Japan Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index (YoY) came in at 2.1%, above forecasts (2%) in March

Japan Machinery Orders (YoY) came in at 2.4%, above forecasts (0%) in February

Japan Machinery Orders (MoM) came in at 2.1%, above expectations (-2.5%) in February

Japan Bank lending (YoY) came in at 2%, below expectations (2.1%) in March

Japan Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index (MoM) meets expectations (-0.1%) in March

FOMC minutes: looking for robust discussions on trade – Nomura

We have the FOMC meeting minutes coming up tonight and analysts at Nomura noted that in addition to "raising the policy rate 25bp to a range of 1.50- 1.75%, the FOMC presented a much more optimistic outlook for the economy in its March Summary of Economic Projections (SEP)".  ...

US CPI preview: to slow to a pace of 0.1% – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura previewed the forthcoming US CPI and expect core CPI m-o-m inflation to slow to a pace of 0.1% (0.134%) in March (Consensus: 0.2%) after a trend-like increase of 0.2% (0.182%) in February.  Key Quotes: "Core CPI inflation over the prior two months was boosted by sizabl ...

AUD/JPY building a base to springboard off of 83.00

The AUD is catching some bids as broad market sentiment swings bullish. China has managed to bed down market fears for now, but action must follow on China's verbal resolutions before markets can erupt into full-on risk appetite. The AUD/JPY pair is trading near 83.25 after the Aussi ...

US, Russia come to loggerheads in UN meeting – Reuters

Retuers is reporting on the confrontation between the US and Russia that heated up at the UN Security Council meeting today, as major world leaders gathered to discuss possible courses of action following the perceived chemical weapons attack that killed around 60 people and injured over a thousan ...

NZD/USD: bulls eye the 0.74 handle, risk-on

NZD/USD: bulls remain in control above the 50-D SMA, eyes on 0.7430's. NZD/USD: gets a lift from risk-on and positive geopolitical headlines. NZD/USD has recently recovered from 0.7353 to 0.7368 as already being one of the strongest G10 currencies overnight. In early Asia, NZD/USD i ...

South Korea Unemployment Rate increased to 4% in March from previous 3.6%

AUD/USD searching for 0.78

The AUD lifted on the back of risk appetite and looks set to try for more. Wednesday sees a slew of data that could impact the Aussie poorly. The AUD/USD is holding at the topside following yesterday's rally, trading near 0.7760 in the overnight session. The Aussie rallied steadily throug ...

Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.71%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Non-Metal Minerals, S&P Lima Juniors and Industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.71% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the session on the ...

Wall Street bulls take the lead as China is pushing free trade

China’s President said that he would open its economy to free trade. The news alleviated tension to the US-China trade war and send stocks higher. The three main US indices rallied on Tuesday as Chinese President Xi Jinping talked about pushing free trade. The S& ...