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AUD/USD Declines for Twelfth Session on Range of Factors

The Australian dollar declined today, falling for the twelfth consecutive session against its US counterpart. There were plenty of reasons for the decline: unfavorable domestic macroeconomic data, poor economic reports in China, escalation of US-China trade tensions.

Australian Dollar Suffers from Risk Aversion

The Australian dollar tumbled today. While macroeconomic data, both domestic and from China, was not particularly bad, risk aversion on the Forex market hurt the Australian currency.

Chinese Yuan Gains on Deregulation to Boost Foreign Investment

The Chinese yuan is strengthening against several major currencies on Thursday as the federal government announced it would be deregulating a whole host of industries to encourage foreign investment. This is part of Beijing’s efforts to open its market to the rest of the world and curb the growing number of companies fleeing the world’s second-largest economy amid the trade war.

Poor Economic Data Doesn’t Prevent Kiwi from Rallying

The New Zealand dollar was strong today even as, unlike its Australian peer, it had no support from macroeconomic data. Reports released over the trading session both in New Zealand and its biggest trading partner, China, were rather poor.

Chinese Yuan Gains vs. US Dollar on US-China Truce

The Chinese yuan rallied against the US dollar today. While the greenback firmed on the reports about a truce in the US-China trade war, the Chinese currency benefited from the news even more. The good news allowed the yuan to ignore negative domestic data.

Australian Dollar Recovers After China’s Disappointing Data

The Australian dollar demonstrated the same performance as its New Zealand counterpart — rising a bit today after yesterday’s big slump. Unlike the kiwi though, the Aussie did not have negative domestic economic data to explain the decline. Perhaps, the currency continued to fall after disappointing macroeconomic releases in China on Tuesday. Update: currently, the Aussie has lost its gains.

NZ Dollar Gets Lifted by Positive News from China

The New Zealand dollar rallied today, lifted by positive news from China. China’s service sector expanded more than was expected, while rumors circulated that the United States and China are close to a trade deal.

Chinese Yuan Weakens Despite Bullish Manufacturing Data

The Chinese yuan is weakening against some of its currency rivals on Tuesday, despite a myriad of data that suggests the economy might be rebounding as the year progresses. Should investors be optimistic, or should they maintain a modicum of skepticism?

Australian Dollar Opens Sharply Higher, Continues to Rise After

The Australian dollar opened sharply higher today compared to the Friday’s close and continued to move up versus most major currencies afterwards. While domestic macroeconomic data was not particularly good, the currency paid more attention to extremely positive reports in China, Australia’s biggest trading partner.

Euro Drops on Weak Chinese Data Despite Strong Eurozone PMIs

The euro today extended yesterday’s decline in the Asian session against a much stronger US dollar before rallying slightly in the early European session. However, the rally was not sustained as the pressure of weak Chinese growth forecasts weighed on the markets risk sentiment; the EUR/USD pair slid to new lows in the American session.

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