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Euro Surges After German Business Climate, Draghi’s Comments

The euro edged up today after the better-than-expected German business climate print and rose further sharply following comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. As of now, the currency has lost its gains versus the US dollar, trimmed them against the Japanese yen, but kept them against the Swiss franc.

US Dollar Extends Losing Skid Ahead of Federal Reserve Policy Meeting

The US dollar erased its early gains and extended its two-week losing skid on Monday. As investors braced for the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting and read reports that China canceled trade talks with the US, the greenback dipped against a basket of currencies.

Britain’s Pound Recovers on Brexit Hopes

The Great Britain pound recovered a bit today following the big slump on Friday. The main driver for the currency was the Brexit news.

Aussie Suffers with Other Commodity Currencies from US-China Trade War

The Australian dollar recovered a bit after opening sharply lower today. While trading was somewhat slower than usual as markets in China and Japan were closed for a holiday, the new developments in the US-China trade war dragged commodity currencies down.

US Dollar Ends Week Soft as US-China Trade War Becomes Non-Event

The US dollar ended the week mostly soft despite escalation of the US-China trade conflict. Markets largely brushed off the news, and traders showed more interest in riskier higher-beta currencies instead of safer ones.

Canadian Dollar Pares Gains As Trade Deal Hopes Fade

The Canadian dollar started on Friday holding a three-month high as inflation data boosted odds of the central bank raising interest rates. Those gains were later pared after a White House official stated that the US is “very, very close” to moving ahead on a trade deal without Canada, suggesting that the U.S. and Mexico will embark upon a bilateral agreement instead of a trilateral one.

Norwegian Krone Flat Following Interest Rate Hike

The Norwegian krone was little changed today after the nation’s central bank raised its key policy rate yesterday.

Pound Drops on Failed Brexit Summit Amid Resurgent US Dollar

The British pound today dropped to new lows today following the failed Brexit summit in Salzburg where the EU rejected Britain’s Chequers Plan. The GBP/USD currency pair was further weighed down by the US dollar’s recovery, which drove the cable lower.

Swiss Franc Strongest on Forex Market During Friday’s Trading

The Swiss franc was extremely strong today, beating all of its most-traded rivals. That is surprising, considering that Switzerland’s economic calendar is empty today, and the currency had no factors to facilitate such good performance. Yesterday, the nation’s central bank made its policy announcement.

NZ Dollar Continues to Rise After Surging on Solid GDP

The New Zealand dollar jumped yesterday thanks to the faster-than-expected economic growth and continued to rise today as macroeconomic data released over the current trading session was also solid.

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