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19:38 EU s Moscovici: Commission won t interfere in Italy s choices

The European Affairs Minister Pierre Moscovici recently crossed the wires saying that he had a very constructive conversation with Italy's economy min...

19:23 Fed s Quarles: Gradual rate hike strategy still appropriate

Below are some key takeaways from the speech delivered byRandal Quarles, Federal Reserve board member and Vice Chair for Supervision, at the Economic...

19:22 EUR/USD: Bulls will need to stay patient - CIBC

Analysts at CIBC, consider that long term, risks for EUR/USD are to the upside, considering EZ current account and the future tightening from the Euro...

19:21 USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Greenback falling back down to 112.00 figure

USD/JPY 4-hour chart Spot rate: 112.11 Relative change: -0.46% High: 11...

19:17 Brexit: A deal before December seems unlikely - Danske Bank

Mikael Olai Milhj, Senior Analyst at Danske Bank, explains that after the EU summit, it seems likely that a deal will have to wait until December. ...

19:17 EU Commission: Italy s draft 2019 budget would not ensure debt reduction envisaged by EU rules

Reuters recently reported the below-seen highlights from the EU Commission'sletter to the Italian government on its budget proposal. EU Commission...

18:54 GBP/USD extends slide after EU summit to fresh weekly lows

The GBP/USD pair dropped further during the last hours and extend losses. It reached 1.3057 and rebounded modestly. It was hovering under 1.3070, stil...

18:43 ECB s Draghi: Questioning of EU budget rules can lead to worse conditions in financial sector

Citing an EU official, Reuters recently reported that "Deeper euro zone integration would help overcome opposing views on EU budget rules," ECB Presid...

18:36 US Treasury Sec Mnuchin: Will not be participating in Future Investment Initiative summit in Saudi Arabia

"Just met with President Trump and Secretary Pompeoand we have decided, I will not be participating in the Future Investment Initiative summit in Sau...

18:32 USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Double top forming as the Greenback is losing steam near October highs - Ready for a pullback to 1.3000 figure

USD/CAD 4-hour chart Spot rate: 1.3025 Relative change: 0.1% High: 1.3056 Low: ...

18:31 ECBs Draghi to tell EU leaders Brexit s direct effects are limited

According to LiveSquawk, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will reportedly tell EU leaders that the direct effects of Brexit would be limit...

18:22 France s Macron: Brexit is now a British political issue, no longer a technical one

French President Emmanuel Macron is now out on the wires as he speaks to reporters following the EU summit in Brussels. Key quotes (via Reuters) N...

18:18 EU s Tusk: EU leaders ready to consider extended transition period positively

Below are key takeaways from the statement delivered by President Donald Tusk after the European Council meetings on 17 and 18 October 2018. EU27 c...

18:08 UK PM May: It is in the interests of the UK for the EU to remain strong.

Additional remarks from British Prime Minister Theresa May continue to cross the wires. Key quotes (via Reuters) It is in the interests of the UK ...

18:06 UK PM May: We are not proposing an extension to the implementation period

Additional remarks from British Prime Minister Theresa May continue to cross the wires. Key quotes (via Reuters) The idea of extended transition i...

18:05 Colombia Trade Balance came in at $-764M below forecasts ($-650M) in August

Colombia Trade Balance came in at $-764M below forecasts ($-650M) in August...

18:02 UK PM May: EU proposal on border is unacceptable

Additional remarks from British Prime Minister Theresa May continue to cross the wires. Key quotes (via Reuters) These were always going to be tou...

17:59 UK PM May: Convinced there will be a good deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May is now delivering her press statement with key quotes, via Reuters, found below. Discussed at summit our shared...

17:52 European Monetary Union Current Account n.s.a down to 31.9B in May from previous 32.8B

European Monetary Union Current Account n.s.a down to 31.9B in May from previous 32.8B...

17:52 European Monetary Union Current Account n.s.a increased to 32.8B in April from previous 13.4B

European Monetary Union Current Account n.s.a increased to 32.8B in April from previous 13.4B...

17:52 European Monetary Union Current Account n.s.a: 13.4B (March) vs previous 33.3B

European Monetary Union Current Account n.s.a: 13.4B (March) vs previous 33.3B...

17:51 European Monetary Union Current Account n.s.a: 33.3B (February) vs previous 47B

European Monetary Union Current Account n.s.a: 33.3B (February) vs previous 47B...

17:51 European Monetary Union Current Account n.s.a increased to 47B in January from previous 45.8B

European Monetary Union Current Account n.s.a increased to 47B in January from previous 45.8B...

17:46 European Monetary Union Current Account s.a below expectations (27.2B) in May: Actual (21.3B)

European Monetary Union Current Account s.a below expectations (27.2B) in May: Actual (21.3B)...

17:46 European Monetary Union Current Account s.a came in at 28.9B, below expectations (30.3B) in April

European Monetary Union Current Account s.a came in at 28.9B, below expectations (30.3B) in April...

17:46 European Monetary Union Current Account s.a below forecasts (35.1B) in March: Actual (32.3B)

European Monetary Union Current Account s.a below forecasts (35.1B) in March: Actual (32.3B)...

17:46 European Monetary Union Current Account s.a above forecasts (32.3B) in February: Actual (35.9B)

European Monetary Union Current Account s.a above forecasts (32.3B) in February: Actual (35.9B)...

