Key US data reviewed and nonfarm payrolls previewed – Nomura

  Analysts at Nomura offered their review of the US data from overnight and a preview of the nonfarm payrolls. Key Quotes: "ADP private employment: ADP reported a 163k gain in private employment during August, below expectations (Nomura: 210k, Consensus: 200k), as service-secto ...

Japan Overall Household Spending (YoY) came in at 0.1%, above forecasts (-0.9%) in July

AUD/USD continues to cycle around 0.72

A hefty week of data for the Aussie wraps up with home loan figures ahead of the US NFP Friday risk event. Despite a week of busy data for Australia, the Aussie-Dollar pairing stuck to a bearish lean for the week. The AUD/USD continues to trade near the 0.7200 handle heading into Friday' ...

Fed Evans: Fed likely to push rates beyond ‘neutral’ – Reuters

According to Reuters, Chicago Federal Reserve head Charles Evans, one of the more hawkish Fed presidents, suggested that the US will likely have to lift rates above the neutral rate to keep inflation in check. Key quotes " “Given the outlook today, I believe this will entail movin ...

GOldman Sachs NFP preview

Analysts at Goldman Sachs have prepared their preview of US Non-farm Payrolls if the Friday shindig, with the investment bank calling for a slightly improved reading in the  Key highlights Headline change expected +198K, prior +157K. Unemployment rate expected 3.8%, prior 3.9%. Averag ...

Trump possibly turning an eye towards Japan – WSJ

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, US President Donald Trump may be gearing up to get into another trade row amidst a deepening trade war with China, this time with Japan, as noted by a reporter for the WSJ who received a phone call from the US president. Key quotes "People inclined t ...

Australia AiG Performance of Construction Index dipped from previous 52 to 51.8 in August

Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.35%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Industrials, Non-Metal Minerals and Mining sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General fell 0.35% to hit a new 6-months low. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima ...

Tech and energy weigh on Nasdaq and S&P 500, Dow closes with small gains

Falling crude oil prices drag energy shares lower. Tech sell-off extends into the second day. Dow Jones stages late recovery to close in the green. Major tech companies such as Twitter and Facebook remained under heavy selling pressure for the second day in a row on Thursday and weighed on th ...

Day Ahead: Top 3 Things to Watch

Investing.com - Here’s a preview of the top 3 things that could rock markets tomorrow. 1. Another Strong Jobs Report Expected Wall Street’s attention will be laser focused on the employment report tomorrow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the August jobs numbers at 8:30 AM ET (12:30 GMT). On ...

Mexico stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.28%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms Services, Industrials and Financial Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC gained 0.28%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Grupo ...