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19:48 NZD/USD consolidates losses below 0.69 as DXY stays flat on the day

The NZD/USD pair dropped to its lowest level in more than a month at 0.6865 earlier in the NA session and started moving in a tight range after findin...

19:32 EUR/USD: Euro bulls advances currently capped at 1.1600

The single currency is mostly trading sideways on Wednesday as EUR/USD is oscillatingbetween the 1.1536 and the 1.6010 levels. On data-light Wednes...

18:56 GBP/USD regains 1.3200 on another May s victory

The GBP/USD pair trades above 1.3210, its highest for the day, with the Pound finding demand after PM May got another parliamentary victory, defeating...

18:51 USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Greenback grinding higher at 11-month s high

USD/CAD 15-minute chart Spot rate: 1.3299 Relative change: 0.1% High: 1.3312 Low: ...

18:49 Saudi EnergyMin: The market demands more oil in H2

Saudi energy minister is now crossing the news wires with key quotes, via Reuters, found below: The market demands more oil in H2. We will try to ...

18:43 USD/JPY steadies near 110 amid a lack of fresh fundamental drivers

The USD/JPY pair is having a difficult time finding direction on Wednesday as the lack of significant data releases reduces the market volatility. As ...

18:31 Colombia Trade Balance above forecasts ($-400M) in April: Actual ($-325M)

Colombia Trade Balance above forecasts ($-400M) in April: Actual ($-325M)...

18:08 Breaking News: UK: PM Theresa May wins key vote on Brexit

The UK government has defeated the amendment proposed by the pro-EU conservative lawmakers to win the Brexit 'meaningful vote' in the Parliament. "Th...

17:58 Gold Technical Analysis: Yellow Metal trading below $1,275/oz near 2018 low

Gold 15-minute chart Spot rate: 1,274.00 Relative change: -0.04% High: 1,276.50 Low:...

17:57 RBA s Lowe on tariffs: What s happening is very worrying and disturbing

Central bankers continue torespondto questions from the audience at the ECB'spaneltitled 'Price and wage setting in advanced economies.' Key quot...

17:55 WTI regains $66 and above post-EIA

Prices of the barrel of the American reference for the sweet light crude oil are trading on a better mood on Wednesday, advancing above the $66.00 mar...

17:50 Fed s Powell: In principle, changes in trade policy could cause us to revise the outlook

Central bankers continue torespondto questions from the audience at the ECB'spaneltitled 'Price and wage setting in advanced economies.' Key quot...

17:43 ECBs Draghi: Plenty of instruments available if necessary

Central bankers continue torespondto questions from the audience at the ECB'spaneltitled 'Price and wage setting in advanced economies.' Key quot...

17:38 AUD/USD weakens back closer to YTD lows, around 0.7370 region

Struggles to build on early recovery move and failed just above 0.7400 handle. Resurgent US bond yields help revive USD demand and prompt...

17:31 EIA: Commercial crude oil inventories decreased by 5.9 million barrels

Below are the key highlights from the EIA'sweekly petroleum report for the week ending June 15, 2018. U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged 17.7...

17:31 United States EIA Crude Oil Stocks change below forecasts (-1.898M) in June 15: Actual (-5.914M)

United States EIA Crude Oil Stocks change below forecasts (-1.898M) in June 15: Actual (-5.914M)...

17:28 GBP/USD could drop and test the 1.2900 area Scotiabank

According to FX Strategists at Scotiabank, Cable stays bearish and could slip back to the 1.2900 neighbourhood in the near term. Key Quotes Sterlin...

17:25 Fed s Powell: Accommodative stance calls for gradual hikes

Additional headlines from Jerome H. Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System,is crossing the newswires as he responds...

17:25 GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Cable struggles to break above 1.3200 after reaching new 2018 low

GBP/USD 15-minute chart Spot rate: 1.3183 Relative change: 0.07% High: 1.3206 Low: ...

17:22 USD/JPY likely to remain within 110.00-115.00 Danske Bank

Senior Analyst at Danske Bank Morten Helt believes the pair is poised to rangebound between 110.00 and 115.00 in the medium term. Key Quotes USD/J...

