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Aussie Beats Rivals with Help from Domestic & Chinese Economic Reports

The Australian dollar rose today. In fact, it was the strongest among most-traded currencies on the Forex market. The Aussie got a boost from positive macroeconomic data, both domestic and Chinese.

Australian Dollar Retreats After Economy Contracts, Ending Almost 30-Year Expansion

The Australian dollar was rising at the start of today’s trading session, reaching multi-month highs, but has retreated after the release of Australian gross domestic product for the first quarter of this year. The report revealed that the Australian economy contracted, ending its record almost 30-year period of growth.

Sterling Weakest After UK Construction PMI Sinks to Record Low

The Great Britain pound was the weakest currency on the Forex market during Wednesday’s trading. Initially, the euro was the second weakest but currently, the Canadian dollar replaced it, falling versus the shared European currency and trading about flat against the sterling. The drop of the UK construction index to the record low was among possible reasons for the slump of Britain’s currency.

Australian Dollar Edges Higher After Positive Retail Sales

The Australian dollar rose a bit today following the release of a better-than-expected retail sales report. Gains were limited, though, as the market sentiment was mixed, failing to help the currency in finding direction.

Japanese Yen Strengthens on Better-Than-Expected Data, BoJ Stimulus

The Japanese yen is strengthening against different currency competitors midweek, buoyed by a plethora of economic data and outlooks that came in much better than initially anticipated. With the federal government set to unveil a comprehensive stimulus package to rescue the world’s third-largest economy from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the yen’s safe-haven appeal may stay intact.

Australian Dollar Rises for Third Day After GDP Beats Expectations

The Australian dollar continued to rise, logging a third consecutive daily gain. This time, it is easier to explain the currency’s rally as it followed the better-than-expected GDP print released during the trading session. Economic data from China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, was atrocious, but it had a little impact on the movement of the Aussie.

Great Britain Pound Recovers After Falling on Brexit Fears

The Great Britain pound recovered a bit today following yesterday’s slump caused by returning Brexit fears. The rebound was nowhere near enough to eliminate the Monday’s losses, though. Macroeconomic data showed a small improvement in Britain’s economy.

Australian Dollar Rebounds as Market Sentiment Calms Down

The Australian dollar fell intraday amid risk aversion caused by Iran’s missile attack on US military bases. But by now, the Aussie has managed to recover as investors continued to hope that the conflict will not result in a full-blown war. Currently, the Australian currency is trading about flat against most of its peers, though managed to gain on the euro and the Japanese yen. Domestic macroeconomic data was mixed, but building permits, […]

Pound Falls Against the Dollar on US-Iran Tensions and Weak UK PMI

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar as tensions between the US and Iran escalated overnight and investors dumped riskier assets such as the pound. The GBP/USD currency pair has given up most of the gains made in December following Boris Johnson‘s landslide election win that saw the pair spike to multi-month highs.

Australian Dollar Rallies, Ignoring Negative Domestic Data

The Australian dollar was trading mostly higher against its major rivals today. With no clarity as to whether the United States and China will be able to reach a trade deal before the December 15 deadline, it is hard to say what drove the Aussie higher. Domestic macroeconomic data was certainly not the reason for the good performance as the latest reports were rather bad.

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