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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.

Pound Hits 7-Week High on Opinion Polls and UK Construction PMI

The pound today rallied to new multi-week highs against the US dollar buoyed by positive sentiment as the latest opinion polls revealed that Boris Johnson is still leading Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn. The GBP/USD’s rally was further fueled by the positive UK construction PMI released by Markit Economics showing that the country’s construction industry was improving.

Aussie Trades Lower on Poor Data, Risk Aversion

The Australian dollar was trading generally lower today due to an unexpected drop of private capital expenditure last week. Released at the start of Thursday’s trading session, a report on construction work done showed a decline as well, but it was not as big as experts had feared. The Forex market was in a risk-off mode after US President Donald Trump officially supported Hong Kong protesters, and that also had a negative impact […]

AUD Starts Week Soft on Construction Data, Trade Talks Worries

The Australian dollar declined against most other major currencies today. Both domestic macroeconomic data and the general risk-off market sentiment were dragging the currency down. The risk sentiment suffered due to renewed concerns about the Sino-US trade talks.

Pound Falls on Weak UK Construction PMI, Rallies on New Brexit Proposals

The British pound today recovered from its daily lows and rallied higher in the late London session as details emerged of a new Brexit proposal by the British government. The European Union’s positive response to the proposals boosted investor confidence in the pound, causing it to rally higher despite the weak UK PMI released earlier today.

PBoC Cuts RRR, Aussie Rallies

The Australian dollar rallied against major currencies today. While domestic economic data was more or less decent, the driving factor for the Aussie were efforts of Chinese policymakers to stimulate the nation’s slowing economy.

Pound Down on Economic Data & UK Politics, Attempts to Rebound

The Great Britain pound crashed today as the combination of negative macroeconomic indicators and continuing political turmoil in the United Kingdom was dragging the currency down. Currently, though, the sterling has managed to bounce, trimming its losses versus most rivals and even gaining on the very weak euro (though currently it is trading about flat versus the shared eurozone currency).

Russian Ruble Gains on Calls for G7 Reinstatement

The Russian ruble is gaining on Thursday after renewed calls to reinstate Moscow into the G7. After being ousted from the group of eight economies over the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia might return to the table and engage with other economic powerhouses. Data is also lifting the ruble toward the end of the trading week.

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