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USD/IDR Flat After Negative Consumer Confidence Report

The Indonesian rupiah was flat versus the US dollar after the negative consumer confidence report.

Japanese Yen Slides As Leading Economic Indicators Weaken

The Japanese yen is tumbling toward the end of the trading week, driven by a decline in several leading economic indicators. With the yen experiencing spikes since Tokyo reached a trade agreement in principle with the US, officials say that they monitoring the currency “with a sense of urgency.” Investors were once again assured by the central bank that the world’s third-largest economy is not showing any signs of a recession.

Pound Rallies as Opposition Leaders Unite to Prevent Hard Brexit

The Sterling pound today rallied to new monthly highs after British opposition leaders agreed to support legislation aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit. The Conservative Party criticised the move by the opposition MPs saying that the six leaders who signed the Church House declaration were planning to cancel the votes of 17.4 million people.

Euro Attempts to Hold Ground amid Clashing Fundamentals

The euro was relatively firm today, though the currency fell against some of its rivals, most notably the extremely strong Great Britain pound. Fundamentals clashed, with positive macro releases pushing the currency up but the dovish stance of the European central bank driving it down.

Euro Crashes to 7-Week Lows As the US Dollar Surges Higher

The euro today fell against the US dollar for the third consecutive session as investors trimmed their expectations of a massive rate cut by the Fed boosting the greenback. The EUR/USD currency pair was also affected by market expectations of the announcement of further monetary easing policies by the ECB later this week.

Japanese Yen Drops on Risk Appetite, Tries to Rebound. Domestic Data Mixed

The Japanese yen weakened today due to risk appetite caused by news about a trade truce between the United States and China. The currency has trimmed its losses later, though, erasing them against some rivals outright. Macroeconomic data released in Japan over the trading session was mixed.

Pound Strongest on Friday, Remains Among Weakest for the Week

The Great Britain pound was the strongest major currency today, rising against all of its most-traded rivals. While there were plenty of macroeconomic reports released in the United Kingdom during the trading session, the most likely reason for the rally was profit-taking by bears as the sterling was still one of the weakest currency during this week.

Euro Trades Sideways as US Fed Dashes Rate Cut Expectations

The euro today traded mostly sideways with a bearish tilt as markets digested the less dovish message issued by Jerome Powell the US Fed Chairman during his speech yesterday. The EUR/USD currency pair traded in a tight range amid a lack of any major macro releases from the European docket.

Pound Rallies on USD Weakness, Falls on Boris Johnson’s Remarks

The British pound today rallied to its daily highs early in the session driven largely by US dollar weakness as investors expect the Fed to announce its rate cut plans. However, the GBP/USD currency pair quickly dropped following comments by Boris Johnson regarding the October 31st Brexit deadline.

Euro Weakens on Manufacturing Contraction, Falling Consumer Confidence

The euro is tumbling against its major currency rivals at the end of the trading week, driven by disappointing manufacturing activity numbers for June and an underconfident consumer. The euro has been having a tough week, especially after President Donald Trump targeted the central bank for sending the euro lower by hinting at additional monetary stimulus to support the eurozone economy.

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