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British Pound Rallies Then Drops on Mixed UK Jobs Data

The British pound today rallied briefly following the release of the UK labour market report for August, where the unemployment rate hit a new record low. The GBP/USD currency pair was weighed down by the higher than expected claimant count rate, which saw it drop from session highs back to its opening levels.

Aussie Mixed As Market Sentiment Improves, Economic Data Disappoints

The market sentiment improved today after fears about the crisis in Turkey eased, alleviating pressure on riskier currencies. Yet the Australian dollar was mixed as domestic macroeconomic data was also mixed, while economic releases in China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, were universally disappointing.

Pound Languishes on Monday, Waiting for Key Economic Releases

The Great Britain pound behaved similarly to the euro today, opening sharply lower but recovering a bit later. And similarly to the euro, the currency was waiting for macroeconomic releases over the rest of the week as the Monday’s economic calendar was empty.

Chinese Yuan Weakens on Lira Crisis, Rallying Stocks

The Chinese yuan is weakening on Monday, hurt by the Turkish lira crisis and a rallying stock market. Investors have also combed through recent remarks by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) about refusing to use the currency as a tool in its trade dispute with the US.

Euro Bounces from Lows, Waits for Economic Data

The euro bounced today after opening sharply lower due to the financial crisis in Turkey. The current trading session was light on other events, including economic releases, but tomorrow’s session will be different, with plenty of macroeconomic data from the eurozone.

South African Rand Touches Lowest Level in Two Years

The South African rand touched the lowest level in two years against the US dollar today amid fears that the Turkish financial crisis will spread to financial systems of other countries.

Turkish Lira Pulls Back from Record Low After Central Bank Announcements

The Turkish lira recovered a bit today after touching a new record low overnight. The nation’s central bank attempted to support the currency, making couple announcements.

US Dollar Ends Week Strong on Back of Turkish Crisis

The US dollar was strong during the past trading week thanks to risk aversion caused by the crisis in Turkey, though that same factor made other safe currencies compete with the greenback, and the Japanese yen emerged as a winner.

Turkish Lira Rattles Global Financial Markets As Currency Crashes 20%

The Turkish lira cratered more than 20% on Friday after the US government announced it was doubling its tariffs on the country’s steel and aluminum exports. The collapse in the lira sent shockwaves throughout global financial markets, prompting the European Central Bank (ECB) to warn major European banks about being exposed to the Turkish economy.

Canadian Dollar Mixed Despite Amazing Employment Report

Canada’s employment data released today was much better than forecasts, but the performance of the Canadian dollar was largely driven by the market sentiment. As a result, the loonie gained against the extremely weak euro, but fell versus safe currencies, such as the US dollar and the Japanese yen.

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