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NZ Dollar Rallies on Improving Manufacturing, Fails to Keep Gains

The New Zealand dollar was attempting to rally today but failed, trimming its gains against some rivals and erasing them outright against others by now. Domestic macroeconomic data was positive for the currency.

Euro Falls on Weak Eurozone Retail Sales Amid Thin Holiday Trading

The euro today fell against the US dollar following the release of weak retail sales data for the euro area amid a subdued market environment. The EUR/USD currency pair traded in a tight range for most of today’s session as US markets remained closed for the Independence Day celebrations.

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.

Sterling Weakest on Forex After String of Bad PMIs

The Great Britain pound was the weakest major currency on the Forex market today. The main reason for that was the string of bad PMI reports, which led to concerns that Britain’s economic growth slowed in the second quarter of 2019.

Euro Rallies on Upbeat Eruozone PMIs, Falls Despite Weak US Data

The euro today rallied higher following the release of mostly upbeat PMI reports from across the eurozone by Markit Economics in the early European session. The EUR/USD currency pair later fell in the early American session despite the disappointing US releases driven by subdued investor risk sentiment ahead of tomorrow’s US holiday.

Russian Ruble Slumps on Weak Data, Geopolitical Risk

The Russian ruble is slumping midweek after a few pieces of economic data disappointed investors. This comes one day after the currency endured major swings on reports of a possible military fallout between the US, Russia, and the European Union following several events that appeared to be isolated from one another.

Canadian Dollar Gets Boost from Trade Surplus, Crude Oil Prices

The Canadian dollar gained on its most-traded rivals today, gaining help from the positive domestic trade data, which showed an unexpected surplus, and rising prices for crude oil, Canada’s major export commodity.

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.

Pound Soft on Contracting Construction, Carney’s Comments

The Great Britain pound was one of the weakest currencies on the Forex market during Tuesday’s trading session. The likely reasons for that were poor domestic macroeconomic data and comments from the central bank’s chief.

US Dollar Slides on Disappointing Data

The US dollar is losing ground against a basket of currencies on Tuesday after a flurry of data was released and disappointed the market. The one positive this week has been the rise in housing prices, which have been running on a treadmill for more than a year. With the US-China trade war taking a breather, investors may be finding short-term direction on data instead of geopolitical events.

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