US stocks open mixed with Nasdaq leading the way

Nasdaq leads the way.  The US stock market is opening mixed: S&P indexes down -2.

Italian Treasury says that reports on Tria’s resignation is “pure invention”

Further claims by Italian officials refuting earlier reports that Salvini and Di Maio called for.

PBOC sets USD/ CNY reference rate for today at 6.7671 (vs. yesterday at 6.7066)

I’m already seeing bank research calling USD/CNY above 7   Some of it well above,.

Forexlive Americas FX news wrap: Trump comments give dollar sellers some

Forex news for NY trading on July 19, 2018 In other markets: – Spot gold.

Trump speaking on CNBC: Not happy about interest rates going up

Speaking on CNBC The President said that his comments are unusual saying: "Now I’m just.

Fed’s Quarles says switch to SOFR is ahead of schedule

Comments from Quarles No comments on the outlook or monetary policy Committee has recommended creating.

EU's Malmstrom says US tariffs on cars would be 'disastrous'

European trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom speaks in Brussels – Dividing the US and EU will.

Is Japan next on the list of Trump’s trade agenda?

Japan is walking on eggshells as trade surplus with the US continues to grow ForexLive.

Heads up for AUD data due at the bottom of the hour

Coming up at 0130GMT from Australia, , Labour market report from the Australian Bureau of.

Add this to the data calendar due from the Asia time zone today: Reuters Tankan

The monthly report from Reuters tracks/leads the quarterly Bank of Japan Tankan Reuters July Tankan.