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Canadian Dollar Weakens As Jobs Momentum Fades

The Canadian dollar is slipping against several currency rivals on Monday, suggesting that the euphoria from last week’s better-than-expected jobs report may have dissipated to kick off the week forex markets. While the current labor market is one of the best Canada has ever had, the economy has returned to its anemic state. How much will the economy play in next week’s federal election?

Pound Rallies on Positive Brexit Meeting Between Johnson and Varadkar

The British pound today rallied to new 5-day highs against the US dollar after a positive meeting between Boris Johnson and the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. The GBP/USD currency pair had attempted to rally early in the London session, but was derailed by mostly negative UK macro releases and fell back to its opening lows.

Japanese Yen Weakens on Machine Tool Orders, Capped by GDP Gain

The Japanese yen is weakening midweek against multiple major currencies, driven by a slump in September machine tool orders. But this was offset by a jump in gross domestic product. That said, there were other data that drove down the yen on Wednesday, increasing concerns of a full-blown recession, which would come as Tokyo raised the national sales tax.

Sterling Strong Despite Poor Macroeconomic Data

The Great Britain pound was rather strong today. That is surprising considering that domestic macroeconomic reports were unhelpful, demonstrating the weakness of the British economy. The Brexit also continued to weigh on the currency, though today there was no major news about it.

US Dollar Rallies on Better-Than-Expected Durable Goods, Personal Income

The US dollar is gaining on several major currencies at the end of the trading week, buoyed by strong economic data, including personal income and durable goods. In addition to the better-than-expected numbers, it was recently reported that high-level talks between US and China trade representatives will restart on October 11.

Euro Falls, Rallies, Then Falls Again Amid Shifting Investor Sentiment

The euro today alternated between losses and gains mainly driven by investor sentiment amid a mostly empty European docket leaving the single currency at the greenback’s mercy. The EUR/USD today fell, then recovered in the mid-European session before falling one more time in the American session as the US dollar posted gains.

US Dollar Rises on Housing, Q2 GDP

The US dollar is gaining on several major currency rivals toward the end of the trading week, buoyed by the latest housing data and the final gross domestic product (GDP) figure for the second quarter. The buck’s downward performance in recent sessions had been driven by geopolitics, from the US-China trade war to tensions in the Middle East.

Chinese Yuan Weakens as US-China Trade Talks Begin, Housing Disappoints

The Chinese yuan is weakening against a handful of currency rivals on Thursday as the world’s two largest economies begin low-level trade negotiations in Washington. With analysts anticipating economic growth to slip under 6%, and new housing data falling short of market expectations, Beijing is feeling bearish. A trade deal might be the only thing that saves the country.

NZ Dollar Drops Despite Better-than-Expected GDP

The New Zealand dollar fell today even after a report showed that the nation’s economy rose last quarter faster than was expected.

Chinese Yuan Surges Despite Data Falling Short of Expectations

The Chinese yuan is strengthening against major currency rivals to kick off the trading week, despite recent economic data falling short of expectations. Investors seem to be more bullish on US-China trade optimism, partially ignoring the latest industrial and retail sales numbers.

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