• Remain calm. Everything is just fine. Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 03:41

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  • Sales of vehicles in China in January -15.8% y/y (prior -13%) Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 03:41
  • Minutes of the February RBA meeting are due Tuesday (0030GMT) - preview Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 03:31
    The RBA meeting minutes (Tuesday) should provide further details on the shift to a neutral monetary stance. Meanwhile, the RBA emphasised the importance of the labour market in regard to the direction of future cash rate moves, making Wednesday's Australian wage data and Thursday employment data highly influential for the NZD/AUD this week.
  • US Commerce Dept has sent auto tariff report probe to the White House Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 03:16
  • New Zealand PM Ardern says China values its relationship with NZ Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 03:11
  • Financial Times on a new financial indicator (use it before its gets regulated) Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 02:51
    It notes the tactics used by 'online mobs' to discredit valid arguments (thus making them transparent to informed investors), using Tesla and Ripple as examples. It concludes (this is the gist of it):
  • Some comments on US-China trade talks from Asia time zone analysts Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 02:36
  • FOMC minutes to be released this week - preview Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 02:26
    January meeting codified flexibility, "wait and see" approachMinutes to be read for additional insight on what conditions FOMC would like to see before making the next policy changeParticular attention may be focused on balance sheet normalization - Powell's presser indicated the normalization path is flexible, & suggested there was a willingness to use the balance sheet as a tool if economic conditions warranted
  • Canadian For Min says important US remove tariffs on steel, aluminum from Canada Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 02:01
    Freeland said she had made clear in the meeting with Pelosi the importance of the US removing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from CanadaSays now USMCA (the new NAFTA) is concluded tariffs must be removed 
  • PBOC sets USD/ CNY reference rate for today at 6.7659 (vs. Friday at 6.7623) Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 01:16
  • Forex options expiring today, Monday 18 February 2019 10am NY cut Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 01:16
  • Australian PM Morrison says a 'state actor' has hacked Australian political parties Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 01:11
  • AUD and NZD enjoying some risk on flow support in early week trade Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 00:56
  • Singapore export data, January: NODX -5.7% m/m (expected +2.6%) Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 00:46
    Wobbly trade data from Singapore. January exports recording the biggest y/y decline in two years. Base effects will be one factor, but the falls are despite what was expected to be front-loading of shipments ahead of lunar year. The trend for NODX has been consistently on the weak side, more of the same in this data. 
  • UK data - Rightmove House Prices for February: 0.7% m/m (prior +0.4%) Link
    ForexLive Mon 18 Feb 2019 00:06
  • Japan Core Machinery Orders (December) -0.1% m/m (expected -1.1%) Link
    ForexLive Sun 17 Feb 2019 23:56
    While the consensus estimate was for a m/m decline the assessments I had seen some were looking for a gain on the month, heightened by an improving PMI in December and rising shipments of capital intensive goods for the vehicle sector.  But, slower growth in China is a weight, so eyes are on this issue in days and weeks ahead out for a possible de-escalation in tensions for improvement here.
  • Australia will fast-track a UK trade deal in event of no-deal Brexit Link
    ForexLive Sun 17 Feb 2019 23:31
    Financial Times with the report that Australia's trade minister is making contingency plans to minimise disruption of trade between the two countries in the event of a no deal Brexit  
  • FT on when might be a good time to manipulate the market Link
    ForexLive Sun 17 Feb 2019 23:06
    The Financial Times pass on a heads up from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority on 'patchier' market surveillance in the wake of Brexit and the City of London shifting business to the EU.
  • Why the big USD/JPY rally the past weeks and where to now (spoiler, back down again) Link
    ForexLive Sun 17 Feb 2019 22:51
    Japan's pension funds buffered pay out pressure via their high cash reserves, and think once the reserves are exhausted these pension funds will reduce assets funding pension obligationsTotal samurai issuance for Japan's current fiscal year (due to end March 31) reached JPY2.427 trn (USD22bln) ... slowing global economy will reduce this JPY weakening flow
  • Another one bites the dust, part 2. Fed to remain on hold until December says JPM. Link
    ForexLive Sun 17 Feb 2019 22:16
  • Another one bites the dust. SG says fed to remain on hold all the way through 2019. Link
    ForexLive Sun 17 Feb 2019 22:11
  • Reuters on 'France denies it has softened stance on Brexit' Link
    ForexLive Sun 17 Feb 2019 22:01
    UK media had the original optimistic reportsOn Sunday France denied that President Emmanuel Macron had offered concessions on the Irish backstop to end the stalemate over negotiations"These (reports) are without any foundation ... The French position is that of the European Union: the withdrawal agreement is not renegotiable"
  • ECB's Coeure comments on the EUR, ECB monetary policy Link
    ForexLive Sun 17 Feb 2019 21:56
  • New Zealand January Services PMI comes in at 56.3 from 53.2 previously Link
    ForexLive Sun 17 Feb 2019 21:36
  • Here is what’s on the economic calendar in Asia today Link
    ForexLive Sun 17 Feb 2019 21:21
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