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British Pound Rallies on Carney Speech, Later Declines on Brexit News

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar in the early European session following hawkish comments by the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. The pound later erased all its gains in the American session following a news report that the German government was unconvinced with the UK’s latest post-Brexit Customs plan.

Euro Heads Lower on Mixed PMI Data from Across the Eurozone

The euro today headed lower against the US dollar in the early European session following the release of mixed Eurozone PMI data by IHS Markit. The euro’s decline drove the EUR/USD currency pair lower as the US dollar recovered from its slump that occurred in the Asian session.

Euro Trades Lower on Germany Political Crisis and Mixed PMI Releases

The euro today traded lower against the US dollar amid the deepening of the political crisis in Germany as the Interior Minister Horst Seehofer threatened to resign. The release of mixed Eurozone PMIs by IHS Markit in the early European session could not reverse the pair’s downtrend as the US dollar gained ground over the single currency.

Canadian Dollar Declines on Weak Retail Sales and CPI Data

The Canadian dollar today dropped drastically against the US dollar following the release of the latest Canadian Consumer Price Index data, which missed expectations by a huge margin. The loonie’s massive drop drove the USD/CAD currency pair to new 2018 highs as it was further accelerated by the weak Canadian retail sales data also released today.

Euro Rallies Higher on Greece Bailout Deal and Upbeat Eurozone PMIs

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar after finance ministers from across the Eurozone reached an agreement regarding Greece’s final bailout. The euro’s rally was further complemented by the release of positive PMI data from across the Eurozone by IHS Markit and in-line French GDP data.

EUR/USD Rallies Higher on Mixed Eurozone Data, Later Declines

The EUR/USD currency pair today rallied higher in the early European session following the release of mixed PMI data from across the Eurozone by IHS Markit. The currency pair’s initial rally was further boosted by the weaker US dollar as tracked by the US Dollar Index whose recovery had stalled in the early European session.

British Pound Rallies Higher on Upbeat UK Services PMI Data

The British pound today rallied higher after the release of the UK Services PMI for May by IHS Markit, which beat expectations by a significant margin. The positive PMI data served to raise expectations of a rate hike by the Bank of England in the near future as the country’s GDP growth rebounds in the current quarter.

British Pound Hits New Lows on Lackluster UK Inflation Data

The British pound was on a downtrend against the US dollar from the start of today’s session largely boosted by a risk-off sentiment in the markets. The downtrend was further accelerated by the release of the UK Consumer Price Index data for April, which missed expectations, dragging the pound much lower.

Euro Drops to New YTD Lows on Disappointing Eurozone PMIs

The euro today hit new 2018 lows against the US dollar following the release of disappointing advance PMI data from across the Eurozone. Some of the PMIs released by IHS Markit included the Markit/BME Germany Manufacturing PMI, which missed expectations by a significant margin.

Euro Trades Lower on Disappointing Releases From Across the Eurozone

The euro was on a downtrend today from the mid-Asian session to the mid-European session as the markets digested the mixed US non-farm payroll report from Friday. The euro’s decline was further accelerated by weak releases from across the Eurozone such as the disappointing German factory orders for March.

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