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Canadian Dollar Declines on Weak Retail Sales and CPI Data

The Canadian dollar today dropped drastically against the US dollar following the release of the latest Canadian Consumer Price Index data, which missed expectations by a huge margin. The loonie’s massive drop drove the USD/CAD currency pair to new 2018 highs as it was further accelerated by the weak Canadian retail sales data also released today.

Yen in Red, Ignoring Positive Data

The Japanese yen was in red against basically all other most-traded currencies today despite relatively positive domestic macroeconomic data. Some market analysts explained the weakness by rising global bond yields.

Euro Rallies Slightly Higher on ECB Hint at Policy Normalization

The euro today rallied slightly higher after Ewald Nowotny, an ECB governing council member, stated that the bank should capitalize on the opportunity to normalize its policies soonest possible. The EUR/USD currency pair had a muted reaction to the release of the final Eurozone CPI data early in the European session despite the print being in line with expectations.

Euro Sinks As ECB Says No Interest Rate Hikes in 2018

The euro dipped today following the European Central Bank policy meeting as the ECB signaled that it is not going to raise interest rates in 2018 — a message that markets did not like.

Sterling Pound Trades Lower on UK Inflation Data, Later Recovers

The Sterling pound today traded lower against the US dollar following the release of the UK Consumer Price Index report for May in the early European session. The GBP/USD currency pair later rallied higher from the mid-European session into the North American session as the US dollar weakened against the pound.

British Pound Rallies Higher on Mixed UK Jobs Data and Brexit Vote

The British pound today rallied higher following the release of the latest UK employment report, which had mixed results. The GBP/USD currency pair later gave up most of its gains, but rallied higher in the American session as the UK Parliament voted on a crucial Brexit bill.

Accelerating Inflation Unable to Boost Swiss Franc

The Swiss franc was extremely weak today despite the better-than-expected inflation data released in Switzerland over the current trading session.

Euro Rallies on Positive Eurozone Inflation Data, Later Declines

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar following the release of upbeat Eurozone inflation data, which came in close to the European Central Bank‘s inflation target. The single currency was further boosted by the decision by Italian political parties to form a government instead of opting for fresh elections.

British Pound Hits New Lows on Lackluster UK Inflation Data

The British pound was on a downtrend against the US dollar from the start of today’s session largely boosted by a risk-off sentiment in the markets. The downtrend was further accelerated by the release of the UK Consumer Price Index data for April, which missed expectations, dragging the pound much lower.

Japanese Yen Bounces After Falling on CPI & Risk Appetite

The Japanese yen fell intraday, dragged down by underwhelming domestic macroeconomic data and the positive market sentiment. Yet the currency has bounced by now as the impact of risk appetite seemed to wane.

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