Forex and Bitcoin news for Asia trading Tuesday 27 February 2018

Most currencies are little changed from late US time levels as I update. We did have a few round trips. For example, USD/JPY popped to around 107.10, back as low as around 106.80 and as I update its had nearly antoher lap of that range before being pretty much net unchanged.

Other currencies are similar - AUR, GBP, CHF all little net changed. CAD, AUD and, most notably, NZD are all down vs. the USD.

The NZD weakness kicked off early in the session with a surprise trade deficit (data in bullets above). We then, a little later, had comments from New Zealand Finance Minister Grant Robertson, not being unhappy with a strong NZD ... but it fell a little more nonetheless.

Elsewhere, news and data flow was nearly non existent.

The PBOC set the mid rate (for USD/CNY) at its biggest jump (for the onshore yuan) in a month.

Still to come