Currency Analyst since 2010


Risk sentiment: Asian stocks fell because of continued civil unrest in Hong Kong. Chinese markets are closed for National Day. Chinese manufacturing data offered investors some relief with the official Purchasing Managers' Index was unchanged at 51.1 in Sep.

AUD/USD fell to 8-month low: retail sales grew less than expected (+0.1% vs. the forecast of +0.4%).

NZD/USD: under pressure, upside capped at $0.7820

EUR: on the downside, just above $1.2600 ahead of the ECB’s tomorrow meeting and amid concern inflation will keep slowing.

GBP/USD: bearish at $1.6180. Watch the UK Manufacturing PMI at 8:30 GMT.

JPY: Tankan Large Manufacturing Index is at maximum since Q1, Tankan Services Index is down for 2 consecutive quarters, lowest since Sep. 2013.

USD/JPY rose to 110 yen: dollar strengthened ahead of the ADP employment report (12:15 GMT).



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