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British Pound Hits New Yearly Lows on Brexit News and Political Uncertainty

The British pound today dropped to new yearly lows in the American session after European Union officials insisted that they would not reopen Brexit negotiations. The pound made an about-turn after rallying higher in the early European session on positive Brexit news from Ireland regarding the Irish backstop amid positive UK jobs data.

Euro Drops Further Driven by Political Uncertainty and Weak Data

The euro today fell to new lows last seen in mid-August against the US dollar as the political uncertainty in key eurozone countries such as Germany and Italy weighed on the single currency. The release of mixed macro data from the euro area combined with the strong employment data from the USA also added to the selling pressure on the euro.

Euro Mixed After Announcement from Angela Merkel

The euro was mixed today after German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she will not seek re-election as her party’s leader. Markets were not particularly pleased with the announcement.

British Pound Trades Lower as Rebel MPs Oppose Latest Brexit Plan

The British pound today traded lower against the US dollar even as Theresa May‘s government is buffeted by rebellions from members of her Conservative Party who have resigned from their positions. The pound’s decline was further accelerated by the risk-off sentiment among investors triggered by the imposition of more tariffs by the US government on Chinese exports.

British Pound Rallies on Carney Speech, Later Declines on Brexit News

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar in the early European session following hawkish comments by the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. The pound later erased all its gains in the American session following a news report that the German government was unconvinced with the UK’s latest post-Brexit Customs plan.

Euro Trades Lower on Germany Political Crisis and Mixed PMI Releases

The euro today traded lower against the US dollar amid the deepening of the political crisis in Germany as the Interior Minister Horst Seehofer threatened to resign. The release of mixed Eurozone PMIs by IHS Markit in the early European session could not reverse the pair’s downtrend as the US dollar gained ground over the single currency.

Euro Holds On to Gains After EU Migration Deal Amid Strong US PCE Data

The euro today held on to its gains in the American session despite the release of strong US inflation data, which boosted the greenback. The EUR/USD currency pair has rallied significantly higher overnight after European leaders finally reached a deal on Migration at the EU Summit.

Euro Mixed After European Elections, Disappointing Economic Reports

The euro fell against the US dollar intraday but has managed to recover by now. Against other majors the shared 19-nation currency was mixed, rising against the safe currencies, like the Japanese yen, but falling versus the Great Britain pound. The major driver for the currency were European election on the weekend.

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.

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