17:17 BoJ s Kuroda: 3% wage rises needed for inflation goal

Additional headlines from Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan,is crossing the newswires as he responds to questions at the ECB'spaneltit...

17:15 UK: Anti-Brexit rebel leader Grieve backs government on vote - Bloomberg

Bloomberg's UK politics reporter Alex Morales is reporting headlines from the Brexit discussion that is currently going on in the UK Parliament. Below...

17:14 AUD/USD could slip back to 0.7330/0.7300 UOB

In view of FX Strategists at UOB Group, the Aussie Dollar could drop to the 0.7330/0.7300 band vs. the greenback in the next weeks. Key Quotes 24-ho...

17:09 BOJ s Kuroda: Will take time to dispel deflationary mindset

Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan,is delivering his prepared remarks at the ECB'spaneltitled 'Price and wage setting in advanced econo...

17:09 US stocks rebound after recent trade-driven selloff

Major US equity indices opened higher on Wednesday and attempted to recover a part of recent losses led by escalating US-China trade tensions. Tech-h...

17:08 US: Existing-home sales fell back for the second straight month in May

"Existing-home sales fell back for the second straight month in May, as only the Northeast region saw an uptick in activity," saidthe National Associ...

17:01 United States Existing Home Sales Change (MoM) below expectations (1.5%) in May: Actual (-0.4%)

United States Existing Home Sales Change (MoM) below expectations (1.5%) in May: Actual (-0.4%)...

17:00 United States Existing Home Sales (MoM) below expectations (5.52M) in May: Actual (5.43M)

United States Existing Home Sales (MoM) below expectations (5.52M) in May: Actual (5.43M)...

17:00 RBA s Lowe: Global factors are at work in inflation situation

Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia,is delivering his remarks at the ECB'spaneltitled 'Price and wage setting in advanced econom...

16:42 ECB s Draghi: Seeing factors that are holding back wage growth waning gradually

Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, is delivering his remarks at the ECB'spaneltitled 'Price and wage setting in advanced economie...

16:39 Fed s Powell: Strong case for gradual rate hikes

Jerome H. Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, is now speaking at the ECB'spaneltitled 'Price and wage setting ...

16:36 US Dollar retreats from tops, tests 95.00

The US Dollar Index, which tracks the greenback vs. its main competitors, faded the initial advance and is now trading in the negative ground in sub-9...

16:35 USD/CHF trims early gains, back around mid-0.9900s

USD fails to preserve early gains despite better-than-expected current account data. Resurgent US bond yields do little to revive the USD...

16:29 EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Euro sidelined ahead of Powell/Draghi speeches at ECB forum in Portugal

EUR/USD 15-minute chart Spot rate: 1.1590 Relative change: 0.02% High: 1.1593 Low: 1.1...

16:23 USD/CAD retreats below 1.33 on crude oil recovery

After breaking above the 1.33 mark for the first time in nearly a year, the USD/CAD pair lost its traction and retraced its daily gains in the last ho...

16:16 US: Exposing Chinas other vulnerability - AmpGFX

Greg Gibbs, Analyst at Amplifying Global FX Capital, suggests that there is the risk that a confidence hit from US tariffs might bring to the surface ...

16:15 GBP/USD: How low? Rabobank

Jane Foley, Senior FX Strategist at Rabobank, suggests that they see risk that cable will trade below the GBP/USD1.30 in the coming months and their e...

16:02 Mexico Private Spending (QoQ) climbed from previous 0.2% to 1.5% in 1Q

Mexico Private Spending (QoQ) climbed from previous 0.2% to 1.5% in 1Q...

16:01 AUD trading like an Emerging Market currency - AmpGFX

AUD has been hard hit along with Asian EM markets from imposition of US trade tariffs on China and is often viewed as a proxy for Chinese economic and...

16:01 Mexico Private Spending (YoY): 2.6% (1Q) vs 2.5%

Mexico Private Spending (YoY): 2.6% (1Q) vs 2.5%...

16:01 Russia Unemployment Rate below expectations (4.9%) in May: Actual (4.7%)

Russia Unemployment Rate below expectations (4.9%) in May: Actual (4.7%)...

