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Pound Rallies on Farage’s Election Concession Despite Weak GDP

The British pound today rallied against the US dollar after Nigel Farage confirmed his support for the Conservative Party raising hopes about Brexit. The GBP/USD currency pair rallied to new 4-day highs on the political headlines despite the release of multiple weak UK macro reports.

Chinese Yuan Weakens As Economy Expands at Slowest Pace in 30 Years

The Chinese yuan is weakening against most major currency rivals at the end of the trading week after Beijing reported that the world’s second-largest economy expanded at the slowest pace in 30 years. While the third-quarter report was dominated by the gross domestic product (GDP), there were a couple of positive indicators that still offered hope for investors, especially as US and China trade relations are stuck at a standstill.

Japanese Yen Attempts to Rally, Fails

The Japanese yen attempted to rally intraday but has lost is gains completely against all other major currencies by now. One of the possible reasons for the initial rally of the yen was the worsening market sentiment as traders were becoming less and less optimistic about the trade negotiations between the United States and China. But poor domestic macroeconomic data and the dovish outlook for monetary policy of the Japanese central bank did not allow […]

Euro Trades Sideways as Investors Ponder US-China Interim Deal

The euro today cooled off slightly after posting gains against the US dollar for the past three days as investors digested the impact of Friday’s US-China handshake deal. The EUR/USD currency pair fell to its daily lows after the release of weak German wholesale prices data before rallying higher shortly afterwards.

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 Rebounds Amid Sales Tax Hike, Renewed Safe-Haven Status

The Japanese yen is rallying against most major currency rivals midweek as the world’s third-largest economy implemented a long-awaited sales tax hike. This comes as Wall Street is forecasting the yen will enjoy a monumental rally to finish off the year amid the chaos unfolding in global markets. Are investors dismissing the weak data this week?

Yen Mixed on Macroeconomic Data, BoJ Monetary Policy Stance

The Japanese yen was mixed today despite the market sentiment that was favorable to safer currencies. Domestic macroeconomic data was mixed, but there were more negative reports than positive ones. Additionally, Japan’s central bank signaled about the possibility of additional monetary easing soon.

US Dollar Mixed on Better-Than-Expected Industrial, Manufacturing Output

The US dollar is mixed against several major currency rivals on Tuesday after the latest industrial and manufacturing output numbers were published. But global financial markets are bracing for the Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates, which the market is now split on. In the backdrop is low-level US-China trade discussions restarting later this week.

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.

Mexican Peso Mixed on Weak Industrial Output, Expected Rate Cuts

The Mexican peso is mixed against a basket of currencies to end the trading week. Investors are combing through the nation’s latest industrial production numbers for July, while also monitoring monetary policy. With inflation lower than what central banking officials want and the economy enduring immense uncertainty, analysts are unsure how the government will tackle the situation.

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