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XE Market Analysis: Europe - Sep 02, 2013

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Sentiment was positive as the immediate risk of a U.S.-led military strike against Syria faded, while economic data was also positive. U.S. President Obama decided to put the Syrian issue to vote in Congress when it reconvenes on September 9th. However, there was no appetite to reduce dollar longs in Asia. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 30, 2013

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The dollar was mostly firmer in N.Y. trade on Friday, though activity was light into month-end, and a long North American weekend. U.S. data was mixed, with consumption lagging some, and the Chicago ISM a bit better than forecast. Stocks were mostly underwater, though modestly, while Treasury yields were a bit softer. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 30, 2013

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The dollar held steady as yesterday's better than expected U.S. data kept alive expectations for Fed tapering. The immediate risk of a military strike against Syria was reduced and this weighed on bonds and supported stocks in Asia, but in European momentum was limited. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 30, 2013

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The dollar held on to a firmer tone as yesterday's better than expected U.S. data kept alive expectations for Fed tapering and supported yields. The immediate risk of a military strike against Syria is reduced and this weighed on global bonds and stocks rallied. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 29, 2013

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The dollar moved higher on the back of an in-line jobless claims print, and a better than anticipated Q2 GDP revision. Risk appetite was improved overall, and Wall Street rallied, perhaps as a military strike on Syria seemed less imminent. EUR-USD fell from over 1.3260 to lows near 1.3220, while USD-JPY traded over 98.50 on the better U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 29, 2013

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Sentiment improved in Asia and Europe after Wall Street closed in positive territory. There were no fresh developments on Syria, which enabled intra-day accounts to focus on pre-month-end window dressing. U.N. inspectors are expected to remain in Syria until the weekend and U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 29, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

Sentiment in Asia improved after Wall Street closed in positive territory. There were no fresh developments on Syria, which enabled intra-day accounts to focus on pre-month-end window dressing. Key regional benchmarks rose and emerging Asia also experienced a better session. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 28, 2013

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The dollar was mixed in N.Y. trade on Wednesday, ultimately gaining on the euro CHF and yen, while losing ground to sterling and the dollar bloc. Cable initially fell, then rallied sharply after BoE Governor Carney's speech. It was basically a re-emphasis of the forward guidance announce made back on Aug-7, as there was a bit of disappointment that Carney did not push back aggressively against market rates. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 28, 2013

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European markets traded quietly as market participants eyed developments surrounding Syria. In Asia, price action was dominated by more emerging market pressure, which weighed on the commodity bloc currencies and boosted JPY. In Europe, profit taking activity went through. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 28, 2013

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Risk aversion continued to drive interest in Asia as stocks suffered from rising risk of a military strike against Syria. The dollar was mixed though as the downturn in Treasury yields kept it on the defensive. However, it held firm against AUD and NZD as emerging Asia FX continued to experience heavy outflows. Read more

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