Monetary Policy — News Archive


Pound Falls on Brexit Jitters and BoE Decision, Rallies on Carney Speech

The Sterling pound today dropped below 2-week lows in the early London session as investors priced-in Brexit uncertainty ahead of a crucial meeting between Theresa May and the European Commission President. The GBP/USD currency pair dropped to new 2.5-week lows following the Bank of England‘s interest rate decision in the mid-European session.

Euro Falls to Daily Lows Below Key Level on Mixed Eurozone Data

The euro today fell from yesterday’s highs, which were triggered by the dovish FOMC policy statement and comments, following the release of mixed eurozone data. The EUR/USD currency pair recovered slightly after the release of higher-than-expected US jobless claims data, which painted a different picture of the country’s labor market.

Yen Gains on Fed’s Dovish Stance, Domestic Macroeconomic Data

The Japanese yen gained against its most-traded counterparts today. Some market analysts explained the rally by the better-than-expected domestic macroeconomic data, while others believed that the dovish stance of the US Federal Reserve helped the currency to gain, especially versus the US dollar.

Japanese Yen Logs Small Gains During Quiet Trading

The Japanese yen rose a bit during Monday’s quiet trading. With no major events or macroeconomic releases, markets were rather directionless today, though the rest of the week promises to be much more eventful.

Euro Hits Weekly Lows on Weak PMIs, Rallies on Draghi Speech, Later Declines

The euro today fell to new weekly lows in the early European session following the release of weak PMI prints from across the eurozone by IHS Markit. The single currency later rebounded following the announcement of the European Central Bank’s monetary policy decision and a balanced speech by the ECB Governor.

Yen Soft After BoJ Monetary Policy Meeting, Economic Forecast

The Japanese yen was soft today after the Bank of Japan performed a monetary policy meeting and revised its economic projections. The losses were not particularly big, though.

NZ Dollar Rallies After Consumer Inflation Surprises Positively

The New Zealand dollar climbed by the end of the Tuesday’s trading session and continued to rally during the early Wednesday’s session. The rally was a result of the better-than-expected inflation data. Before the report, the currency was moving either sideways or down versus its major peers.

Dollar Mixed After Headline Inflation Slows

The US dollar was mixed following the release of an inflation report. Market analysts were still bearish on the currency, saying that there are not many factors that will support the greenback over the long term.

US Dollar Rebounds on Comments of Fed Chair Powell

The US dollar gained against its most-traded rivals today following yesterday’s losses caused by dovish monetary policy minutes released by the Federal Reserve. Market analysts explained the rebound by comments from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.

Euro Falls From Highs Triggered by Dovish Fed as US Dollar Rebounds

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar in the early Asian session following yesterday’s dovish FOMC minutes and Fed comments. The single currency soon headed lower as the US dollar staged a rebound boosted by the risk averse market sentiment as the optimism around the US-China trade talks faded.