ASIA WRAP: "Terrorist Attack" On Iranian Oil Tanker

*Brent Crude Futures rally on Iranian oil tanker "missile hit"
*Markets await further headlines from Washington
*CAD traders to take stock of Canadian job figures tonight


  • AUDUSD +0.19% to trade a touch below 0.678. 
  • NZDUSD didn't edge higher with A$, -0.02% closing near 0.6318. 
  • USDJPY tested 108 and since trades just under, +0.03%. 
  • USDCAD -0.04% catches Sep. employment change and Sep. unemployment rate tonight at 11.30am
  • GBPUSD +0.1% in Asia, holding its overnight NY rally that saw it soar some 250pips on Brexit related headlines. 


  • Asia equities carried NY positive momentum with broad gains. 
  • ASX 200 Futures +0.3% to close at 6,580 though they got as high as 6,592 at open. 
  • ASX cash finished at 6,606, up +0.9%, led by 12.5% gains in Silver Lake Resources (SLR.AX).
  • Nikkei Futures +1.2%. 
  • Hang Seng Futures +2.2%. 
  • CSI 300 +0.9%.

Fixed Income:

  • Yields were more settled after yesterday's massive run up. 
  • US 10y yields stayed in a tight 1-2bps range to trade at 166bps.
  • AUS 10y yields have edged higher alongside AUDUSD, +4bps to finish at 101bps. 


  • Brent Crude Futures spike after headlines hit wires that two missiles purportedly hit an Iranian oil tanker, +1.8%.
  • Gold spot remains undeterred in the general risk-on mood, +0.25%.