• Asian equities traded mostly lower despite a largely positive lead from the US in which the energy sector outperformed
  • The greenback held near yesterday’s highs as the USD-index reclaimed 100.00, while USD/JPY extended its footing above 111.00
  • Looking ahead, highlights include German...

  • Asian equities traded mostly higher amid a positive Wall Street lead, with stocks supported by upside in energy and financial names
  • USD held on to the prior session’s gains with the USD-index closer to the 100 level and USD/JPY above 111.00
  • Looking ahead, highlights include UK PM May invoking Article 50 and the DoE Crude oil inventory...
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  • Asian bourses saw a pick-up in sentiment overnight despite the subdued Wall Street lead with the ASX outperforming
  • FX markets were relatively quiet with the USD-index flat amid a lack of tier-1 data or drivers to spur price action
  • Looking ahead, highlights include potential comments from Fed’s Yellen, George, Kaplan & Powell and ECB’s Coeure

  • Asian equities traded mostly lower with the Nikkei 225 hampered by a firmer JPY while Chinese bourses were dealt some reprieve from Industrial Profit data
  • USD softened overnight as investors reacted to the US President’s lack of ability to pass the health care bill tspanough congress
  • Looking ahead, highlights include potential comments from ECB’s Lautenschlaeger, Praet, Fed’s Evans and...

  • Trump’s AHCA negotiations remained in focus overnight, with some concerns eased after Trump stated he will focus on tax reforms if the House of representatives fail to pass the bill
  • USD saw upside in the wake of Trump’s tax reform comments, with comments from Kaplan also supportive
  • Today’s highlights include Eurozone and US manufacturing and services PMIs, US Durable Goods Orders and comments from Fed's Evans,...

  • Asian equities traded higher in line with their US counterparts, with newsflow overnight relatively light
  • USD has held on to yesterday’s rebound, while NZD sspanugged off the latest RBNZ rate decision which shed little new information.
  • Highlights include UK Retail Sales, US weekly jobless data and a host of speakers including BoE’s Broadbent, ECB’s Lautenschlager and Fed’s Yellen, Kashkari and...

  • Asian equities trades relatively mixed following a rather subdued lead from Wall St. in which financials underperformed
  • An encouraging performance from Macron in the first presidential election TV debate saw EUR/USD outperform
  • Looking ahead, highlights include: UK CPI, Canadian Retail Sales, API report and...

  • Quiet start to the week as Asian equities traded mixed amid a lack of key drivers while Japanese trade was closed for the Spring Equinox holiday.
  • FX markets saw the USD-index continue to pull back with the greenback now hovering around the 100 level.
  • Highlights include, Chicago Fed National Activity Index, Bundesbank Report and comments from Fed’s...

  • Asian equity markets saw little in the way of firm direction as markets took a breather after recent key risk events
  • GBP/USD remained above 1.2300 while EUR/USD extended on recent highs amid rate-hike rhetoric from ECB’s Nowotny
  • Looking ahead, highlights include University of Michigan Sentiment


Asia equity markets traded mixed,...

  • As expected, the FOMC lifted rates by 25bps. However, the Fed dot plot projections showed forecasts for 2017 and 2018 were unchanged from December.
  • After having counted 93.5% of votes in the Netherlands election, PM Rutte's VVD party is to win 33 seats, PVV at 20 seats, while CDA and D66 parties are to win 19 seats each
  • Looking ahead,...

    • Asian equities traded mostly lower as markets remain cautious ahead of today’s FOMC policy announcement
    • A similar story has been seen in FX markets with USD relatively rangebound while GBP has found a bid heading into the European open
    • Looking ahead, highlights include FOMC rate decision, US CPI and Retail Sales, UK employment data and comments from ECB's...
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  • Asia equity markets traded mixed following a similar indecisive lead from Wall St. as a non-committal tone persisted ahead of key risk events.
  • UK House of Lords passed the Brexit bill without the EU citizen rights or final vote amendments
  • Looking ahead, highlights include German ZEW, US PPI and API Inventories


Asia equity markets traded...

  • Asian equities traded mostly positive despite softness in energy markets with Chinese bourses outperforming
  • The USD-index remained lacklustre with participants tentative ahead of the FOMC meeting
  • Looking ahead, highlights include potential comments from ECB’s Lautenschlaeger, Draghi, Constancio and Praet


Asia equity markets trade mostly...

  • Asian equities traded mixed overnight, failing to find direction amid light newsflow
  • The USD-index was rangebound just below the 102.00 level as participants await the key risk US jobs data
  • Highlights include US nonfarm payrolls, UK industrial and manufacturing production and German trade balance


Asia trades mixed following the...
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  • Asian equities traded mostly lower amid downside in commodities and downbeat Chinese inflation data
  • In FX markets, the USD remained firm against its major counterparts in the wake of yesterday’s ADP release and potential ramifications for the Fed
  • Looking ahead, highlights include ECB rate decision & press conference and US weekly jobs data...

  • Asian equities traded mixed with notable data releases including downbeat Japanese GDP and Chinese trade figures
  • FX markets saw range-bound trade which initially provided the greenback’s major counterparts some mild respite from the recent losses against the USD
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US ADP Employment Change, DoEs and the UK...

  • Asian equities saw a mixed session with the Nikkei 225 tracking fluctuations in USD/JPY with newsflow relatively light overnight
  • AUD was a key focus for FX markets after the RBA kept rates unchanged as expected and struck a neutral tone in their statement
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US Trade Balance, API Inventories and a US 3yr Auction


Asia equity...

  • Asian equities pared some of their opening losses that were triggered by China lowering their GDP target and North Korean led geopolitical tensions
  • FX price action was relatively light with USD nursing some losses against counterparts, although still remained subdued from last Friday’s Yellen comments
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US Factory Orders, Durable Goods and Fed’s Kashkari (not set so speak...

  • Asian equities finished the week mostly lower after the recent Wall St. rally paused for breath yesterday
  • USD pared some gains but ultimately remained firmer with the USD-index above 102.00
  • Looking ahead, highlights include UK and US services PMI, Fed’s Evans, Powell, Yellen and Fischer


Asia equity markets traded lower across the board...

  • Asian bourses traded higher after yet another record day for Wall St. as financials continue to remain supported by the prospects of a Fed March hike
  • USD was once again bolstered by central bank comments with Fed’s Brainard adding to the recent hawkish rhetoric
  • Looking ahead, highlights include EU CPI, U.S Initial Jobless Claims, Canadian GDP, Fed's Powell and ECB'S...

  • US President Trump revealed some of the details of his upcoming plans, although left markets slightly disappointed over the lack of specifics
  • Asian equities traded mostly higher amid upbeat data, while USD was firmer amid hawkish Fed rhetoric
  • Highlights include the German jobs report, UK mfg PMI, German CPI, US Personal Income, BoC rate decision, construction...