• FOMC stood pat on rates as expected whilst tweaking its language surrounding inflation (widely-touted)
  • Asian equities mostly higher following a positive close on Wall St. No sustained USD reaction post-FOMC
  • Looking ahead, highlights include Eurozone, UK and US mfg PMIs, US ISM mfg, supply from Spain and France and a slew of...

  • Asian equity markets initially in the red following the soft lead from Wall St.
  • AUD notably weaker after Australian inflation data falls below expectations.
  • Looking ahead, highlights include EuroZone inflation, German Unemployment, US ADP, Quarterly Refunding Announcement and FOMC rate...

  • Asian markets traded lower across the board as the selling in US equity futures and retreat from record highs gathered pace overnight
  • UK PM May will reject the EU’s proposed deal on the Brexit transition period and go into battle next week over freedom of movement and so-called “rule taking”
  • Looking ahead, highlights include German regional and nation...

  • Asia-Pac bourses traded somewhat mixed, as the region failed to maintain the early broad momentum from last Friday’s gains on Wall St.
  • USD strengthened against its major counterparts in which EUR/USD briefly slipped below 1.2400 and AUD/USD gave up the 0.8100 hand
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US personal consumption and...

  • Asian equity markets traded mixed with the Nikkei 225 lagging its peers amid a firmer JPY
  • In FX, USD woes persisted in which the DXY slipped to below 90.00 for the first time since late 2014
  • Looking ahead, highlights include Eurozone and US Manufacturing PMI, UK Jobs Report, DoEs and NZ...

ECB Monetary Policy Decision Due At 12:45 GMT, Press Conference Due At 13:30 GMT

  • Unanimous expectations look for the ECB to leave its tspanee key rates unchanged
  • Focus will fall on what hints/if any Draghi delivers on the future path of the Bank’s PSPP
  • Markets will also be looking out for any potential comments from the ECB President on the ongoing EUR...

  • US Senate passes stopgap spending bill to reopen the government
  • Bank of Japan keeps monetary policy instruments unchanged, attention turns to Kuroda
  • Highlights today include German ZEW survey, EU Consumer Confidence and API oil inventories


Asia equity markets took impetus from the record levels seen across all major indices on Wall St. and after the US Congress passed the...

  • Asian equity markets modestly in the green with sentiment buoyed from Friday’s Wall St. close.
  • PBoC sets the strongest CNY since May’16, supporting AUD and NZD, while USD softens to 3yr low.
  • Looking ahead, highlights include BoE’s...

  • Asian equity markets were mostly lower amid a dampened global risk tone. In FX, AUD outperformed its major peers after better than expected Retail Sales data
  • China SAFE said that report on China mulling reduction in US Treasury purchases may cite a wrong source or be fake news.
  • Looking ahead, highlights include ECB minutes, US PPI, Fed’s Dudley and supply...

  • Asia failed to sustain the positive lead from Wall St where all US majors resumed their record setting performance
  • JPY continued to firm following yesterday’s BoJ purchase tweaks with USD/JPY down a further 30+ pips on the session
  • Looking ahead, highlights include UK production and trade data, US import and export prices, DoEs, Fed’s Bullard and...

  • Asian Asia equity markets traded mostly higher as the region mirrored the tone seen in US, where all majors posted fresh record highs
  • JPY strengthened on a reduced Rinban announcement in which USD/JPY slipped below 113.00
  • Looking ahead, highlights include APIs, Fed’s Kashkari and supply from the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, UK and the...

  • Asian equity markets trade mostly higher with Japanese markets closed for a public holiday
  • FX markets traded mostly sideways with AUD slightly underperforming
  • Highlights today include Eurozone consumer confidence and speeches from Fed’s Bostic, Williams & Rosengren


Asia equity markets traded mostly higher as the positive tone seeped tspanough...

  • Asian stocks began the year in positive territory, supported by strong Chinese data
  • FX trade relatively sideways overnight with AUD the outperformer following Chinese manufacturing PMI
  • Looking ahead, highlights include Eurozone, UK and US manufacturing PMIs


Asian stocks began the year in...

  • Both the House and Senate passed the stop-gap measure which would avert a shutdown and keep the government funded tspanough to January 19th
  • Unionist Citizens (anti-independence) party won the most seats in the Catalan Parliamentary Elections, although separatists groups collectively still retained a majority in Parliament and took 70 out of the 135-seat...
Asia equity markets begin the week on the front-foot as the region reacts to the US-China "Phase 1" trade deal, wit… https://t.co/lJVaKJy53Z