|Day's range||5,862.70 - 5,887.00|
|52-week range||5,629.80 - 6,150.00|
Inflation numbers out of Japan eased in March, giving the BoJ little reason to make a near-term move, with U.S Treasury yields hitting the Asian markets. Retail Sales and Inflation numbers out of Canada the main event for the day ahead.
Investing.com – Asian stocks extended their gains in afternoon trade on Thursday, with resources stocks outperforming as oil prices surged following news that Saudi Arabia and its allies have no plans to end the supply cut.
It was risk on through the Asian session, with equity markets rallying, a jump in commodity prices supporting the Aussie Dollar that managed to shake off weak stats early on, with retail sales the next hurdle for the Pound this morning.
Investing.com – Asian stocks gained in morning trade on Thursday. Reports that U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would start talks on trade were cited as tailwind for equities.
BoC to set the tone for the Loonie later today, with inflation figures out of the Eurozone and the UK to also give some guidance on where the respective central banks are heading in the coming months.
Investing.com – Asian equities traded mostly higher on Wednesday, as U.S. stocks rose a second day after more index heavyweights reported better-than-expected earnings.
Investing.com – Asian equities were mixed in afternoon trade on Tuesday. China's first quarter GDP growth was in focus as it came in slightly higher than expectations. Traders now look ahead to a speech by the incoming head of the New York Fed John Williams later this week.
A dovish RBA and weak economic data out of China weighed through the Asian session, with the day ahead a busy one on the economic calendar, bringing the Pound, the EUR and the Dollar into focus.
Investing.com – Asian equities slipped in morning trade on Tuesday. Investors’ attention now turned to first quarter earnings and China’s GDP report due at 10PM ET (02:00 GMT) as geopolitical tensions eased. Traders also look ahead to a speech by the incoming head of the New York Fed John Williams later this week.
Asian stocks saw early gains erode by midmorning Monday, led by declines in Hong Kong and Chinese equities as investors assess airstrikes against Syria over the weekend and focus on the start of earnings ...
It’s all eyes on the Dollar today with economic data out of the U.S and noise from the Oval Office continuing to keep the markets busy on what is a quiet day on the data front for Asia and Europe.
Investing.com – Asian equities continued to rise in afternoon trade on Friday after U.S. president Donald Trump backtracked on his suggestion of an imminent missile attack on Syria, but Mainland Chinese markets underperformed its regional peers as data on Friday showed the country’s exports in March unexpectedly fell.
Investing.com – Asian equities rose in morning trade on Friday after U.S. president Donald Trump backtracked on his suggestion of an imminent missile attack on Syria.
China sees its first trade deficit with the U.S in over a year, as the markets consider the prospects of conflict with Syria, a more aggressive FED, a lingering threat of a trade war and softer economic stats out of key economies.
Investing.com – Asian equities were mostly lower in afternoon trade on Thursday as the threat of U.S. military action in Syria escalated the tensions in the Middle East.
Even a hawkish set of FOMC meeting minutes and a jump in baseline inflation failed to spur the Dollar into action, with geopolitical tension on the rise as Trump looks set to launch missiles on Syria.
Investing.com – Asian equities were mixed in morning trade on Wednesday as markets struggled to find direction. China’s factory inflation in March was in focus as data showed it slowed for the fifth month.
The markets could be revising their outlook on U.S rates by the end of the day should core inflation hit 2.1% and the FED deliver a more hawkish than expected set of minutes, while data out of the UK could support a BoE move next month. With Draghi scheduled to also speak, it’s a busy day for the markets.
Investing.com – Asian equities turned positive in afternoon trade on Tuesday after Chinese president Xi Jinping promised to open the country’s economy further and lower import tariffs.
China’s Premier Xi restores confidence in the financial markets this morning, supporting riskier assets and commodity currencies, with Trump likely to respond later in the day to provide further direction.
Investing.com – Asian equities were mixed in morning trade on Tuesday as Wall Street gave up most of its gain following reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the offices and home of U.S. president Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Meanwhile, investors are keenly awaiting Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at the Boao Forum on Tuesday, which is scheduled to kick off at 9:30PM ET (01:30GMT).
The Dollar moved into positive territory through the early part of the day, shaking off the disappointing nonfarm payroll figures from Friday, as the markets find some comfort from Trump’s weekend tweets on trade.
Investing.com – Asian equities were mixed in afternoon trade on Friday as investors digest reports that U.S. president Trump is planning to slap an additional $100 billion tariffs against China.
Trump delivers a new threat to the Chinese government as the trade spat carries on into the final day of the week, testing market resolve, ahead of nonfarm payroll and wage growth figures out of the U.S this afternoon.
Asia-Pacific shares rose Thursday as investors welcomed signals the U.S. and China are open to negotiations rather than escalating threatened tit-for-tat trade tariffs.