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Japanese Yen Strengthens on Better-Than-Expected Data, BoJ Stimulus

The Japanese yen is strengthening against different currency competitors midweek, buoyed by a plethora of economic data and outlooks that came in much better than initially anticipated. With the federal government set to unveil a comprehensive stimulus package to rescue the world’s third-largest economy from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the yen’s safe-haven appeal may stay intact.

Japanese Yen Gains As Abe Prepares for ‘Boldest-Ever’ Stimulus

The Japanese yen is gaining against its biggest currency competitors to kick off the trading week as the nation braces for details surrounding the government’s “boldest-ever” stimulus package. Japan’s economic situation had been bearish prior to the coronavirus pandemic, but the outbreak has negatively affected the world’s third-largest economy. With the Tokyo Olympic Games postponed until the end of July, it is unclear how Japan can avoid slipping into […]

Pound Rallies on Upbeat Sentiment and Hawkish BoE Rate Decision

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by the dominant risk-off market sentiment, which triggered a sell-off in the greenback. The GBP/USD currency pair today rallied higher as investors reacted to the Bank of England‘s latest monetary policy decisions.

US Dollar Rallies Despite Mixed Data As Investors Pour Into Safe-Haven Asset

The US dollar is rallying against many major currencies midweek as investors continue to pour into the traditional safe-haven asset. Despite mixed economic data, the greenback is trading at its best level in three years throughout the Covid-19 pandemic that has crippled the global economy and paralyzed global financial markets.

Euro Falls to New Lows as Foreign Demand for US Dollars Skyrockets

The euro today fell against the much stronger US dollar amid a global rush for the world’s sole reserve currency as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. The EUR/USD currency pair’s decline was further fueled by weak data from Germany and the euro area as European countries fight to contain rising coronavirus cases.

Chinese Yuan Slumps As Industrial Output, Retail Sales Crash in COVID-19 Fallout

The Chinese yuan is slumping against multiple currencies to kick off the trading week, driven by a crash in key economic metrics. With a myriad of January-to-February reports coming in, global financial markets are gaining insight into just how much the coronavirus damaged the world’s second-largest economy. Despite Beijing in the beginning stages of rebooting its economy, it is unclear how long it will take for China to return to full […]

Euro Gains on German Factory Orders, US Dollar’s Woes

The euro fell against safer currencies, like the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen, but gained on other most-traded rivals, including the US dollar, the Great Britain pound, and commodity currencies. Surprisingly, that did not include the New Zealand dollar, which turned out to be one of the strongest currencies during Friday’s trading session.

Australian Dollar Soft on Market Sentiment, Weak Economic Data

The Australian dollar was soft today. While it managed to gain on the US and Canadian dollars, the Aussie fell against other most-traded currencies. It declined even against its New Zealand counterpart, which is also considered riskier commodity currency. The market sentiment remained in a risk-off mode, weighing on Australian currency, and Australia’s macroeconomic releases were not helping either.

Chinese Yuan Sinks As Purchasing Indexes Crash to Record Lows

The Chinese yuan is sliding against most major currencies to kick off the trading week as the latest economic data highlighted just how damaging the fallout of the coronavirus has been to Beijing. It may be some time until China fully recovers from Covid-19, especially with hundreds of new cases being reported. Plus, the outbreak appears to have spread worldwide, causing consternation about global supply chains and the near-term […]

Mexican Peso Drops As Economy Shrinks in 2019

The Mexican peso is trading relatively flat against several major currency competitors on Tuesday. With the latest economic data coming in mixed, the public and investors may be becoming increasingly impatient with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s policies. A cyber attack on the nation’s economy ministry did not help spur confidence in AMLO’s government either.

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