16:01 Belgium Consumer Confidence Index down to -3 in June from previous 0

Belgium Consumer Confidence Index down to -3 in June from previous 0...

15:48 ECB Forum on Central Banking: Price and wage setting in advanced economies - Live Stream

The last day of the ECB's Forum on Central Banking will featureMario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the...

15:47 GBP/USD moves to session tops, closer to 1.3200 handle

Brexit uncertainty keeps a lid on any meaningful recovery. Persistent USD buying further contributes towards capping gains. The GBP/USD ...

15:38 EU Summit: The most important game next week? Nordea Markets

The EU/Euro-area summit of June 28-29 would bethetime to settle the transfer of all major banking sector issues from the national to the European le...

15:33 US: Current-account deficit increased to $124.1 billion Q1 of 2018 from $116.1 billion

"The U.S. current-account deficit increased to $124.1 billion (preliminary) in the first quarter of 2018 from $116.1 billion (revised) in the fourth q...

15:31 United States Current Account registered at $-124.1B above expectations ($-129B) in 1Q

United States Current Account registered at $-124.1B above expectations ($-129B) in 1Q...

15:13 OPEC s Barkindo: Confident there will be a deal on Friday

Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary general of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has recently crossed the wires saying that he was conf...

15:09 US: Looking out for the real economic impact - AmpGFX

According to Greg Gibbs, Analyst at Amplifying Global FX Capital, the real economic impact of US trade restrictions is a complex task, but the immedia...

15:07 UK Government Spokesman: Government wont compromise on Brexit bill

A spokesperson for the UK government recently crossed the wires saying that the government wouldn't compromise on the Brexit bill and added that the g...

14:58 USD/JPY Technical Analysis: bulls trying to defend an ascending trend-line support

Retreats back to test the key 110.00 psychological mark, representing a short-term ascending trend-line support extending from Tuesday's Europea...

14:50 EUR/USD treading water around 1.1560/70

The better tone around the greenback keeps EUR/USD on the back foot in the middle of the week around the 1.1560/70 band. EUR/USD looks to Sintra, ris...

14:49 EU to impose duties on 2.8 billion worth of US imports as of Friday

The European Commission gave its final approval for retaliatory duties against the recent steel and aluminium tariffs imposed by the US, imposing 2.8...

14:45 BoE to leave policy on hold - TDS

Analysts at TDS are expecting the BoE to leave policy on hold tomorrow, and to largely repeat its message from the May IR. Key Quotes Crucially, th...

14:32 US: Trade war against China - Nomura

In view of Bilal Hafeez, Research Analyst at Nomura, the US has launched a trade war against China and as admittedly, President Trump campaigned on f...

14:25 EUR/GBP seen at 0.84 in 6-month Danske Bank

Morten Helt, Senior Analyst at Danske Bank, expects the European cross to grind lower towards the 0.84 area in the medium term. Key Quotes Given th...

14:13 Preview: central bankers panel discussion at ECB Forum in Sintra

Day 2 at the 2018 ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal, will see the world's most famous central bankers appear together in a panel discus...

14:11 GBP/USD sticks to the bearish view UOB

Cable keeps the bearish outlook intact in the near term, according to FX Strategists at UOB Group. Key Quotes 24-hour view: While the sharp decline...

14:05 USD/CAD still targets the 1.3532/97 band Commerzbank

Axel Rudolph, Senior Analyst at Commerzbank, noted the pair could still reach the 1.3532/97 band, where it is likely to lose some upside momentum albe...

14:04 TRY: Most important election in modern Turkish history Nordea Markets

Morten Lund, Research Analyst at Nordea Markets, points out that on Sunday, the Turks will vote both at the presidential and parliamentary elections a...

14:01 United States MBA Mortgage Applications up to 5.1% in June 15 from previous -1.5%

United States MBA Mortgage Applications up to 5.1% in June 15 from previous -1.5%...

13:58 US: Existing home sales to increase 1.5% in May - Nomura

Analysts at Nomura expect US existing home sales to increase modestly in May, up 1.5% to an annualized pace of 5.54mn. Key Quotes Pending home sale...

