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Euro Drops Against US Dollar Despite German Coalition Deal

The euro today dropped significantly against the US dollar despite Angela Merkel‘s CDU party reaching a coalition deal with the social democrats in the early European session. The euro’s initial decline was largely triggered by weak German industrial production data released earlier today.

Euro Drops Against US Dollar on Weak Eurozone Retail Sales Data

The euro today gave up all its gains and traded much lower after the release of weak Eurozone retail sales data in the mid-European session. The euro had rallied to new daily highs following the release of positive Eurozone services PMIs by IHS Markit earlier in the session.

Euro Rallies Higher Despite Lack of Major Economic Data

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar despite the lack of any major economic releases from the Eurozone, while US markets remained closed. The euro’s rally was largely triggered by the aggressive selling of the US dollar across the board.

Euro Rallies Higher on German Coalition Talks Breakthrough

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar after news emerged that Angela Merkel was finally on the verge of forming a coalition government. The euro extended yesterday’s rally, which was triggered by the hawkish European Central Bank minutes, as the German political headlines ended months of uncertainty.

GBP/USD Trades Sideways on Brexit Jitters and US Data

The GBP/USD currency pair today traded in a sideways range during the early European session given the empty UK economic docket. Much of the currency pair’s movement was in reaction to news concerning Brexit negotiations and yesterday’s US macro data.

EUR/USD Slumps to New Lows on Mixed Eurozone and ADP Data

The EUR/USD currency pair today slumped to new lows from daily highs set in the late Asian session, despite a raft of positive data from the Eurozone. The release of upbeat German factory orders for the month of October in the early European session could not lift the single currency.

Euro Rallies to New Highs Against US Dollar on German IFO

The euro today rallied to new 6-week highs against the US dollar after the release of the German IFO business climate data for November. The euro seemed to ignore the ongoing political woes facing Angela Merkel in Germany even as the three-way coalition talks fell apart.

Euro Bounces After Decline Caused by Failed German Coalition Talks

The euro fell intraday after the news that German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to form a coalition government. Yet the currency has bounced against most of its rivals by now, trading near the opening level.

Euro Declines Against US Dollar on Positive US Data

The euro today declined against the US dollar on the back of positive US macro data including the durable goods orders and the weak MBA mortgage applications data. The euro was weighed down by the political uncertainties in Germany even as Angela Merkel is expected to form a three-way coalition government.

Euro Rallies Against US Dollar on Mario Draghi Speech

The euro today rallied briefly against the US dollar after Mario Draghi‘s speech at the second annual conference of the European Systemic Risk Board in Frankfurt. The EUR/USD currency pair was on a recovery mode throughout today’s session after a major decline triggered by yesterday’s FOMC rate decision.

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