Japan Foreign investment in Japan stocks rose from previous ¥-0.3B to ¥126.3B in May 11

Japan Foreign bond investment climbed from previous ¥-363.7B to ¥827B in May 11

Japan Machinery Orders (MoM) registered at -3.9%, below expectations (-3%) in March

Japan Machinery Orders (YoY) came in at -2.4% below forecasts (0.3%) in March

South Korea to disclose FX activity – Korea Press

According to reporting by South Korea's Yonhap, the South Korean government will begin disclosing its FX intervention activities. No doubt tied to the US' report on currency manipulators, South Korea will begin disclosing all interventionist activity within the FX markets. These update ...

Barclay’s doesn’t think rates will continue to rise sustainably

Via a note from Barclay's, analysts are throwing a word of caution out regarding a potential global growth slowdown and the hindering effect of rising bond prices. Key quotes "higher US Treasury yields returned as a driver of lower stock prices. We think the frequency of sessions lik ...

Fed’s Bullard: inflation expectations are beginning to firm up

St. Louis Fed head James Bullard spoke with media today, outlining his take on US inflation and growth rates looking forward. Bullard stated that he expects global growth, which was strong for 2017, to moderate somewhat in 2018, while he noted that there is a lot of support from polic ...

New Zealand Producer Price Index – Input (QoQ) above expectations (0.3%) in 1Q: Actual (0.6%)

New Zealand Producer Price Index – Output (QoQ) in line with forecasts (0.2%) in 1Q

GBP/USD back over 1.35 as Britain veers to avoid hard Brexit landing

Sterling pops on Brexit news. Avoidance of a hard Brexit scenario could open some much-needed room above the GBP. The GBP/USD popped into recent highs early in the overnight session and is trading just above the 1.3500 handle once again. The Sterling caught a quick boost after an announcemen ...

EUR undermined by Italian politics – AmpGFX

Greg Gibbs, analyst at AmpGFX explained that the EUR has been undermined in recent days by political risk in Italy.   Key Quotes: "The untested young leaders of anti-establishment populist parties in coalition talks to govern Italy have argued for freedoms from the rules of Eurozon ...

NZD/USD: bulls going against the grain, 0.6850 holds for now

NZD/USD: markets fixated on yields, commodities heavy but kiwi solid. NZD/USD: eyes on NZ budget will be watched closely. NZD/USD has been in the recovery of the 0.6850 territories despite the dollar's spike yesterday. NZD/USD is now consolidating the move and has been trading betwee ...