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Canadian Dollar Sideways Ahead of Key BOC Rate Decision

The Canadian dollar is trading sideways on Monday ahead of an important announcement on interest rates by the Bank of Canada (BOC). The loonie is also struggling to find an upwards direction because of sliding crude oil prices, weak economic data, and a rallying greenback.

Euro Weak as Clash Between Italy & EU Continues

The euro was weak against most of its major currencies today due to the clash between Italy and the European Union over Italy’s budget deficit target. The shared 19-nation currency managed to gain on the Great Britain pound, which was also extremely weak due to Brexit concerns.

US Dollar Ends Week Strong, Commodity Currencies Outperform

The US dollar ended the week relatively strong against most other major currencies thanks to the hawkish minutes of the Federal Reserve. Yet commodity currencies, including the Australian and New Zealand dollars but excluding the Canadian dollar, outperformed the greenback.

Chinese Yuan Jumps Despite Growth at Slowest Pace Since 2009

The Chinese yuan is rallying against its American counterpart at the end of the trading week, despite the national economy growing at its slowest pace in about a decade. As the US-China trade war intensifies, there are fears that the economy could cool down even more.

NZD & AUD Firm Despite China’s GDP Miss

The New Zealand dollar, as well as its Australian counterpart, was strong today. The currencies rose against their most-traded rivals even as economic growth in China, the biggest trading partner of both New Zealand and Australia, was slower than expected. The miss was small, though, and other Chinese macroeconomic indicators were within expectations.

US Dollar Gains on Fed Hikes Speculations, Positive Data

The US dollar was rather strong today, though it was unable to outperform safer currencies like the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc. The greenback was also surprisingly weak against the Australian and New Zealand dollars intraday but managed to rebound by now.

Pound Trades Sideways on Failed Brexit Talks and Weak UK Retail Sales

The British pound today traded sideways against the US dollar following the failed Brexit talks during yesterday’s meetings between EU leaders and British PM Theresa May. The pound was further weighed down by the release of the latest UK retail sales data in the early European session, which missed expectations by a significant margin.

Canadian Dollar Falls on Cratering Oil Prices, Weaker Manufacturing Data

The Canadian dollar is tumbling on Thursday, thanks to crude oil prices slipping below the key $70 threshold and weak manufacturing data. The loonie had surged to a 11-day high on Wednesday before retreating against several other currencies.

Australia’s Data Doesn’t Look Amazing, Aussie Defies Fundamentals

The Australian dollar was among the strongest currencies today. That puzzled market analysts as Australia’s macroeconomic reports were not particularly favorable and the market sentiment was negative to riskier commodity-related currencies due to geopolitical tensions and prospects for additional monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve.

Japanese Yen Flat on EU Trade Deal, World Economic Forum Index

The Japanese yen is trading flat midweek after several mixed news reports came out pertaining to the world’s third-largest economy. While a new poll shows economists fear upcoming trade spats with the US will impact the Japanese economy, a new study discovered that Tokyo remains one of the most competitive places in the world today.

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