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Bullish Jerome Powell Congressional Testimony Sends Canadian Dollar Lower

The Canadian dollar is trading lower midweek as the head of the US central bank wrapped up his semi-annual testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday and investors eye the latest US economic data. Analysts warn that the loonie is not expected to record any significant movement in the coming weeks until trade negotiations between Washington and Ottawa are completed.

Euro Edges Lower on Jerome Powell Testimony, Rallying US Dollar

The euro slumped on Tuesday during Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s semi-annual testimony on Capitol Hill. As Powell told the US Senate Banking Committee that continued, gradual increases to interest rates will be the desired monetary policy moving forward, the euro fell against the US dollar, adding to its steep year-to-date losses.

British Pound Crashes as PM May Faces Rebellion in Parliament

The British pound today rallied slightly higher in the early European session following the release of positive UK jobs data. The pound later witnessed a massive drop following Brexit headlines indicating that some Tory MPs were planning to sabotage PM May’s Brexit negotiating plan.

Canadian Dollar Climbs Higher As Investors Focus on Data

The Canadian dollar posted mild gains against its American counterpart on Monday as the loonie climbed above 76 cents for the first time in a week. While the loonie will try to find direction from the US dollar, investors will also concentrate on several key economic events this week.

British Pound Declines Before Trump-May Meeting, Later Rallies Higher

The British pound today headed lower in the early European session following comments by Donald Trump ahead of his meeting with the British Prime Minister. However, the pound staged a recovery from the early American session as the US dollar experienced a modest retracement upon which the pound capitalized.

Canadian Dollar Rallies on Hawkish BoC Rate Hike, Later Trims Gains

The Canadian dollar today appreciated against its American counterpart after the Bank of Canada‘s interest rate decision, which was widely anticipated. The loonie’s rally served to drive the USD/CAD currency pair to fresh 2-day lows even as the BoC hinted at a hawkish stance on future monetary policy decisions.

Euro Rallies Higher Ahead of Mario Draghi Speech, Later Declines

The euro today opened higher against the US dollar following the disappointing US unemployment data released on Friday. The single currency rallied higher ahead of Mario Draghi‘s speech, but later declined due to a resurgence in demand for the US dollar in the American session.

Euro Heads Lower on Mixed PMI Data from Across the Eurozone

The euro today headed lower against the US dollar in the early European session following the release of mixed Eurozone PMI data by IHS Markit. The euro’s decline drove the EUR/USD currency pair lower as the US dollar recovered from its slump that occurred in the Asian session.

US Dollar Rises as Trump Avoids Harshest Measures on China

The US dollar today rallied higher against its main trading partners as news emerged that President Donald Trump‘s administration would not be pursuing the harshest measures against China. Several positive releases from the US docket such as the advance goods trade balance also served to strengthen the greenback in the early American session.

Euro Trades Sideways on Mixed German IFO Survey Data

The euro today rallied slightly higher after the release of the German IFO business climate index for June, which matched expectations. The euro opened today’s session on a downtrend even as the selling pressure on the single currency increased due to the ongoing trade tensions between the US, China and the European Union.

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