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Euro Falls to 2-Week Lows on Dovish Draghi Speech and Weak Data

The euro today fell to new 2-week lows following Mario Draghi’s introductory speech at the ongoing ECB Forum in Sintra, Portugal, which was interpreted as being very dovish. The EUR/USD currency pair was also weighed down by macro releases from Germany and the euro area, which missed expectations.

Swiss Franc Rebounds on Improved Economic Sentiment, Global Cues

The Swiss franc is rebounding on Thursday after being the worst performing major currency in April. Posting huge losses against some of its most publicly traded rivals, the franc is taking a breather and recording modest gains towards the end of the trading week. With very little domestic economic data, the franc is taking its direction on global cues.

Euro Weakens as US Dollar Recovers During the American Session

The euro today traded in a see-saw pattern against the US dollar marked by extreme rallies and declines to culminate in a sustained drop during the American session. The EUR/USD currency pair today fell as the US dollar rallied and investor sentiment shifted in favor of safe haven assets such as the greenback even as US equity markets edged higher.

Euro Drops on Weak Data amid Investor Fears of New US Car Tariffs

The euro today was on a downtrend against the US dollar from the early Asian session as investors worried about the introduction of new car tariffs by the US. The pair spiked higher briefly in the early European session, but quickly gave up its gains following the release of weak macro data from across the eurozone.

Euro Rallies Higher on Positive Sentiment Amid Italy’s Defiance

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by positive market sentiment backed by investors’ expectations of a future US-China trade deal. However, the single currency’s rally was significantly hampered by the ongoing standoff between the EU and Italy regarding its 2019 budget plans.

Euro Drops and Trades Flat on Weak German Investor Sentiment

The euro today has been alternating between gains and losses against the US dollar from the start of the session due to the risk-off sentiment in the markets. The EUR/USD currency pair dipped to new daily lows after the release of the German ZEW survey data, whose prints came in way below expectations.

Euro Struggles to Rally on Upbeat Eurozone Data Amid Turkish Crisis

The euro today struggled to rally higher despite the release of upbeat data from across the Eurozone such as the German GDP report. The EUR/USD currency pair was largely weighed down by the ongoing currency crisis in Turkey, which has negatively affected the global financial markets.

Euro Drops Against a Strong US Dollar Amid Mixed Eurozone Data

The euro today registered a significant drop against the US dollar from the mid-European session following high demand for the greenback boosted by higher US Treasury yields. Mixed data from a cross the Eurozone such as the weak German GDP data released earlier today also contributed to the euro’s weakness against the greenback.

Euro Sinks to New Lows on Weak German ZEW Survey Data

The euro today booked significant losses against the US dollar following the release of German ZEW survey data for March. The ZEW data triggered a decline that extended from the early European session into the American session as the US dollar gained ground against the single currency.

Euro Trades Lower Ignoring Mixed German ZEW Survey Data

The euro today was on a downtrend against the US dollar ignoring the release of mixed German ZEW survey data early in the European session. The single currency also did not respond to the release of positive German producer price index earlier in today’s session and continued to lose ground against the US dollar.

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