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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.

Japanese Yen Mixed As Manufacturing Weakens, BOJ Nudged to Ease

The Japanese yen is mixed midweek as new data is sending signals that the nation’s manufacturing sector is weakening. With uncertainty engulfing the global economy and Japan potentially facing a recession, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is being pushed to be more accommodative by easing monetary policy. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assured financial markets that Japan will not be a drag on the rest of the world, suggesting that he […]

Euro Falls on Negative Investor Sentiment Ahead of ECB Decision

The euro today fell drastically against the US dollar after having traded sideways for the past two sessions as investors anticipate a rate cut at tomorrow’s ECB meeting. The EUR/USD currency pair fell for the better part of today’s session even as the empty European docket meant that there were no fundamental releases to boost the single currency.

Canadian Dollar Hits Six-Week High on Crude Oil Rally, Strong Housing Data

The Canadian dollar strengthened to a six-week high on Tuesday, driven by a rally in crude oil prices and strong housing data. The Canadian economy, which has been anemic for much of 2019, has enjoyed a string of positive economic reports lately, impressing investors at a time of global volatility. This is good news for the incumbent government with an election about a month away.

Pound Rallies on Upbeat UK GDP and Positive Brexit Events

The Sterling pound today rallied to new 6-week highs following the release of upbeat monthly UK GDP estimate in the early London session. The GBP/USD currency pair recovered from Friday’s pullback amid renewed investor optimism that a hard Brexit could be avoided.

Japan’s Economic Growth Slows, Yen Retreats from Opening Levels

The Japanese yen opened above Friday’s close today, though by now the currency has retreated against most of its major rivals. Today’s macroeconomic data in Japan showed that economic growth slowed last quarter while other indicators missed expectations.

Euro Recovers as US NFP Report Misses by a Wide Margin

The euro today rallied from its daily lows after the release of the disappointing US non-farm payrolls report in the early American session. The EUR/USD currency pair had been under intense selling pressure following the release of weak German industrial production data earlier today.

Positive GDP Print Doesn’t Help Swiss Franc

The Switzerland franc was weak today despite better-than-expected economic growth in Switzerland. The problem for the currency was the positive market sentiment, which reduced the Swissie’s appeal in the role of a safe currency.

Australian Dollar Rises After GDP & Services PMI Reports

The Australia dollar gained today after Australia’s economic growth matched expectations and the services sector returned to expansion.

South African Rand Gains on Surprisingly Strong Economic Growth

The South African rand rallied today after South Africa’s economy demonstrated surprisingly strong growth.

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