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USD/INR Tops 74.00 As Q3 GDP Contracts, COVID-19 Infections Jump

The Indian rupee is weakening against its US peer at the end of the trading week, driven mostly by the continuing economic contraction and the rising number of coronavirus infections. The rupee has joined the rest of the emerging market currencies by slumping in 2020 amid the financial crisis. But with growing confidence in the broader financial market, the rupee has found support among EM currencies in November.

Australian Dollar Joins Rally in Risk-On Environment

The Australian dollar joined the rally of its New Zealand counterpart amid the risk-on market sentiment. There were no macroeconomic reports released in Australia today, while yesterday’s data was positive.

Pound Rallies to 12-Week Highs on AstraZeneca Vaccine, UK PMIs

The sterling pound today surged to 12-week highs against the dollar boosted by news of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine given that its a British/Swedish company. The GBP/USD currency pair later trimmed its gains after the dollar surged to new multi-month highs on upbeat US Flash PMIs released by Markit Economics.

Euro Rallies on Coronavirus Vaccine News, Later Falls on Upbeat US PMI

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar in the first half of today’s session boosted by investor optimism about a potential coronavirus vaccine. The EUR/USD currency pair later reversed course during the American session and turned negative for the day on the upbeat US PMI data, which boosted the dollar.

US Dollar Extends Weakness on Optimism Over Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

The US dollar is extending its weakness to start the trading week, driven mostly by optimism in the broader financial market amid the latest coronavirus vaccine from Oxford-AstraZeneca. This comes soon after Pfizer and Moderna announced their own two-dose inoculations in preventing COVID-19. With economic data being mostly quiet on Monday, traders will be looking for the latest hints regarding US fiscal stimulus and relief packages.

NZ Dollar Weakest on Waning Optimism, Poor Domestic Data

Commodity currencies were among the weakest on the Forex market today as the optimism caused by the news about a coronavirus vaccine continued to wane. The New Zealand dollar was the biggest loser, falling even against its commodity-linked counterparts. Negative domestic macroeconomic data put additional pressure on the currency.

Euro Rallies Against Dollar as Biden Maintains US Election Lead

The euro today oscillated between gains and losses as US election officials continue to count votes in the tightly-contested US Presidential elections. The EUR/USD currency pair fell earlier today after President Donald Trump threatened to use the Supreme Court to stop vote-counting in some states.

US Dollar Surges As Trump Threatens Supreme Court Action Over 2020 Election

The US dollar advanced against many of its currency peers on Wednesday as the 2020 presidential election potentially becomes a contested affair. An official result was not announced, and many votes are still being counted in many key battleground states. With the historic race potentially being taken to the Supreme Court, financial markets are not reacting favorably.

USD/CHF Slides As FX Markets Prepare for Raucous 2020 Election

The Swiss franc is carving out a direction on Tuesday as investors brace for the 2020 US presidential election, comb through the latest inflation and manufacturing data, and determine if Switzerland can successfully mitigate COVID-19 without decimating the economy. With the world in the home stretch of a raucous 2020, can the conventional safe-haven asset continue its appreciation by year’s end?

CAD Surges on Sharp Oil Prices Rebound, Strong Manufacturing PMI

The Canadian dollar was the strongest currency on the Forex market on Monday. The reason for the currency’s impressive performance was primarily the sharp bounce of crude oil prices, though Canada’s macroeconomic data was also supportive of the loonie.

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