Bureau of Labor Statistics — News Archive


Euro Rallies on Investor Sentiment, Later Falls on US Dollar Strength

The euro today posted gains against the US dollar earlier in the session buoyed by investor sentiment amid optimism about the economic recovery in Europe. The EUR/USD currency pair later gave up its gains as the greenback rallied amid the risk-off market environment as most European equities sold off at the open and headed lower.

Canadian Dollar Rallies on Jobs Report and Oil Prices, Ignores US Data

The Canadian dollar today extended its rally against the US dollar after the release of surprisingly good employment data for May. The USD/CAD currency pair fell even though the US economy reported better than expected jobs numbers.

Euro Rallies on Investor Sentiment Amid European Reopening Efforts

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by positive investor sentiment as European countries cautiously move forward with the reopening of their economies. The EUR/USD currency pair today benefitted from the greenback’s overall weakness recouping yesterday’s losses and printing new weekly highs.

Canadian Dollar Rallies Against US Peer on US/Canadian Jobs Data

The Canadian dollar today rallied against its Southern neighbour after the release of jobs data from both countries with some prints beating analysts’ estimates. The USD/CAD currency pair today printed news lows as US non-farm payrolls disappointed causing the greenback to lose ground against the loonie amid higher oil prices.

Euro Rallies as Some EU Countries Reopen Businesses and Schools

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar as some European countries announced new measures to ease some of the restrictions put in place to fight the coronavirus. The EUR/USD currency pair reversed yesterday’s downtrend and rallied higher today driven by investor optimism about a return to normalcy across the eurozone.

Pound Inches Higher on Good Friday as Markets Remain Closed

The pound today inched higher against the US dollar as most global equity markets remained closed due to the Good Friday holiday celebrations. The GBP/USD currency pair posted gains as investors celebrated the fact that Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister, was out of the intensive care unit.

Euro Sidelined by Coronavirus Despite In-Line German Inflation Data

The euro today traded with a negative bias against the US dollar extending its losing streak for the fourth straight session as the risk-off sentiment dominated markets. The EUR/USD currency pair’s performance was also negatively affected by the rising coronavirus cases globally, which has seen investors buy the safe-haven greenback.

Pound Crashes Against Strong US Dollar as Global Equities Crash

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar driven by the risk-off market sentiment that dominated global markets amid a major equities sell-off. The GBP/USD extended its losing streak for the third consecutive day and printed new 2020 lows as investors shrugged off the stimulus package announced by the Bank of England yesterday.

Euro Rises Then Falls on Rising Coronavirus Cases and Equities Sell-Off

The euro today rallied against the US dollar earlier in the session before falling later during the American session as the global equities sell-off deepened. The EUR/USD currency pair headed lower as European stock markets closed in the red and American markets opened lower later in the day.

Canadian Dollar Gains on Upbeat Jobs Report, Falls on Russian Oil News

The Canadian dollar today posted gains against the US dollar after the release of upbeat Canadian employment data in the early American session. The USD/CAD currency pair alternated between gains and losses, given that both the loonie and the greenback were weak overall.