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Pound Hits Multi-Year Lows on Brexit Clash Between the UK and EU

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar as UK and European Union leaders exchanged words regarding the reopening of Brexit talks. The GBP/USD currency pair was on a losing trend from most of today’s session as markets reacted to the heightened possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

Swiss Franc Flat As Trade Surplus Balloons in June

The Swiss franc is trading relatively flat against some of its currency rivals on Thursday as some recent economic data are pushing up the safe-haven asset. While not consider the global beacon of exports, Switzerland has enjoyed a significant jump last month, helping it experience the biggest trade surplus in more than two years. With Zurich engaged in terse discussions with the European Union (EU), this could […]

Swiss Franc Gains on Budget Surplus Forecast, Capped by Weak Sentiment

The Swiss franc is gaining against a basket of currencies on Thursday, supported by the government’s federal budget surplus forecast. As the economic powerhouse introduces tax and pension reforms, the government thinks it will take in more revenues. But the healthy state of the nation’s finances is not making investors optimistic on the economy.

Franc Vulnerable Due to Escalating Conflict Between Switzerland & EU

The Swiss franc was generally weak today (though managed to gain on the Japanese yen) as the conflict between the European Union and Switzerland intensified.

Swiss Franc Extends Last Week’s Rally Against the US Dollar

The Swiss franc today extended last week’s rally against the US dollar as a cautious mood in the European stock markets drove investors to the safe-haven currency. The USD/CHF currency pair also benefitted from the greenback’s slump following the dovish FOMC rate decision on Wednesday as the Fed hinted at future rate cuts.

British Pound Rallies on Johnson Campaign Launch, Later Retreats

The British pound today rallied to new weekly highs against the US dollar following Boris Johnson‘s launch of his campaign to become the next Conservative Party leader. The GBP/USD currency pair later fell as the US dollar recovered and investor sentiment shifted away from the pound amid the leadership uncertainty occasioned by Theresa May‘s impending departure.

US Dollar Gains vs. Riskier Currencies, Falls vs. Safer Ones During Week of Risk Aversion

Trade wars and the resulting risk aversion on markets were the main themes during the past trading week. The US dollar reacted in an expected manner, rising versus riskier currencies but underperforming against safer ones.

Euro Near 22-Month Lows as the Eurozone Economy Slows Down

The euro today traded near 22-month lows against the US dollar as investors remained worried about the state of most euro area economies. The lack of releases from the eurozone docket also contributed to the EUR/USD currency pair’s decline amid mixed releases from the US docket.

Euro Trades Sideways on Data Divergence, Falls on Dollar Rally

The euro today traded sideways against the US dollar amid a mixed market mood as investors weighed the data divergence between the EU and the US. The EUR/USD currency pair later broke out of its sideways range in the American session as the US dollar recovered.

Pound Rallies on Positive Sentiment, Drops From Highs

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar in the early London session driven by positive investor sentiment despite disappointing UK mortgages data. The GBP/USD currency pair headed lower in the American session even as the UK Parliament prepared for another round of indicative votes on the current Brexit deal.

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