Brent Oil Above $107 Amid Crisis Speculation

Brent and West Texas Intermediate fell for a second day amid speculation that the crisis over the downing of a Malaysian Air jet will have no impact on supplies from Russia, the world’s largest energy exporter. Brent futures dropped as much as 0.3 percent in London, extending a 0.6 percent loss on July 18

Japan Buying Foreign Bonds, Y 671.5B – plus the rest of this data

International Transactions in Securities data from Japan’s Ministry of Finance,for the week ended July 11 Japan Buying Foreign Bonds, Y 671.5B Japan Buying Foreign Stocks, Y 71.9B Foreign Buying Japan Bonds, Y -2.9B Foreign Buying Japan Stocks, Y -160.9B (negative indicates net selling) – UBS had a client note out on Japanese buying of foreign investments yesterday, they like the yen to weaken again.