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NZ Dollar Drops, Touching 4-Year Low vs. US Dollar

The New Zealand dollar dropped today, touching the lowest level in four years versus its US counterpart. The currency was dragged down by poor domestic macroeconomic data and the general risk-off sentiment on the Forex market. A positive report about China’s manufacturing sector limited the downside momentum, though.

Australian Dollar Rises, Gains Limited

The Australian dollar rose today, though gains were limited. Macroeconomic data in Australia itself as well as in China, its biggest trading partner, was mixed, giving the currency no edge.

NZ Dollar Moves Back and Forth amid Conflicting Fundamentals

The New Zealand dollar was volatile today amid clashing fundamentals. The currency started the session weak due to soft domestic macroeconomic data but rebounded after the market sentiment improved. Currently, though, the kiwi pulled back once again but retained gains versus safer currencies.

Aussie Tries to Recover as Business Confidence Improves

The Australian dollar gained a little today after the Australian business confidence improved. Gains were limited, though, as the data was not particularly great and risk aversion continued to weigh on riskier currencies. In fact, the Australian currency has lost gains against most of its rivals by now.

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.

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