Forex news for Asia trading
Zealand’s Q1 labour market report was a solid one, with
unemployment dropping more than was expected despite the rise in the
number of people seeking work (the participation rate). Further NZ data published showed process for the countries commodity exports hit their highest ever. NZD/USD was
marked higher on the jobs data and has managed to hold onto the gain as I
post (after a brief partial retrace).
has been dragged up alongside. Data from Australia today showed
another big rise for building approvals (concentrated in multi-unit
building); this follows a strong rise the previous month also.
two antipodean currencies also benefited from a weakening US dollar
during the session, with EUR, GBP, yen all ticking higher against the
and BTC are both us also.
gained further, it got a bit of a boost from the private survey oil
data released in the US afternoon showing a big draw in inventory.
Eyes will be on the official data due on Wednesday morning (US
flow of direct FX relevance was light during the session. Japanese
and Chinese markets remained
closed for holidays.
return tomorrow, May 6.