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South African Rand Gains Despite Slowing Inflation

The South African rand gained against the US dollar and the euro today despite South Africa’s slowing inflation. Market analysts are skeptical, though, about the rand’s ability to maintain the rally for a long time.

Euro Firm Even as Inflation & Current Account Miss Expectations

The euro was firm against other most-traded currencies today despite rather weak domestic macroeconomic data released over the trading session. The currency has trimmed its gains versus the US dollar by now but otherwise remained strong.

Australian Dollar Gets Boost from Very Good Employment Report

The Australian dollar rallied today, though the currency has trimmed its gains by now. The Aussie got a boost from the employment report that came out much better than was expected.

Chinese Yuan Strengthens on Strong Trade Data

The Chinese yuan is strengthening against most major currency rivals on Thursday after the federal government reported better-than-expected trade numbers. Despite the positive numbers, they could contribute to the escalation in the US-China dispute, mainly because exports surged and Beijing’s trade surplus came in better than what the market had anticipated.

US Dollar Rallies on Better-Than-Expected Q2 GDP

The US dollar is rallying against a basket of currencies to close out the trading week, driven by a better-than-expected but slower than usual second-quarter economic report. The gross domestic product cooled down in the April-to-June period, but there were some bright spots in the overall report, including a surge in consumer spending.

South African Rand Gains After Inflation Beats Expectations

The South African rand gained today after nation’s inflation beat expectations.

US Dollar Rallies As Market Dismisses IMF’s ‘Overvalued’ Concerns

The US dollar is finishing the trading week higher against a handful of currencies as the market appears to be moving on from recent comments pertaining to the greenback’s valuation. With a Federal Reserve bank president discussing the need for action ahead of a crisis and some data to throw in the mix, it has been a fun ride for the dollar this week.

Japanese Yen Mixed After Fitch Maintains Credit Rating

The Japanese yen was mixed today after Fitch Rating maintained Japan’s sovereign credit rating. The forecasts made by the agency were not all good, though.

Canadian Dollar Mixed on Higher Auto Sales, Crashing Energy Prices

The Canadian dollar is mixed against a basket of currencies on Tuesday as investors sift through new motor vehicle sales data and foreign securities purchases for May. The loonie was sent lower on crashing energy prices, which is bad news for a resource-rich market. Traders will now wait for June inflation numbers that are expected to be lower than in May.

Canadian Dollar Recovers After Drop Caused by BoC Policy Decision

The Canadian dollar dropped today following the monetary policy decision made by the Bank of Canada. The drop was short-lived, though, and the loonie has erased losses versus most of its major peers by now. The currency even gained on the US dollar, which weakened due to the outlook for interest rate cuts from the Federal Reserve.

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