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Turkish Lira Extends Decline on Monday

The Turkish lira continued to fall today after halting its recovery last week. For now, it looks like the decline did not affect other currencies.

South African Rand Jumps More Than 2%

The South African rand jumped more than 2% versus the US dollar today after plunging 2% on Friday. The rand reached the highest level in a month and demonstrated the biggest jump in more than eight months. The moves of the currency was a reaction to decisions of rating agencies.

Australian Dollar Steady Following China’s Rating Downgrade by S&P

The Australian dollar gained on its US counterpart today. The currency slid against other rivals intraday but is has bounced by now. Yesterday, the Aussie dropped more than 1% following China’s credit rating downgrade by Standard & Poor’s.

South African Rand Bounces After Intraday Drop

The South African rand fell during the current trading session but has bounced versus the US dollar by now. The drop was a result of the sovereign credit rating downgrade by Standard & Poor’s.

Polish Zloty Edges Lower Ahead of S&P Credit Rating Review

The Polish zloty edged lower today ahead of a credit rating review by Standard & Poor’s that may result in lower credit grade for the Eastern European country.

S&P Cuts Australia’s Credit Rating Outlook

The Australian dollar plunged today after Standard & Poor’s had cut the country’s credit rating outlook. The Aussie has bounced later and is now trading close to its opening level.

Pound Hits New Lows amid Post-Referendum Turmoil

While the Brexit vote had an impact on all currencies, the Great Britain pound (unsurprisingly) has borne the brunt of Britain’s decision to part with the European Union. The currency touched a new 31-year minimum versus the US dollar and also dropped to new lows versus many other currencies.

South Africa Keeps Investment Grade, USD/ZAR Dips

The South African rand climbed more than 3% against the US dollar today as Standard & Poor’s kept the nation’s credit rating at an investment grade. The terrible employment data from the United States also helped the rand to gain on the greenback.

Economic Concerns Make Brazilian Real Unattractive

The Brazilian real fell against the US dollar as the pessimistic outlook for Brazil’s economy coupled with concerns about the global economic slowdown made traders not particularly interested in the nation’s currency.

Hungarian Forint Gains vs. Euro, Falls vs. Dollar

The Hungarian forint rallied against the euro on speculations that Standard & Poor’s is going to upgrade the outlook for the nation’s credit rating (though it has basically lost its gains as of now). The currency also attempted to rally versus the US dollar but failed.

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