The risk-off sentiment dominated Asia starting out a fresh week this Monday, as the traders were hurt by renewed US-China trade tensions after Friday’s report that Trump officials are weighing limits on US investors portfolio flows into China. Asian equities traded mixed while S&P 500 futures and Treasury yields, unable to lift USD/JPY further above 108.00 amid a broad-based US dollar consolidation. Amongst the G10 currencies, the Kiwi was the biggest loser and slipped to 0.6760 levels, hurt by a sharp fall in New Zealand’s ANZ Business Confidence data for September. The Aussie also struggled with its recovery and remained near three-week lows near 0.6750 despite upbeat Chinese Caixin Manufacturing PMI data. Ahead of the European open, the EUR/USD pair traded modestly flat below 1.0950, with the bias still leaning to the downside. The Cable kept its range below 1.2300 ahead of the key UK political and economic events. On the commodities’ front, Gold traded on the back foot below $ 1500 levels while oil prices traded little changed, awaiting fresh geopolitical developments for the next direction. Main Topics in Asia BoJ Sept meeting summary of opinions: BoJ must maintain current powerful monetary easing NZD/USD extends losses as ANZ’s Business Confidence hits lowest since April 2008 China composite PMI for September comes as 53.1 (prev 53.0) BOJ increases purchases of bonds maturing in 1-3 years China’s Caixin Manufacturing PMI unexpectedly jumps to 51.4 in September Saudi Crown Prince: Oil prices could spike to “unimaginably high numbers” if no global will to act on Iran China’s Vice CommerceMin: China’s Vice Premier Liu to travel to US for trade negotiations DUP’s Foster: Ready to support UK PM Johnson’s Brexit push Overnight offshore Yuan HIBOR sees the biggest daily YTD rise Key Focus Ahead We have a hectic macro calendar to kick-off a big week ahead, with the German economic news to headline amid Brexit chaos and renewed US-China trade tensions. First up, the German Retail Sales will drop in at 0600 GMT, followed by the Employment data due at 0755 GMT and Preliminary Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices for September at 1200 GMT. From the UK docket, the Q2 Final GDP revision, Current Account and Total Business Investment data will be reported at 0830 GMT among other minority reports. Later in the NA session, the second-liner Canadian data will be released at 1230 GMT, soon followed by the US regional Manufacturing data around 1400 GMT. Despite the macro news, the market mood is likely to remain at the mercy of the trade and political developments. EUR/USD eyes third straight monthly loss, focus on German CPI EUR/USD is on track to report the third consecutive monthly loss. The pair may print fresh 2.5-year lows on a dismal German labor market and inflation data. Italian bond yields may spike, adding to bearish pressures around the EUR. GBP/USD on the back foot, focus on UK politics, GDP With the increasing odds of no-deal Brexit, the GBP/USD pair remains on the back foot near three-week lows below 1.2300 ahead of the London open. Markets eye fresh UK political developments and Q2 final GDP release. Nobody Wins, But Germany and EU Hurt Most in Global Trade War Germany is the global leader in exports as a percentage of GDP. It stands to lose the most in a global trade war. Gold Price Forecast: Charts lower high ahead of US Nonfarm Payrolls Gold is looking heavy, having charted a bearish lower at $1,536. The metal will likely take a hit if the US data beats estimates. Key support is seen at $1,483 and resistance at $1,536 is the level to beat for the bulls. FX Street FX Street FXStreet is the leading independent portal dedicated to the Foreign Exchange (Forex) market. It was launched in 2000 and the portal has always been proud of their unyielding commitment to provide objective and unbiased information, to enable their users to take better and more confident decisions. View All Post By FX Street FXStreet News share Read Next Japan’s Nishimura: Japan to monitor sales tax hike impact, stands ready to act FX Street 3 years The risk-off sentiment dominated Asia starting out a fresh week this Monday, as the traders were hurt by renewed US-China trade tensions after Friday's report that Trump officials are weighing limits on US investors portfolio flows into China. Asian equities traded mixed while S&P 500 futures and Treasury yields, unable to lift USD/JPY further above 108.00 amid a broad-based US dollar consolidation. Amongst the G10 currencies, the Kiwi was the biggest loser and slipped to 0.6760 levels, hurt by a sharp fall in New Zealand's ANZ Business Confidence data for September. 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