Ahead of the RBA meeting next week - Reuters poll shows 'on hold' expected

28 Feb 2020
Which sounds about right, no rate cut is expected.
More:
29 of the 35 analysts responding say June rate cut
- 13 say just one cut this year
- 18 of 35 tip two cuts in 2020
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Preview - China PMIs are due this weekend

28 Feb 2020
Coming up on February 29 at 0100GMT, China official PMIs for February 
- Manufacturing expected 45.0% m/m, prior 50.0%
- Non-manufacturing expected 51.0% y/y, prior 54.1% … expected is still showing expansion, hard to believe butt that is the survey result
Next week we get the private survey PMIs. 
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Plats analyst says oil prices could stay weak until April, even if OPEC cuts production

28 Feb 2020
CNBC with the view of an analyst at Platts:
- says oil prices could remain weak until April
- even if OPEC cuts production by 600,000 barrels a day
Cites (go on, have a guess):
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Slide into Asian afternoon continues - Stocks, 'risk' heavy

28 Feb 2020
I've mentioned a couple of times today a big risk going into the weekend is … the weekend
Its difficult to envision a scenario where the news is so good over the two day break that 'risk' and what have you opens into sunshine and rainbow territory on Monday
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ANZ have lopped 3 cents off AUD/USD fair value

28 Feb 2020
ANZ on the Australian dollar from their week ahead outlook
- Fair value 0.67
Next week:
Bolding mine, ANZ noting downside pressure for the AUD from the virus outbreak transmission rates
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FX option expiries for Friday February 28 at the 10am NY cut

28 Feb 2020
EUR/USD
 USD/JPY
 GBP/USD
 AUD/USD
 NZD/USD
 EUR/GBP
ForexLive
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ForexLive Asia FX news wrap: Saudi said to push for 1m bpd oil production cut

28 Feb 2020

Forex news for Asia trading Friday 28 February 2020

USD/JPY slid during the Asian session today, and with a lower
NZD/USD, AUD/USD and a higher USD/CAD these currencies against yen
took a thrashing. Of course the moves are all tied into coronavirus
fears (and CAD getting a double whammy from weak oil), the
approaching weekend is a caution for those
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Japanese officials are undecided whether to hold a BOJ, MoF, FSA meeting today

28 Feb 2020
Comment from a senior Min of Finance official
These three official bodies will often hold meetings at short notice (in addition to regularly scheduled meetings) at times of market volatility in Japan. Not yet decided on a meeting today though.
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US VP (and Coronavirus Czar) says risk of coronavirus spread in the US remains low

28 Feb 2020
Speaking in a Fox interview
Pence was appointed to head the task force on the viral outbreak in the US 
ForexLive
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Coronavirus - Tokyo Disney resort will shut for 2 weeks

28 Feb 2020
Coronavirus Japan response.
No Mickey Mouse move this one
ForexLive
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