17:46 European Monetary Union Current Account s.a registered at 38.4B above expectations (30.2B) in January

European Monetary Union Current Account s.a registered at 38.4B above expectations (30.2B) in January...

17:44 Fed s Bullard: Does not think Fed should pencil in any more hikes

Additional comments from St. Louis Fed President James Bullard now cross the wires with key quotes, via Reuters, found below. Expected fed funds ra...

17:42 EUR/GBP Technical Analysis: Euro in a tight range below 0.8800 level as bulls await potential breakout

EUR/GBP 4-hour chart Spot rate: 0.8784 Relative change: 0.19% High: 0.8794 Low: ...

17:39 EU s Juncker: We will be examining Italian budget without prejudice

The European Commission's President Jean-Claude Juncker is now crossing the wires with key quotes, via Reuters, found below. EU leaders agree on ne...

17:34 NZD/USD retreats from daily highs as USD gathers strength

After rising to a fresh daily high at 0.6580, the NZD/USD pair lost its traction and erased a portion of its daily upsidein the NA session as greenba...

17:30 United States EIA Natural Gas Storage change registered at 81B, below expectations (82B) in October 12

United States EIA Natural Gas Storage change registered at 81B, below expectations (82B) in October 12...

17:19 AUD/USD Technical Analysis: 100-hour SMA holds the key for bullish traders

Over the past week or so, the pair has been finding decent support near 100-hour SMA, albeit the positive momentum has repeatedly failed near a ...

17:19 EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Weakness could extend to 127.86

EUR/JPY daily chart EUR/JPY Overview: Last Price:129.18 Daily change:-37pips Daily ch...

17:15 Yuan Tumbles to Two Year Low, Chinese Equities Plunge 30%

Shares on China's Shanghai CompositeIndex sank 3 percent Thursday onconcerns margin calls may drive prices lowerand thatthe government might have ...

17:09 US: Conference Board Leading Economic Index increase 0.5% in September to 111.8

"The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.5 percent in September to 111.8, following a 0.4 percent increase in Augus...

17:09 Outlook on EUR/USD appears neutral/bearish Scotiabank

In view of FX Strategists at Scotiabank, the pairs stance remains tilted to the neutral/bearish side in the short-term horizon. Key Quotes EUR is ...

17:02 EUR/GBP expected to grind lower and test 0.83 in 12-month Danske Bank

Morten Helt, Senior Analyst at Danske Bank, believes the European cross is poised for a drop to the 0.83 area in the long term. Key Quotes Brexit n...

16:56 US stocks decline in early trade, weighed down by hawkish Fed minutes

Major US equity indices opened lower on Thursday as investors digested a hawkish assessment of the latest FOMC meeting minutes. Minutes of the Feder...

16:54 EUR/JPY could still test the 128.00 area Commerzbank

A drop and test of the 128.00 region is still not ruled out, according to Karen Jones, Head of FICC Technical Analysis at Commerzbank. Key Quotes E...

16:49 GBP/USD seen sidelined so far UOB

FX Strategists at UOB Group stay neutral on Cable and expect it to remain rangebound in the next weeks. Key Quotes 24-hour view: Instead of consoli...

16:49 USD/JPY extends its sideways move near mid-112s

The USD/JPY pair is having a tough time setting its next near-term direction as the JPY stays resilient against the USD amid weaker appetite for risky...

16:43 BoC: Rate hike to 1.75% is assured - Westpac

According to Richard Franulovich, Head of FX Strategy at Westpac, a BoC hike Oct 24 to 1.75% is assured and while that is fully discounted, the Bank w...

16:38 NZD likely to continue to edge lower towards 0.64 - Rabobank

Jane Foley, Senior FX Strategist at Rabobank, explains that the NZD is the best performing G10 currency on a 5 day view, largely on the back of this w...

16:37 EUR/USD off highs, back below 1.1500

The bullish attempt in EUR/USD lacked of follow through in the 1.1520 region on Thursday and is now resuming the down move to sub-1.1500 levels. EUR/...

16:30 GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Cable treading water above 1.3100 figure

GBP/USD 4-hour chart Spot rate: 1.3102 Relative change: -0.1% High: 1.31...

16:30 Gold Technical Analysis: Bullish flag spotted on 1-hourly chart, sustained move beyond 100-DMA awaited

The commodity has been correcting from 2-1/2 month tops alongside a short-term descending trend-channel formation on the 1-hourly chart. ...

16:14 USD/CAD continues to trade at weekly highs near 1.3050

After edging downto the 1.3030 mark during the European trading hours, the USD/CAD pair gained traction and rose toward mid-1.30s as crude oil extend...

16:13 BoC: Rate hike next week all but confirmed ING

Jonas Goltermann, Developed Market Economist at ING, points out that the BoC will make its policy decision on the 24 October and given this is the las...

16:11 UK: Encouraging data - Westpac

Tim Riddell, Research Analyst at Westpac, notes that the recent UK data has mostly been encouraging. Key Quotes Although CPI has pulled back to its...

16:06 USD/CHF climbs to fresh 2-month tops, further beyond mid-0.9900s

A goodish pickup in the US bond yields helped the USD to recover early lost ground. Stronger US economic data provided an additional boos...

