NZD/USD inching towards 0.7350

The NZD is strongly bid despite trade wars taking the top off of other risk assets on Wednesday. The Kiwi is strongly support against the Greenback through early 2018, refusing to fall. The NZD/USD is continuing to grind higher, trading near 0.7315 after bidding consistently in yesterday' ...

Japan Foreign investment in Japan stocks: ¥228.8B (March 30) vs ¥-2161.6B

Japan Foreign bond investment: ¥-774.3B (March 30) vs previous ¥790.1B

Australia AiG Performance of Services Index: 56.9 (March) vs 54

Key events ahead: Aussie trade in focus – Westpac

After a day of risk-off/risk-on, analysts at Westpac highlight the key forthcoming events for the day ahead. Key Quotes: "At 11:30am Syd/9:30am Sing/HK we see Australia Feb international trade data. January saw a sharp reversal from December’s shock deficit ...

US Tariffs and timelines: there is time for negotiations – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura noted that the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) released the list of goods from China that would be subject to a 25% tariff as a result of the Section 301 investigation. Key Quotes: "The list totals roughly $50bn in goods imports, implying $12.5bn in revenu ...

China’s Cui Tiankai: prefers to resolve trade issues with negotiation – Reuters

As reported by Reuters, the Chinese envoy to the United States, led by Chinese ambassador Cui Tiankai, stated that China and the US should avoid a trade war, and that China would prefer to resolve the dispute with a negotiation rather than continuing down the road of reciprocal tariffs. Key quote ...

US plans sanctions on Russian oligarchs – Reuters

The US is planning to sanction Russian oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin this week under a law targeting Moscow for meddling in the 2016 election campaign, as reported by Reuters. Key quotes (source: Reuters) "The United States plans to sanction Russian oligarchs this week under a la ...

South Korea Current Account Balance increased to 4.03B in February from previous 2.68B

EUR/JPY: tracking improved risk appetite, 132.43 in focus

EUR/JPY: bulls in control, eye higher grounds still. EUR/JPY: stages impressive rally. EUR/JPY: tracking risk In a rebound of risk sentiment, inline data and prospects of an on-track ECB following the Easter spending price push, the EUR/JPY cross staged an impressive recovery from th ...

AUD/USD looking to grip 0.77 ahead of Aussie trade balance

The AUD is hanging onto the 0.7700 level for now, but Trade Balance numbers at 01:30 GMT could change that. Markets have righted the risk-off capsize following tariffs spats, but market sentiment still hangs wary. The AUD/USD is back at the week's highs just above the 0.7700 handle ...

NAFTA headlines: completion of chapters in two week’s likely?

A series of headlines on NAFTA have sent mixed messages to traders of late.  The Canadian's, while open to  the U.S. ideas and on agreeing to a deal, are less optimistic than their counterparts to the idea that they  can complete the remaining chapters in the next 2 weeks ...

Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.63%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Mining, Electricity and Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.63%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Buenaventura (LM:BVN), ...