Author: Eamonn Sheridan

Japan retail sales data for July: +1.2% m/m (expected +0.6%) and +1.6% y/y (expected +1.1%)

Japan retail sales data for July +1.2% m/m, - expected 0.6%, prior was -0.6% +1.6% y/y, - expected 1.1%, prior was 1.0% - Retail sales easily beating expectations and the previous month's results. Earlier we got household spending data (see link below) missing expectations and therefore painting a different picture.

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan

Japan CPI for July: 0.2% y/y (expected 0.2%)

Japanese national CPI data for July and Tokyo CPI for August (Note: Tokyo CPI data is available a month earlier than the National CPI) National CPI y/y for July,  0.2% y/y

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan

Moody's revises forecast for G20 economies' growth downwards to 2.8% in 2016

Moody's has revised down its forecast for GDP growth in the G20 economies to 2.8% next year, from 3.1% - Says that the revision mainly reflects the impact of a more marked slowdown now forecast in China and more prolonged negative effects of low commodity prices on G20 producers than earlier expected Revised down GDP growth forecast for in 2016 to 6.3%, from 6.5% previously

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan
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Rumble in the central banking jungle ... India vs. China. India wins.

An unnamed People’s Bank of China official has weighed in on the Federal Reserve rate hike debate. Adam had the details here: PBOC official: Fed should delay rate hike It's a Reuters report on comments from "unnamed PBOC official":

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan
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Heads up for NZD traders - RBNZ data due today will be watched for intervention

We get data released from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand today on NZD purchased or sold during the month (today's data will be for July) - This data is watched for evidence of RBNZ intervention in the currency I've checked various economic calendars, and if you do the same you'll note there is no mention of this data. But .... look for it at 0200GMT here at ForexLive

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan
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Economic data due from China today - evidence of shrinkage?

Just the one price of economic data coming up from China today. There is often concern expressed about the veracity of Chinese economic data, so these releases are usually taken with a grain of salt.

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Author: Eamonn Sheridan
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Trade ideas thread for Friday 28 August 2015

Did someone say Friday? Yes, yes indeed. Welcome to Friday all! Week is not over yet though ... so any trade ideas, thoughts, views, ForexLive traders would like to share and discuss with other ForexLive traders, please do so: 

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Author: Adam Button
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ForexLive Americas FX news wrap: Dollar gains, oil rips

Forex news for August 27, 2015: - Gold down $1 to $1123 - WTI crude up $3.59 to $42.19 - US 10-year yields flat at 2.16% - AUD leads, CHF lags EUR/USD was under constant pressure after breaking the 200-dma yesterday. The European low of 1.1275 gave way after US GDP and that ran stops down to 1.1230. Some small bounces were sold in an eventual decline to 1.1203. Bids at the big figure held and the pair rebounded to 1.1264 as stocks struggled late.

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