Forex and Bitcoin news for Asia trading Thursday 19 April 2018 The Nikkei opened better bid again on the session today, helping USD/JPY on its way to a higher session. This is Asia, so the move wasn’t large, but USD/yen popped 107.50 during the Tokyo morning before coming to rest just under there as I…Details
The Vix index is the so called ‘fear gauge’ for Wall Street. The Vix is meant to be a reflection of the volatility of the S&P 500, based on options prices. When the S&P 500 falls sharply the Vix will rise strongly. This is why it has the association with investor fear.
Bruno Le Maire is the French Finance Minister, which is one of the most important roles in the French Cabinet.
Brazil’s state-run oil company may give state-owned Chinese firm stakes in oil fields it operates in the Campos basin – along with the right to use the new Comperj refinery This would given China its first refining capacity in the Americas.Details
ArticleBody German bonds are edging higher in yield, not doing the EUR any harm in morning trade Not much in the way of news …. and in the big scheme of things the eur move is small … but just noting the early move …. 1.2400 gonna need some work doneDetails
Reuters reporting on the inside oil on what Japan’s Mitsui Life is up to! – plan to increase holdings of foreign bonds by more than y240 bln in year to March 2019 A bit of yen movement, USD/JPY down a handful of points so not too much in itDetails
Merkel and Macron, Germany’s and France’s leaders, meet today to discuss the sensitive issue of Euro reform. With France and Germany accounting for about 50% of the eurozone output their negotiations are key for the overall health of the euro sector. Macron is keen to push for strong European reforms while Merkel is under pressure