Global Markets:

  • Asian stock markets: Nikkei lost 0.62 %, Shanghai Composite rose 0.24 %, Hang Seng climbed 0.22 %, ASX 200 fell 0.05 %
  • Commodities: Gold at $1341.80 (+0.86 %), Silver at $17.96 (+0.83 %), WTI Oil at $47.47 (+0.38 %), Brent Oil at $52.22 (-0.23%)
  • Rates: US 10-year yield at 2.13, UK 10-year yield at 1.05, German 10-year yield at 0.36

News & Data:

  • AUD Current Account -9.6 B VS -7.9 B expected
  • AUD Cash Rate 1.50 % vs 1.50 % expected
  • EUR Spanish Unemployment Change 46.4 K vs 16.6 K expected
  • GBP Construction PMI 51.1 vs 52.1 expected
  • GBP BRC Retail Sales Monitor y/y 1.3 % vs 0.9 % previous
  • ICO crackdown may just be the start: China is reportedly planning tighter cryptocurrency rules – CNBC
  • U.S. gasoline prices slip as oil industry bounces back from Harvey – RTRS

Markets Update:

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Asian equity was mixed early on Tuesday despite positive Caixin services PMI as global investors stuck to safe haven assets and continued to remain cautious on worries about North Korea. The Japanese yen and gold extended gains, and Treasuries rallied

USDJPY was a decent mover early on Tuesday and was last seen trading around 109.30. The Japanese yen rose 0.4 percent against the US dollar after jumping 0.5 percent on Monday. The Yen continues to gain on risk aversion due to Japan’s net creditor nation status

AUDUSD advanced higher earlier on Tuesday after the strong Q2 data jumping as high as 0.7985, but had given most of its gain back almost immediately before recovering again post RBA Announcement. The Australian dollar is currently seen trading at 0.7963 against the US Dollar with a net gain of 0.2 percent

EURUSD has moved a little higher in the session currently trading at 1.1907 following a quiet session due to US holiday. The euro has gained 0.1 percent against the US dollar continuing it’s gains after advancing 0.3 percent on Monday. The Dollar Index slipped 0.15 percent and currently trading at 92.50.

Upcoming Events:

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