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Aussie Beats Rivals with Help from Domestic & Chinese Economic Reports

The Australian dollar rose today. In fact, it was the strongest among most-traded currencies on the Forex market. The Aussie got a boost from positive macroeconomic data, both domestic and Chinese.

Japanese Yen Mixed After Services PMIs for China & Japan

The Japanese yen was mixed today after economic data that put markets in a risk-on mode. Markit released services Purchasing Managers’ Indices for a range of countries during the trading session. Of particular importance to the yen were the reports for China and Japan.

Australian Dollar Strongest After Australian & Chinese Trade Data

The Australian dollar rallied against all other most-traded currencies today after positive trade data released in China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, and Australia itself. Reports about the services sector were rather bad in both Australia and China but that did not prevent the Aussie from logging substantial gains.

NZ Dollar Flat-to-Higher After Domestic, Chinese Data

The New Zealand dollar was trading either flat or slightly higher against other currencies, including its commodity-related counterparts. The kiwi got a boost from positive macroeconomic data released in both China, New Zealand’s biggest trading partner, and New Zealand itself. The optimistic market sentiment was helping the currency too.

Australian Dollar Rises for Third Day After GDP Beats Expectations

The Australian dollar continued to rise, logging a third consecutive daily gain. This time, it is easier to explain the currency’s rally as it followed the better-than-expected GDP print released during the trading session. Economic data from China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, was atrocious, but it had a little impact on the movement of the Aussie.

NZ Dollar Little Changed After Mixed Employment Data

The New Zealand dollar was little changed today as local markets were closed for a holiday. The currency did not show a clear trend yesterday either after the release of mixed employment data in New Zealand.

Chinese Yuan Finishes 2019 Stronger, Still Records Annual Loss

The Chinese yuan is gaining on some of its major currency rivals to finish 2019, but the currency will still end the year lower. The yuan suffered some steep losses throughout the year, though it has rebounded in recent months because the trade dispute with the US is subsiding and slightly better economic data. The yuan’s performance in 2020 will be closely watched by observers as it might impact American negotiations […]

Australian Dollar Weak After GDP Miss

The Australian dollar was weak today due to uncertainty surrounding the US-China trade deal as well as the slower-than-expected economic growth in Australia. Losses were limited, though, thanks to the positive report from China, Australia’s biggest trading partner.

NZ Dollar Drops, Touching 4-Year Low vs. US Dollar

The New Zealand dollar dropped today, touching the lowest level in four years versus its US counterpart. The currency was dragged down by poor domestic macroeconomic data and the general risk-off sentiment on the Forex market. A positive report about China’s manufacturing sector limited the downside momentum, though.

Chinese Yuan Gets Boost from Accelerating Services Sector

The Chinese yuan gained on the US dollar today after China’s services sector showed an accelerating rate of growth last month.

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