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Pound Rallies as Boris Johnson Maintains Lead in Elections Race

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the weaker US dollar as Boris Johnson held on to his lead in opinion polls ahead of the December elections. The GBP/USD currency pair rallied higher despite Johnson backtracking on his initial election pledge to cut corporate taxes.

Pound Rallies Against Weak Dollar Despite Poor UK Retail Sales

The Sterling pound today rallied against the US dollar during the American session as the Fed Chair Jerome Powell testified before the House budget committee. The GBP/USD currency pair spiked higher from a consolidative phase during this period despite the weak UK retail sales data released earlier today.

Euro Range-Bound On In-Line German CPI, Falls on Powell Testimony

The euro today traded sideways against the US dollar in a low-volatility market environment as traders waited for Jerome Powell‘s statement and testimony later in the day. The EUR/USD currency pair had a muted reaction to the release of inflation data from both Germany and the USA as the technical conditions surrounding the pair remained neutral.

Sterling Pound Falls as EU Says the Chances of a Brexit Deal Are Slim

The Sterling pound today attempted to rally against the US dollar, but its gains were limited by Brexit headlines indicating that the chances of a Brexit deal by October 31 were minimal. The GBP/USD currency pair today spiked higher before quickly reversing and heading lower as investor sentiment shifted driven by the negative Brexit headlines.

Euro Rallies Higher as France Pushes for Fiscal Stimulus Measures

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar as investors bid up the single currency lifting it away from yesterday’s lows triggered by the FOMC decision. The EUR/USD currency pair today rose steadily as the markets reacted to comments from the French calling for immediate fiscal stimulus measures.

Euro Recovers as US NFP Report Misses by a Wide Margin

The euro today rallied from its daily lows after the release of the disappointing US non-farm payrolls report in the early American session. The EUR/USD currency pair had been under intense selling pressure following the release of weak German industrial production data earlier today.

US Dollar Edges Higher on US-China Talks, Jobs Numbers

The US dollar is edging slightly higher on Thursday against several major currency rivals, driven by a potential de-escalation in US-China trade tensions and optimism over the upcoming August jobs numbers. The flurry of positive economic data also contributed to the greenback’s rebound.

Chinese Yuan Dips as US Trade War Revs Up on Tariffs, ‘Enemy’ Tweet

The Chinese yuan is weakening against multiple currency rivals at the end of the trading week. The yuan’s slide is being driven by another escalation in the ongoing US-China trade spat. Expectations of bearish industrial profits and manufacturing data have also contributed to the currency’s latest dip.

US Dollar Soft Under Pressure from Various Negative Fundamentals

The US dollar gained against its Australian and Canadian counterparts but otherwise was rather soft today. There were plenty of reasons for the dollar’s weakness: the outlook for interest rate cuts, escalation of the US-China trade war, and poor US housing data.

US Dollar Higher on Fed Rate Cut Fallout, Capped by New Trump Tariffs

The US dollar is gaining on several major currency rivals in public trading on Thursday. But the US Dollar Index is heading in the opposite direction, falling below 98.5. The Federal Reserve’s cut to interest rates, President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on China, and economic data are driving the greenback’s trade.

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