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Switzerland ‘Can Live With’ Franc Being Overvalued Against the Euro

The Swiss franc is overvalued compared to the euro, but the nation and its businesses “can live with” the current exchange rate, says Ueli Maurer, Switzerland’s Finance Minister. The Swiss franc, which has gained more than 5% against the euro over the last 12 months, is dipping on Thursday after his remarks.

British Pound Hits 10-Month Lows on Disappointing UK Retail Sales

The British pound today dropped to new 10-month lows following the release of disappointing UK retail sales data for June. The GBP/USD currency pair extended its losing streak for the third consecutive day even as investors ditched the pound on Brexit jitters amid recent weak economic releases.

Bullish Jerome Powell Congressional Testimony Sends Canadian Dollar Lower

The Canadian dollar is trading lower midweek as the head of the US central bank wrapped up his semi-annual testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday and investors eye the latest US economic data. Analysts warn that the loonie is not expected to record any significant movement in the coming weeks until trade negotiations between Washington and Ottawa are completed.

Euro Edges Lower on Jerome Powell Testimony, Rallying US Dollar

The euro slumped on Tuesday during Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s semi-annual testimony on Capitol Hill. As Powell told the US Senate Banking Committee that continued, gradual increases to interest rates will be the desired monetary policy moving forward, the euro fell against the US dollar, adding to its steep year-to-date losses.

British Pound Crashes as PM May Faces Rebellion in Parliament

The British pound today rallied slightly higher in the early European session following the release of positive UK jobs data. The pound later witnessed a massive drop following Brexit headlines indicating that some Tory MPs were planning to sabotage PM May’s Brexit negotiating plan.

Canadian Dollar Climbs Higher As Investors Focus on Data

The Canadian dollar posted mild gains against its American counterpart on Monday as the loonie climbed above 76 cents for the first time in a week. While the loonie will try to find direction from the US dollar, investors will also concentrate on several key economic events this week.

Euro Rallies on Risk-On Sentiment, Later Declines on US Retail Sales

The euro today rallied higher amid calm global financial markets, which encouraged a risk-on mood among investors boosting the single currency. However, the euro gave up some of its gains against the US dollar following the release of mixed US retail sales data in the early American session.

British Pound Declines Before Trump-May Meeting, Later Rallies Higher

The British pound today headed lower in the early European session following comments by Donald Trump ahead of his meeting with the British Prime Minister. However, the pound staged a recovery from the early American session as the US dollar experienced a modest retracement upon which the pound capitalized.

Euro Drops on Mixed ECB Minutes, Later Rallies on US Inflation Data

Earlier today, the euro dropped to new weekly lows following the release of the minutes of the European Central Bank‘s latest Governing Council meeting. The single currency headed lower despite the release of positive German inflation data, but rallied higher in the American session following the release of US CPI data.

Canadian Dollar Rallies on Hawkish BoC Rate Hike, Later Trims Gains

The Canadian dollar today appreciated against its American counterpart after the Bank of Canada‘s interest rate decision, which was widely anticipated. The loonie’s rally served to drive the USD/CAD currency pair to fresh 2-day lows even as the BoC hinted at a hawkish stance on future monetary policy decisions.

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