Japanese trade data

Weaker Yen

November 21, 2012

The yen fell 0.8% against the dollar to another multi-month low following the release of dismal Japanese trade figures. The U.S. Treasury market will shut early for Thanksgiving.  Many U.S. workers will take an extra day off on Friday. The dollar otherwise is unchanged against the euro, Swissie, yuan and loonie.  The greenback is 0.4% […] More

Disappointing Purchasing Managers Reports from China and Euroland

September 20, 2012

Share prices and bond yields are lower, while the dollar has risen in response to continuing concern about Spain and weak preliminary purchasing manager survey data for September. The dollar has climbed 0.7% against the euro and Australian dollar, 0.6% versus the Swiss franc, 0.4% against the loonie, 0.3% relative to the kiwi and 0.2% […] More

Bad News Delivered in Japan’s Trade Data

August 22, 2012

Asian markets were rattled by a reported 8.1% on-year decline in Japanese customs exports.  Shipments to the EU and China plunged by 25.1% and 11.9%, respectively.  Today‚Äôs meeting of EU President Juncker and Greek Prime Minister Samaras added to the nervous undertone of the market. Share prices declined 1.1% in the Philippines and Hong Kong, […] More