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Chinese Yuan Struggles to Find Direction Amid Bearish Economic Data

The Chinese yuan is struggling to find direction on Tuesday as the federal government released economic data that should trouble both officials and investors. Analysts do warn that the currency may get a lift on state stimulus amid the lingering trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.

Loonie Jumps as Positive Fundamentals Outweigh Domestic Data

The Canadian dollar gained today as positive factors outweighed domestic macroeconomic data, which failed to meet market expectations. The currency gained for the fourth consecutive trading session against its US counterpart.

US Dollar Mostly Weak but Gains on Safe Currencies

The US dollar was generally weak today as risk appetite made investors seek riskier currencies with higher yield. For the same reason the greenback gained on safe currencies, like the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc.

Euro Drops and Trades Flat on Weak German Investor Sentiment

The euro today has been alternating between gains and losses against the US dollar from the start of the session due to the risk-off sentiment in the markets. The EUR/USD currency pair dipped to new daily lows after the release of the German ZEW survey data, whose prints came in way below expectations.

Australian Dollar Flat After RBA Minutes, China’s Inflation Data

The Australian dollar was basically flat against most of its major peers following the release of policy minutes by the Reserve Bank of Australia and inflation data in China, Australia’s biggest trading partner.

Sterling Pound Rallies on Positive Brexit News and UK Jobs Data

The Sterling pound today rallied higher after the release of positive UK jobs data especially the unexpected increase in wages in the three months to August. The GBP/USD currency pair’s rally was initially triggered by comments from Germany’s Europe minister who stated that the likelihood of a Brexit deal was high.

NZ Dollar Rises as Inflation Accelerates Beyond Expectations

The New Zealand dollar gained today after a report released overnight showed that inflation accelerated last quarter more than was expected.

US Dollar Soft After Retail Sales Miss Expectations

The US dollar opened sharply higher against a range of other most-traded currencies today on the back of risk aversion. Currently, though, the greenback is weak due to retail sales missing expectations and geopolitical tensions.

Canadian Dollar Rises on Business Optimism, Future Rate Hikes

The Canadian dollar is rallying to kick off the trading week, buoyed by growing optimism among the business community. The loonie was lifted even more on increasing odds that the central bank will raise interest rates at least one more time before the year is over.

Swiss Franc Gains as Safe Currencies Back in Favor

The Swiss franc climbed today, joining the Japanese yen in a rally, as risk aversion returned to markets. That brought safe currencies back in favor of market participants.

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