Apr 30


  • BY: Nati
  • April, 30th, 2015 8:55 +00:00

Good morning,

Japanese markets reopened today with the Bank of Japan releasing their monetary policy statement, and their outlook report. The BoJ left their Interest Rate unchanged at 0.1%, while housing starts showed an improvement. USDJPY trading at 118.90 with Consumer Price Index and Unemployment figures coming in the next 24 hours.

The NIKKEI closed at 19520.01 down 538.94 or minus 2.69%

European markets today see German Retail Sales figures followed by Unemployment data. The Euro has been gaining over the course of this week, with EURUSD trading at above 1.1070 for the first time in 8 weeks. Italian unemployment figures, the Euro Zone jobless rate and Greek Retail Sales among other data releases scheduled for this session. In Europe we will be heading into a long weekend, with a lot of the market outside Great Britain remaining closed for Labour Day tomorrow. EURGBP trading at 0.7240

The FTSE100 was trading at 6933.75 while the DAX was trading at 11351.48

Jobless Claims and Personal Income figures are out today in the US USDCAD trading at 1.2016 with Canadian Gross Domestic Product figures out this session. Looking ahead to tomorrow we will see ISM Manufacturing figures and Markit Manufacturing data. USDCHF trading at 0.9355 while USOIL trades at $59.80 per barrel.

The DOW closed at 18035.53 following Wednesday’s session.

Hope you all have a nice day.