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ForexLive Asia Wrap: China HSBC Flash PMI moves to 3-month low

ForexLive Asia Wrap: China HSBC Flash PMI moves to 3-month low

34 minutes ago (Eamonn Sheridan)

Forex trading headlines for Asia Thursday 21 August 2014 New Zealand – ANZ job advertisements for July: -2.7% m/m (prior was +3.3%) New Zealand – July net migration +4540 (+4270 prior) Nikkei: Japan government mulls setting aside 1tln yen for … Continue reading → »

BNZ says the lower NZD may remove an impediment to the RBNZ resuming rate hike cycle

BNZ says the lower NZD may remove an impediment to the RBNZ resuming rate hike cycle

4:14am today (Eamonn Sheridan)

BNZ economists say: A lower currency would remove one of the key impediments (in the market’s mind) to restarting the OCR hiking process at year-end They note: The NZ TWI (79.00) is now close to the RBNZ’s Q4 average forecast … Continue reading → »

Aussie Dollar, Chinese Yuan Slip on Disappointing Chinese PMI Report

Aussie Dollar, Chinese Yuan Slip on Disappointing Chinese PMI Report

4:04am today (Rajyavardhan Pasari,)

The Chinese Yuan and the Australian Dollar slipped as HBSC reported a lower than expected PMI figure for China’s manufacturing sector. »

New Zealand – Credit Credit card spending for July:  +4.5% y/y  (prior +7.0%)

New Zealand – Credit Credit card spending for July: +4.5% y/y (prior +7.0%)

4:00am today (Eamonn Sheridan)

Credit Credit card spending, July. For the m/m, comes in at -0.9% prior was +0.7% For the y/y, comes in at +4.5% prior was +7.0% »

Dollar Rally Forces EURUSD and USDJPY Breaks

Dollar Rally Forces EURUSD and USDJPY Breaks

3:01am today (John Kicklighter, Chief Currency Strategist)

The normally boilerplate FOMC minutes offered up a surprisingly hawkish lean and extended the US Dollar’s impressive run this week. »

China HSBC/Markit Flash manufacturing PMI for August: 50.3 (vs. expected 51.5)

China HSBC/Markit Flash manufacturing PMI for August: 50.3 (vs. expected 51.5)

2:48am today (Eamonn Sheridan)

CHINA HSBC/Markit Flash manufacturing PMI for August: 50.3 (I sent the result out on Twitter already, make sure you’re following @ForexLive) expected is 51.5 prior was 51.7 3-month low Commenting on the Flash China Manufacturing PMI survey, Hongbin Qu, Chief … Continue reading → »

Japan Flash Markit/JMMA Manufacturing PMI for August 52.4  (expected 51.5)

Japan Flash Markit/JMMA Manufacturing PMI for August 52.4 (expected 51.5)

2:35am today (Eamonn Sheridan)

JAPAN – “Flash” Markit/JMMA Manufacturing PMI for August, 52.4 – a 5-month high expected is 51.5 prior was 50.5 Amy Brownbill, Economist at Markit: “Latest data registered a modest improvement in business conditions for Japanese manufacturers. Output and new orders … Conti... »

Australia – RBA FX transaction for July

Australia – RBA FX transaction for July

2:33am today (Eamonn Sheridan)

Australia – RBA FX transaction for July: +433m  ‘market’ (vs. +1271m prior) -453m ‘government’ (vs. -1293m prior) ‘Other’ +42m - No sign of intervention (not that anyone was expecting any) … just noting. - Meanwhile … AUD on it session &#8230... »

People’s Bank of China (PBOC) sets yuan reference rate at 6.1632 (vs. prior set at 6.1580)

People’s Bank of China (PBOC) sets yuan reference rate at 6.1632 (vs. prior set at 6.1580)

2:15am today (Eamonn Sheridan)

Prior close 6.1413 7-day repo has opened at 3.26% (prior close was 3.42%) People’s Bank of China (PBOC) to sell (drain) 10bn yuan of 14-day repos People’s Bank of China (PBOC) to inject 11bn yuan in total this week (last … Continue reading → »

USD/JPY & EUR/JPY orders

USD/JPY & EUR/JPY orders

2:11am today (Eamonn Sheridan)

USD/JPY Sellers active at current levels and up to 104.10 Buyers 103.60, 50, 40 then 103.00/10 currently 103.80 - EUR/JPY Sellers 137.70 through to 138.15 Buyers  137.40/50 then 137.00/15 currently 137.60 »

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