Thursday, 17 October 2019 07:26 WIB
Tokyo stocks opened slightly lower on Thursday following drops on Wall Street as investors watched for any developments in Brexit talks in Brussels.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 0.08 percent or 18.91 points at 22,454.01 in early trade while the broader Topix index was down 0.24 percent or 3.90 points at 1,627.61.
Source : AFP
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 08:36 WIB
The dollar found support on Thursday having weakened on lacklustre U.S. retail data, while the volatile pound was on edge as Britain and the European Union scrambled to secure a last-minute Brexit deal.
Sterling swung about a five-month high overnight, knocked around by a series of mixed headlines on the likelihood of progress at an EU leaders summit in Brussels later on Thursday.