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XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 08, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

FX trade was extremely lethargic in N.Y. on Tuesday, with major dollar pairings idling inside of less than 50 point ranges. The scheduled August trade report was postponed due to the government shutdown, though equities continued their losing ways on fears of an extended shutdown, and the looming debt ceiling. Read more

Euro Area Continues To Show Improvement

By: HaleStewart

The euro region was in a recession from the first quarter of 2012 through the first quarter of 2013 (five quarters total). During this time, the region grew between -.1 and -.5. The recession formally ended in the second quarter of 2013 when it grew at a .3% annual rate. Read more

Review of US Economic Numbers For the Week of September 30 Through October 4

By: HaleStewart

Last week, most of the economic information released about the US dealt with the manufacturing sector. The overall purchasing managers index (or PMI) printed at 56.2 (a reading above 50 indicates expansion). While the new orders sub-category decreased 2.7 points, its total still came in at 60.5 which is a very high level. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 07, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar started soft in N.Y. on Monday, though perked up some on rumors of a six-month funding deal in Washington. The talk never amounted to anything, and stocks and the greenback faded once again. The U.S. factory and construction data were postponed due to the shutdown, so there was nothing on the economic front to trade off of. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Oct 07, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

Interest was light in in Asia and Europe as the impasse over the U.S. debt ceiling extended through the weekend. The House passed a bill guaranteeing that all federal workers laid off during the government shutdown will be paid the wages they would have earned when they were not allowed to work and some workers were also called back to work. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Oct 07, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

Risk aversion dominated the Asia session as the impasse over the U.S. debt ceiling extended through the weekend. The House passed a bill guaranteeing that all federal workers laid off during the government shutdown will be eventually paid the wages they would have earned when they were not allowed to work. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 04, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

FX trade was relatively subdued in N.Y. on Friday, initially due to the lack of employment report, which was postponed due to the U.S. shutdown. Major dollar pairings were nearly static through late morning, though into the London close, the unit posted some fairly broad, if modest gains. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Oct 04, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

A quiet data calendar left the focus on events in Washington D.C., where the government shutdown moved into its fourth day. Speaker Boehner has said he is willing to do what is necessary to avoid default, which suggests beyond the heated rhetoric there is the political will to reach a deal before the debt ceiling deadline. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Oct 04, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar consolidated losses in Asia, though anxiety over the U.S. government shutdown weighed on sentiment and kept safety players underpinned. JPY was supported on dips, along with the CHF, while EUR maintained a relatively firm tone after it extended recent gains on Thursday. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 03, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar sagged in N.Y. trade on Thursday, as anxiety over the U.S. government shutdown appears to grow by the day. Equities were crushed through the morning session, though recovered some when reports that Speaker Boehner is willing to pass a clear CR in order to move toward getting a boost to the debt limit which in turn would avoid a default. Read more

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