The most impactful releases of this week will fill the market with volatility and sharp movements. Be ready to take action!
Aussie drops further on poor retail sales
On Tuesday, the Australian dollar sagged because retail sales figures disappointed and market participants waited for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's second budget. Additionally, financial markets also monitored the presidential election in South Korea.
The currency pair AUD/USD hit 0.7362, sliding 0.34%, while USD/JPY reached 113.22, declining 0.03%.
Tracking the US dollar’s strength versus six crucial currencies, the US dollar index, dipped 0.02%, trading at 99.01.
Australia posted that in March retail went down 0.1% and concluded 0.1% during the first quarter, missing expected revenues of 0.3% as well as 0.4% respectively.
In South Korea, financial markets are unavailable due to the country's presidential election and opinion surveys demonstrate favors Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea, considered to be a more liberal candidate on the national economy as well as policies dealing with North Korea.
Oil prices are rising and Russia banned the export of its petrol. What's happening in the markets?
Today's main event for the markets is the FOMC Interest Rate Decision, where the US regulator is widely expected to keep the interest rate at the same level of 5.5%.
In today's market insights, we delve into Citibank's oil price predictions, the evolving competition between Huawei and Apple, the Saudi Arabia-Tesla partnership, and the upcoming rate decisions from the world's major central banks.