16:01 Fed s Bullard: Weak inflation, other factors mean Fed does not need to raise rates further

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard recently crossed the wires saying that the Fed's current monetary policy was 'about right' for the economy. "Wea...

16:00 Russia Central Bank Reserves $ rose from previous $459.2Bto $460.4B

Russia Central Bank Reserves $ rose from previous $459.2Bto $460.4B...

15:47 EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Euro staying supported above 1.1500 in the New York session as bulls can target 1.1550 level

EUR/USD 4-hour chart Spot rate: 1.1507 Relative change: -0.06% High: 1.1528 Low: 1.1481 ...

15:41 Canada: Employment increased by 28,800 jobs in September 2018 - ADP

"Employment in Canada increased by 28,800 jobs from August to September," the ADP reported on Thursday. Summary ofAhu Yildirmaz, vice president and ...

15:38 Philly Fed Manufacturing Activity Index edges down to 22.2 in October vs 20 expected

"Regional manufacturing activity continued to grow in October, according to results from this months Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey," the Fede...

15:33 Canada ADP Employment Change up to 28.8K in September from previous 13.6K

Canada ADP Employment Change up to 28.8K in September from previous 13.6K...

15:32 US: Initial weekly jobless claims decreased by 5,000 to 210,000

"In the week ending October 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 210,000, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week's re...

15:30 United States Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Survey above forecasts (20) in October: Actual (22.2)

United States Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Survey above forecasts (20) in October: Actual (22.2)...

15:30 United States Initial Jobless Claims below expectations (212K) in October 12: Actual (210K)

United States Initial Jobless Claims below expectations (212K) in October 12: Actual (210K)...

15:30 United States Continuing Jobless Claims came in at 1.64M below forecasts (1.665M) in October 5

United States Continuing Jobless Claims came in at 1.64M below forecasts (1.665M) in October 5...

15:29 USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Bulls showing some resilience below mid-112.00s

The pair struggled to build on the FOMC minutes-led strong up-move to one-week tops and remained under some selling pressure through the mid-Eur...

15:26 Canada: Retail Sales to rise 0.4% - TDS

Analysts at TD Securities are looking for Canadas retail sales to rise 0.4% on the strength of motor vehicles, which should provide a tailwind to an ...

15:24 USD/CNY: Mild upward pressure - Westpac

According to Frances Cheung, Research Analyst at Westpac, recent comments from PBoC Yi Gang may exert a mild upward pressure on USD/CNY on two fronts....

15:21 Canada: CPI to slip to 2.7% in September - TDS

Analysts at TD Securities expect Canadian CPI to slip to 2.7% in September as prices continue to unwind from the previous pickup. Key Quotes Energy...

15:18 USD/JPY should be well supported - Westpac

According to Robert Rennie, Research Analyst at Westpac, USD/JPY should be well supported on dips given that the Fed will raise rates in Dec and beyon...

15:14 US: Focus on Jobless Claims and Philly Fed Survey - Nomura

Analysts at Nomura suggest that the initial jobless claims and Philly Fed survey are going to be the key economic releases for todays US session. Ke...

15:11 The Times Sam Coates: EU will cave and give in to the U.K. demand for an all-U.K. customs backstop

The deputy political editor for The Times, Sam Coates, recently delivered the below-seen update on Brexit talks via Twitter. "Ive spoken to two seni...

14:52 GBP/USD struggles near 1-week lows, around 1.3100 handle

A modest USD retracement helps recover early lost ground to over 1-week lows. Brexit uncertainties/dismal UK retail sales data kept a lid...

14:26 UK: Disappointing retail sales data TDS

Analysts at TD Securities explain that the UK retail sales disappointed, falling 0.8% m/m in September versus the small contraction expected by consen...

14:24 ECB: Capital key to guide the reinvestments Nordea Markets

Jan von Gerich, Research Analyst at Nordea Markets suggests that How to conduct the reinvestment programmehas become the most recent topic of argumen...

14:21 Europe: Italy and Brexit to weigh on the region - Westpac

Tim Riddell, Research Analyst at Westpac, suggests that Italys -2.4% deficit to GDP projection may not breach the EUs -3% limit. Key Quotes EUs ...

14:20 ECBs Nowotny: Italys deficit could widen further if rates rise

The European Central Bank (ECB) policymaker Ewald Nowotny, commenting on Italy's debt situation, said that interest on Italian 10-yr debt has risen si...

14:14 Gold reverses an early dip, but remains capped below 100-DMA

A modest USD retracement/cautions mood helps regain some positive traction. Fed rate hike prospects/surging US bond yields seemed to cap ...

13:50 China FDI - Foreign Direct Investment (YTD) (YoY) up to 2.9% in September from previous 2.3%

China FDI - Foreign Direct Investment (YTD) (YoY) up to 2.9% in September from previous 2.3%...

13:50 EUR/USD recovers ground and tests 1.1530

After bottoming out in the 1.1480 region during early trade, EUR/USD met dip-buyers and regained the 1.1500 barrier and beyond. EUR/USD looks to summ...

13:38 USD/CAD eases from 1-week tops, still comfortable above 1.30 handle

Overnight strong upsurge once again fails ahead of 100-DMA barrier. The USD fails to capitalize on early up-move and seemed to cap gains....

