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Chinese Yuan Jumps on Surprising Manufacturing Growth in March

The Chinese yuan is rallying against many currency competitors on Tuesday as the world’s second-largest economy surprised global financial markets by reporting manufacturing growth in March. The yuan is also benefiting from additional easing efforts by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC).

Japanese Yen Gains As Abe Prepares for ‘Boldest-Ever’ Stimulus

The Japanese yen is gaining against its biggest currency competitors to kick off the trading week as the nation braces for details surrounding the government’s “boldest-ever” stimulus package. Japan’s economic situation had been bearish prior to the coronavirus pandemic, but the outbreak has negatively affected the world’s third-largest economy. With the Tokyo Olympic Games postponed until the end of July, it is unclear how Japan can avoid slipping into […]

US Dollar Rallies Despite Mixed Data As Investors Pour Into Safe-Haven Asset

The US dollar is rallying against many major currencies midweek as investors continue to pour into the traditional safe-haven asset. Despite mixed economic data, the greenback is trading at its best level in three years throughout the Covid-19 pandemic that has crippled the global economy and paralyzed global financial markets.

Sterling Extremely Volatile After BoE Emergency Interest Rate Cut, Disappointing GDP

The Great Britain pound was extremely volatile today. The main reason for the currency’s sharp moves was an emergency interest rate cut from the Bank of England. The sterling sank immediately after the announcement, recovered quickly afterward but backed off a bit after a release of a bunch of disappointing macroeconomic reports, including GDP print.

Risk Aversion, Better-than-Expected GDP Unable to Help Swiss Franc

The Swiss franc was surprisingly soft today even though the deadly coronavirus infection continued to spread across the globe, spooking investors and increasing demand for safe-haven assets. Positive macroeconomic reports released in Switzerland on Monday and Tuesday did little to help the currency. The Swissie was soft against almost all currencies, except for the Canadian dollar, which fell today despite rising prices for crude oil, and the US dollar, which collapsed after […]

Mexican Peso Drops As Economy Shrinks in 2019

The Mexican peso is trading relatively flat against several major currency competitors on Tuesday. With the latest economic data coming in mixed, the public and investors may be becoming increasingly impatient with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s policies. A cyber attack on the nation’s economy ministry did not help spur confidence in AMLO’s government either.

Euro Rallies on Upbeat PMIs, Quickly Falls on Coronavirus Headlines

The euro today spiked higher against the US dollar in the early European session following the release of upbeat eurozone PMIs by Markit Economics. However, the EUR/USD currency pair’s rally was short-lived since the pair fell shortly afterwards after news of rising coronavirus infections in South Korea damped investor risk appetite.

Euro Trades at April 2017 Lows Despite Upbeat German Macro Prints

The euro today traded at multi-year lows against the US dollar despite the release of positive German macro reports in the early European session. The EUR/USD currency pair fell to lows last witnessed in April 2017 after the results of the last French election were announced.

US Dollar Slips on Mixed Data, Coronavirus Uncertainty

The US dollar is falling against multiple currency competitors to finish the trading week. The greenback could not find a concrete direction on Friday as the key economic reports were mixed. There is still a great deal of uncertainty in global financial markets surrounding the coronavirus, which was recently named Covid-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Despite the hiccup at the end of the trading week, the US dollar is still having an incredible start […]

Great Britain Pound Stable After GDP, Other Economic Indicators

The Great Britain pound was about flat against other major currencies and trimmed losses versus commodity currencies today after the release of a bunch of macroeconomic indicators in Britain. The data was not extremely positive, but apparently, markets considered it to be good enough to support the sterling.

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