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Pound Crashes on Weak UK Retail Sales Report and US-Iran Tensions

The Sterling pound today crashed against the US dollar in the early London session following the release of the disappointing latest UK retail sales report. The GBP/USD currency pair had been trading higher before the release boosted by upbeat investor sentiment before nosediving to its daily lows after the announcement.

Euro Range-Bound as Selling Pressure Abates Despite USD Strength

The euro today traded sideways against the US dollar as the selling pressure abated as investors reacted to the calming of tensions between the US and Iran. The EUR/USD currency pair today attempted to rally unsuccessfully and was mostly stuck in slightly negative territory for most of today’s session despite upbeat German industrial data.

Euro Falls to 7-Day Lows on Depressed Market Risk Sentiment

The euro today fell to new weekly lows against the US dollar as the risk-off market sentiment persisted after Iran attacked US bases in Iraq. The EUR/USD currency pair’s decline was accelerated further by the release of weak data from the euro area earlier today.

Euro Falls on Middle East Tensions, Ignores Upbeat Eurozone Data

The euro today fell against the much stronger US dollar amid heightened political tensions in the Middle East as investors bought the safe-haven greenback. The EUR/USD currency pair was on a downward spiral from the start of the session ignoring upbeat eurozone releases, which accelerated after the release of upbeat US data.

Euro Falls on Risk-Off Mood, Ignores German CPI Data, Later Recovers

The euro today fell against the US dollar driven by the risk-off sentiment that ensued after the US killed a top Iranian general earlier today spooking investors. The EUR/USD currency pair ignored the release of upbeat German inflation data but later recovered as the greenback lost momentum in the American session.

Pound Falls Against the Dollar on US-Iran Tensions and Weak UK PMI

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar as tensions between the US and Iran escalated overnight and investors dumped riskier assets such as the pound. The GBP/USD currency pair has given up most of the gains made in December following Boris Johnson‘s landslide election win that saw the pair spike to multi-month highs.

Loonie Rallies on Oil Price Gains, Later Retreats As Oil Prices Fall

The Canadian dollar also referred to as the ‘loonie’ today rallied higher against the US dollar as oil prices soared during the Asian session. However, the loonie’s gains were short-lived as oil prices quickly fell during the European session reversing the USD/CAD currency pair’s losses and launching a sustained rally.

Euro Drops on Fears of Further Monetary Easing From the ECB

The euro today fell from its daily highs against the US dollar as markets reacted to news that the European Central Bank was considering a different approach to meet its inflation target. The EUR/USD currency pair later recovered given that the greenback was also under significant selling pressure as markets continue to price in a Fed rate cut on July 31.

Pound Drops From 2-Month Highs as UK Retail Sales Disappoint

The British pound today fell from yesterday’s 2-month highs against the US dollar following Theresa May‘s victory in the no-confidence vote against her on Wednesday. The GBP/USD currency pair today declined as markets monitored Brexit developments amid low volatility.

Euro Drops Further Driven by Political Uncertainty and Weak Data

The euro today fell to new lows last seen in mid-August against the US dollar as the political uncertainty in key eurozone countries such as Germany and Italy weighed on the single currency. The release of mixed macro data from the euro area combined with the strong employment data from the USA also added to the selling pressure on the euro.

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