Welcome October, and with it the USD continues its relentless drive stronger. Overnight the USD strength was most prominent versus the Yen ( 109.90 /-0.24%)  and AUD( .8698 /-0.54%) ; The main triggers were a mixed Tankan survey from Japan and disappointing retail sales data in Australia. Not to be left out, the EURO joined the crowd after a glum Markit PMI release which saw the EURO retrace earlier gains.( 1.2596 / -0.27%) ; The continuing political unrest in Hong Kong is further adding to general jitters in the market. The market will be looking to today’s ADP private sector employment report in the US for further clues on the health of the labour market and offcourse  the monthl non farm payrolls report on Friday.