Forex - Aussie up on surprise house price data, light regional data day:: The Aussie ticked higher after a surprise jump in house price data on Tuesday in an otherwise light regional data day. AUD/USD traded at 0.7140, up 0.13%, while USD/JPY changed hands at 120.37, down 0.16%.

Forex - Aussie up on surprise house price data, light regional data day:: The Aussie ticked higher after a surprise jump in house price data on Tuesday in an otherwise light regional data day. AUD/USD traded at 0.7140, up 0.13%, while USD/JPY changed hands at 120.37, down 0.16%.

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Forex - Aussie holds weaker as Caixin PMI falls to 78-month low:: The Australian dollar held weaker after a key China manufacturing survey Wednesday pointed to weaker conditions than estimated initially, with the currency linked to China's economic fortunes as a top destination for commodity exports. ASD/USD traded at 0.7075, down 21%, while USD/JPY changed hands at 120.22, up 0.05%.The Caixin Manufacturing index for September fell to 47, from the August level of 47.3.

Forex - Aussie holds weaker as Caixin PMI falls to 78-month low:: The Australian dollar held weaker after a key China manufacturing survey Wednesday pointed to weaker conditions than estimated initially, with the currency linked to China's economic fortunes as a top destination for commodity exports. ASD/USD traded at 0.7075, down 21%, while USD/JPY changed hands at 120.22, up 0.05%.The Caixin Manufacturing index for September fell to 47, from the August level of 47.3.

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Forex - Yen slightly stronger in early Asia on safe haven demand:: The yen held slightly stronger in Asia on Tuesday on safe haven demand in a light data day regionally.  USD/JPY changed hands at 119.98, down 0.04%, while AUD/USD  traded at 0.6978, down 0.17%. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was dow 0.04% at 96.10.

Forex - Yen slightly stronger in early Asia on safe haven demand:: The yen held slightly stronger in Asia on Tuesday on safe haven demand in a light data day regionally. USD/JPY changed hands at 119.98, down 0.04%, while AUD/USD traded at 0.6978, down 0.17%. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was dow 0.04% at 96.10.

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Forex - Yen flat as household spending jumps, jobs outlook weaker:: The yen traded flat on Friday in Asia after upbeat household spending data offset a weaker than expected jobs report. USD/JPY changed hands at 119.93, flat, while AUD/USD  traded at 0.7039, up 0.14%.China's markets are closed for the National Day holidays and will re-open on Oct. 8.In Japan, the August unemployment rate ticked up to 3.4%, from an expected steady 3.3%, while household spending jumped 2.9%...

Forex - Yen flat as household spending jumps, jobs outlook weaker:: The yen traded flat on Friday in Asia after upbeat household spending data offset a weaker than expected jobs report. USD/JPY changed hands at 119.93, flat, while AUD/USD traded at 0.7039, up 0.14%.China's markets are closed for the National Day holidays and will re-open on Oct. 8.In Japan, the August unemployment rate ticked up to 3.4%, from an expected steady 3.3%, while household spending jumped 2.9%...

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Forex - Yen holds flat after wages gain for second straight month:: The yen was slightly weaker in early trade on Monday in Asia with wages data in Japan below expectations but still marking a gain.USD/JPY changed hands at 119.91, flat, whileAUD/USD traded at 0.7071, up 0.33%.In Japan average cash earnings for August rose 0.5%, a second straight rise, but below the gain of 0.7% expected.

Forex - Yen holds flat after wages gain for second straight month:: The yen was slightly weaker in early trade on Monday in Asia with wages data in Japan below expectations but still marking a gain.USD/JPY changed hands at 119.91, flat, whileAUD/USD traded at 0.7071, up 0.33%.In Japan average cash earnings for August rose 0.5%, a second straight rise, but below the gain of 0.7% expected.

