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AUDUSD TECHS

Holding Above Recent Lows

US EURODLR OPTIONS

BLOCK, Large 3Y Midcurve Put Condor

EURJPY TECHS

Strong Bounce

US EURODLR OPTIONS

Late Call Buyer

USDJPY TECHS

Approaching Resistance

STOCKS
STOCKS: Asia-Pacific stocks played catch up to their US counterparts following
Wall St.'s rally as traders downplayed US President Trump's latest batch of
trade related rhetoric.
- Japanese stocks also benefitted from a softer JPY as the Nikkei 225 traded
2.2% higher. Exporters led the way after yesterday's sell off.
- The Hang Seng traded ~1.4% higher at the lunch break with energy & IT names
leading the way.
- Chinese mainland shares shook off the lack of liquidity injections from the
PBoC and benefitted from news that China is to relax & remove its foreign
shareholding limit, and will revise its foreign investment negative list this
year. However the space lagged regional counterparts with the CSI 300 last
trading 0.2% higher.
- Australia's ASX 200 traded 1.2% higher, led by the Materials & Energy sectors.
- US Index futures were more reluctant to trade higher, managing modest gains at
the time of writing.
MNI London Bureau | +44 0203-865-3809 | anthony.barton@marketnews.com