Global FX DATA:

      • ASIAN MARKET

        Asian share markets were mixed and oil prices fell on Monday as relief U.S.-led strikes on Syria looked unlikely to escalate was tempered by concerns at Russia’s potential reaction to new sanctions from Washington.
         
      • GOLD

        Gold prices rose on Monday on safe-haven buying following the U.S.-led missile strikes against Syria at the weekend, but the gains were limited by the likelihood that the operation may be a one-off event.
         
      • OIL

        Oil prices fell on Monday as markets opened the week cautiously following western air strikes in Syria over the weekend, and as American drilling for new production continued to rise.
         
      • INDIA

        Days after a lawmaker from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was arrested in connection with a teenager’s rape, a sexual attack on an 11-year-old girl was reported on Sunday in Gujarat, the latest in a string of cases that have sparked protests across the country.
         
      • DOLLAR

         The dollar dipped on Monday as markets weighed the impact of strikes on Syria by the United States and its allies at the weekend, although losses were limited as the military action did not result in broad risk aversion.
         
      • CRYPTO CURRENCY

        Cryptocurrencies’ prices continued to rise on Monday, with Bitcoin recovered well above the $8,000 level.In a relatively slow news day, Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s warning on cryptocurrencies last week received some residual focus.The move by the RBI has reportedly caused s decline in daily trade volumes and price fall for all tokens last week.
         
      • RUSSIA

        Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions.
      • BANGLADESH

        The Bangladeshi government and the United Nations refugee agency on Sunday disputed Myanmar’s claim it had repatriated five members of a Rohingya family, saying neither the government of Bangladesh nor the aid agency had any involvement in any such repatriation.

      • US

        Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on April 30, the White House said on Sunday.The meeting comes weeks after Rex Tillerson, then U.S. secretary of state, visited Nigeria and other African countries in March only to be fired after his return to Washington.

      • CHINA

        Total profit from China’s central government-owned firms accelerated in the first quarter while debt levels fell from the beginning of the year, suggesting Beijing is having some success with revamping its debt-ridden and lumbering state sector.

      • MEXICO

        Mexico’s left-wing presidential front-runner said on Sunday that corrupt governments in the country were to blame for U.S. President Donald Trump’s bad impression of Mexicans, promising to change Trump’s perception if elected.

      • SOUTH KOREA

        South Korea’s finance minister said on Monday that public funds could only be used to support the South Korean auto unit of General Motors Co if it was clear that the business could survive on its own long-term.
         

      • JAPAN

         Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono and his Chinese counterpart kicked off the first high-level economic talks between their nations in eight years on Monday, at a time of tense trade relations with the United States for both countries.
         

      • INDONESIA

        A magnitude 5.9 quake struck off Indonesia in the Moluccas on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.A magnitude 5.9 is considered moderate and can cause considerable damage when on land.Indonesia is in the so-called Ring of Fire and is earthquake-prone.

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