USDJPY 108.072 | EURUSD 1.08992 | AUDUSD 0.67514 | NZDUSD 0.62613 | USDCAD 1.32408 | USDCHF 0.99796 | GBPUSD 1.22939 |
LMAX highs and Lows 05.00 GMT
Highs | Lows
EURUSD 1.09005 | 1.0886
USDJPY 108.298 | 108.045
GBPUSD 1.22962 | 1.22783
USDCHF 0.99936 | 0.99761
AUDUSD 0.67770 | 0.67258
USDCAD 1.32519 | 1.32352
NZDUSD 0.62693 | 0.62379
EURCHF 1.08826 | 1.08737
EURGBP 0.88731 | 0.88616
EURJPY 117.959 | 117.75
- GBP: Rising minimally through into the Tokyo session to set the high around the 1.2295 level before drifting and holding the opening 1.2290 level deep into the Tokyo session before testing the 1.2280 areas quickly before holding for a few hours before rising slowly back towards the opening level, Downside congestion remains through 1.2280 level before some weak stops competing with further congestion on a break through the level and bids likely to increase on any move towards the 1.2200-50 areas. Topside offers likely to be weak through to the 1.2400 level with limited congestion on any move through the level building steadily stronger the further through the 1.24 handle the market moves with strong offers particularly around the 1.2500 level.
- JPY: Opening around the 108.05 area through deep into Tokyo before starting a slow rise through the session once the Tankan results were absorbed to push towards the 108.30 level for the move into the Tokyo session weakness likely to be connected to the weak cover ratio on today’s 10yr JGB auction, Topside offers through the 108 handle and stronger offers likely to be strong through to the 108.50 areas. Downside bids light through to the 107.00 level with strong bids in the area and weak stops likely to be through the 106.80 areas with stronger bids through the 106.60 level and congestion continuing through to the 106.00 level.
- AUD: A quiet opening with the market lifting a little after the Japanese Tankan results to push towards the 0.6760 areas, having touched the level the market dipped steadily back in preparation to the RBA rate announcement, testing through to the 0.6735 area the market rose slowly from that point until the release and a spike higher through to the 0.6775 areas before dropping just as quickly testing through to the 0.6725 area with a weak bounce to hold around the 0.6730 area for the move into the grey hour, Topside offers light through to the 0.6780 level with some offers then holding through to the 68 cents level again and stronger offers through to the 0.6820 level with possible weak stops just above the level opening only a small space before running into likely congestive offers. Downside bids light through to the 0.6740 level and stronger bids in the area with bids likely to increase on any test to the 0.6720-00 level with weak stops limited through the 0.6680 level possibly covered by stronger congestion through to the 0.6650 areas.
- EUR: A steady drift from early Tokyo testing from the opening 1.0900 area through to just below the 1.0890 level in very quiet trading for the Euro, Topside offers likely to be weak on any move through to the 1.1000 areas with congestion around the 1.1020 level and weak stops just beyond the level and opening the market through to the 1.1040-60 areas where congestion is likely, stronger offers then appear on any push through the 1.1080-1.1100 levels. Downside bids through the yesterday’s lows and then increasing as the market moves towards the 1.0890-70 areas, with stops likely on any dip through the 1.0880 areas and opening a longer-term downside move with some congestion around the 1.0860-40 areas and then increasing on any move to the 1.0820-00 areas.
