• 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...