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June PMIs and Quarterly Japanese Tankan Survey Results Reported

July 1, 2014

The start of the third calendar quarter finds the dollar unchanged overnight against the euro, Swissie, loonie and kiwi, up 0.2% relative to the yen but down 0.2% versus the Aussie dollar and 0.1% vis-a-vis sterling. There’s been a big protest march in Hong Kong on the seventeenth anniversary of its return to Chinese rule.  […] More

U.S. Jobs Day and More PMI Reports

May 2, 2014

Ahead of the U.S. Labor Department monthly report in which analysts look for a 6.6% jobless rate with about 220K more jobs created, the dollar is marking time.  The greenback is unchanged against the euro, Swissie, loonie and yuan, up 0.2% versus the yen, Australian dollar and sterling, and 0.1% firmer vis-a-vis the kiwi. Share […] More

No Kidding Around: Many PMIs, Japan’s Tankan, and Interest Rate Decisions in Australia and India

April 1, 2014

Currency markets have hardly reacted to a ton of data on this April Fool’s Day.  The dollar has edged 0.1% higher against the yen, loonie, sterling and Australian dollar and 0.1% lower versus the euro, Swiss franc and yuan.  The Australian dollar is down 0.4% after the RBA’s announcement of an unchanged 2.5% Official Cash […] More

Month-end Data Deluge and Better Market Tone

January 31, 2012

Riskier assets were better bid on the final day of January. Stocks are mostly higher.  The dollar is down.  Commodities and bond yields rose. The dollar has fallen 1.2% against the kiwi, 0.7% relative to the Aussie dollar, 0.5% against sterling, the euro, yuan and Swiss franc, and 0.6% versus the loonie. The euro touched […] More

Stocks Rose as Heavy Data Flow Continued

August 31, 2011

Share prices advanced by 3.3% in Singapore, 2.4% in Thailand, 2.0% in South Korea, 1.6% in Hong Kong, 1.2% in Taiwan, 1.0% in the Philippines, and 0.6% in Australia but were flat in Japan where weaker-than-expected industrial output data got released.  The German Dax, Paris Cac, and British Ftse have so far scored solid gains […] More