13:38 NZD/USD: Upside potential towards 0.6725 - Westpac

Imre Speizer, Research Analyst at Westpac, suggests that the immediate outlook for NZD/USD is unclear, with the impact of this weeks strong NZ CPI da...

13:36 DXY Technical Analysis: The greenback could move higher and test 96.00 near term

DXY daily chart Dollar Index Spot Overview: Last Price:95.51 Daily change:-13pips Daily change:-0.1...

13:31 UK PM May s Spokeswoman: Other ideas are being considered alongside extending transition period

The UK PM Theresa May's spokeswoman was out on the wires in the last hour, saying that other ideas on Brexit are being considered alongside extending ...

13:30 Portugal Current Account Balance rose from previous -1.641Bto -1.116B in August

Portugal Current Account Balance rose from previous -1.641Bto -1.116B in August...

13:28 UK government official: Extension of Brexit implementation phase is another option

According to a senior UK government official, as cited by Reuters, an extension of Brexit transition period is an option, which is something that has ...

13:22 EU to ask Italy for clarifications on budget expansion - Politico

According to the latest headlines floating on the wires, via the Politico, the EU is said to send a letter tonight and ask Italy for clarifications on...

13:14 Italy s Tria: Growth estimates in budget are conservative

According to Italy's Finance Minister Giovanni Tria, the country needs to cut the growth gap with Europe, though growth estimates in the budget are co...

13:13 AUD/USD has been notably quiet - Westpac

Sean Callow, Research Analyst at Westpac, explains that after having avoided a break of 0.70 early this month, AUD/USD has been notably quiet, largely...

13:00 Spain 9-Month Letras Auction up to -0.311% from previous -0.39%

Spain 9-Month Letras Auction up to -0.311% from previous -0.39%...

12:59 US Dollar Index drops to lows near 95.50

The greenback, in terms of the US Dollar Index (DXY), is now fading the initial spike to the vicinity of 95.80 and returns to the mid-95.00s. US Doll...

12:52 Switzerland Imports (MoM) rose from previous 15246Mto 15248M in September

Switzerland Imports (MoM) rose from previous 15246Mto 15248M in September...

12:52 Switzerland Exports (MoM) climbed from previous 17380M to 17682M in September

Switzerland Exports (MoM) climbed from previous 17380M to 17682M in September...

12:36 EUR/USD expected to hold at 1.1430 UOB

FX Strategists at UOB Group remain neutral on the pair while it should remain well supported around 1.1430 in the near term. Key Quotes 24-hour view...

12:32 Upside risks remain in place in USD/CHF Commerzbank

In opinion of Karen Jones, Head of FICC Technical Analysis at Commerzbank, the pair keeps facing upside risks. Key Quotes USD/CHF continues to hold...

12:23 Spain 10-y Obligaciones Auction up to 1.644% from previous 1.54%

Spain 10-y Obligaciones Auction up to 1.644% from previous 1.54%...

12:23 Spain 5-y Bond Auction up to 0.613% from previous 0.41%

Spain 5-y Bond Auction up to 0.613% from previous 0.41%...

12:09 GBP/USD trims gains above 1.3100 post-data

After dropping to the 1.3080 in early trade, GBP/USD has now managed to regain the 1.3100 handle and above on renewed USD-weakness. GBP/USD looks to ...

11:58 USD: Uptrend is intact - Westpac

Richard Franulovich, Head of FX Strategy at Westpac, suggests that the USD uptrend is intact but next few weeks have some consequential event risk tha...

11:52 ECBs Rehn: Sees first rate hike in Q4 2019

The European Central Bank (ECB) policymaker and the head of the Bank of Finland - Olli Rehn was out on the wires in the last hour, saying that markets...

11:52 Ifo Institute: EUs Eastward Expansion Boosts Trade with Germany

The integration of Central and Eastern European (CEE) states in the European Union had a positive effect on trade relations between Germany and the ac...

11:47 ECB: Waiting for core inflation to accelerate Nordea Markets

According to Jan von Gerich, Research Analyst at Nordea Markets, economic development in the Euro area has not caused any major surprises during the l...

11:44 Fed: Running policy on the tighter side of neutral - Westpac

Richard Franulovich, Head of FX Strategy at Westpac, explains that the FOMC minutes underscore a growing groundswell in favour of running policy on th...

11:43 GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Attempted rebound from over 1-week low remains capped post-UK retail sales

For the second time this week, the pair showed resilience below the 1.3100 handle, or 100-day SMA, and staged a goodish rebound from over one-we...

11:42 JPY futures: still in consolidative mode

Flash data for JPY futures markets from CME Group noted open interest dropped by nearly 2.3K contracts on Wednesday vs. Tuesdays final 211,926 contra...

11:33 UK retail sales decline 0.8% m/m in September, a big miss

UK retail sales declined 0.8% m/m in September. Core sales also fell by 0.8% m/m in September. The UK retail sales declined 0.8% month o...

11:31 NOK looks to oil, risk and SEK for direction Danske Bank

Analysts at Danske Bank noted the Norwegian Krone stays vigilant on Brent crude, SEK and the broad risk trends. Key Quotes EUR/NOK rose in late Eur...

