Japan Monetary Base (YoY) came in at 9.1% below forecasts (9.6%) in March

USD/JPY fails to recapture 106.00 on recovery, resumes sinking

The Yen is gaining once more as trade war fears grip global markets all over again. NFP week sees risk appetite in full retreat ahead of the US jobs report at the end of the week. The USD/JPY is heading lower once more after recovering from a bottom of 105.65 in Monday's trading, and th ...

South Korea Consumer Price Index Growth (YoY) came in at 1.3% below forecasts (1.55%) in March

FX Daily: Risk soured and the RBA isn’t budging – Westpac

Analysts from Westpac are out with brief coverage of the new week's events following the Easter holidays, and heading into the Aussie Rate Statement due from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). Key quotes (Source: Westpac) "US equities reopened from the Easter break in a sour mood, wit ...

South Korea Consumer Price Index Growth below forecasts (0.15%) in March: Actual (-0.1%)

Trump wants a NAFTA rewrite in two weeks – CNBC

CNBC is reporting on reports from the White House that President Trump wants an outline of a NAFTA revamp ready to go in time for the Summit of the Americas in Peru on April 13th, as originally reported by Bloomberg. Key quotes (source: CNBC) "President Donald Trump is pushing to announc ...

Justin Muzinich slated to be US Deputy Treasury Secretary

Justin Muzinich has been slated to take up the role of Deputy Treasury Secretary under current Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. As Deputy Secretary, Muzinich will be responsible for international issues, which means he will have talking points about the USD on a frequent basis. Muzinich is ...

Australia AiG Performance of Mfg Index in line with expectations (63.1) in March

WTI tumbles nearly four percent as markets go risk-off after holidays

Crude dumps as production looks to be climbing and trade war fears have been left to run amok. Russia is stepping outside of OPEC's mandates and increasing their production output despite agreeing to cut. Crude oil stumbled in Monday's action and WTI fell almost four percent from th ...

Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 1.06%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining, Banking&Financials and Agriculture sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General added 1.06%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Buenaventura ...

EUR/GBP above 0.8750 ahead of Eurozone and UK PMI on Tuesday

Eurozone and UK Manufacturing PMI are slated on Tuesday.  The inflation data for the Eurozone is coming up on Thursday.  The EUR/GBP is trading at around 0.8758 down 0.23% as the forex trading session is coming to an end on Easter Monday. On Tuesday all stock markets around the glob ...

Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.65%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer Staples, Materials and Industrials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC declined 0.65% to hit a new 52-week low. The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC ...

Day Ahead: Top 3 Things to Watch

Investing.com - Here’s a preview of the top 3 things that could rock markets tomorrow 1. Fed Speak, Total Vehicle Sales In Focus Amid Ongoing Trade War Fears There’s little on the economic calendar Tuesday for top-tier economic data, as Fed officials Kashkari and Brainard are slated to deliver sp ...

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.87%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Real Estate, Financials and Public Utilities sectors led shares lower. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa lost 0.87%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Vale SA (SA:VALE3), which rose 1.87% ...