IHS Markit — News Archive


Euro Trades Sideways on Mixed Eurozone PMIs and ECB Minutes

The euro today traded with significant moves in both directions within a wide range as the single currency was buffeted by shifting investor sentiment throughout the session. Investors reacted both positively and negatively to various key developments during the day such as the Markit Germany Services PMI causing the EUR/USD pair to whipsaw within a wide range.

Euro Declines Against USD on Mixed Eurozone Data, Later Rallies

The euro today lost ground against the US dollar from the mid-Asian session into the European session as the greenback rallied driven by positive investor sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair traded at daily lows after the release of mixed PMI prints from across the eurozone by IHS Markit even as the Brexit deadlock capped the pair’s gains.

Canadian Dollar Rallies on Rising Oil Prices, Mixed US NFP

The Canadian dollar rose against its US counterpart today due to the mixed US nonfarm payrolls. The loonie gained on other most-traded rivals as well, most likely thanks to the strong rally of crude oil prices. Domestic macroeconomic data did not help the currency, being rather underwhelming.

Euro Range Bound on Mixed Eurozone PMIs, Rallies on Upbeat CPI Data

The euro today traded in a tight range against the US dollar during the Asian session as market risk sentiment subsided on weak Chinese Caixin manufacturing PMI data. The EUR/USD currency pair remained range bound as several PMI prints from across the eurozone were released by IHS Markit before rallying higher on upbeat eurozone inflation data.

Britain’s Sterling Falls Following Decline of Manufacturing Index

The Great Britain pound traded widely lower today after the UK manufacturing index touched the lowest level in three months.

Euro Hits Weekly Lows on Weak PMIs, Rallies on Draghi Speech, Later Declines

The euro today fell to new weekly lows in the early European session following the release of weak PMI prints from across the eurozone by IHS Markit. The single currency later rebounded following the announcement of the European Central Bank’s monetary policy decision and a balanced speech by the ECB Governor.

Euro Drops on Weak PMI and CPI Data, Trades Sideways Before NFP

The euro today largely traded sideways against the US dollar following yesterday’s significant recovery from lows last witnessed in mid-December. However, despite the recovery, analysts are still predicting that the euro is likely to be in a bearish trend for most of January.

Sterling Pound Falls Despite Upbeat UK Manufacturing PMI

The British pound today fell to new 2-day lows against the US dollar amid a risk-off market sentiment, which favored the US dollar. The GBP/USD currency pair today broke the crucial 1.2700 support level as the markets continued to react to the uncertainty facing the UK economy due to the looming Brexit date.

Euro Crashes to New Monthly Lows on Weak Eurozone PMI Prints

The euro today crashed to new monthly lows in the early European session following the release of multiple disappointing flash PMI readings from across the eurozone by IHS Markit. The EUR/USD currency pair later extended its losses following the release of upbeat US advance retail sales data for November in the early American session.

Euro Rallies Against US Dollar on Weak ADP Jobs Data, Later Declines

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar following the release of the latest US employment change data in the early American session. The euro was also bid higher by the sell-off in global equity markets due to fears relating to the US-China trade truce and the recent arrest of the Huawei CEO in Canada.