A male takes a look at an electronic board revealing the recent exchange rate in between Japanese yen against the U.S. dollar and Japan’s Nikkei average (R) outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, June 13, 2016.
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Asian stocks slipped on Tuesday amidst growing concerns this month’s mandate in Britain might see it leave the European Union, while markets were also nervous ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s two-day conference that begins later on in the day. The pound and euro have suffered in current sessions as economists fear that the so-called Brexit would tip Europe back into economic crisis. Voters appear divided ahead of the June 23 mandate, with the “Out” campaign expanding its lead over the “In” camp, according to two viewpoint polls released by ICM on Monday. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan.MIAPJ0000PUS fell 0.4 percent in early trade, after Wall Street lost ground for the 3rd straight session. Japan’s Nikkei stock index.N225 slipped to two-month lows in choppy trade, and was off 0.2 percent after tumbling 3.5 percent on Monday. Uncertainty over this week’s Federal Open Market Committee policy meeting has weighed on markets, though the United States reserve bank is extensively expected to leave rates unchanged after the much weaker-than-expected Might nonfarm payrolls report. “The committee was actively preparing markets for a June-July rate hike till the release of the Might employment report and is not likely to quit its tightening bias missing extra information that labor markets are deteriorating,” experts at Barclays composed.
” Nonetheless, the abrupt slowing in employment and falling long-run inflation expectations ought to raise alarm bells, and threat management concerns recommend delaying action till after the outcome of the UK mandate,” they said. The Bank of England, Swiss National Bank and the Bank of Japan will likewise fulfill today, and are similarly anticipated to stand pat on policy with the Brexit vote looming. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six rival currencies, edged up 0.1 percent to 94.419. DXY, moving back toward the overnight high of 94.750. That was its highest since the downbeat U.S. tasks report fallen the dollar on June 3.
The perceived safe-haven yen has taken advantage of investors’ threat hostility. The dollar edged down 0.1 percent to 106.16 yen JPY=, moving back toward Monday’s low of 105.735, its weakest level considering that early May. The euro was down 0.1 percent at $1.1286 EUR=. Versus the yen, it skidded 0.2 percent to 119.88 EURJPY=, returning towards a more than three-year low plumbed in the previous session. Sterling likewise notched a three-year low against the yen on Monday, and was last down 0.3 percent at 151.11 yen GBPJPY=. Versus the dollar, the pound dropped 0.4 percent to $1.4209 GBP=.
Crude oil rates continued to slip, pressed by the strong U.S. dollar and distressing economic prospects in Europe and Asia, though losses were consisted of by ongoing supply interruptions in Nigeria. [O/R] Brent LCOc1 was down 1 percent at $49.83 per barrel, while U.S. crude CLc1 likewise shed 1 percent to $48.37. (Reporting by Lisa Twaronite; Modifying by Shri Navaratnam).