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Japan PMI manufacturing improved to 49.5

Japan PMI manufacturing rose to 49.5 in April, up from 49.2 and beat expectation of 49.4. Nevertheless, it’s still the third straight month of sub-50 reading. Markit pointed out that weaker demand from domestic and international markets persists, leading output to...

UK retail sales rose 1.1%, ex-auto sales rose 1.2%

Released from UK: Retail sales include auto and fuel rose 1.1% mom, 6.7% yoy in March versus expectation of -0.4% mom, 4.6% yoy. Retail sales exclude auto and fuel rose 1.2% mom, 6.2% yoy in March versus expectation of -0.3% mom, 4.0% yoy. Full release here. GBP/USD...

Dollar jumps on strong retail sales and jobless claims

Dollar surges broadly in early US session after generally positive economic data. Headline retail sales rose 1.6% mom in March versus expectation of 0.8% mom. That’s also the strongest rise since September 2017. Meanwhile, 12 of 13 major retail categories increased. ...

Risk Appetite Lifted by More US-China Trade Optimism

Dollar trade mildly lower in Asian session after more verbal attack on Fed by Trump. Australian Dollar follows as second weakest, paring some of last week’s gains. On the other hand, New Zealand Dollar is the second strongest one, followed by Sterling. But...