Global FX DATA:


        Asian shares were lower on Monday after data from China showed the world’s second-largest economy slowed slightly in the second quarter, and as investors remain cautious over the impact of the heated Sino-U.S. trade war.
      • GOLD

        Gold prices recovered from a seven-month low on Monday, after sluggish GDP data from China weighed on Asian stocks and as the dollar traded below its recent highs.
      • OIL

        Oil prices fell on Monday as concerns about supply disruptions eased and Libyan ports resumed export activities, while traders eyed potential supply increases by Russia and other oil producers.
      • INDIA

        India’s trade deficit widened to its highest in more than five years in June, the trade ministry said on Friday, driven largely by a surge in oil prices and a weaker rupee.Though merchandise exports rose 17.57 percent year-on-year in June, the trade deficit widened to $16.6 billion from $14.62 billion in May. Oil imports rose 56.61 percent to $12.73 billion.
      • DOLLAR

        Major currencies held around recent ranges on Monday thanks to a lull in China-U.S. trade skirmishing and as investors await key data from the world’s two biggest economies to determine whether global growth is running out of puff.

        Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies rose on Monday, while reports that South Korea's second largest crypto exchange Bithumb is expanding into Japan and Thailand raised some eyebrows.
      • BREXIT

        British Prime Minister Theresa May will face the anger of Brexit supporters in her party on Monday when they try to force her to change course on her strategy for leaving the European Union.


        Sales of private homes by developers in Singapore fell 20.2 percent in June from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday.Data compiled by the Urban Redevelopment Authority showed developers sold 654 units last month, compared with 820 units in the same month a year earlier.The level of sales rose fell from the revised 1,122 units sold in the previous month.


        The Australian Dollar depreciated against the dollar following the release of a slew of China data on Monday.

      • CHINA

        China’s property investment posted its weakest growth in six months in June as developers faced fresh curbs and tighter funding conditions, in a sign one of the economy’s key drivers was losing steam.

      • FRANCE

        France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style on Sunday as a 4-2 victory over Croatia in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades ended the battling outsiders’ dreams of a first title.

      • CHICAGO

        Chicago police on Sunday released body camera footage of officers shooting dead a black man as he reached for his concealed handgun, hoping to quell two days of violent and peaceful protests that had branded the incident a case of police brutality.

      • PAKISTAN

        Pakistani authorities have opened a criminal investigation into leaders of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s political party under an anti-terrorism law, 10 days before a hotly contested general election, according to police documents.