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 - 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 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 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 - 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 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 - Yen weaker after prices data, Yellen comments on interest rates:: The yen traded weaker in Asia on Friday after price data that came in largely as expected and after remarks from Fed Chair Janet Yellen noting again that interest rates in the U.S. will likely rise this year.USD/JPY traded at 120.24, up 0.15%, while AUD/USD changed hands at 0.7017, down 0.13%.National cored CPI in Japan for August fell 0.1% year-on-year, matching expectations..
NYMEX crude jumps in Asia as mixed manufacturing data supports:: Crude oil prices rebounded in Asia on Thursday after a slew of data on manufacturing painted a mixed, but hopeful, regional picture.On the New York Mercantile Exchange, WTI crude for November delivery rose 1.31% to $45.68 a barrel.Today, China starts a week-long holiday to mark the country's National Day, but surveys on manufacturing and services were released.
Forex - Aussie holds gains after mixed housing and lending data sets:: The Australian dollar gained on Wednesday in Asia, lifted by private sector credit, while the yen weakened in Asia on Wednesday as end-of-month data came in below expectations on industrial production and retail sales with a spate of housing and lending data from Australia ahead. USD/JPY changed hands at 119.98, up 0.120, while AUD/USD traded at 0.7012, up 0.38%.
Oil little changed after choppy trade, WTI ends at 11-week high:: Oil prices remained little changed in choppy trade on Friday as traders flip-flopped between the negative fundamentals of persistent oversupply and support cushions from a sixth weekly decline in U.S. oil rig counts. U.S. crude (CLc1) closed up 20 cents at $49.63, the highest settle since late July, while Brent crude (LCOc1) ended 40 cents down at $52.65 on Friday.