Japan Foreign bond investment: ¥526.5B (July 27) vs ¥-209.2B

Japan Foreign investment in Japan stocks: ¥-63.4B (July 27) vs previous ¥173.5B

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Bullish push trapped by 147.00

The GBP/JPY is seeing some bullish action this week, breaking out of last week's highs, but is getting capped off by the 147.00 technical barrier. Bullish traders will be looking to make a recovery of momentum above the 146.00 level in order to make a firmer push higher off of the risin ...

Japan Monetary Base (YoY) registered at 7%, below expectations (7.3%) in July

NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Kiwi trapped near 0.68 as momentum slumps

The Kiwi's action in July has seen the NZD/USD constrained under stiff resistance from the 0.6850 region with rising lows currently putting a floor under prices from 0.6760. This week's trading sees the pair cycling around 0.6800 as the Kiwi struggles to develop any momentum as th ...

AUD/JPY halts slide below 83.00 as traders await the Aussie Trade Balance

The AUD is trading steadily ahead of the Australian Trade Balance reading. Market demand for the safe-haven JPY remains on the high side as trade tensions continue to rise. The AUD/JPY is trading near 82.70 heading into Thursday's Asia market session after taking a step back agains ...

Iran seen ramping up military drills amid rising tensions with the US – Reuters

As reported by Reuters, Iran appears to be stepping up the timing of military drills in and around the Gulf as Iran-US tensions continue to simmer away with US President Donald Trump and Iranian leaders taking turns lashing out at each other over social media. Key quotes "Iran has been furiou ...

US Fed set to raise rates despite Trump warnings – Reuters

As reported by Reuters, US President Donald Trump's comments that Fed rate hikes threaten growth of the US economy are looking to have little impact on the US Federal Reserve, and there was no sign of acknowledgement of the president's remarks in the latest Fed meeting. Key quote ...

Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.35%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Healthcare, IT and Materials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.35%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Enercare Inc (TO:ECI), ...

NZD/USD: a period of consolidation is expected ahead of nonfarm payrolls

NZD/USD is slightly bid in early Asia with the pair stabilising in the 0.6780's. There has not been a great deal that the markets have been paying attention to and instead, there is an air of caution around trade arrangements between the US and China and indeed NAFTA.  The FOMC was a ...