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The vote could happen as early as Thursday or as late as Monday - RTRS

House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions said the vote could happen as early as Thursday or as late as Monday, according to a recent report by Reuters.Key highlights

19:23 23 Maret /2017 Forex

USD/JPY trims losses above 111.00 as Wall Street recovers Matías Salord

The Japanese yen weakened in the market amid a rally in US stocks and a decline in US bonds. USD/JPY recovered from multi-month lows and climbed toward 111.20. Earlier the pair bottomed at 110.61, hitting the lowest level since mid-November. The recovery of the dollar started after the beginning of the American session. In Wall Street, the Dow Jones is up 0.34% a...

19:23 23 Maret /2017 Forex

EUR/USD cautious near 1.0780, House vote eyed Pablo Piovano

The demand for the single currency remains subdued on Thursday, with EUR/USD posting moderate losses around 1.0780/70.EUR/USD looks to House vote for directionSpot is trading on the defensive for the second session in a row today after the recent rally lost momentum near YTD peaks in the 1.0830 region, always against the backdrop...

19:23 23 Maret /2017 Forex

London police name attacker as Khalid Masood - RTRS

Latest on the UK parliament attack:

18:46 23 Maret /2017 Forex

RBNZ is willing to tolerate higher inflation for a weaker Kiwi - Swissquote

Arnaud Masset, market analyst at Swissquote Bank notes that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand has kept its Official Cash Rate target unchanged at a record low of 1.75. Also, Graeme Wheeler did not change his view on the overvaluation of the Kiwi, instead repeating the need for a weaker Kiwi “to achieve more balanced growth”. He also allayed fears concerning rising inflationary pressure, arguing that...

18:46 23 Maret /2017 Forex

US: Strong reading in New Home sales in February - Wells Fargo

Analysts from Wells Fargo, point out that reading in New Homes sales in the US regarding February showed strong numbers and that the builder sentiment index jumped to the previous peak level. Key Quotes: “Following an upwardly revised January reading, new home sales jumped 6.1 percent in February to a 592,000-unit pace due to mild temperatures. Previous months’ data were revised d...

18:46 23 Maret /2017 Forex

SNB releases annual report - Swissquote Eren Sengezer

Yann Quelenn, market analyst at Swissquote Bank says in the latest annual report from the SNB, we have learned that the Swiss central bank bought around CHF67 billion in foreign currencies in order to defend the franc. Comparatively, this is lower than in 2015 when the floor was removed."The SNB still sees the franc as “significantly overvalued” and so the negative interest r...

18:46 23 Maret /2017 Forex

USD/CHF surrender recovery gains ahead of Trump healthcare vote

The USD/CHF pair reversed all of its recovery gains and has now moved on the brink of breaking back below the very important 200-day SMA.Cautious investor sentiment, ahead of the key vote on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill in US congress, seems to be boosting demand for the Swiss Franc's safe-haven appeal. This coupled with subdued gree...

18:23 23 Maret /2017 Forex

EUR/USD - healthcare and political risk - Rabobank Eren Sengezer

Rabobank Financial Markets Research team suggests that today’s vote in Congress on the Republican’s health-care overhaul is being viewed by the market as a test of Trump’s whole reflationary programme. Full report"While conservative Republicans have a desire to remove “essential health benefits” from the Obamacare programme to reduce the overall cost, moderate party members are co...

18:23 23 Maret /2017 Forex

The benefits of regulation are greater than the costs - ECB's Lautenschläger Eren Sengezer

Highlights from Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, statements at the Credit Risk 2017 forum, Vienna, 23 March 2017

18:23 23 Maret /2017 Forex

Suspected terrorist arrested in Belgian city of Antwerp - The Independent

Shotgun and bladed weapons found in man's car who tried to drive into the shopping district, according to the report by The Independent.

18:00 23 Maret /2017 Forex

US Dollar gravitating around 99.50 ahead of House vote Pablo Piovano

The US Dollar Index – which gauges the greenback vs. its main rivals – stays within a tight range around 99.50 on Thursday ahead of the key House vote.US Dollar focus on TrumpThe index is extending its near term consolidative theme amidst some caution ahead of the House voting on the American Health Care Act.The vote has...

18:00 23 Maret /2017 Forex

AUD/USD supported at 50-DMA, eyes on healthcare vote Eren Sengezer

The AUD/USD dropped to a new weekly low at 0.7625 during the opening hours of the NA session, but the 50-DMA around 0.7630 was able to hold as a support for now. As of writing the pair is down 0.46% at 0.7645.Yellen a non-eventThe Chairwoman of the Fed, Janet Yellen, didn't make any comments on the U.S. ec...

18:00 23 Maret /2017 Forex

GBP/USD refresh daily tops, crucial House vote awaited Haresh Menghani

The greenback remained on the back-foot against its British counterpart, with the GBP/USD pair gaining fresh traction and refreshing daily tops near 1.2525-30 band.  An unexpected rise in the initial weekly jobless claims...

17:46 23 Maret /2017 Forex

USD/JPY off lows, looking to regain 111.00 Pablo Piovano

USD/JPY is now attempting to retake the 111.00 handle after briefly dipping to fresh YTD lows near 111.60.USD/JPY weaker on US yieldsSpot picked up further downside traction after yields of the US 10-year reference broken below the 2.40% level, where it is now trying to consolidate. Yields have been losing ground since tops pre-...

17:23 23 Maret /2017 Forex

US stocks mildly lower as healthcare vote looms

Major US equity indices opened with mild bearish bias on Thursday, but struggled for a firm direction as investors remain cautious ahead of an important vote on Trump's health-care bill.Today's House vote on the Trump-backed GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would provide clarity on Trump's ability to deliver on his promises of tax cuts and infrastructure spending. A failure to pass the ...

17:00 23 Maret /2017 Forex

USD/CAD stays neutral short-term – Scotiabank

In opinion of Eric Theoret, FX Strategist at Scotiabank, the pair keeps the neutral bias in the near term horizon.Key Quotes“Relative central bank policy remains dominant and the 2Y U.S.-Canada yield spread remains elevated around 50bpts. Measures of implied CAD volatility are showing signs of a broad turn, rising from last week’s multi-year lows. However risk reversals are still ...

16:46 23 Maret /2017 Forex

USD/CAD bounces off lows, gains capped ahead of Trump healthcare vote

Having posted a session low near 1.3315 region, the USD/CAD pair regained traction reverse part of previous session's reversal move from weekly tops. A fresh leg of bearish slide in oil markets, with WTI crude oil reversing early gains and slipping back below $48.00/barrel mark, was seen weighing...

16:46 23 Maret /2017 Forex

Obamacare repeal bill: Defeat or Delay? - Swissquote

Peter Rosenstreich, head of market strategy at Swissquote Bank says judging from the thin, directionless flows in Asia, investors will have to wait for the outcome of today’s vote on the Obamacare repeal bill for the market's next move.Key Quotes"So far, the market has hyped this event as being a test of US President Trump's policy agenda, suggesting that a d...

16:46 23 Maret /2017 Forex