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Indonesian Rupiah Stable After Central Bank Raises Interest Rates

The Indonesian rupiah rose a bit against the US dollar today after Indonesia’s central bank raised interest rates to stop the drop of the currency.

Turkish Lira Continues to Recover, Boosted by Qatar Investment

The Turkish lira continued to recover, rising for the third straight trading session against the US dollar and the euro today.

Chinese Yuan Hovers Around Lowest Level Since May 2017

The Chinese yuan is hovering around its lowest level since May 2017 on Wednesday as the equities market plunged, US-China trade tensions escalated, and investors continued to sell off their yuan holdings this week. Is this a sign that the worst may be behind the currency? These are factors that may already be priced in the yuan, capping its rapid descent.

Australian Dollar Dips Intraday, Rebounds Later

The Australian dollar dipped intraday during the Wednesday’s trading session but has bounced against most of its rivals by now and is trading near the opening level. Today’s macroeconomic data released in Australia was mixed.

Euro Trades at 13-Month Lows on High Market Volatility

The euro today traded at 13-month lows as it was driven lower by market volatility in emerging markets led by Turkey resulting in a strong US dollar. The EUR/USD currency pair traded lower due to the selloff in emerging market currencies, which increased the demand for the greenback at the expense of its peers including the euro.

British Pound Trades at 14-Month Lows Despite Higher UK Inflation

The British pound today hit new record lows against the US dollar in the Asian session due to the risk-off sentiment in the markets, which favored the greenback. The GBP/USD currency pair retraced some of its losses after the release of the latest UK CPI data, which was in line with expectations.

US Dollar Holds Ground Despite Improving Market Sentiment

In general, safer currencies found little demand today as markets were recovering from the shock caused by the Turkish financial crisis. But the US dollar avoided losses for the most part, rising to the highest level in more than a year against the basket of major currencies.

Japanese Yen Soft As Turkish Fears Ease

The Japanese yen was soft today as markets calmed after fears of the Turkish financial crisis eased. With that said, the currency trimmed losses against some of its rivals and erased them against the euro completely.

Canadian Dollar Strengthens on Booming Real Estate, Higher Energy Prices

The Canadian dollar strengthened on Tuesday thanks to positive real estate market numbers and higher energy prices. The loonie also bounced back against its US counterpart on the threat of an economic collapse in Turkey that could seep into other emerging markets.

Euro Struggles to Rally on Upbeat Eurozone Data Amid Turkish Crisis

The euro today struggled to rally higher despite the release of upbeat data from across the Eurozone such as the German GDP report. The EUR/USD currency pair was largely weighed down by the ongoing currency crisis in Turkey, which has negatively affected the global financial markets.

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