Lane blames trade unease as key factor for slower Europe growth – BBG
EU trade official says Europe must stand up for itself in aircraft subsidy fight with US – CNBC
Australia Aug. Building approvals fall 1.1% MoM Est. 2% Gain
Doubt grows on tax refund stimulus as Australians shun accountants – SMH
RBA cuts cash rate to 0.75% as expected
RBA: Reasonable to expect extended period of low rates
RBA: Outlook for Global economy reasonable, risks tilted to downside
RBA: Will ease further if needed to support growth and meet inflation target
RBA: Gentle turning point for the economy appears to have been reached
RBA: Outlook supported by low interest rates, recent tax cuts, infra spending, signs of stabilization in housing
RBA: Outlook for consumption remains main domestic uncertainty
RBA: Took the decision to lower interest rates further today to support employment and income growth
RBA: Forward looking indicators of Labour demand indicate that employment growth is likely to slow from its recent fast rate
RBA: Economy still has spare capacity and lower interest rates will help make inroads into that
RBA AUD at its lowest levels of recent times
RBA: In both headline and underlying terms, inflation is expected to be a little under 2% over 2020 and a little above in 2021
Japans Government Pension investment fund plans to expand its investment in foreign bond – Nikkei
NZ lowers Labour participation rate amid series of revisions – BBG
KiwiBank now sees RBNZ cutting official cash rate to 0.5% – BBG
ASB Bank now expects RBNZ to cut cash rate to 0.5% BBG
Actual – A | Consensus – C | Previous – P | Revised R | all timings GMT/UTC
NZD NZIER Business Opinion Survey A 92.4%
AUD AiG Performance of Manufacturing index (SEP) A 54.7 | P 53.1
JPY Jobless rate (AUG) 2.2% | C 2.3% | P 2.2%
JPY Tankan Large all industry Capex A 6.6% | C 7.0% | P 7.4%
JPY Tankan Large Manufacturers outlook (3Q) A 2 | C 0 | P 7
JPY Tankan Large Manufacturing Index (3Q) A 5 | C 1 | P 7
JPY Tankan Large Non-Manufacturing Index A 21 | C 20 | P 23
JPY Tankan Small Non-Manufacturing Outlook A 1 | C 1 | P 3
AUD Building Approvals YoY A -21.5% | C -20.0% | P -28.2%
AUD RBA Cash rate Target (OCT 1) A 0.75% | C 0.75% | P 1.00%
0700 GBP Nationwide House Price YoY (SEP) C 0.50% | P 0.60%
0730 CHF Retail Sales Real YoY (AUG) P 1.4%
0830 CHF PMI Manufacturing (SEP) C 46.5 | P 47.2
0930 GBP Markit UK PMI Manufacturing C 47.0 | P 47.4
1000 EUR Eurozone CPI Core YoY (SEP A) C 1.0% | P 0.9%
1000 EUR Eurozone CPI Estimate YoY (SEP) C 1.0% | P 1.0%
1020 AUD RBA Lowe speaks in Melbourne
1330 CAD Gross Domestic Product MoM (JUL) C 1.4% | P 1.5%
1330 CAD GDP MoM (JUL) C 0.1% | P 0.2%
1430 CAD RBC Canadian Manufacturing PMI (SEP) P 49.1
1500 USD ISM Employment (SEP) P 47.4
1500 USD ISM Manufacturing (SEP) C 50.2 | P 49.1
1500 USD Construction spending MoM (AUG) C 0.4% | P 0.1%
1500 USD ISM Prices Paid C 50.5 | P 46.0
1530 MXN Markit Mexico PMI Manufacturing (SEP) P 49.0
- GBP: Some movement over the course of the day but fairly contained overall, drifting from the early spike on the opening to above the 1.2300 level before drifting slowly through the session to hold around the 1.2285 area before moving into the grey hour and pushing back to the opening levels, early London pushed the market to above the 1.2300 level and after a pause again ran higher through to the 1.2330 level before dropping back and holding around the 1.2310 level to the opening in NYK, and after a dip back to the opening levels another steady rise and spiking on the break through the 1.2330 level to test lightly through to the 1.2340’s before falling back just as quickly to the opening levels and then drifting through to make the lows just below the 1.2280 area with a minor push through to set the low the market bouncing a little and the market then pushing the 1.2300 and a slow drift to the close.