13:53 Brazil: Fiscal risk premium on the rise - TDS

Sacha Tihanyi, Deputy Head of Emerging Markets Strategy at TDS, suggests that while the change in the external environment and hedging pressures have ...

13:50 NZ: Further moderation in growth Westpac

New Zealands economic expansion has entered a more mature phase and while GDP growth is not weak, it has slowed from the strong 3.5-4%yr rates seen...

13:46 GBP/USD in 2018 lows near 1.3150 ahead of key vote

The British Pound remains under pressure on Wednesday and is dragging GBP/USD to the area of 1.3160, where it is looking to consolidate ahead of a key...

13:19 Irans OPEC Governor: OPEC should stick to existing oil supply cut deal for rest of 2018.

Amid a dozen of headlines crossing the wires from the OPEC ministers, the latest one is from Irans OPEC Governor, Hossein Kazempour, noting that the ...

13:13 GBP futures: further weakness likely

CME Groups advanced figures for GBP futures markets showed open interest rose by around 8.5K contracts on Tuesday from Mondays final 243,004 contrac...

13:13 US: Focus on Fed Chair Powell TDS

Analysts at TDS point out that the FedChairman Powell will participate in a 9:30 ET panel discussion on monetary policy with Draghi, Kuroda, and Lowe...

13:10 WTI back on the bids above $ 65 mark, EIA data eyed

Finds support from lower US inventories, OPEC disagreement on output hike. Libyan supply disruption also underpins the black gold. Awaits fresh ...

13:01 United Kingdom CBI Industrial Trends Survey - Orders (MoM) came in at 13, above forecasts (1) in June

United Kingdom CBI Industrial Trends Survey - Orders (MoM) came in at 13, above forecasts (1) in June...

13:01 Portugal Current Account Balance dipped from previous -0.408Bto -0.722B in April

Portugal Current Account Balance dipped from previous -0.408Bto -0.722B in April...

12:54 Omani OilMin: OPEC agreement should be preserved, but numbers shouldn t change

More comments crossed the wires from the Omani Oil Minister Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi, via Reuters, as he speaks on OPEC oil output policy ahead of ...

12:30 USD/JPY moved into a consolidation phase UOB

The pair remains neutral and has moved into a broad consolidative range, suggested FX Strategists at UOB Group. Key Quotes 24-hour view: USD revers...

12:27 Brazil: BCB to remain on hold TDS

Analysts at TDS expect the BCB to remain on hold, but sound a more hawkish tone against a strained BRL. Key Quotes We foresee that for the time bei...

12:24 US: All-out trade war against China - AmpGFX

The markets have reacted to the US-China trade war with some gusto on Tuesday as the US and China are talking tough on retaliation and the risk is tha...

12:19 ECBs Nowotny: Danger of a spill-over effect from Italian banking problems much lower

European Central Bank (ECB) governing council member Ewald Nowotny is seen on the wires once again, following the EUR jawboning. Key Headlines: Does...

12:18 GBP/USD now focused on 1.3040 Commerzbank

In opinion of Karen Jones, Head of FICC Technical Analysis at Commerzbank, Cable remains on the defensive and could test the 1.3040 area. Key Quotes ...

12:13 EUR futures: negative bias intact

According to flash figures for EUR futures markets from CME Group, traders added around 4.8K contracts to their open interest positions on Tuesday fro...

12:11 AUD/USD Technical Analysis: testing bearish flag support

Intraday retracement extends to test a short-term ascending trend-channel support, forming a part of a bearish flag on the 1-hourly chart. ...

12:09 EUR/USD rebound stalls nears 1.1570, ECB jawboning weighs

The EUR/USD pair fell sharply to test Mondays lows near 1.1530 levels in a knee-jerk reaction to the comments from the ECB Governing Council members ...

12:01 Saudi crown prince: OPEC to discuss bringing more supply to the market

Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, is out with some comments, saying that OPEC is to discuss bringing more supply to the market. Key qu...

11:49 EUR/USD poised to reach 1.20 in medium term Danske Bank

Chief Analyst at Danske Bank Christin Tuxen noted the pair is viewed around 1.2000 in a 6-month horizon. Key Quotes Short term we think the USD pos...

