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Euro Declines on Escalating Trade Tensions and Draghi Speech

The euro today declined significantly against the US dollar even as trade tensions between the USA and China escalated increasing demand for the greenback. The EUR/USD currency pair declined further in the early European session following dovish comments by the European Central Bank President regarding the timing of the bank’s first interest rate hike.

Fed & ECB Meetings Boost US Dollar

The US dollar was strong for the most part of the week, boosted by policy meetings of the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, though the currency weakened somewhat on Friday.

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.

Euro Strong During Week, Softens by Weekend

The euro ended the trading week as the strongest major currency amid receding fears of turbulent European politics and speculations that the European Central Bank will discuss quantitative easing tapering next week. By the end of the week, though, the currency softened a bit.

Euro Rallies Higher Despite Weak German Factory Orders Data

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar despite the release of weak German factory orders for April in the early European session. The euro’s rally was further boosted by the weak US dollar even as investors turned bullish on the single currency, and sold the greenback.

Euro Rallies Higher As ECB Considers Ending Its QE Program

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar after it was confirmed that the European Central Bank was considering ending its massive quantitative easing program. The news confirmed a report that was circulating on Tuesday about the possibility of such action by the ECB.

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.

Euro Rallies Higher Against US Dollar on Positive German Data

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar from the Asian session following yesterday’s dovish FOMC minutes. The positive German GDP data fueled the euro’s rally into the early European session before a slight retracement ensued following the release of the latest ECB minutes.

EUR/USD Hits New 2018 Lows Despite Positive Eurozone CPI Data

The EUR/USD currency pair today hit fresh 2018 lows in the mid-European session despite the release of mostly positive Eurozone CPI data. The currency pair had a muted reaction to the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s speech in Frankfurt today, but headed lower triggered by the stronger US dollar.

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