USD/JPY – Investor angst boosts safe-haven yen

USD/JPY is almost unchanged on Friday. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 109.60, up 0.01% on the day. On the release front, Japanese National Core CPI improved to 0.9%, matching the forecast. The All Industries Activity indicator declined 0.4%, marking a fifth successive decline. In the U.S., the markets are braced […]

UK retail sales stall in April

Retail sales stalled in April, but warmer weather boosted sales of clothing, which offset falls in other areas of spending. The Office for National Statistics said sales in April were flat on March, and higher than the 0.3% fall expected. In the three months to April, sales increased by 1.8%, with a record quarter for […]

Pound rally limited on Brexit Redo

The long drawn out process for Theresa May to resign is over.  PM May’s emotional speech at the doorsteps of 10 Downing Street delivered the news she will step down on June 7th.  After three failed Brexit deal votes in Parliament and a fourth pitch that was dead on arrival, May had no choice but to resign. May’s […]

EUR/USD – Euro subdued in light-data session

EUR/USD has paused on Friday, after gaining ground on Thursday. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.1193, up 0.10% on the day. There are no German or eurozone events on the schedule. Today’s highlight is U.S. durable goods orders, with the markets braced for soft numbers. Durable goods orders is expected to decline 2.0% in […]