adding 50 ...

The week ahead: focus on key US CPI and retail sales – Nomura

  Analysts at Nomura offered their preview for the week ahead and key scheduled events. Key quotes: "United States | Data Preview We expect a steady 0.2% m-o-m increase in February core CPI and a healthy rebound in February core retail sales.  NY Fed Survey of Consume ...

Market wrap:  US equities surged Friday – Westpac

In a market wrap, analysts at Westpac explained that US equities surged Friday on the combination of very strong job creation but slower wages growth.  Key Quotes: "US non-farm payrolls surged 313k in February, the strongest reading since July 2016 and significantl ...

eurusd

After a relatively quiet session in European trade, with risk slightly elevated on the back the N.Korean headlines where Trump said he plans to meet N.Korea's leader after the promise to give up nuclear weapons, EUR/USD price action picked up around the nonfarm payrolls event in the U ...

Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 0.89%

Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Sunday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Biomed and Banking sectors led shares higher. At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 0.89%. The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were OPKO Health Inc (TA:OPK), which rose 6.38% or 73 ...

Saudi Arabia stocks higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 1.77%

Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Sunday, as gains in the Insurance, Telecoms&IT and Agriculture&Food sectors led shares higher. At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share added 1.77% to hit a new 52-week high. The best performers of the session on ...

Gold / Silver / Copper Prices – Weekly Outlook: March 12 – 16

Investing.com - Gold prices rebounded from the lows of the day on Friday to close slightly higher after the U.S. dollar edged lower as February’s U.S. jobs report dampened expectations for a faster rate of rate hikes this year. Gold futures for April delivery settled up 0.17% at $1,324.00 on the ...

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