- JPY: Opening just short of the 108.00 level the market dipped on the Tokyo opening falling back to the 107.90 level and then attempting the topside a few times but never really getting the momentum to push through the level, the market then held around the 107.90 levels through into the grey hour before starting a steady drift lower to test through the 107.80 level and holding quietly around the level and setting the low around the 107.75 areas, The move into the London session saw the market recovering and pushing steadily through to just below the 108.00 level and only once the market pushed into NYK did it find the impetus to push through to the 108.10 level holding then through to the close testing only slightly higher but maintaining the 108 handle to the close.
- AUD: Opening towards the high of the day the market struggled from the opening dipping to the 0.6750’s before again testing the 0.6760 level and eventually triggering a few weak stops to test the 0.6770 level before drifting through to the London session holding its lows around the 0.6755 level, the market through London saw the range resetting to trade around the 0.6750 levels and a slow tight range through into the NYK session, a limited rise through to above the 0.6760 level saw the market quickly dipping back holding for a period around the 0.6745 level and the lows just beyond before slowly rising from the area to the 0.6750 and the close.
- EUR: Very quiet for the Euro through the Asian session drifting from the opening around the 1.0945 areas and then basing along the 1.0930 level through to the London session, the early London market saw the highs of the day just through to the opening level but short of the 1.0950 level and the market having tested to the level saw the market drifting through to the NYK session where the NYK traders sold sharply from the 1.0910 level to test to just below the 1.0890 area before a very short pause before pushing steadily back above the 1.0910 level then drifting to the close to finish below the figure level.
Yesterday’s Premiership results
NZD: Building permits MoM (AUG) C 0.8% | P -1.3%
JPY: Industrial production YoY (AUG P) A -4.7% | C -3.9% | P 0.7%
JPY Large retailers’ sales (AUG) A 0.4% | C 0.8% | P -4.8%
JPY Retail trade YoY (AUG) A 2.0% | C 0.7% | P -2.0%
NZD ANZ Activity outlook (SEP) A -1.8% | P -0.5%
CNY Manufacturing PMI (SEP) A 49.8 | C 49.6 | P 49.5
CNY Composite PMI (SEP) A 53.1 | P 53
CNY Non-manufacturing PMI (SEP) A 53.7 | C 53.9 | P 53.8
AUD Private sector credit YoY (AUG) A 2.9% | C 3.0% | P 3.1%
CNY Caixin China PMI manufacturing (SEP) A 51.4 | C 50.2 | P 50.4
JPY Construction Orders YoY (AUG) A -25.9% | P 26.9%
JPY Housing Starts YoY (AUG) A -7.1% | C -6.1% | P -4.1%
EUR German retail sales YoY A 3.2% | C 2.9% | P 4.4%
CHF KOF leading indicator A 93.2 | C 96.2 | P 97
EUR German unemployment change (000’s) (SEP) A -10k | C 5.0k | P 4.0k
EUR German unemployment Claims rate s.a. (SEP) A 5.0% | C 5.0% | P 5.0%
GBP Consumer credit YoY (AUG) A 5.4% | P 5.5%
GBP GDP YoY (2Q F) A 1.3% | C 1.2% | P 1.2%
GBP Mortgage approvals (AUG) A 65.5k | C 66.5k | 67.3k
GBP Net Consumer Credit (AUG) A 0.9b | C 0.9b | P 0.9b
GBP Net Lending Sec. on dwellings (AUG) A3.9b | C 4.2b | P 4.6b
EUR Eurozone unemployment rate (AUG) A 7.4% | C 7.5% | P 7.5%
EUR German CPI YoY (SEP P) A 1.2% | C 1.3% | P 1.4%
EUR German CPI EU Harmonized YoY (SEP P) A 0.9% | C 1.0% | P 1.0%
EUR German CPI MoM (SEP P) A 0.0% | C 0.0% | P -0.2%
EUR German CPI EU Harmonized MoM (SEP P) A -0.1% | C 0.0% | P -0.1%
USD Chicago Purchasing Manager (SEP) A 47.1 | C 50.0 | P 50.4
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