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XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 06, 2013

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The dollar was mixed to lower in Europe. EUR and GBP moved ahead on positive data, which included strong German orders and a pick up in U.K. production numbers. Eurozone spreads narrowed, which was a euro positive as Italian GDP came in slightly better than expected. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 06, 2013

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Movement was isolated to USD-JPY and AUD-USD in Asia. The former was influenced by equity markets moves. Early losses from the Nikkei drove USD-JPY below 98.00, but a late stock rally was the catalyst for a USD-JPY move to 98.40. AUD surged from 0.8920 to 0.8985 as the RBA cut rates by 25 bp as expected, while the accompanying statement was widely deemed to be less dovish than expected. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 05, 2013

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Activity was low during the N.Y. session following limited interest in Europe. EUR reversed course after 1.3300 held again due to persistent offers from an Asian account and good outstanding option positions. The dollar also found support from the U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 05, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

Market movement in Europe was still lethargic despite last week's central bank policy outcomes and Friday's NFP release. EUR gravitated towards 1.3300 due to positive short term technical indicators and a heavier dollar tone that carried over from Asia as participants keyed off U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 05, 2013

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The dollar consolidated losses seen in the wake of Friday's weaker than NFP releases and other U.S. data misses, which weighed expectations of Fed policy tapering. Asian markets were relatively quiet ahead of key economic data releases out of China later this week and central bank policy decisions from RBA and BoJ. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 02, 2013

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The dollar ended on a weaker footing after a series of U.S. data misses, which included the key NFP release. The headline number increased 162k in July from a downwardly revised 188k outturn in June, which compared with the 183k median. Expectations were inflated ahead of the release after a series of upbeat job reports earlier in the week and compounded market disappointment. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 02, 2013

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The dollar was supported overall after a run of firmer U.S. data, which has raised the risk of a firm NFP reading. The market is looking for a number within the 180k to 200k range, which will keep alive expectations of policy tapering in September. In Europe, U.K. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 02, 2013

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The dollar held on to a firmer tone following yesterday's mostly firm U.S. data releases, which kept alive the prospect of Fed tapering as early as September and also raised the risk of a better than expected NFP reading. Activity in Asia was relatively low due to the pending data risk. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 01, 2013

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The dollar was supported overall as market participants digested more U.S. data strength in light of Wednesday's Fed policy statement. On balance, the market judged that Fed policy tapering was still on for September if data continues to improve. EUR traded under 1.3200 for the first time in a week as ECB maintained a dovish policy stance after it left policy unchanged as expected. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 01, 2013

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The dollar was supported overall in Asia and Europe as market participants digested the Fed policy statement. On balance, the market judged that Fed policy tapering was still on for September if data continues to improve. EUR pulled back from 1.3300 and ebbed under 1.3250 despite better than expected Eurozone PMI as the focus remained on policy decisions from the ECB and BoE. Read more

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