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Chinese Yuan Weakens As Economy Expands at Slowest Pace in 30 Years

The Chinese yuan is weakening against most major currency rivals at the end of the trading week after Beijing reported that the world’s second-largest economy expanded at the slowest pace in 30 years. While the third-quarter report was dominated by the gross domestic product (GDP), there were a couple of positive indicators that still offered hope for investors, especially as US and China trade relations are stuck at a standstill.

Pound Falls From 5-Month Highs After Irish DUP Rejects New Brexit Deal

The British pound today spiked to new 5-month highs after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the EU and UK had agreed on a new Brexit deal. However, the rally was short-lived as the GBP/USD currency pair quickly reversed all its gains as the Northern Irish DUP opposed the agreement.

Euro Hits New Monthly Highs on Positive Eurozone CPI and Weak Dollar

The euro today rallied to new monthly highs buoyed by positive CPI data from the euro area combined with a weak US dollar. The EUR/USD currency pair today rallied to new highs based on positive geopolitical events related to Brexit and the US-China trade war.

US Dollar Weakens on Disappointing Data, Trade Uncertainty

The US dollar is trading lower against multiple currency rivals midweek, driven by disappointing economic data and continued uncertainty surrounding US-China trade relations. Still, the consensus is that the greenback will remain one of the strongest currencies over the next 25 years, competing with the Chinese yuan and the euro.

Australian Dollar Continues to Recover Despite Retail Sales Miss

The Australian dollar extended its bounce today, gaining against most major currencies with the exception of the Swiss franc. While the rebound was not enough to erase this week’s losses, it gives the Aussie a chance to avoid ending the week as the weakest currency. As for Australia’s macroeconomic data, it was mixed today, with the housing market recovering but retail sales missing expectations.

Swiss Franc Mixed As Retail Sales, Manufacturing Slump

The Swiss franc is mixed against currency competitors on Thursday after new data highlighted a slumping retail sector and a bearish manufacturing industry. Despite the central bank trying to do everything it can to debase the franc, investors are still pouring into the safe-haven asset and boosting the franc’s value.

Euro Falls on Weak Eurozone PMIs, Recovers After US Services PMI Disappoints

The euro today fell to its daily lows early in the European session amid a flurry of disappointing services PMI releases from across the euro area by IHS Markit. The EUR/USD currency pair late recovered and rallied to its daily highs after the US ISM non-manufacturing PMI fell to multi-year lows.

Australian Dollar Rises Despite Unimpressive Macroeconomic Data

The Australian dollar was trading in the green during Thursday’s trading session. The trade data released in Australia today was unimpressive but that did not prevent the currency from rebounding after Tuesday’s big slump.

Japanese Yen Rebounds Amid Sales Tax Hike, Renewed Safe-Haven Status

The Japanese yen is rallying against most major currency rivals midweek as the world’s third-largest economy implemented a long-awaited sales tax hike. This comes as Wall Street is forecasting the yen will enjoy a monumental rally to finish off the year amid the chaos unfolding in global markets. Are investors dismissing the weak data this week?

Euro Softer After Slew of Macroeconomic Reports

The euro fell against the US dollar as well as some other major currencies after the release of a slew of macroeconomic reports in Europe today. Market experts attributed the euro’s decline to the weaker-than-expected inflation data. Unemployment reports, on the other hand, were surprisingly good.

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