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Chinese Yuan Strengthens Against USD on Upbeat GDP, Retail Sales

The Chinese yuan reversed its recent downward trend against the US dollar to kick off the trading week, breaking below 6.7 on positive economic data. The latest figures show that the post-coronavirus recovery is doing well, from growth to retail sales. This has Beijing anticipating that the world’s second-largest economy will be one of the few Asian countries to report growth in 2020. How will this benefit the currency?

Canadian Dollar Rallies Against US Peer Driven by Dollar Dynamics

The Canadian dollar today rallied against its US peer benefitting heavily from the latter’s decline as investors remained cautiously optimistic about the global economy. The USD/CAD currency pair fell as the loonie rallied driven by the upbeat investor sentiment as Canada insists that it will not open its borders to Americans given the surge in US coronavirus cases.

US Dollar Jumps As Initial Jobless Claims Surge to Seven-Week High

The US dollar is rising on Thursday after the US government reported that initial jobless claims surged more than the market had anticipated. The greenback is witnessing an influx of traders who seeking shelter from the slide in the broader financial market. With the leading benchmark indexes in the red and the metal commodities sliding, investors are searching for protection in the buck.

Chinese Yuan Extends Losing Streak on PBoC Move, Exports

The Chinese yuan is extending its losing streak against a basket of major currency rivals on Tuesday. The yuan, which recently suffered its worst one-day drop in seven months, slumped on slightly lower-than-expected trade data. With more economic data being released this week, the yuan could come under a lot of pressure and reverse its significant 2020 rally.

US Dollar Flat As Investors Weigh Fiscal Stimulus Talks, Wait for Inflation Data

The US dollar is kick off the trading week relatively flat, hovering at its lowest level in three weeks. With not much economic data to work with, investors are weighing fiscal stimulus in Washington and the 2020 presidential election in a couple of weeks. Will traders adopt a wait-and-see approach to the greenback for the remainder of October?

Euro Strong After Market Sentiment Recovers

The euro was strong today, rising against all other most-traded currencies, with the exception of the Australian dollar. The possible reason for the rally was the market sentiment, which was recovering after confusing tweets from US President Donald Trump. Macroeconomic reports released in the eurozone today were mixed.

USD/KRW Unchanged As Data Disappoints Struggling South Korean Economy

The South Korean won is trading sideways against the US dollar on Tuesday as the national economy failed to improve in August as the effects of COVID-19 continue to linger in one of Asia’s biggest economies. With the coronavirus pandemic diminishing in Seoul, could one of Asia’s worst-performing currencies turn things around in the final quarter of 2020?

USD/MXN Rises As Mexican Central Bank Cuts Interest Rates Again

The Mexican peso is struggling to find support against several major currency rivals after the central bank cut interest rates for the 11th consecutive month. The Mexican economy has been slumping as the country fails to contain the coronavirus pandemic, with the number of new infections rising thousands per day. Despite the peso making gains this past summer, it has been one of the worst-performing Latin American currencies this year.

Australian Dollar Weak on Interest Rate Cut Outlook

The Australian dollar was one of the weakest currencies on the Forex market during Wednesday’s trading. The Aussie fell even against its New Zealand counterpart, which itself was extremely soft, though by now the AUD/USD pair has almost erased its losses. Market analysts thought that the main reason for the currency’s weakness was the outlook for an interest rate cut in the near future.

Canadian Dollar Soft After Retail Sales Miss Expectations

The Canadian dollar was soft today, falling against other most-traded currencies, after domestic retail sales data disappointed traders. The losses were limited against most of the rivals, though, with the exception of the Japanese yen and the New Zealand dollar — the two strongest currencies on the Forex market during Friday’s trading.

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