Central bank

Positive start for Asia markets

Trade optimism coupled with the latest non-farm payrolls surprise can be seen aiding US futures and Asia markets on a better footing going into a fresh week focused upon data.

USD/JPY downside risks

Risk sentiment had continued to wane after the disappointing Chinese manufacturing PMI reading while the latest reports on China’s doubts on a long-term deal had been one to add on to this, giving the Japanese yen room to advance.

US-China trade tension rises ahead of talks

Dimming optimism over US-China trade as both sides ratchets up the tensions once again sets the market on a risk-off mood while we await the Fed minutes release.

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