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XE Market Analysis: North America - Sep 24, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar is softer versus the yen and Aussie dollar and steady against the euro and most of the other main currencies. EUR-USD dipped following a weaker than expected German September Ifo report, which slumped to 104.7 from 106.3, but follow-through euro selling was limited with the market having factored in downside risk following weak ZEW and PMI surveys for the same month. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Sep 23, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was mostly higher in N.Y. trade on Tuesday, resulting in EUR-USD slipping back under 1.2850 after briefly trading over 1.2900. USD-JPY moved up to within a point of 109.00 from 108.43 lows, though reported Japanese exporter offers at the figure were enough to stop the rally in its tracks. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Sep 23, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar traded softer amid position trimming and a lack of fresh bullish catalysts. USD-JPY led the way, descending over 50 pips to new low for the week at 108.25. EUR-USD lifted to a high of 1.2895, stalling shy of 1.2900. AUD-USD recovered a good portion of the losses it saw yesterday. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Sep 23, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

Narrow ranges have prevailed in pre-Europe FX trade in Asia. An above-forecast China flash HSBC-Markit manufacturing PMI helped lift stocks in the region, but had limit impact on currencies, aside from helping generate a moderate bid in the AUD, which lifted above 0.8900 against the USD. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Sep 22, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

FX trade was relatively subdued in N.Y. on Monday, as the dollar put in a mixed performance. EUR-USD managed fresh trend lows of 1.2817, though it pushed back to 1.2840 into the close. USD-JPY meanwhile, peaked at 109.19, though was pushed quickly back under the figure, where it spent most of the afternoon. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Sep 22, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The AUD and other dollar currencies came under pressures as the Bloomberg Commodity Index sank to fresh five-year lows. The U.S. dollar, meanwhile, was steady-to-softer against most other units outside the dollar bloc. EUR-USD firmed to an intraday high of 1.2867 during Asian trade, before settling around 1.2850 in Europe, about 20 pips on Friday's New York closing level. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Sep 22, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar is trading a mostly softer levels against most currencies. The case for AUD-USD was an exception as a backdrop of risk aversion -- after China's finance minister said Beijing will not make any "major policy adjustments" in light of recent weak data -- saw the Aussie underperform. Read more

International Economic Preview For the Week of September 22-26

By: HaleStewart

     The following are the more important economic events of the week of September 22-26 Monday Read more

Weekly Indicators: signs of deceleration edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

The monthly data for August reported this week was mainly downbeat. Housing permits and starts were down, which impacted the Index of Leading Economic Indicators, up a modest +0.2. Industrial production and capacity utilization both declined. The Empire Manufacturing index improved, while the Philly Manufacturing index was less positive. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Sep 19, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

After a hectic week, FX trade was fairly quiet in N.Y. on Friday, though the dollar was for the most part, stronger. EUR-USD made a marginal trend low, touching 1.2831, as USD-JPY bounced from 108.60 lows to a peak of 109.10. Yields slipped back slightly as Wall Street faltered moderately. Read more

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