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Chinese Yuan Strengthens As Investors, Officials Weigh Economy

The Chinese yuan is strengthening midweek as foreign exchange markets are taking a break from combing through data. But investors and officials are weighing decisions that may or may not boost national growth, including in the rural areas of the world’s second-largest economy.

Pound Declines Amid Brexit Uncertainty and Tory Party Defections

The Sterling pound today was on a downtrend against the US dollar as investors reacted to the Brexit stalemate among UK leaders, which has led to party defections. The GBP/USD currency pair declined for most of the Asian session before consolidating in the European session, but was rallying higher at the time of writing.

Canadian Dollar Gains on Lack of Data, Higher Energy Prices

The Canadian dollar is taking advantage of the lack of data and news on Tuesday, rallying mostly on higher energy prices. After several consecutive reports of mixed numbers, the loonie is enjoying a breather and making gains against some of its currency rivals.

Swedish Krona Plunges After Inflation Slows Unexpectedly

The Swedish krona tanked today after nation’s inflation slowed unexpectedly last month, threatening the central bank’s plans to raise interest rates.

Sterling Gains on Employment Data, Prospects for Delayed Brexit

The Great Britain pound gained today after employment data showed strong performance of the labor market in Britain. Prospects for a delay for the Brexit also supported the currency.

Euro Drops on Weak Data amid Investor Fears of New US Car Tariffs

The euro today was on a downtrend against the US dollar from the early Asian session as investors worried about the introduction of new car tariffs by the US. The pair spiked higher briefly in the early European session, but quickly gave up its gains following the release of weak macro data from across the eurozone.

Japanese Yen Weakens After Kuroda Talks About Policy Easing

The Japanese yen weakened today, falling against the US dollar, after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said that the central bank may ease its already extremely accommodative monetary policy further.

Swiss Franc Flat vs. Majors, Gains on Yen & Commodity Currencies

The Swiss franc was flat against most major currencies, with the exception of the Japanese yen, after the release of a trade balance report in Switzerland today. Risk aversion helped the Swissie to gain on commodity currencies.

Australian Dollar Falls After Release of RBA Minutes

The Australian dollar fell today after the release of monetary policy minutes by the Reserve Bank of Australia. The currency also declined as optimism about this week’s trade negotiations between the United States and China turned into cautiousness.

Chinese Yuan Gains on Trade Talk Momentum, Trade Data

The Chinese yuan is gaining against major currency rivals on Monday as it is being supported by US-China trade talk momentum and better-than-expected January trade data. The yuan’s ascent was capped on disappointing auto sales figures and future industry projections.

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