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US Dollar Rallies Amid COVID-19 Global Pandemic Declaration

The US dollar is making a late-day rally against multiple currency competitors midweek after the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared that the coronavirus is now a global pandemic. The greenback had been relatively quiet in the middle of the trading week, but investors fled to the traditional safe-haven asset following the international body’s announcement.

Canadian Dollar Slides As Coronavirus Fears Hurt Energy Prices

The Canadian dollar is weakening against most major currency rivals to finish the trading week, despite the national economy beating market forecasts in November. The loonie’s fall is being mostly driven by a drop in energy prices caused by demand concerns amid the Wuhan coronavirus. The nation’s fiscal picture and inflation also rose more than what the market had projected.

Canadian Dollar Flat As Investors Brace for Interest Rate Decision

The Canadian dollar is trading relatively flat against most competing currencies to kick off the trading week. After witnessing the August federal deficit come in larger than anticipated, investors are now waiting to see how the Bank of Canada (BOC) moves ahead with interest rates now that the general election is over and the Liberals have secured a minority government.

Euro Rallies Higher on Positive Sentiment Amid Italy’s Defiance

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by positive market sentiment backed by investors’ expectations of a future US-China trade deal. However, the single currency’s rally was significantly hampered by the ongoing standoff between the EU and Italy regarding its 2019 budget plans.

Euro Soft on Continuing Clash Over Italy’s Budget, Fed’s Hawkish Stance

The euro traded lower against most of its major rivals today, though managed to gain on the Great Britain pound, which itself was very soft. The shared 19-nation currency was heading to end week either flat, losing earlier gains, or lower versus its most-traded peers.

Euro Heads Lower After Turbulent Week, Recovers on US GDP Data

The euro today broke out of a consolidative phase against the US dollar in the early European session as concerns regarding Italy and the global equity markets selloff weighed on the single currency. The EUR/USD currency pair later found a floor just before the release of the latest US GDP growth data in the early American session and rallied slightly on the news.

Euro Drops to 2-Month Lows on Weak PMI Data Amid Italian Politics

The euro today tumbled to new lows against the US dollar due to the current impasse between the European Union and Italy regarding the country’s 2019 budget. The euro was further weighed down by the disappointing PMI data from across the euro area released by Markit Economics earlier today, which indicated an economic slowdown in the region.

Euro Rallies Slightly Amid Stock Market Sell Off and Italian Politics

The euro today rallied slightly against the US dollar despite the lack of any major data releases from the eurozone and the simmering Italian budget drama. The EUR/USD currency pair’s rally is most likely due to a technical pullback given yesterday’s massive decline and the risk-off market sentient that still exists.

Euro Weak as Clash Between Italy & EU Continues

The euro was weak against most of its major currencies today due to the clash between Italy and the European Union over Italy’s budget deficit target. The shared 19-nation currency managed to gain on the Great Britain pound, which was also extremely weak due to Brexit concerns.

Euro Drops on High US Yields and Italy Budget Plans, Later Rebounds

The euro today declined significantly against the US dollar as the US 10-year Treasury yields hit a 7-year high and investors reacted to the prospect of lower global economic growth. The tensions between Italy and the European Union regarding the latter’s budget plans also dragged the pair lower.

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