- South Korea says North Korea nuclear test not imminent, missile launch prep. continues
- Morgan Stanley neutral on CHF in the near-term, remains core bullish over longer timeframe
- Goldman Sachs forecasts the UK economy entering a recession in Q4 2022
- Australia July retail sales +1.3% m/m (expected 0.3%)
- China coronavirus cases rising on the day again
- PBOC sets USD/ CNY mid-point today at 6.8698 (vs. estimate at 6.8799)
- Bloomberg says iran could release its oil stash if a nuclear deal is agreed to
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- Poll - economists more pessimistic on China's economy, further lowering 2022 GDP forecasts
- South Korea says will respond to herd-like behaviour in financial markets
- UK Foreign Minister Truss will declare China an official threat
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- US equity index futures are following through with a lower open
- US' Kirby says 'certainly' closer to Iran nuclear deal than 2 weeks ago, Iran concessions
- 4 ECB speakers over the weekend: concerns expressed on low EUR, & Sept rate hike forecast
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- BOJ Kuroda says again that inflation in Japan is transitory
- ECB's Villeroy de Galhau forecasts 'significant' Sept. rate hike, & to neutral by year end
- ECB's Rehn concerned about the falling euro: Certainly we are monitoring the exchange rate
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- ECB's Schnabel says rates must be raised, even into a recession
- ECB's Kazaks says he is not happy with the lower EUR (euro)
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There were continuation moves during the timezone here today to open the week. On Friday Fed Chair Powell sent the USD higher and equity indexes lower with his speech promising ‘forceful’ Federal Reserve action to come. The USD climbed again here today and equities fell (Asian equities played catch up (catch down is a better description), US equity index futures dropped further).
Over the weekend we had speeches from ECB officials (see bullets above) expressing concern over the falling euro (its fuelling eurozone inflation) and also promising their own commitment to higher rates yet to come.
Bank of Japan Kuroda, too, spoke over the weekend. He reiterated, yet again, that the BOJ believes the current high CPI levels in Japan are transitory and there are no reasons for the Bank to tighten policy.
USD/JPY was a strong mover on the session, to highs above 138.50.
The USD strengthened more broadly too against other major FX.