Forex news for Asia trading Tuesday 21 September 2015


Australia/New Zealand

It was a Japanese holiday again today (like it was on Monday, and will be again tomorrow). Japanese holidays don't necessarily mean a quiet sort of session in Asia FX ... but it did today.

We did see some minor moves, but nothing too dramatic.

USD/JPY dribbled 20 or so point lower from 120.60-odd and is just above 120.40 as I update. Japanese exporters are said to be on the USD/JPY offer despite the holiday. Japanese exporters are a natural seller of USD/JPY but their presence was particularly remarked upon today in an otherwise holiday-thinned session.

EUR/USD gained a few pips on overnight lows. Cable managed to eke out a few point gain also but has since given some back to be mid-range as I update. Really very little in either of these though.

AUD and NZD both ticked a little higher early but are also mid-range or so as I write. Australian weekly consumer confidence showed a huge bounce last week. You'll recall it was the week we got a new PM, consumers liking it ... so far at least.

Oil a little weak on the session (by a few cents), gold is more or less flat.


  • Shanghai +0.65%
  • ASX +0.54%
  • HK + 0.72%

Still to come:

  • NZD traders - heads up for a secret RBNZ speech coming up