11:31 Breaking News: Sterling keeps calm and carries on around 1.3100 after UK retail sales slumped -0.8% in September

Sterling remained little changed on the downside around 1.3100 after the UK retail sales fell -0.8% m/m in September with core retail sales excluding ...

11:30 United Kingdom Retail Sales (YoY) below expectations (3.6%) in September: Actual (3%)

United Kingdom Retail Sales (YoY) below expectations (3.6%) in September: Actual (3%)...

11:30 United Kingdom Retail Sales ex-Fuel (MoM) below expectations (-0.4%) in September: Actual (-0.8%)

United Kingdom Retail Sales ex-Fuel (MoM) below expectations (-0.4%) in September: Actual (-0.8%)...

11:30 United Kingdom Retail Sales (MoM) came in at -0.8% below forecasts (-0.4%) in September

United Kingdom Retail Sales (MoM) came in at -0.8% below forecasts (-0.4%) in September...

11:30 United Kingdom Retail Sales ex-Fuel (YoY) came in at 3.2% below forecasts (3.7%) in September

United Kingdom Retail Sales ex-Fuel (YoY) came in at 3.2% below forecasts (3.7%) in September...

11:24 Fed: Further rate hikes still on the cards UOB

Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB Group, assessed the recent release of the FOMC minutes. Key Quotes The main takeaway from the latest minutes of...

11:20 EUR/USD could re-test the 1.1300 area Commerzbank

According to Karen Jones, Head of FICC Technical Analysis at Commerzbank, the recent performance in spot could open the door for a probable test of lo...

11:10 Norges Bank preview: No change in rates Nordea Markets

Erik Johannes Bruce, Research Analyst at Nordea Markets, suggests that the Norges Bank will be on hold in its forthcoming meet and indicate that it ha...

11:05 ECB: The new normal for the monetary policy ABN AMRO

Nick Kounis, Head of Financial Markets Research at ABN AMRO, explains that the ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet gave a speech yesterday (17 Oct) in Mad...

10:47 Germany s DIHK lowers 2018 GDP growth forecast to 1.8% from 2.2% previously

On Thursday, Germany's Chambers of Commerce (DIHK) lowered its 2018 GDP growth forecast to 1.8% from 2.2% previously. Key highlights: Forecast...

10:47 EUR/USD Technical Analysis: The pair looks negative and could re-visit 1.1299

EUR/USD daily chart EUR/USD Overview: Last Price:1.1509 Daily change:-22pips Daily change:-0.191% ...

10:38 China s Commerce Ministry: Trade with the US not decisive factor on trade outlook

China's commerce ministry was out with a statement in the last hour, saying that the impact of the trade war on Chinese companies is limited. Key poi...

10:34 GBP futures: further pullback not ruled out

Open interest in GBP futures markets dropped by more than 1.7K contracts on Wednesday from Tuesdays final 211,137 contracts, according to advanced da...

10:32 AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Manages to hold above 0.7100 support, at least for the time being

Despite overnight rejection from a short-term ascending trend-line resistance, the pair has managed to hold above an important horizontal suppor...

10:30 Sweden Unemployment Rate fell from previous 6.1% to 6% in September

Sweden Unemployment Rate fell from previous 6.1% to 6% in September...

10:27 UKs Lidington: Longer transition may or not be in the final deal

The UK Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington was out on the wires in the last hour, saying that an extended Brexit transition period would ...

10:24 EUR/USD looks vulnerable below 1.1500

The selling pressure around the European currency gathers further traction in the second half of the week while EUR/USDis testing fresh lows in sub-1...

10:17 UK PM Theresa May: Made good progress on Brexit talks, still some issues remain on backstop

The UK PM Prime Minister Theresa May is on the wires, via Reuters, speaking before the second day of the EU Brexit Summit. Key Headlines: Have made...

10:10 Japan: Exports slowing, but near-term rebound also a possibility Nomura

Analysts at Nomura explain that the Japanese exports were weak in Jul-Sep is consistent with their economic outlook. Key Quotes We also believe tha...

10:09 When are the UK retail sales and how could they affect GBP/USD?

UK retail sales Overview The UK retail sales, scheduled to be published later this session at 0830 GMT, are expected to drop 0.4% m/m in September,f...

10:06 UK: Opportunity to conclude a good, sustainable agreement remains Deutsche Bank

Analysts at Deutsche Bank notes that on Brexit,German Chancellor Merkel said that the opportunity to conclude a good, sustainable agreement in a tim...

10:05 Italy s PM Conte: We are aiming for growth

We want to ensure growth for our country, said Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte this Thursday. Key quotes: German Chancellor Merkel impre...

10:02 Japan: Exports slowing overall, but expect near-term rebound Nomura

Analysts at Nomura point out that according to Japanese Ministry of Finance trade statistics, nominal exports and imports in September 2018 were both ...

09:59 Italy: Draft budget not consistent with existing EU obligations Deutsche Bank

Analysts at Deutsche Bank notes that theEuropean Commission Budget Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said "Italy's draft budget for 2019 is not consiste...

09:54 Frances Le Maire: Bad Brexit deal would be worse than no deal

French Finance Minister Le Maire was on the wires last minutes, via Reuters, commenting on the Brexit deal. Key Points: Bad Brexit deal would be wor...

