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The mover in Asia today so far has been the nzz New Zealand dollar
(With the AUD along for the ride with it!)
Earlier from NZ we got the biggest monthly trade deficit in … well … ever.
This is the ANZ business outlook survey for September 2018
Business confidence improves to -38.3, a positive for the NZD (or at least a bit of relief)
Some of the details … a bit mixed;
trade balance for August -1484m and a big miss
- expected -925m, prior -143m
Exports a miss at 4.05bn
- expected 4.40bn, prior 5.35bn
South Korean President Moon says that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un wants a second summit with US President Trump as soon as possible
Moon speaking on Fox
DB are positive on wage growth in Australia, and say these are also a positive for the Australian dollar
we've gained further confidence from two below-the-radar data releases in the past couple of weeks
Starting in January, Dunkin' Donuts will drop the "Donuts" and just be called Dunkin'
Close, but no cigar. Aussies want it renamed Duncan and to sell beer
NZD traders will be watching the business confidence data from New Zealand today
- ANZ's Business survey for September is due at 0100GMT
Here is business confidence from the survey:
Price near unchanged on the day but off Friday high.
The AUDUSD closed on Monday near 0.7250. The price is trading around that level as we head into the close.
ICYMI yesterday, the EU is planning to trade with Iran, fuggedaboud the sanctions:
Pompeo has come out against the plan (not surprisingly)
Now Bolton joining in the protest
Forex news for North American trade on September 25, 2018
- Gold up $2 to $1201
- WTI crude up 21-cents to $72.29
- S&P 500 down 4 points to 2915
It wasn't the most-enthusiastic market but that's not a big surprise with the Fed coming up on Wednesday. There was a solid move in GBP and a grind elsewhere.
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UK Prime Minister Theresa may will speak with business people in NY Wednesday
Reuters report on the contents of her speech:
- her government will be "unequivocally pro-business"
A draw was expected according to the survey of analysts
A mix of Italian politics and fiscal news, what could possibly go wrong?
Italian politics and budget wrangling is only just get started. Watch for impacts on the euro if it gets real ugly.
Dow lags again
The US stocks are ending the day mixed with the Nasdaq leading the way:
NZD traders heads up
for the ANZ survey at 0100GMT
Ahead of that
2245GMT New Zealand
trade balance for August
- expected deficit of 925m, prior -143m
- exports expected 4.40bn, prior 5.35bn
0100 GMT New Zealand
ANZ Business Outlook Survey
EU trying to find a way to continue to trade with Iran
European countries don't want to leave the Iran nuclear deal but they also don't want their companies facing US sanctions.
There are two oil inventory survey data points from the US, one on Tuesday afternoon (that is coming up at the bottom of the hour) and the official one due Wednesday morning US time
Jed McCaleb dramatically increases sales
Ripple co-founder left the company more than two years ago but he benefitted from the incredible boom in it and crypto generally. Now he's dumping his XRP.
GBP/USD up 66 pips on the day
Cable had its worst day in more than a year on Friday but it rebounded to start the week and that continued today.
In the past few minutes, the pair cleared the 61.8% retracement of the drop as it rose above 1.3193. Ideally, I'd like to see it clear or