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XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 20, 2013

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The dollar moved lower versus the European majors and the yen in N.Y. on Tuesday, while commodity backed currencies slipped on Asian growth concerns. EUR-USD moved to trend highs over 1.3450, as USD-JPY dipped back under 97.00 before recovering some. USD-CAD touched 1.0400, as AUD-USD fell under 0.9030 from over 0.9200 on Monday. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 20, 2013

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It was a choppy session in FX. Early action was dominated by deleveraging as Asia FX came under more pressure amid capital outflows from IDR and INR, which triggered intervention by local reserve managers. AUD and NZD also fell sharply on dovish policy rhetoric from the RBA and RBNZ, along with proxy selling by fund names that were betting on more Asia market stress. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 20, 2013

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The downturn in global equity markets on Monday continued in Asia and this kept JPY and CHF supported on dips. The dollar was steady against the majors, which maintained levels close to Monday's close, while AUD and NZD fell sharply on central bank rhetoric and a negative spill over from emerging FX. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 19, 2013

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FX trade was extremely quiet in N.Y. on Monday, with no data, and largely flat equity markets keeping direction plays to a minimum. Treasury yields firmed up a bit, perhaps keeping the greenback's downside in check in afternoon trade. USD-JPY however, did pull back modestly in late dealings, after failing to hold the 98.00 handle, That pairing eased back toward 97.70 into the close. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 19, 2013

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Most of the activity of any significance came late on in the European morning after a very quiet start. Summer trading conditions left larger players out of the market initially, leaving the USD mildly supported after last week's bout of repositioning ran its course. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 19, 2013

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Activity across the G10 FX was still fairly disjointed in thin trade. The dollar was mixed overall, holding ground across the European majors, but against JPY and the commodity bloc currencies it came under pressure. Japanese data was encouraging for the region as July trade revealed a rise in exports and imports, which forced the deficit out to Y1.024 tln. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 16, 2013

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The dollar tried to head lower again in early N.Y. trade on Friday, though eventually made up modest ground into the weekend. Relative to Thursday's volatile session, trade was quite light on Friday, with major dollar pairings remaining inside of recent trading bands. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 16, 2013

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Markets remained defensive into the weekend after yesterday's plunge in European and U.S. markets amid a surge in bond yields. This kept JPY and CHF underpinned, but USD consolidated losses following Thursday's heavy long liquidation. China was the focus of intra-day chatter after the SSEC surged more than 5% in Asia and then gave back all of its gains to end 0.64% lower. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 16, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

Markets remained defensive into the weekend, which kept JPY and CHF underpinned. However, the USD traded on the softer side as longs liquidated positions in thin conditions after yesterday's European close. USD-JPY was capped by very large option expiries that are rolling off later today, while EUR was steady around 1.3350 and AUD traded close to 0.9150. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 15, 2013

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The dollar firmed up in morning N.Y. trade on Thursday, with the large slate of data mostly positive. A multi-year low initial jobless claims print helped sentiment, which brought Fed taper prospects back into focus. At the same time, Treasury yields ramped up to trend highs, as Wall Street fell sharply, as stimulus addicted equity traders caught the cold sweats. Read more

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