Global Markets:

  • Asian stock markets: Nikkei fell 0.20 %, Shanghai Composite gained 1.90 %, Hang Seng rose 1.35 %, ASX up 0.55 %
  • Commodities: Gold at $1182 (+0.65 %), Silver at $15.84 (+1.00 %), WTI Oil at $56.95 (-0.35 %), Brent Oil at $65.22 (-0.30 %)
  • Rates: US 10 year yield at 1.907, UK 10 year yield at 1.649, German 10 year yield at 0.151

News & Data:

  • Asian shares inch up; focus on central banks, Greece – RTRS
  • German FinMin Schäuble Hints At Preparations For A Plan B On Greece — DW
  • ECB's Liikanen Warns Of Asset Price Bubbles Due To Low Interest Rates — RTRS
  • Taiwan Dollar Jumps Most in 15 Years as Stock Inflows Boost Won – BBG

CFTC Positioning Data:

  • EUR net short 215k vs net short 212k prior
  • JPY net short 14k vs net short 23k prior
  • AUD net short 42k vs net short 34k prior
  • GBP net short 29k vs net short 36k prior
  • CAD net short 27k vs net short 30k prior
  • CHF net short 335 vs net short 170 prior
  • NZD net short 8k vs net short 6k prior

Upcoming Events:

  • 14:45 BST – US Services PMI (59.5)
  • 15:30 BST – US Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index (-12.0)

 

 The Week Ahead (Key Data Releases/Events)

Tuesday, April 28th

  • 00:50 BST – Japanese Retail Sales
  • 09:30 BST – UK GDP
  • 13:45 BST – Bank of Canada Governor Poloz speaks
  • 15:00 BST – US CB Consumer Confidence

Wednesday, April 29th

  • 13:00 BST – German CPI
  • 13:30 BST – US GDP
  • 15:00 BST – US Pending Home Sales
  • 19:00 BST – Federal Reserve Interest Rate Decision
  • 19:00 BST – FOMC Statement
  • 22:00 BST – RBNZ Interest Rate Decision
  • 22:00 BST – RBNZ Statement

Thursday, April 30th

  • Bank of Japan Interest Rate Decision
  • 07:30 BST – Bank of Japan Press Conference
  • 08:55 BST – German Unemployment Rate
  • 08:55 BST – German Unemployment Change
  • 10:00 BST – Euro Zone CPI
  • 13:30 BST – US Initial Jobless Claims
  • 13:30 BST – Canadian GDP
  • 14:45 BST – US Chicago PMI
  • 15:30 BST – Bank of Canada Governor Poloz speaks

Friday, May 1st

  • Labour Day Holiday
  • 00:30 BST – Japanese CPI
  • 02:00 BST – Chinese Manufacturing PMI
  • 02:00 BST – Chinese Services PMI
  • 02:30 BST – Australian PPI
  • 09:30 BST – UK Manufacturing PMI
  • 14:45 BST – US Manufacturing PMI
  • 15:00 BST – US ISM Manufacturing PMI