11:46 Gold hangs near YTD lows, remains vulnerable

Persistent USD buying interest keeps exerting downward pressure. Improving risk appetite/pickup in the US bond yields add to the selling ...

11:43 EUR/USD further weakness unlikely to be sustained UOB

FX Strategists at UOB Group remain neutral on the pair and do not rule out a test of 1.1505 in the next weeks. Key Quotes 24-hour view: EUR dropped...

11:37 USD/CHF looks consolidative for the time being Commerzbank

According to Karen Jones, Head of FICC Technical Analysis at Commerzbank, the pair is now consolidating below the 1.0000 handle. Key Quotes USD/CHF...

11:35 ECBs Villeroy: Position on rates is in line with unanimous ECB policy

More comments flowing in from the ECB Governing Council member Villeroy, as he speaks further about the timing of the first ECB rate hike. Reiterates...

11:31 Greece Current Account (YoY): -1.344B (April) vs previous -0.956B

Greece Current Account (YoY): -1.344B (April) vs previous -0.956B...

11:30 UK Upper House of parliament to consider changes to Brexit laws on meaningful vote around 1830 GMT

TheUK's opposition, LabourParty, is out with the latest statement, announcing that the Upper House of the British parliament will consider changes t...

11:16 ECBs Nowotny: see Euro depreciating against the dollar

European Central Bank (ECB) governing council member Ewald Nowotny was out on the wires in the last hour, via Reuters, saying that risk for financial ...

11:09 US-China trade war to have serious implications on growth Deutsche Bank

According to analysts at Deutsche Bank, if the trade war escalates to include US$200bn of Chinese exports at a tariff rate of 10%, it would have a mea...

11:02 US Dollar clings to daily gains above 95.00 handle

The greenback, in terms of the US Dollar Index (DXY), is sticking to the positive territory so far today and so far manages well to keep the trade abo...

11:01 South Africa Consumer Price Index (YoY) below expectations (4.6%) in May: Actual (4.4%)

South Africa Consumer Price Index (YoY) below expectations (4.6%) in May: Actual (4.4%)...

11:01 South Africa Consumer Price Index (MoM) came in at 0.2%, below expectations (0.3%) in May

South Africa Consumer Price Index (MoM) came in at 0.2%, below expectations (0.3%) in May...

10:58 ECB s Villeroy: first rate rise could come in summer 2019

Here are some of the key highlights fromthe European Central Bank (ECB) Governing Council member and Bank of France governor Francois Villeroy de Gal...

10:53 Australia: Latest data highlights downside risks for consumer - Westpac

Matthew Hassan, Research Analyst at Westpac, explains that the March quarter was a disappointing one for the Australian consumer as the spending came ...

10:46 USD/CAD taps 1.3300 mark but lacks follow through

Persistent USD buying helps build on recent strong gains to fresh one-year tops. A goodish rebound in oil prices underpin Loonie and seem...

10:46 US: Strong housing data - Nomura

Analysts at Nomura note that the US housing starts rose more than our and market expectations, but with mixed details. Key Quotes Housing starts we...

10:39 EUR/USD keeps the negative bias Commerzbank

In view of Karen Jones, Head of FICC Technical Analysis at Commerzbank, the pair keeps the negative bias for the time being. Key Quotes EUR/USD cam...

10:34 Russias Deputy Oil Min: Russia maintains its position on OPEC+ output boost

Russia's deputy energy minister Alexey Teksler was out on the wires in the last hour, Russia maintains its position on OPEC+ output increase and is re...

10:28 Australia: Economy performing solidly - Westpac

The Australian economy performed solidly over the past year, with 1Q GDP confirming above trend real GDP growth of 3.1%, notes the analysis team at We...

10:23 Italy: Market pressure likely to return in September Danske Bank

Italys finance Minister Giovanni Trias comments have calmed markets but analysts at Danske Bank think it is too soon to declare the Italy crisis ove...

10:14 Nigerias OilMin: Too early to say if Nigeria will support OPEC hike

Headlines crossed the wires from the Nigerian Oil Minister Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, as he commented on easing OPEC's oil output cuts. Key Points: All optio...