09:50 USD/JPY corrects from 1-week tops, falls to session lows around mid-112.00s

Struggles to build on FOMC minutes-led strong up-move to one-week tops. The downtick remains unaffected by surging US bond yields/USD str...

09:05 US Treasury report: No labelling, just criticism Nomura

Analysts at Nomura point out that in its October 2018 semi-annual report on currencies, the US Treasury department did not label any of its major trad...

09:01 Switzerland Trade Balance came in at 2434M below forecasts (2482M) in September

Switzerland Trade Balance came in at 2434M below forecasts (2482M) in September...

09:00 Germany Wholesale Price Index (YoY) down to 3.5% in September from previous 3.8%

Germany Wholesale Price Index (YoY) down to 3.5% in September from previous 3.8%...

09:00 GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Short-side looking for a new weekly low at 1.3080

GBP/USD Chart, 15-Minute GBP/USD Overview: Last Price:1.3095 Daily change:-21pips Daily change:-0.160% Daily Open:1.3116...

09:00 Germany Wholesale Price Index (MoM) in line with expectations (0.4%) in September

Germany Wholesale Price Index (MoM) in line with expectations (0.4%) in September...

08:57 UK: Small upside risks to September retail sales - TDS

Analysts at TD Securities see small upside risks to UKs September retail sales, with a gain of 0.2% m/m (mkt: -0.3%). Key Quotes This would leave ...

08:55 FOMC minutes: Central bank on track to deliver rate hikes Danske Bank

Analysts at Danske Bank note that theFOMC minutesrevealed a central bank on track to deliver rate hikes until the 'neutral' 3% is reached (probably ...

08:51 Italys Deputy PM Salvini: Italian budget plan will not be changed

Italys newspaper, La Repubblica, reports comments from the Italian Deputy PM Salvini, as he confirms that he is considering running for the European ...

08:42 FX option expiries for Oct 18 NY cut

FXoption expiries for Oct 18 NY cut at10:00Eastern Time, via DTCC, can be found below. EUR/USD: EUR amounts 1.1450 1.3bn 1.1550 1.3bn 1.1600 ...

08:39 BOJ downgrades assessment for 2 of 9 regions

Bank of Japan (BOJ), in its latest regional economic report for the month of October, revised lower assessment for two regions - Hokkaido and Chugoku ...

08:35 Italy s Salvini considering to run for European Commission Presidency next year

According to the latest reports by the Italian Press, Italys Deputy PM Salvini is considering running for the European Commission Presidency in Octob...

08:30 FX Today: Aussie cheers upbeat Australian jobs, ignores CNY drop, focus on UK retail sales

The risk-off sentiment seeped back into Asia this Thursday after the US Treasury listed China on the watch list of currency manipulators, sending the ...

08:28 EUR futures: door open for extra weakness

In light of CME Groups preliminary figures for EUR futures markets, investors added around 1.4K contracts to their open interest positions on Wednesd...

08:22 Japanese exports decline for the first time since 2016 as trade concerns weigh - Reuters

As reported by Reuters, Japan's exports numbers declined for the first time in almost two years, with the focus of the drop coming from shipments to t...

08:20 Global growth is gradually moderating - ANZ

Global growth is gradually moderating but remains solid, while the growth in China is expected to soften gradually but remain robust, suggests the res...

08:17 UK: Retail sales likely to fall in September - Nomura

Analysts at Nomura are expecting the UKs retail sales to fall for the month of September. Key Quotes There are a number of reasons we forecast a f...

08:12 USD/INR Technical Analysis: Daily chart retains bearish bias despite hawkish Fed

Daily Chart Spot Rate: 73.50 Daily High: 73.52 Daily Low: 73.42 Trend: Bearish Resistance R1: 73.55 (10-day EMA) R2: 74.02 (Oct. 15 high) R3...

08:12 RBNZ wants to be late to the global rate hiking party - ANZ

Analysts at ANZ note that the RBNZ continues to signal it wants to be late to the global rate hiking party, or a no-show altogether. Key Quotes Tha...

08:02 RBNZ wants to be late to the global rate hiking party - ANZ

Analysts at ANZ note that the RBNZ continues to signal it wants to be late to the global rate hiking party, or a no-show altogether. Key Quotes Tha...

07:59 Asian stocks remain soft-footed as Japan sees surprise decline in exports

Asian-session equities have seen a softer landing on Thursday, with the major of bourses seeing mild declines as broader markets remain tepid on risk ...

07:54 FOMC: Few surprises in the minutes Nomura

Analysts at Nomura explain that the September FOMC minutes held few surprises as most of the main topics had already been discussed publicly by Chair ...

07:51 NZ: Economy is undergoing a transition - ANZ

In view of analysts at ANZ, the NZ economy is undergoing a transition and the previous engines of growth are not revving as they once were and the eco...

07:47 US: Housing Starts falter as hurricanes batter the south Nomura

Analysts at Nomura point put that the US housing starts fell 5.3% m-o-m to 1201k saar in September, below market expectations but above Nomuras forec...

07:43 China s Vice Premier Liu: Must pay attention to difficulties of small firms

China must pay close attention to difficulties of small firms and take targeted measures to support their development, Vice Premier Liu said on Thursd...

07:36 Investors most bearish on global growth since 2007: BAML survey

BAML October Fund Manager Survey (FMS) has found investors most bearish on global growth since 2007, according to Reuters. Key points The average ...

