Thursday, 17 October 2019 10:09 WIB
Japanese shares took a breather on Thursday, a day after rallying to more than 10-month highs, as investors waited for signs of progress on U.S.-China trade and Brexit negotiations.
The benchmark Nikkei average edged 0.1% higher to 22,503.97 by the midday break, holding within a tight range near its 10-month peak hit on Wednesday.
The broader Topix eased 0.2% to 1,628.16, not far from its...
Thursday, 17 October 2019 08:00 WIB
Markets are looking for the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut again, potentially as soon as next month, so today's labour force survey for September will be very closely watched (Markets are pricing 10bp of easing at the 5 Nov RBA meeting, and a terminal rate of 0.44% (RBA cash rate currently at 0.75%).
Australia Sept Employment +14.7k (Reuters poll: +15.0k) - A miss.
Thursday, 17 October 2019 13:08 WIB
The British pound inched down against the U.S. dollar on Thursday in Asia as traders sought guidance over Brexit negotiations.
The GBP/USD pair edged down 0.1% to 1.2822 by 12:25 AM ET (04:25 GMT) after the BBC cited a government source and said the U.K. and the European Union will not announce a deal on Brexit today. Other reports said that a deal could still be announced later in the...