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Forex - Aussie ticks higher despite wider trade gap; RBA ahead:: The Australian dollar gained on Tuesday despite a wider than expected trade gap with the focus on the upcoming rate review by the central bank.Australia's August trade deficit came in at a deficit of A$3.1 billion, wider than the A$2.55 billion expected on a lower-than-expected rise in exports of non-rural-goods and the less-than-expected unwinding of increases in gold exports seen in July.

Forex - Aussie ticks higher despite wider trade gap; RBA ahead:: The Australian dollar gained on Tuesday despite a wider than expected trade gap with the focus on the upcoming rate review by the central bank.Australia's August trade deficit came in at a deficit of A$3.1 billion, wider than the A$2.55 billion expected on a lower-than-expected rise in exports of non-rural-goods and the less-than-expected unwinding of increases in gold exports seen in July.

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Oil slumps as big U.S. crude draw offset by large gasoline build::  Global oil markets fell on Wednesday, with U.S. crude down as much as 3 percent after the bullish impact of lower crude inventories was offset by large gasoline builds that raised concerns about high autumn fuel supplies.Also weighing on crude were Colonial Pipeline's efforts to fix an outage on one of its lines that had been supporting prices of gasoline, and the larger oil complex, since Tuesday.

Oil slumps as big U.S. crude draw offset by large gasoline build:: Global oil markets fell on Wednesday, with U.S. crude down as much as 3 percent after the bullish impact of lower crude inventories was offset by large gasoline builds that raised concerns about high autumn fuel supplies.Also weighing on crude were Colonial Pipeline's efforts to fix an outage on one of its lines that had been supporting prices of gasoline, and the larger oil complex, since Tuesday.

Oil weakens as Saudi sees no need for oil summit to defend prices:: Crude oil prices dipped on Friday and were poised for a weekly fall after news that top oil exporter Saudi Arabia sees no need for a producer summit to defend prices, partly offsetting a strong rally in the previous session.The front-month October contract for Brent, the global oil benchmark, shed 5 cents to $48.84 a barrel as of 0217 GMT after it settled up $1.31, or 2.8 percent, on Thursday at $48.89 a barrel.

Oil weakens as Saudi sees no need for oil summit to defend prices:: Crude oil prices dipped on Friday and were poised for a weekly fall after news that top oil exporter Saudi Arabia sees no need for a producer summit to defend prices, partly offsetting a strong rally in the previous session.The front-month October contract for Brent, the global oil benchmark, shed 5 cents to $48.84 a barrel as of 0217 GMT after it settled up $1.31, or 2.8 percent, on Thursday at $48.89 a barrel.

EUR/USD posts seventh straight win, ahead of critical Fed Sept. meeting:: EUR/USD surged to its highest level for the month of September on Friday, as currency traders gear up for the possibility of divergent monetary policies on each side of the Atlantic as early as next week if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates at Thursday's FOMC meeting.The currency pair traded in a broad range between 1.1255 and 1.1350, before settling at 1.1338, up 0.0058 or 0.51%.

EUR/USD posts seventh straight win, ahead of critical Fed Sept. meeting:: EUR/USD surged to its highest level for the month of September on Friday, as currency traders gear up for the possibility of divergent monetary policies on each side of the Atlantic as early as next week if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates at Thursday's FOMC meeting.The currency pair traded in a broad range between 1.1255 and 1.1350, before settling at 1.1338, up 0.0058 or 0.51%.

NYMEX crude gains in Asia after mixed weekend China data, Fed eyed:: Crude oil prices gained in Asia on Monday as markets looked ahead to the Federal Reserve review of interest rates this week and mixed China data at the weekend was assessed.On the New York Mercantile Exchange, crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.19% to $44.86 a barrel.On Monday, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Counties will publish its monthly assessment of oil markets.

NYMEX crude gains in Asia after mixed weekend China data, Fed eyed:: Crude oil prices gained in Asia on Monday as markets looked ahead to the Federal Reserve review of interest rates this week and mixed China data at the weekend was assessed.On the New York Mercantile Exchange, crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.19% to $44.86 a barrel.On Monday, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Counties will publish its monthly assessment of oil markets.

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