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Japanese Yen Weakens on BOJ Uncertainty Over Monetary Easing

The Japanese yen is softening to kick off the trading week after investors learned very little from a much-anticipated speech by the head of the Bank of Japan (BOJ). On Monday, central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda disappointed investors when he said any monetary policy moves will depend on the performance of the national economy and global markets. Still, most economists believe the next move for the BOJ will be additional easing.

US Dollar Takes a Breather After Strong Data Sparks Rally

The US dollar is taking a breather midweek following a strong session on Tuesday, driven by strong economic data that left investors feeling ebullient. A string of housing numbers did come out, but the market did anticipate weakness in the sector, which could adjust traders’ minds about the world’s largest economy being on solid footing.

Aussie Firm After RBA Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes

The Australian dollar gained against the majority of its most-traded counterparts today, with the exception of the US dollar. That is despite the Reserve Bank of Australia released policy minutes, which suggested that the central bank maintained easing bias.

US Dollar Mixed on PPI, Index Slips Below 97

The US dollar is mixed against most currencies at the end of the trading week, driven by the latest inflation numbers. The greenback is also finding direction on expectations that the central bank will cut interest rates at the end of the month, according to signals during this week’s semi-annual testimony in front of Congress and latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes.

Mexican Peso Resilient Despite Central Bank’s Minutes, Declining Industrial Production

The Mexican peso was relatively stable today despite dovish monetary policy meeting minutes of the nation’s central bank and unfavorable domestic macroeconomic data. Political turmoil was also putting pressure on the currency, which was surprisingly resilient during the current trading session.

Euro Rallies on Powell’s Testimony, Retreats on Upbeat US CPI Data

The euro today rallied higher in the Asian session as investors reacted to Jerome Powell‘s dovish comments during his testimony before Congress. The EUR/USD currency pair later fell from its daily highs in the American session following the release of upbeat US inflation data.

Japanese Yen Strengthens Despite Plenty of Unfavorable Data

The Japanese yen is strengthening against several currencies on Thursday, despite plenty of weak data suggesting that the world’s third-largest economy could be cooling down. The yen might be gaining steam on two things: expectations that the central bank could follow the Federal Reserve’s lead and slash interest rates or breathe a sigh of relief that the US and China have renewed trade talks.

Norwegian Krone Climbs Despite Inflation Miss

The Norwegian krone climbed today even after nation’s consumer inflation missed expectations.

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.

Euro Rallies to 3-Day Highs As Powell Hints at Future Rate Cuts

The euro today rallied to new daily highs breaking out of a 3-day losing streak as markets reacted to Jerome Powell’s dovish comments during his testimony before Congress. The EUR/USD currency pair performance today was largely driven by investor sentiment and US dollar dynamics due to the empty European dockets.

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