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Euro Falls on Weak Sentiment Amid Rising US Coronavirus Cases

The euro today fell against the US dollar driven by investor fears about the rising coronavirus cases across the US triggering a selloff of riskier assets such as the euro. The EUR/USD currency pair’s decline was further fueled by rising trade tensions between the EU and the US after Donald Trump threatened to impose sanctions on European exports.

Euro Rallies on Upbeat Sentiment and COVID-19 Vaccine Hopes

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar breaking out of the sideways trading range it was stuck in yesterday driven by the prevailing risk-on market sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair rallied higher driven by the prevalent optimism among investors regarding the reopening of European countries and a CVOID-19 vaccine.

Japanese Yen Holds Steady As Abe Extends State of Emergency

The Japanese yen is holding steady against its most traded currency rivals to start the week. After disappointing economic data and expanded monetary stimulus announcements last week, the yen is being largely driven by the government’s decision to extend the state of emergency for the rest of May. While Tokyo is bracing for a severe downturn, the tsunami of coronavirus cases has yet to occur.

South Korean Won Struggles for Direction as Output, Retail Sales Beat Forecasts

The South Korean won is looking to extend its gains on Thursday as economic data keeps beating market forecasts. The won, which had weakened due to reports of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s deteriorating health, is set for a considerable gain in April – and analysts say its best days are ahead as Seoul weathers the storm.

Japanese Yen Flat After Economic Data, Falls vs. Franc & Sterling

The Japanese yen traded largely sideways today, though it slid against the Great Britain pound a bit and dropped versus the Swiss franc. The market sentiment was swinging between optimism and pessimism, making it hard for currencies to find a clear direction. Japanese macroeconomic data looked rather dire but not all reports turned out to be as bad as analysts were expecting.

Brazilian Real Continues Testing Record Lows, Fueling Rate Cut Expectations

The Brazilian real continues to test record lows against a myriad of G10 currencies, including the US dollar. With disappointing economic data, a decline in financial markets, and a political crisis unfolding, the real has become the worst-performing emerging market currency this year. Is more pain ahead for Brazil amid the coronavirus pandemic?

Great Britain Pound Soft After Retail Sales, Tries to Hold Ground

The Great Britain pound was soft today, erasing its earlier gains versus commodity currencies. The reason for the currency’s underwhelming performance was a worse-than-expected retail sales report. But the sterling did not perform particularly poorly despite the rather negative data and even managed to hold gains against a number of currencies, including the euro and the Swiss franc.

Euro Falls to Fresh Monthly Lows on Negative Euro Area PMIs

The euro today fell to new lows against the US dollar following the release of disappointing PMI data from across the euro area by Markit Economics. The EUR/USD currency pair crashed as traders reacted to the PMI prints that were lower than expected, reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Euro Falls After 4-Day Rally Amid Rising European Coronavirus Cases

The euro today fell against the US dollar as traders took their profits following  4-day rally marked by steady gains driven by positive investor sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair headed lower as the greenback rallied higher amid rising coronavirus cases and deaths in Spain and Italy.

Japanese Yen Strengthens As BoJ Plans to Help Fight COVID-19 Crisis

The Japanese yen is accelerating against several currencies on Tuesday as the central bank announced that it plans to help stabilize financial markets that have been decimated by the coronavirus. With an already fragile economy on the brink of a recession, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) aims to offer liquidity to ensure Covid-19 does not do any more damage to a country that is scheduled to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The announcement was not enough […]

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