SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan's stock benchmark surged 5 percent to the highest level since late 2007 and the yen slid against the dollar Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economy. Expectations Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund would boost its equity holdings gave a further boost to the market. (full story)
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is pumping more money into its lagging economy, expanding an already lavish stimulus effort. The surprise announcement Friday highlights diverging fortunes among the world's top economies. Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Reserve ended its own unprecedented stimulus in a sign of increased confidence in economic recovery. (full story)
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dollar continued to strengthen after the Fed signaled a rate hike earlier this week. (full story)
The Euro may overlook October’s CPI data considering its limited impact on near-term ECB policy. The Kiwi Dollar fell after a soft Building Permits report.
Euro May Look Past October’s... (full story)
The Euro may overlook German unemployment and inflation data while a slowdown in third-quarter US GDP growth may not amount to a major setback for the Dollar.
Euro Unlikely to Find Lasting Cues in German... (full story)
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets meandered Thursday while the dollar strengthened against other currencies after the Federal Reserve said it will end its stimulus program, as many had expected. (full story)
Marc Nemenoff - The PRICE Futures Group - Wed Oct 29, 10:10AM CDT
Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 2 lower at 141’15, 10 Yr. Notes 1 lower at 126’29 and the 5 Yr. Notes fractionally lower at 119’29. Results of the 2 day FOMC meeting will be announced at 1:00pm Central. It is expected that we will see the end of Quantitative Easing and that... (full story)
The US Dollar may rebound as a status-quo FOMC policy statement clashes with a recent dovish shift in financial markets’ Fed interest rate hike expectations.
FX Markets to Look Past European... (full story)
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks swung upward early Wednesday, cheered by a surge in U.S. stocks buoyed by solid earnings, but investors were also waiting for signs from the Federal Reserve on U.S. monetary policy. (full story)