What you need to know on Thursday, August 15:
Market sentiments a little mixed amid calm on US-China trade disputes. President Trump asked Beijing to help to resolve Hong Kong problems. China sets yuan higher for the second straight day.
US equity recovers but 30-year Treasury yields dropped below 2% for the first time.
USD/JPY pair remained below the 106.00 range during Asian asset risk aversion.
Gold is in the 1520 range, but oil prices have stabilized.
Australia's job growth has strengthened the AUD/USD, while the EUR/USD is above the 1.1150 level.
Cryptocurrencies continue to suffer losses and bitcoin has fallen below $10,000.