CHina to ban key exports to North Korea – Reuters

Reuters is out with headlines explaining that China is banning the export of strategic items into North Korea, with a focus on weapons of mass destruction. China's 32-item list of export bans targets key items that are involved in the development and the creation of weapons of mas ...

Japan Current Account n.s.a. below expectations (¥2160B) in February: Actual (¥2076B)

Australia AiG Performance of Construction Index increased to 57.2 in March from previous 56

EUR/USD to head back to 1.24? – BBH

Analysts at Brown Brothers Harriman explained that there are several dominant patterns in bilateral US dollar exchange rates.   Key Quotes: It might be helpful to focus on these as the macro investment climate has become unhinged with the US threatening to escalate the already elevate ...

The week ahead – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura preview the week ahead. Key Quotes: United States | Data preview We expect a modest 0.1% (0.134%) m-o-m increase in core CPI in March as base effects help push up the y-o-y rate to 2.1%. NY Fed Survey of Consumer Expectations (Monday): Survey-measured consumer inflatio ...

China’s Xi Jinping speech to be focus during Boao Forum

China's President, Xi Jinping, will be headlining the Moao Forum on Tuesday, the Asiatics' version of Davos, and special attention is expected to be given to Xi's words as tensions continue to ramp up between the US and China. Xi will be expected to give some key, choice words o ...

Trade wars are the dominant force – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac explained that the market concern about a potential trade war resurfaced in response to President Trump’s proposal to impose tariffs on a further $100bn of imports from China, which sparked more anger from Chinese officials.  Key Quotes: "This seemed to be th ...

NZD/USD Looking for a run to 0.73

A light calendar for the Kiwi puts China in the driver's seat this week. Hopes are high that China will help to cool off current tensions as traders await Xi's response. The NZD/USD is trading safely within Friday's range after closing a small gap that started the week, hangin ...

NZD/USD: eyes on US and China this week- ANZ

Analysts at ANZ explained that risk sentiment deteriorated to close Friday with trade wars flaring up and Powell failing to acknowledge market volatility.  Key Quotes: "Weekend interviews and tweets did not suggest any back-down is imminent. Data this week is light, so expect headline ...

Political risks: Trade wars, NAFTA and N.Korea are all up

The week is starting out in earlier Asia positive, with weekend headlines in the Wall Street Journal that is citing US officials saying that Kim Jong Un is willing to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.  USD/JPY rallied 10 pips up to test the 107 handle, making ...

AUD/USD swimming in circles beneath 0.77

The Aussie looks ahead to the new week still stuck in the same old slump. Geopolitical tensions look set to continue driving market sentiment as trade issues remain unresolved. The AUD/USD kicks off the new week near 0.7675 after a tense weekend that finished off with more tariff temper ...

AUD/USD: downside risks may not have been exhausted – BBH

Analysts at Brown Brothers Harriman explained that the Australian dollar fell almost a nickel from its late January high near 0.8135 to its low at the end of March.   Key Quotes: "It remains stuck in its trough, reaching an eight-session high on April 5 (0.7625), but was turned back fo ...

Israel stocks higher at close of trade; TA 35 up 1.82%

Investing.com – Israel stocks were higher after the close on Sunday, as gains in the Communication, Banking and Technology sectors led shares higher. At the close in Tel Aviv, the TA 35 added 1.82%. The best performers of the session on the TA 35 were OPKO Health Inc (TA:OPK), which rose 6.13% or ...

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