Federal Statistical Office — News Archive


Euro Rallies Against US Dollar Despite Positive US Retail Sales Data

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar despite the release of positive US advance retail sales data in the early American session. The single currency was on an uptrend against the greenback from the early European session following a resurgence in the selling pressure on the greenback.

EUR/USD Declines Despite Positive Trade Balance Data, Later Rallies Briefly

The EUR/USD currency pair today dropped significantly despite the release of positive Eurozone trade balance data in the early European session. The currency pair reversed its decline after the release of US consumer sentiment data in the early American session, but could not rally back to its session high.

Euro Rallies Against US Dollar on Weak US Employment Data

The euro today rallied against the US dollar following the release of disappointing US non-farm payrolls report for March. Earlier Markit Economics PMI releases covering the European docket had triggered the euro’s initial uptrend following a major decline during the Asian session.

Swiss Franc Gains After Inflation Report

The Swiss franc gained on its most-trade rivals, though not on the US dollar, today after the release of a good inflation print.

Euro Declines Against US Dollar on Mixed Eurozone Data

The euro today declined against the US dollar following the release of weak Markit services PMIs from across the Eurozone in the early European session. The release of weak US data early in the American session could not reverse the euro’s slide against the greenback.

Euro Drops Against US Dollar on Mixed Eurozone Manufacturing PMIs

The euro today declined against the US dollar following the release of mixed manufacturing PMI data from across the euro area. The euro’s decline was further accelerated by renewed demand for the US dollar fueled by the risk-on investor sentiment.

EUR/USD Trades Sideways on Mixed German and US Data

The EUR/USD currency pair today traded sideways in a tight range following the release of positive German employment change data in the early European session. The release of the weak German Consumer Price Index data in the mid-European session also had a subdued impact on the single currency.

Euro Declines on Dovish ECB Comments amid US Dollar Rebound

The euro today declined significantly against the US dollar following dovish comments from a member of the European Central Bank‘s Governing Council. The euro’s decline was further accelerated by the greenback’s recovery following a significant decline in Monday’s trading session.

Euro Trades Lower on Mario Draghi’s Dovish Comments

The euro today dropped to new lows against the US dollar following the ECB President Mario Draghi‘s dovish comments during a speech in Frankfurt. Mixed releases from the Eurozone such as Germany’s Consumer Price Index for February could not reverse the euro’s decline.

EUR/USD Declines on Eurozone Releases and US GDP Report

The EUR/USD currency pair today traded lower following the release of the German GfK consumer confidence survey retracing all the gains made in the Asian session. The currency pair posted more losses after the release of the US Q4 GDP data in the early American session and was on track to book a second consecutive losing session.