10:12 USD/JPY bulls looking to build on recovery beyond 200-DMA

Risk recovery/dovish BoJ minutes weigh on JPY and helps build on overnight rebound. A follow-through pickup in the USD demand supportive ...

10:02 Sweden Consumer Confidence (MoM) below expectations (99.8) in June: Actual (96.8)

Sweden Consumer Confidence (MoM) below expectations (99.8) in June: Actual (96.8)...

09:55 BoJs Amamiya: BoJ is to continue easing monetary policy

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) Deputy Governor Amamiya is on the wires now, via Reuters, sounding upbeat on the Japanese economic outlook, but at the same ti...

09:44 NBH: Loose monetary policy to end, eventually - TDS

Paul Fage, Senior Emerging Markets Strategist at TDS, notes that for the time being the NBH is maintaining its loose monetary policy, but for the firs...

09:41 Sources: Gulf oil producers did not agree on need for oil output increase at Tuesday meeting - Reuters

Reuters two familiar with the talks, citing that the Gulf oil producers did not agree on the need for oil output increase at Tuesdays technical commi...

09:41 NZ: Consumer confidence down 2.6 points to 108.6 in June - Westpac

Michael Gordon, Senior Economist at Westpac, notes that New Zealands consumer confidence fell in June, taking it slightly below its long-run average....

09:35 AUD/USD Technical Analysis: flag resistance hinders a modest recovery attempt

A modest recovery attempt fails just above 50-hour SMA, also coinciding with a short-term ascending trend-channel formation on the 1-hourly char...

09:30 ECBs Villeroy: Central bank sees French growth at 1.8% in 2018

The European Central Bank (ECB) Governing Council member and Bank of France Head Villeroy is on the wires now, via Reuters, expressing his view on the...

09:07 GBP/USD starting to look ready for a fall as market recovery does little for the Sterling

The GBP/USD is trapped near recent lows close to 1.3150 ahead of Wednesday's London market session, with little impactful news on the docket and conti...

09:05 Market focus on the US-China trade spat Danske Bank

Analysts at Danske Bank suggest that the market focus continues to be on the US-China trade spat as we have now entered what we would call a trade war...

09:02 Germany Producer Price Index (YoY) above forecasts (2.5%) in May: Actual (2.7%)

Germany Producer Price Index (YoY) above forecasts (2.5%) in May: Actual (2.7%)...

09:02 Germany Producer Price Index (MoM) came in at 0.5%, above expectations (0.4%) in May

Germany Producer Price Index (MoM) came in at 0.5%, above expectations (0.4%) in May...

09:02 UK: Government heads for political showdown - TDS

Analysts at TDS point out that the UK government heads for a repeat of last Tuesday's political showdown, as two amendments to parliament's "meaningfu...

08:59 FX option expiries for June 20 NY cut

FXoption expiries for June 20 NY cut at10:00Eastern Time, via DTCC, can be found below. - GBP/USD: 1.3275 (GBP 234m). - USD/JPY:109.00 (USD 570m...

08:51 EUR/USD flirting with lows near 1.1570, eyes on Sintra

EUR/USD continues to navigate in the lower bound of the recent range near the 1.1570 region against the backdrop of a stronger greenback, US-China tra...

08:49 Sources: OPEC did not reach consensus on optimal output growth - TASS

The Russian news agency, TASS, quoted unnamed sources, as saying that the OPEC and its allies did not reach a consensus on the optimal output growth. ...

08:45 Irans OilMin: OPEC meeting likely to end with no agreement on oil output

CNBC reports the latest comments from the Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh, as he speaks about the likely outcome of the June 22nd OPEC meeting hel...

08:36 EUR/USD Technical Analysis: technical bounce from Tuesday bottom failing to capture 1.16

EUR/USD Chart, 1-Hour Spot rate: 1.1575 Relative change: -0.10% High: 1.1595 Low: 1.1567 Trend: Bearish Support 1: 1.1530 (Tuesday low; techni...

08:28 GBP/USD Technical Analysis: 1.3150 remains a key barrier to further downside

GBP/USD Chart, 1-Hour Spot rate: 1.3163 Relative change: -0.06% High: 1..3177 Low: 1.3153 Trend: Bearish Support 1: 1.3150 (Tuesday low; last ...

