Chinese Manufacturing PMI at 50.2 was better than the prior reading at 49.8 and only just below expected at 50.3.
The AUD is back at 1.0365, its lows of a miniscule range so far today. CAD and NZD basically unchanging too but a little weaker too. EDIT TO ADD – AUD slipping to 1.0355 now.
The EUR/JPY continues to hold its own, last at 103.53.
EUR/USD back to 1.2957, with the USD/YEN the star today up at 79.90 (yeah, OK, not not much of a range but its all we got!).
Next up is the second of the Chinese Manufacturing PMIs due today, the HSBC/Markit measure. Its due at 0145 GMT, in about 15 minutes:
the prior reading was at 49.10
and 49.10 is the market expectation for this month’s reading too.