Japanese CPI

Christmas Day, Little Else to Say

December 25, 2015

Outside of Japan, where several indicators were reported, Christmas 2015 has been a quiet day in the marketplace. The dollar recorded dips of 0.3% overnight against the loonie and 0.1% versus the kiwi, Aussie dollar and sterling.  The yen and yuan are unchanged.  The euro and Swissie are 0.1% softer against the greenback. Japan’s Nikkei […] More

Dollar and European Equities Firm after Yellen Clarification

September 25, 2015

Fed Chair Yellen in a speech at the University of Massachusetts repeated that an interest rate hike by yearend is likely and indicated that she personally favored starting gradual rate normalization by then.  Investors seem pleased with that clarification and reduction of policy uncertainty. Japanese core consumer prices fell 0.1% on year in August, returning […] More

Dollar and European Equities Firm after Yellen Clarification

September 25, 2015

Fed Chair Yellen in a speech at the University of Massachusetts repeated that an interest rate hike by yearend is likely and indicated that she personally favored starting gradual rate normalization by then.  Investors seem pleased with that clarification and reduction of policy uncertainty. Japanese core consumer prices fell 0.1% on year in August, returning […] More

Lots of Data to Process

August 28, 2015

The last Friday of August brought forth an exhausting ton of released data:  Japanese consumer prices, retail sales, household spending and income, and unemployment; also eurozone sentiment, German consumer prices, French producer prices, Italian wages, consumer confidence and business sentiment, Spanish CPI and retail sales, Swedish GDP, Greek GDP, Swiss GDP, Brazilian GDP, Polish GDP, […] More

Big Drop in Chinese Stock Market and an Unresolved Greek Debt Crisis

June 26, 2015

Equities slumped 7.9% in China, 2.3% in Hong Kong, 1.5% in Australia, 0.9% in Singapore but fell just 0.3% in Japan. Greece dominates today’s meeting of eurozone finance ministers, which will be followed by a 2-day summit of EU leaders.  The Greek government never resubmitted a revised reform plan, after Monday’s offering was rejected by […] More

May Day 2015

May 1, 2015

Many markets particularly in Europe are shut for May Day.  This has held down the usual flood of manufacturing PMIs on the first day of the month.  Japanese inflation picked up for the first time in almost a year, but Japan’s factory purchasing managers index edged below the no-change threshold. The British PMI printed significantly […] More

Less Volatility Than Earlier in the Week

March 27, 2015

The dollar rose overnight by 0.5% versus the euro, 0.4% against the Australian and New Zealand dollars, 0.3% relative to the Swiss franc, 0.2% vis-a-vis the loonie and 0.1% against the yuan and yen but slipped 0.2 against sterling. Concern has subsided about the impact on oil prices from the air strike on Yemen.  West […] More

Europe Gets Better News on Inflation

February 27, 2015

Increasing domestic political rumbling in Greece sent share prices there down 4.1% and lifted the 10-year government bond yield by six basis points.  The parliament in Germany approved the recent agreement to extend the bailout aid timetable by four months. The dollar is mostly softer, with overnight losses of 0.5% against the Swiss franc, 0.4% […] More

Japanese CPI, German IFO and Russian Rate Hike Fail to Move Dollar Much

July 25, 2014

The dollar is unchanged against the yuan and sterling and firmer by 0.3% relative to the kiwi, 0.2% versus the loonie, and 0.1% against the euro, Swissie, Australian dollar and yen. Share prices rose 1.1% in Japan and China, 0.4% in New Zealand and South Korea, and 0.3% in Hong Kong, but they have fallen […] More

Steady Dollar in Spite of Many Data Releases

June 27, 2014

The dollar is down 0.3% against the yen, 0.2% versus the Swiss franc and 0.1% relative to the euro and yuan.  The dollar is unchanged vis-a-vis the loonie and 0.2% firmer against the kiwi and up 0.1% against the Aussie dollar and sterling. Japan’s Nikkei fell 1.4% after some disappointing Japanese data. Although CPI inflation […] More

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