08:23 NZ: Current account balance flipped from deficit to surplus - ANZ

Analysts at ANZ suggest that as it typically does in Q1, the New Zealands unadjusted current account balance flipped from deficit to surplus (to +$0....

08:13 NZ: Current account surplus printed NZ$182m - TDS

TD's NZ$200m forecast for the Q1 current account surplus was not far off the mark, coming in at NZ$182m, notes the research team at TDS. Key Quotes ...

08:06 Asia business sentiment slips from seven-year high on trade worries - Thomson Reuters/INSEAD

According to the latest Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey, business confidence among the Asian companies inched lower from seven-year high for the first t...

07:58 Australia: Leading Index points to slowing growth - Westpac

Matthew Hassan, Research Analyst at Westpac, notes that the six month annualised growth rate in the WestpacMelbourne Institute Leading Index, dropped...

07:44 Forex Today: Aussie rebounds amid risk-recovery, ECB Sintra Forum - Key

Improved risk appetite offered a sigh of relief across the fx board in Asia this Wednesday, as markets shrugged-off the renewed tensions over the US-S...

07:43 Australia: NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index gained 0.8% in May - NAB

Australias NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index gained 0.8% in May on a month-on-month basis, following a flat read in April (revised from -0.6%), points ...

07:40 Asian stocks rebound, but Shanghai remains in the red as China equities suffer

Asian equities dipped in early Wednesday action as the US' tariffs on Chinese goods, with promises of more on the way, continued to eat away at market...

07:34 NZ: Q1 current account deficit widens to 2.8% of GDP Westpac

Michael Gordon, Senior Economist at Westpac, notes that the New Zealands current account deficit widened from 2.7% to 2.8% of GDP in the year to Marc...

07:26 USD/JPY bid, but below 200-day MA, Chinese stocks report losses

The stock markets in Asia regained poise, pushing the USD/JPY above 110.00, but a break above the 200-day moving average (MA) of 110.22 remains elusiv...

07:05 GBP/USD continues to drip towards 1.30 with a quiet day ahead

The GBP/USD is trading close to the downside in early Wednesday action, testing into 1.3160 ahead of a quiet London session. The Sterling stooped low...

07:00 EUR/USD could find bids on increased odds of treasury yield curve inversion

The EUR/USD is on the defensive, having failed to take out the bearish (falling) 5-day moving average (MA) in Asia, however, the pair may pick up a bi...

06:26 AUD/JPY Technical Analysis: Corrective rally stalled at 50-hour MA

Hourly chart Daily chart Spot Rate: 81.40 Daily High: 81.59 Daily Low: 80.99 Trend: Bearish Resistance R1: 81.57 (50-hour MA) R2: 81.94 (5...

06:04 US treasury yield continues to flatten, could invert soon

The US Treasury yield curve continues to flatten and could invert as early as next week. The spread between the 10-year yield and the 2-year yield fe...

05:45 BOE to stand pat this Thursday - Barclays

The Barclays Research Team offers a sneak peek at what to expect from the Bank of England (BOE) Super Thursday. Key Quotes: We expect the BoE to ...

05:39 Gold risk reversal bias favors put options

Gold one-month 25 delta risk reversals (XAU1MRR) are being paid at 0.05 XAU puts - the level last traded on May 22, vs 1.13 XAU calls on May 14. The ...

05:24 Key economic events ahead - TDS

In their morning note, analysts at TDS offer the details on the key economic events due on the cards for the day ahead. Key Quotes: GBP The UK gove...

05:18 S. Korea ForeignMin: Sanctions on N. Korea will remain in place until complete denuclearisation achieved

South Koreas Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha is on the wires now, via Livesquawk, commenting on the North Korean issue. Key Headlines: Sanctions on...

05:15 NZD/USD: Bears fail to keep the pair below 0.69 despite weak NZ data

Currently, the NZD/USD pair is trading at 0.6915, having clocked a low of 0.6890 earlier today. The bears have failed for the second day to keep the ...

