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USD/INR Rises Despite India’s Economy Exiting a Technical Recession

The Indian rupee joined the selloff in the broader emerging market currencies, testing 74.00 against its US peer at the end of the trading week. Although India has exited a technical recession, the rupee has slumped in the first two months of the calendar year, with investors continuing to pour into conventional safe-haven assets, such as the greenback and the Swiss franc.

Euro Rises to 6-Week Highs on Upbeat Euro Area Data, Risk-On Sentiment

The euro soared against the dollar amid a series of upbeat macro releases from across the euro area combined with the positive investor sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair’s rally was also boosted by positive comments from a senior European Central Bank policymaker and the dollar’s weakness.

USD/CAD Breaks Below 1.25 Amid Initial Jobless Claims Sliding to Three-Month Low

The US dollar weakened on greater confidence in the broader financial markets as the government reported initial jobless claims falling to their lowest levels in three months. A renewed rally in the equities arena, surging Treasurys, and positive economic data weighed on the conventional safe-haven asset. With the latest drop, the greenback has officially turned negative for the year.

Euro Edges Higher on German GDP, Later Falls on Soaring US Yields

The euro initially edged higher against the dollar, boosted by investor sentiment and positive data from Germany, before reversing and heading lower later in the session. The EUR/USD fell as US Treasury yields soared, lifting the dollar despite the Fed chair Jerome Powell’s dovish stance on the central bank’s monetary policies.

USD/CNY Flat amid Broad Financial Market Slide, PBoC Tightening

The Chinese yuan traded relatively flat against its US peer on Tuesday as global financial markets are bleeding red ink for the second straight session. While the yuan has advanced to kick off 2021, the momentum in its rally has subsided, with the USD/CNY currency pair flatlining in February. Will the yuan target 6.4 or 6.5 against the greenback?

Turkish Lira Weakens Past 7 Despite Growth Upgrades, Policy Normalization

The Turkish lira weakened against its US peer to kick off the trading week, despite several growth updates from major financial institutions and the continuation of policy normalization. Since November, the lira has strengthened about 25%, but the USD/TRY currency pair has hit the pause button as the new policymakers defended the actions of their predecessors.

Australian Dollar Strong After Fitch Maintains Credit Rating

The Australian dollar was among the strongest currencies on the Forex market today, rising against all other most-traded currencies except for the New Zealand dollar. That said, the Aussie has lost its gains versus the euro at the time of writing and has been retreating from day’s highs against several others.

Russian Ruble Slips on Higher Producer Prices, Capped by Energy Rally

The Russian ruble weakened against its US peer on Tuesday as higher producer prices and weaker industrial production weighed on the currency. The ruble has recorded modest gains against the greenback, driven by rising energy prices and broader optimism in the nation’s economic recovery.

Euro Gains as GDP & ZEW Economic Sentiment Beat Expectations

The euro rose today on the back of better-than-expected macroeconomic releases in the eurozone. The shared 19-nation currency gained against all of its most-traded rivals, except for the New Zealand dollar, which was extremely strong during Tuesday’s trading.

Euro Forecast for February 15-19, 2021

The euro started the trading week on a weak footing, falling against many of its most-traded counterparts. The EUR/USD currency pair has been trading about flat. What can traders expect from the EUR/USD pair and the euro in general during the rest of the trading week?

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