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Loonie Rallies on Upbeat Retail Sales Data, Limited by Strong Dollar

The Canadian dollar today rallied against its American counterpart following the release of upbeat Canadian retail sales data for June, but the rally was short-lived. The USD/CAD currency pair today extended its gains from yesterday as the US dollar proved to be much stronger against the loonie driven by several factors including the less-dovish Fed minutes.

NZ Dollar Gains on Retail Sales, RBNZ Chief’s Comments

The New Zealand dollar rallied against other most-traded currencies today after the release of retail sales data and comments for the central bank’s chief. The currency has trimmed its gains by now but is still trading above the opening level.

Russian Ruble Gains on Calls for G7 Reinstatement

The Russian ruble is gaining on Thursday after renewed calls to reinstate Moscow into the G7. After being ousted from the group of eight economies over the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia might return to the table and engage with other economic powerhouses. Data is also lifting the ruble toward the end of the trading week.

US Dollar Mixed on Data, Lingering Trade Conflict

The US dollar is mixed against a myriad of currencies to finish the trading week. The greenback is contending with various economic numbers, geopolitical developments, and market events to carve out a concrete direction, which might be the case for the next several trading sessions. The next month might be pivotal for the buck’s performance for the remainder of 2019.

Chinese Yuan Mixed on Weaker Industrial Output, Surging Home Prices

The Chinese yuan is having a mixed trading session against multiple currencies, driven by varied economic data. The biggest story for China was its July industrial production being worse than what the market had expected, though it was somewhat offset by soaring housing prices in the world’s second-largest economy. The yuan may not be able to strengthen against a basket of currencies until the trade war is finally over.

Euro Falls on Upbeat US Retail Sales and China Retaliation Fears

The euro today fell against the US dollar during the American session following the release of upbeat advance US retail sales report, which boosted the greenback. The EUR/USD currency pair gave up most of its earlier gains amid a deluge of positive data from the US docket.

Surprising Growth of Britain’s Retail Sales Bolster Sterling

The Great Britain pound gained against other most-traded currencies today after Britain’s retail sales rose unexpectedly last month. The threat of a no-deal Brexit continues to hang over the currency, but the sterling largely ignored it today, paying more attention to the positive data.

NZ Dollar Retreats After Chinese Indicators Miss Expectations

The New Zealand dollar declined today following yesterday’s gains. While the positive news about the US-China trade conflict supported riskier commodity currencies yesterday, a big miss in some important Chinese macroeconomic indicators overshadowed the supportive fundamentals today.

Risk Aversion Prevents Aussie from Gaining on Positive Data

The Australian dollar dropped against other most-traded currencies today despite better-than-expected domestic data. Risk aversion, which prevailed on the Forex market after the announcement of new US tariffs on Chinese goods, did not allow the Aussie to profit from positive macroeconomic reports.

Japanese Yen Mixed as Traders Wait for Fed, Other Events

The Japanese yen was mixed today amid mild risk aversion on the Forex market. Traders were reluctant to open new positions at the start of the week full of important events.

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