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New Zealand Manufacturing PMI Slips, NZ Dollar Pays Little Attention

New Zealand manufacturing PMI fell last month, as was shown by the report released by Business NZ today, though that had limited impact on the performance of the New Zealand dollar. The currency rallied intraday but has retreated by now.

Euro Rallies Against US Dollar on Weak US Employment Data

The euro today rallied against the US dollar following the release of disappointing US non-farm payrolls report for March. Earlier Markit Economics PMI releases covering the European docket had triggered the euro’s initial uptrend following a major decline during the Asian session.

Euro Declines Against US Dollar on Mixed Eurozone Data

The euro today declined against the US dollar following the release of weak Markit services PMIs from across the Eurozone in the early European session. The release of weak US data early in the American session could not reverse the euro’s slide against the greenback.

Sterling Shows Resilience in Face of Poor Data from Britain

The Great Britain pound rallied today against some of its major rivals, though not against the euro, even as macroeconomic data released in the United Kingdom over the trading session was rather poor.

Aussie Unsure Where to Go in Turbulent Environment

The Australian dollar was little changed today against some rivals, while falling versus the strong yen, amid mixed domestic macroeconomic data, poor data from China (Australia’s biggest trading partner), and escalating trade wars between China and the United States.

Euro Drops Against US Dollar on Mixed Eurozone Manufacturing PMIs

The euro today declined against the US dollar following the release of mixed manufacturing PMI data from across the euro area. The euro’s decline was further accelerated by renewed demand for the US dollar fueled by the risk-on investor sentiment.

Pound Pares Gains Caused by Better-Than-Expected Manufacturing PMI

The Great Britain pound gained today, propelled higher by a better-than-expected manufacturing report, but has lost most of its gains by now.

Canadian Dollar Reverses Rally, Follows Crude Oil in Decline

After rallying earlier today, the Canadian dollar fell against its most-traded peers, following the slump of crude oil prices.

US Dollar Rallies Higher on Manufacturing PMI Releases

The US dollar today rallied against some of its main trading peers including the euro and the Canadian dollar. The greenback’s rally was triggered by the release of the IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI for March, which was slightly lower than expected, but still tilted the scales in favor of the greenback.

Pound Spikes Higher on BoE Rate Decision, Declines on Brexit Worries

The British pound today declined against the US dollar after the Bank of England left its monetary policy intact including the bank rate and the asset purchase program. The pound initially spiked higher following the BoE announcement, but quickly headed lower as investor sentiment towards the pound shifted on Brexit worries.

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