by Martin Armstrong
It really felt like a day of two-halves today after a lack-lustre Asian session and a weak European morning. The Nikkei was again a talking point (or at least the JPY was) but Shanghai too saw a bit of volatility as we flirted toward the 3k level early afternoon only to recover by the close. Better than expected PMI in China helped sentiment but many reported they are keen to see tonight’s FED minutes and anxious to see the BOJ’s reaction to recent currency moves. In late US trading we see China 300 and HSI futures up 0.65 from their earlier cash closes.