05:04 Oil bumps up on US inventories decline, WTI pokes back into $65

Crude oil is catching some lift in Wednesday trading with WTI creeping into the $65/barrel handle as US inventories deliver a slight drawdown. Accord...

04:54 New Zealand current account deficit hit 9-year high

Stats New Zealand reporteda seasonally adjusted current account deficit for the March 2018 quarter at $3 billion- the highest level since the 2008 gl...

04:51 China Press: No basis for continuous China stock market plunge

Bloomberg reports headlines from the China Securities Journal published earlier today, citing that there is no basis for continuous China stock market...

04:34 EUR/USD 1-month risk reversal hit 13-month low, puts in demand

The EUR/USD one-month 25 delta risk reversals (EUR 1MRR) fell to -1.075 today - the lowest level since May 4, 2017, indicating a rising demand for EUR...

04:23 GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Risk flows leave bearish trend intact

GBP/JPY Chart, 1-Hour Spot rate: 144.63 Relative change: -0.23% High: 144.95 Low: 144.58 Tre...

04:21 BOJ Minutes: members ditch timeframe for achieving price target

Some Bank of Japan(BOJ) board members feel it is appropriate to ditch the timeframe for achieving the inflation target because investors are linking......

04:15 PBOC sets Yuan reference rate at 6.4586

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) set the Yuan reference rate at 6.4586 vs. previous day's fix of 6.4235. ...

04:02 China s Xi praises Kim Jong Un over Trump summit - Reuters

As reported by Reuters, China's Xi Jingpingis praising North Korea's Kim Jong Un for the "positive outcome" of his recent summit with the US' Donald ...

03:59 AUD/USD holds below 0.74, put bias strongest in 4 months

The corrective rally in AUD/USD from 0.7347 (one-year lows) seems to have run out of steam at 0.7395 in Asia. As of writing, the spot is trading at 0...

03:49 USD/JPY back in play near 110.00 after recovering from Tuesday s dip

The USD/JPY is trading close to the 110.00 handle in early Wednesday action following Tuesday's drop-and-bounce as broader markets roiled following a ...

03:32 Australia Westpac Leading Index (MoM) fell from previous 0.2% to -0.2% in May

Australia Westpac Leading Index (MoM) fell from previous 0.2% to -0.2% in May...

03:15 BOJ Minutes: appropriate to ditch the central bank s timeframe for achieving its price target

Some Bank of Japan(BOJ) board members feel it is appropriate to ditch the timeframe for achieving the inflation target because investors are linking t...

02:54 FX Today: Risk aversion the flavor of the week once again

Tariffs rough up global markets Risk aversionbecame the name of the game once again for Tuesday, with risk assets across the board declining against...

02:23 NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Kiwi slumps into 0.69, bullish opportunities are looking thin

NZD/USD Chart, 1-Hour Spot rate: 0.6898 Relative change: Negligible High: 0.6900 Low: 0.6888 Tr...

01:58 AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Aussie catches a half-hearted bounce from Tuesday s low

AUD/USD Chart, 1-Hour Spot rate: 0.7381 Relative change: 0.17% High: 0.7382 Low: 0.7368 Trend:...

01:46 New Zealand Current Account (QoQ) registered at $0.182B above expectations ($0B) in 1Q

New Zealand Current Account (QoQ) registered at $0.182B above expectations ($0B) in 1Q...

01:46 New Zealand Current Account - GDP Ratio in line with forecasts (-2.8%) in 1Q

New Zealand Current Account - GDP Ratio in line with forecasts (-2.8%) in 1Q...

01:19 Iran says no plans to increase missile range, but rejects Trump talks - Reuters

As reported by Reuters, Iran has stated that it has no plans to increase the range of its current missile arsenal, and once again rejected negotiation...

01:13 Goldman s Blankfein: probably no US-China trade war

Goldman Sach's CEO Lloyd Blankfein gave his thoughts today on the trade scenario between the US and China. Key quotes "That's what you'd do if it wa...

01:02 New Zealand Westpac consumer survey fell from previous 111.2 to 108.6 in 2Q

New Zealand Westpac consumer survey fell from previous 111.2 to 108.6 in 2Q...

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