Japan Foreign investment in Japan stocks down to ¥-2161.6B in March 23 from previous ¥-1153.2B

Japan Foreign bond investment: ¥790.1B (March 23) vs previous ¥853.8B

Japan Retail Trade (YoY) came in at 1.6% below forecasts (1.7%) in February

Japan Large Retailer’s Sales above forecasts (-0.5%) in February: Actual (0.6%)

Euro area growth to slow further – Westpac

Elliot Clarke from Westpac is out with a research note on why the Eurozone could see constrained growth heading into the future. Key quotes (source: Elliot Clarke, Westpac) "With the benefit of hindsight, we believe that 2017 will be seen as this cycle’s peak year for Euro Area growth ...

NZD/USD falls back to the 0.72 handle on Greenback gains

The Kiwi sags under the weight as the US Dollar marches up the charts. Little else remains on the macro calendar this week, and now it's a risk sentiment game. The Kiwi followed the other G10 currencies lower today against the USD and is heading into the overnight session trading int ...

Ireland Consumer Confidence increased to 108.1 in March from previous 105.2

United Kingdom Gfk Consumer Confidence registered at -7 above expectations (-10) in March

Japan’s Asahi newspaper: Japan offers North Korea talks – Reuters

Japan's Asahi newspaper is reporting that Japan is offering to hold talks with North Korea, as being reported by Reuters. Key quotes (source: Reuters) "Japan has sounded out the North Korean government about a bilateral summit, and Pyongyang has internally discussed the possibility o ...

Dollar Index Wednesday’s biggest gainer

DXY the biggest gainer of the currencies in Wednesday's action. Even the Yen lost ground as flight flows are reduced today. The US Dollar Index (DXY) finishes off Wednesday's trading after a stellar performance, extending Tuesday's rally and climbing into the 89.75 handle. Dolla ...

US President Trump to name a new Secretary of Veteran Affairs

Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin is resigning, and Trump has a replacement already lined up and ready to go. Key details David Shulkin's resignation was announced by White House officials, and Trump has already tapped Ronny Jackson, the President's personal physician, to tak ...

New Zealand Building Permits s.a. (MoM): 5.7% (February) vs 0.2%

Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.18%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Mining, Services and Electricity sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General lost 0.18%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Andino Investment Holding ...

Bitcoin Struggles to Hold Above $8,000; Ethereum Nears December Low

Investing.com – Bitcoin struggled to hold above $8,000 on Wednesday amid ongoing fund outflows as the total value of the cryptocurrency market fell below $300 billion. Bitcoin fell 1.42% at $7,886 on the Bitfinex exchange. Data from coinmarketcap.com showed the total market cap o ...

Mexico Fiscal Balance, pesos increased to -47.39B in February from previous -308.19B