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Pound Declines on UK Jobs Report, Recovers on BoE Speeches

The British pound was on a downtrend against the US dollar from the Asian session, but its decline accelerated after the release of the UK labour market report. The pound recovered some of its losses after the hawkish tone outlined by Bank of England policymakers before the UK Parliament’s Treasury Committee.

Loonie Extends Decline After Underwhelming Wholesale Sales

The Canadian dollar attempted to rise in the Tuesday session but failed and backed off. The currency extended its decline following the release of underwhelming wholesale sales data.

US Dollar Extends Rebound Ahead of FOMC Minutes

The US dollar extended its bounce after last week’s sell-off, rising today against most of its major rivals, though not the Great Britain pound.

Euro Trades Lower Ignoring Mixed German ZEW Survey Data

The euro today was on a downtrend against the US dollar ignoring the release of mixed German ZEW survey data early in the European session. The single currency also did not respond to the release of positive German producer price index earlier in today’s session and continued to lose ground against the US dollar.

NZ Dollar Gains on Rivals, Fails to Hold Ground vs. US Dollar

The New Zealand dollar behaved similarly to its Australian counterpart, rising at the start of today’s session, slumping afterwards, but recovering later. As a result, the kiwi maintained gains versus some of its rivals, though was unable to hold ground against the US dollar.

RBA Keeps Keeps Neutral Stance, Aussie Retreats from Daily High

The Australian dollar was rising at the start of the current trading session and continued to move higher for a short while after the release of policy minutes by the Reserve Bank of Australia. The currency slumped shortly afterwards, only to resume its rally later. Yet by now, the Aussie has come off the day’s highs, trimming its gains versus some currencies and losing them outright against the US dollar.

EUR/USD Declines as American Markets Remain Closed

The EUR/USD currency pair today declined for the second consecutive session in a global market characterized by low volatility given that US markets remain closed as the country celebrated  Presidents’ Day. The US markets were not the only ones closed, as Chinese markets also remain closed due to the ongoing Chinese New Year celebrations.

Australian Dollar Edges Higher in Subdued Monday’s Trade

The Australian dollar gained against its most-traded peers during subdued trading in Monday’s trading session.

Japanese Yen Falls vs. Rivals Even as Trade Surplus Widens

The Japanese yen fell against virtually all of its most-traded peers today even as Japan’s trade surplus widened last month.

Pound Declines on Weak UK Retail Sales and US Housing Data

The British pound today declined against the US dollar following the release of weak UK retail sales data for January. The pound further weakened against the greenback after the release of better than expected US housing data in the early American session.

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