07:30 Netherlands, The Unemployment Rate s.a (3M) fell from previous 3.9% to 3.7% in September

Netherlands, The Unemployment Rate s.a (3M) fell from previous 3.9% to 3.7% in September...

07:25 Oil Technical Analysis: Brent defends 50-day EMA despite pennant breakdown

4-hour Chart Daily Chart Current Price: $80.13 Daily High: $80.29 Daily Low: $79.88 Trend: Bullish Resistance R1: $80.78 (5-day EMA) R2: $...

07:15 EUR/USD trying to hit the brakes near 1.1500 in the post-FOMC aftermath

The EUR/USD finds itself on the low side, testing just south of the 1.1500 major handle heading into Thursday's European market session, and another r...

06:59 GBP/USD: Focus on UK retail sales and confluence of 50% Fib & 100-day MA

The GBP/USD pair is on the defensive in Asia, having established a lower high at 1.3236 on Monday. More importantly, the pullback from the Oct. 12 hi...

06:46 Japan nationwide core CPI to rise +1.1% y/y in September - Barclays

The Barclays Research Team offers key insights on Fridays Japanese inflation figures due to be reported at 2350 GMT. Key Quotes: We estimate that ...

06:17 BOK s Lee: yield differential with US not cause of financial stability

Bank of Korea's decision to keep interest rates unchanged at 1.5 percent in October was not unanimous, Governor Lee Ju-yeol told a news conference aft...

06:07 NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Eyes key falling trendline hurdle after the falling wedge breakout

15-minute Chart Spot Rate: 0.6552 Daily High: 0.6556 Daily Low: 0.6534 Trend: Bullish Resistance R1: 0.6604 (trendline + 50-day EMA) R2: 0.67...

05:46 GBP/JPY tests 2-month rising trendline ahead of UK retail sales

The GBP/JPY cross is flashing red in Asia but is holding key rising trendline support in Asia. At press time, the pair is trading at 147.40 - down ...

05:38 USD/CNH Technical Analysis: nearing one-year high as Chinese Yuan continues to slide

USD/CNH Chart, 1-Hour USD/CNH Overview: Last Price:6.9366 Daily change:62pips Daily change:0.0895% Daily Open:6.9304 Tr...

05:27 AUD/USD Technical Analysis: trying to lock in 0.7100 after pushing off from 200-hour MA

AUD/USD Chart, 1-Hour AUD/USD Overview: Last Price:0.7122 Daily change:13pips Daily change:0.183% Daily Open:0.7109 Tre...

05:24 UK retail sales volumes to fall back in September - HSBC

Analysts at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) offer a sneak peek at what to expect from todays UK retail sales report due later a...

05:18 GBP/USD drops below 1.31 as Fed minutes exacerbated Brexit uncertainty

The GBP/USD is feeling the pull of gravity courtesy of hawkish Fed minutes and Brexit uncertainty. The greenback is better bid in Asia as the Fed min...

05:17 NZD/USD downshifting below 0.6550

The NZD/USD is shuffling its feet near 0.6540 as the downside continues to pull at the Kiwi pair, as a data-thin week sees the NZD under the control o...

05:10 WTO s Azevedo: Global trade system could be harmed without political intervention - Reuters

Reuters reports comments from the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo,as he warns about the potential harm to the...

04:43 USD/CNH pops to one-week high of 6.9375

Currently, the USD/CNH pair is trading at 6.9348, having clocked a seven-day high of 6.9375 earlier today. The bid tone around the greenback picked u...

04:15 PBOC sets the yuan reference rate at 6.9275

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) set the yuan reference rate at 6.9275 vs the previous day's fix of ...

04:05 AUD/JPY Technical Analysis: Breaks above 200-hour EMA as Aussie jobless rate falls to 5%

Hourly Chart Spot Rate: 80.28 Daily High: 80.32 Daily Low: 79.99 Trend: Bullish Resistance R1: 80.60 (Oct. 10 high) R2: 80.86 (50-day EMA) R...

04:02 Australia National Australia Bank s Business Confidence (QoQ) fell from previous 7 to 3 in 3Q

Australia National Australia Bank's Business Confidence (QoQ) fell from previous 7 to 3 in 3Q...

04:00 South Korea BoK Interest Rate Decision meets forecasts (1.5%) in October

South Korea BoK Interest Rate Decision meets forecasts (1.5%) in October...

03:55 BoJ s Kuroda continues to reinforce low rates strategy by BoJ

At a branch manager's meeting today, Bank of Japan (BoJ) Governor Kuroda is continuing to push the BoJ's current policy stance of low interest rates f...

03:49 AUD/NZD bulls take back control on Aussie jobs, but . . . is the data as rosy as the price movement thinks it is?

AUD/USD rallied to a high of 0.7130 on the news that the unemployment rate had fallen. RBA Deputy Governor Debelle's speech at the Citi Conference o...

03:45 AUD/USD finds bids as the Australia jobless rate falls to lowest since 2012

The bid tone around the AUD strengthened, pushing the AUD/USD to a session high of 0.7130 after the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported a b...

03:33 Australia Part-time employment declined to -14.7K in September from previous 10.2K

Australia Part-time employment declined to -14.7K in September from previous 10.2K...

