The imminent Federal Open Market
Committee statement and Powell’s news conference kept a lid on
forex volatility during the Asian morning.
change across major FX rates is tiny. USD/CAD did drop back towards
its late Tuesday America’s afternoon low. There is a Bank of Canada
policy statement and Governor press conference due later Wednesday
and data flow was light. The Bank of Japan published its January
meeting ‘Summary of Opinions’ – the highlights were a
discussion of slightly higher inflation but members noted CPI was
unlikely to get to target any time soon and thus ultra-easy policy
would remain in place.
equity index futures rallied during Globex trade while regional
equities here are
up just a little.
reference rate for the onshore yuan hit nearly a four-year high for
CNY against the USD, while the CNY TWI hit its highest in around six
and a half years.
were closed in Australia today for a national holiday. As mentioned
above, today is FOMC (and BoC) day. Previews linked in here:
EUR little changed: