The policy announcement sent the yen rising and pushed stock futures lower. The central bank said "Japan's economy has been picking up" and "exports have started picking up," after saying at its last meeting on May 22 that the economy "has started picking up" and "exports have stopped decreasing." It also said "some indicators suggest a rise in inflation expectations."Australia resumed trading after closing on Monday for a public holiday, getting its first chance to react to the events that influenced the previous session - namely, last week’s forecast-beating U.S. nonfarm payrolls data and disappointing Chinese economic data that came out over the weekend. Markets in mainland China remained closed for a three-day public holiday, though Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong remained weighed by the poor economic data out over the weekend. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index was down 0.5 percent and the Hang Seng Index was off 0.5 percent.
Gold for August delivery is trading down USD 3.2 at USD 1382.8 per ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It ended with a gain of USD 3 an ounce, or 0.2 percent, at USD 1,386 yesterday.
International: Major Support at USD1400. Bearish below USD1400.
International: Major Support at USD24. Bearish below USD24.