03:32 Australia s Unemployment Rate dips to 5.0%, but Aussie Employment Change misses hopes

Australia's Unemployment Rate beat expectations, clocking in at 5.0%, but the Aussie Employment Change figure sharply missed expectations, printing at...

03:30 Australia Fulltime employment dipped from previous 33.7Kto 20.3K in September

Australia Fulltime employment dipped from previous 33.7Kto 20.3K in September...

03:30 Australia Participation Rate came in at 65.4%, below expectations (65.7%) in September

Australia Participation Rate came in at 65.4%, below expectations (65.7%) in September...

03:30 Australia Unemployment Rate s.a. came in at 5%, below expectations (5.3%) in September

Australia Unemployment Rate s.a. came in at 5%, below expectations (5.3%) in September...

03:30 Australia Employment Change s.a. below expectations (15K) in September: Actual (5.6K)

Australia Employment Change s.a. below expectations (15K) in September: Actual (5.6K)...

03:23 USD/CNY fix projection: 6.9389 - Nomura

Analysts at Nomura offered their model's projection for today's fix in USD/CNY. Key Quotes: "Model projection: 6.9389 versus 6.9103 previous (286 pi...

03:21 USD/JPY: bulls in charge, but fragile above the descending channel s resistance, need a firm close above R1

USD/JPY rallied on a mix of better performing EM-FX, US stocks, Diminishing market expectations for BOJ normalization and 10-year yields getting up in...

03:15 UK PM May trying to soothe EU leaders as Brussels plans for hard Brexit - Reuters

As reported by Reuters. UK Prime Minister Theresa May spent her talking time at the EU leadership summit in Brussels trying to pep talk European Union...

02:58 Aussie jobs preview: What to do in FX? -TDS

With respect to the Aussie jobs report today, analysts at TD Securities argued that September could be the correction they were looking for last month...

02:53 Japan Adjusted Merchandise Trade Balance came in at -238.9B, above forecasts (-287.4B) in September

Japan Adjusted Merchandise Trade Balance came in at -238.9B, above forecasts (-287.4B) in September...

02:53 Market commentary, key themes and views - ANZ

Analysts at ANZ New Zealand bank explained the key themes and views from overnight. Key Quotes: REJECTED: "Reports that the European Commission is...

02:51 Japan Merchandise Trade Balance Total came in at 139.6B, above forecasts (-50B) in September

Japan Merchandise Trade Balance Total came in at 139.6B, above forecasts (-50B) in September...

02:51 Japan Foreign bond investment increased to 1016.9B in October 12 from previous -200.5B

Japan Foreign bond investment increased to 1016.9B in October 12 from previous -200.5B...

02:50 Japan Imports (YoY) came in at 7% below forecasts (13.7%) in September

Japan Imports (YoY) came in at 7% below forecasts (13.7%) in September...

02:50 Japan Exports (YoY) came in at -1.2% below forecasts (1.9%) in September

Japan Exports (YoY) came in at -1.2% below forecasts (1.9%) in September...

02:50 Japan Foreign investment in Japan stocks down to 52.6B in October 12 from previous 1578.4B

Japan Foreign investment in Japan stocks down to 52.6B in October 12 from previous 1578.4B...

02:38 GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Trying to gear up for a run at 148.00

GBP/JPY Chart, 15-Minute GBP/JPY Overview: Last Price:147.6 Daily change:-38pips Daily change:-0.257% Daily Open:147.98 ...

02:21 FOMC & EM-FX: Aaaarghhhhh!said Emerging Markets - Rabobank

With respectto the FOMC minutes thatsignalled that A few participants expected that policy would need to become modestly restrictive for a time and...

02:15 When is the Aussie Unemployment Rate release, and how could it affect the AUD/USD?

Aussie Employment report overview Early Thursday at 00:30 GMT sees triplicate employment data from Australia, which could be shaping up to be the maj...

02:06 Forex today: FOMC hawkish, dollar bounces back to life

The day was centred aroundthe FOMC minutes. Analysts at TD Securities explained that the minutes from the September FOMC meeting continued to show br...

01:38 Gold back into near-term lows as Greenback refuses to go down

USD buyers stepped back into the fold during Wednesday's US trading session, bidding the Greenback higher once again and sending XAU/USD back into the...

01:24 NZD/USD to reach 0.61 by early next year - ANZ

Analysts at ANZ Bank New Zealand explained that the RBNZ continues to signal it wants to be late to the global rate hiking party, or a no-show altoget...

00:50 FOMC meeting minutes held few surprises - Nomura

Analysts at Nomura offered their review of the September FOMC minutes that held few surprises as most of the main topics had already been discussed pu...

00:47 NZD/USD: S3 on the bears map as bird losing flight from R1 below channel support

NZD/USD is sliding in the early Asian day after the FOMC minutes were perceived as hawkish which has elevated the dollar that was making a comeba...

00:18 S&P500 Technical Analysis: US Stocks recovering from last week crash as the market holds above 2,800.00 figure

S&P500 daily chart Spot rate: 2,814.75 Relative change: -0.01% High: 2,822.75 Low: ...

00:07 Markets traded with a downbeat tone - TDS

In a market wrap, analysts at TD Securities explained that markets traded with a downbeat tone, although US equities recovered from intraday lows to e...

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