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Weak Employment Data Doesn’t Prevent Rally of Australian Dollar

Australian employment data came out today much weaker than was expected. Yet that did not prevent the Australian dollar from rising against the majority of its most-traded peers.

Swiss Franc Flat As Trade Surplus Balloons in June

The Swiss franc is trading relatively flat against some of its currency rivals on Thursday as some recent economic data are pushing up the safe-haven asset. While not consider the global beacon of exports, Switzerland has enjoyed a significant jump last month, helping it experience the biggest trade surplus in more than two years. With Zurich engaged in terse discussions with the European Union (EU), this could […]

Australian Dollar Drops with Business Confidence

The Australian dollar declined today amid the worsening business confidence in Australia and the general negative market sentiment.

Russian Ruble Slumps on Weak Data, Geopolitical Risk

The Russian ruble is slumping midweek after a few pieces of economic data disappointed investors. This comes one day after the currency endured major swings on reports of a possible military fallout between the US, Russia, and the European Union following several events that appeared to be isolated from one another.

NZ Dollar Falls with Business Confidence

The New Zealand dollar was weak across the board today, though managed to trim losses against some of its rivals by now. One of the possible reasons for the currency’s poor performance was the deteriorating business confidence.

Swiss Franc Gains on Budget Surplus Forecast, Capped by Weak Sentiment

The Swiss franc is gaining against a basket of currencies on Thursday, supported by the government’s federal budget surplus forecast. As the economic powerhouse introduces tax and pension reforms, the government thinks it will take in more revenues. But the healthy state of the nation’s finances is not making investors optimistic on the economy.

NZ Dollar Rebounds Despite Worsening Business Confidence

The New Zealand dollar dropped initially today as the domestic business confidence worsened. But the currency rebounded later as the general market sentiment was relatively positive and supportive to riskier currencies.

Aussie Falls Despite Positive Market Sentiment, Domestic Data Doesn’t Help

The Australian dollar remained soft today, extending yesterday’s decline against many rivals. The Australian currency, together with its New Zealand counterpart, was moving in opposition to the general market sentiment, which was positive and supportive to riskier currencies. Mixed domestic macroeconomic data was not helping the Aussie.

NZ Dollar Falls on Market Sentiment, Domestic Data

The New Zealand dollar fell today as negative domestic macroeconomic data and the risk-off market sentiment drove the currency down.

Aussie Under Pressure from Wage Inflation Miss, Chinese News

The Australian dollar was under pressure today from the wage inflation miss. News from China did not do the currency any favors either.

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