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XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jul 15, 2013

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The dollar traded on a mostly easier footing through the N.Y. morning session on Monday, though ahead of Bernanke's House testimony on Wednesday, activity was somewhat muted. Weak ex-auto June sales put a damper on dollar buying early on, resulting in EUR-USD jumping to 1.3050 after failing to make any downward progress under 1.3000. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jul 15, 2013

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The dollar firmed up in very quiet European trade. Sentiment started on a positive footing after China Q2 GDP hit 7.5% y/y overnight, which met expectations and is also in line with the government target for growth. Asian stocks rallied, but in Europe sentiment was undermined by Eurozone risks. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jul 15, 2013

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The risk backdrop was supported overnight as China Q2 GDP came in at 7.5% y/y, which was in line with expectations. However, after weak export data last week and negative comments from Finance Minister Lou the market was bracing for a weak reading. There was relief in Asia, though the China benchmark index was much stronger than its peers, which only managed modest gains. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jul 12, 2013

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FX trade was relatively quiet in N.Y. on Friday, as many dealers took a break from the extreme volatility seen Wednesday and Thursday. The greenback firmed some through the morning, though comments from Fed hawk Plosser later turned stocks and bonds lower, while firming up the dollar. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jul 12, 2013

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It was a session of consolidation for the FX majors following the sharp moves on Wednesday and Thursday. USD-JPY traded a tight range close to 99.00. EUR-USD and Cable were weighed by light repositioning as close-to-market stops influenced. The AUD came under pressure following overnight remarks from China finance minister Lou, who said growth would average 7% this year, below the official 7.5% target, which raised expectations that Monday's Q2 GDP would be weaker than expected. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jul 12, 2013

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It was a session of consolidation for the FX majors following the sharp moves on Wednesday and Thursday. USD-JPY traded a tight range close to 99.00, EUR-USD was underpinned above 1.3070 and Cable traded just short of 1.5200. ECB vice president Constancio reiterated the need for accommodative policy for longer and said the Eurozone is behind the U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jul 11, 2013

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After steep post-Bernanke losses, the dollar more or less stabilized in N.Y. trade on Thursday. Liquidity was thin, as many traders remained sidelined following the extreme volatility seen the past couple of days. Dollar selling on renewed Fed dovishness appeared to have about run its course, and in the bigger picture, the Fed may be the central bank closest to a tightening policy shift. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jul 11, 2013

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The dollar plunged overnight after dovish comments from Fed Chairman Bernanke. This followed yesterday 's FOMC minutes, which highlighted a range of views on tapering, but many members wanted more evidence on jobs. The pace of the dollar sell-off was exacerbated by thin conditions as most of the action came at the Asia Pacific open, where liquidity is often at a very low ebb. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jul 11, 2013

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The dollar plunged and stocks surged after the FOMC minutes and dovish comments from Fed Chairman Bernanke shut the door on Fed policy tapering expectations. USD-JPY fell back from over 100.50 in N.Y. and losses extended from 99.60 to 98.25 in Asia. The BoJ left policy unchanged as expected and also upped its assessment on the economy, which will weigh on expectations for more policy stimulus. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jul 10, 2013

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The dollar was mixed in N.Y. on Wednesday morning, though ahead of risk events, activity was quite light. Traders largely remained sidelined into the FOMC minutes release, and a speech on the economy from Fed chairman Bernanke after the close. Before the minutes, EUR-USD managed 1.2865 highs, from lows near 1.2810 at the open. Read more

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