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Exchange Rates updated 19/06/2018 6:08:26 PM

Euro

EUR/USD 1.1611
EUR/GBP 0.8757
EUR/AUD 1.5735
EUR/NZD 1.6777
EUR/JPY 127.3670
EUR/CAD 1.5364
EUR/SGD 1.5720
EUR/CHF 1.1518
EUR/HKD 9.1209
EUR/THB 38.0511
EUR/ZAR 16.0892
EUR/DKK 7.4509
EUR/SEK 10.2993

Rates are indicative only and indicate a midpoint between buy and sell prices

Stocks

All Ord 6212
DOW 24964
NASDAQ 7741
FTSE 7631
NZSE 8974

Commodities

Gold 1278
Oil 65

Commentary

A shortage of substantial economic data releases overnight, allowed markets to re-focus on the looming trade war, specifically with regards China and the USA. The US imposed tariffs on China, $50 Billion in relation to Tech and IP theft, with the aim to reduce this. The Chinese have indicated retaliatory action, although the Americans have warned against this response, threatening to raise the ante!

The EUR pushed back above 1.1600, while the GBP traded 1.3240, amidst further 'Brexit' pressures. The AUD slipped back towards 0.7400, while the NZD traded 0.6925, ahead of important trade and growth numbers later in the week. Commodity currencies are very vulnerable to any escalation in trade wars, as they are very trade dependent, thus increasing the impact to the domestic economies. Trade will play a major role in markets, especially when there is a dearth of substantial global economic data, although global events overtake the narrative quickly.

Headlines

18/6 UK House Prices, Japan Trade, Exports/Imports, NZ Dairy Auction, NAHB House Market Index

19/6 NZ Consumer Credit, Australia Consumer Confidence, Australia House Prices, RBA Minutes, EU Current Account, US Housing Starts and Building Permits

20/6 NZ Current Account, Bank of Japan Minutes, US Weekly Mortgage Applications, US Current Account, US Existing Home Sales

21/6 NZ GDP, Bank of England Rate Decision, US Weekly Jobless Claims, Philly Fed Survey, US Home Price Index, US Leading Index, EU Consumer Confidence

22/6 NZ Migration, Japan CPI, Japan Manufacturing PMI, NZ Credit Card Spending, France GDP, France/German/EU Manufacturing/Services/Composite PMI

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