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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.

Euro Falls as Fears of a Recession in Germany Dominate Markets

The euro today attempted to rally against the US dollar but failed to make any significant gains as investors sold the single currency on disappointing German GDP data. The EUR/USD currency pair failed to break above the crucial 1.1200 level amid selling pressure as fears of a German recession drove investors to the safe-haven dollar.

Euro Falls Then Rallies as US Dollar Tanks on Trade Tensions

The euro today fell to new daily lows against the US dollar early in the European session in a knee-jerk move that was likely driven by algorithmic trading. The EUR/USD currency pair later rose from its lows as the single currency rallied against the greenback, which remained on the back foot due to the devalued yuan.

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.

Japanese Yen Gains on US-China Trade Conflict, Domestic Data

The Japanese yen gained today as risk aversion returned to markets after new developments in the US-China trade conflict. Domestic macroeconomic data was also supportive of the currency.

British Pound Falls on Election Rumors as Hard Brexit Weighs

The British pound today fell to new weekly lows after the Sun published a report saying that Boris Johson was planning an election immediately after a hard Brexit. Investors were shocked at the news, which seemed to confirm that the Johnson administration had abandoned all plans to negotiate a deal with the EU.

Euro Rallies as Stock Markets Crash on Sino-US Trade Tensions

The euro today rallied against the US dollar amid heightened trade tensions between the US and China, which triggered a global stock market sell-off. The EUR/USD currency pair rallied higher as investors sold the greenback and bought the single currency given the significant risks facing the United States.

Euro Rallies Amid US Dollar Sell-Off Driven by Rising Trade Tensions

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar as investors fled the greenback and US equity markets in favour of riskier assets such as the single currency. The EUR/USD currency pair today rallied above the crucial 1.1200 level as investors piled into the currency given the US dollar’s crash in the face of rising trade tensions.

US Dollar Mixed After Fed Cut, Escalation of Tensions Between US & China

It was expected that the monetary policy decision of the Federal Reserve would be the major event this week. While the Fed had indeed a big impact on markets, ultimately it was overshadowed by new developments in the US-China trade conflict. The resulting risk aversion allowed the US dollar to rise against riskier commodity currencies but drove the greenback down versus safer currencies.

Chinese Yuan Edges Higher As Beijing Slaps Anti-Dumping Duties on Steel Imports

The Chinese yuan is edging higher midweek after the federal government announced that it would be slapping anti-dumping duties on steel imports from major regional trading partners. This might be part of the nation’s strategy of “arduous efforts” to match this year’s industrial output growth target, particularly as protectionism and trade wars apply pressure on exports and affect the world’s second-largest economy.

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