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Positive Market Sentiment Hurts Appeal of Swiss Franc

The Swiss franc was soft today as the market sentiment remained positive, hurting demand for the currency often used as a safe haven. Markets largely ignored the strong language of US President Donald Trump regarding China.

Positive Market Sentiment Hurts Appeal of Yen

The Japanese yen found a limited demand from investors today as they were in a relatively positive mood, reducing the appeal of safe currencies. Japan’s trade deficit widened but, as it often happens, domestic macroeconomic data had a small impact on the currency.

Pound Crashes to New 2-Year Lows as UK Q2 GDP Disappoints

The Sterling pound today crashed to fresh 2-year lows after the latest UK GDP report indicated that the country’s economy shrunk 0.2% in the second quarter. The GBP/USD currency pair was also weighed down by other weak UK macro releases including the disappointing industrial production data.

Euro Rallies Higher Despite Italian Political Uncertainty

The euro today rallied higher into the early European session despite rumours that the Italian government would call for an early election on October 23rd. The EUR/USD currency pair fell after the release of weak German trade balance data for June, which shrunk more than expected.

NZ Dollar Recovers on China’s Data, Remains Vulnerable to Monetary Policy Outlook

The New Zealand dollar gained today against major currencies. One of the possible reasons for the gains was profit-taking after yesterday’s huge slump. Another one was positive data from China — the world’s second-largest economy and New Zealand’s biggest trading partner. The gains were limited, though, as central bank’s assistant governor suggested a possibility of another interest rate cut.

Aussie Resumes Decline After Firming on RBA Policy Announcement

The Australian dollar resumed its decline today after halting the drop yesterday. The currency firmed during the previous trading session after the monetary policy announcement of the Australian central bank. But the Aussie continued to move lower during the current session amid risk aversion prevailing on the market.

NZ Dollar Gains After Trade Surplus Widens Unexpectedly

The New Zealand dollar rose today after the nation’s trade surplus widened unexpectedly last month.

Yen Mixed Despite Shrinking Trade Deficit

The Japanese yen was mixed today, rising against some majors, such as the US dollar and the euro, but falling against commodity currencies as well as the Great Britain pound. The decline of global stocks and domestic macroeconomic data were supportive of the currency, but that was not enough to bolster the yen sufficiently.

Swiss Franc Flat As Trade Surplus Balloons in June

The Swiss franc is trading relatively flat against some of its currency rivals on Thursday as some recent economic data are pushing up the safe-haven asset. While not consider the global beacon of exports, Switzerland has enjoyed a significant jump last month, helping it experience the biggest trade surplus in more than two years. With Zurich engaged in terse discussions with the European Union (EU), this could […]

Chinese Yuan Tries to Find Direction on Slowing GDP, Strong Data

The Chinese yuan is struggling to find direction to kick off the trading week after economic growth slowed to its lowest level in nearly three decades. But it was not all bad news for the world’s second-largest economy as an influx of data came in better than expected, giving the yuan some support.

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