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XE Market Analysis: Asia - Sep 06, 2013

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The headline August NFP outcome was fairly near expectations at 169k (median 177k), though downwardly revised July and June numbers weighed sentiment overall. The dollar sank with yields. though we still expect the Fed to follow through with a modest taper on Sep-18 that won't materially alter the easy policy setting. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Sep 06, 2013

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The dollar held on to the large majority of Thursday's gains as market participants turned their attention to today's U.S. NFP data. Thursday's U.S. releases reinforced expectations that the Fed on are track to taper policy later this month, which saw 10-year Treasuries move through the 3% threshold. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Sep 06, 2013

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The dollar held on to the large majority of Thursday's gains as market participants turned their attention to today's U.S. NFP data. Thursday's U.S. releases reinforced expectations that the Fed on are track to taper policy later this month, which saw a rise in U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Sep 05, 2013

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The dollar reacted positively to better U.S. data in N.Y. on Thursday, while a dovish sounding ECB weighed on the euro. The ADP employment report came in as expected, setting the table for Friday's official NFP result. Q2 productivity was revised higher, while jobless claims were lower than forecast. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Sep 05, 2013

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The dollar was mixed in Europe due to varying cross-currents and a rise in risk assets ahead of policy decisions from the BoE and ECB. They are both expected to leave policy unchanged. USD-JPY was an early mover as a downdraft in U.S. Treasuries lifted yields and this triggered a move to 100.12 highs. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Sep 05, 2013

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The dollar held steady in Asia. EUR and GBP met light selling on upticks as focus turned to central bank policy decisions from the ECB and BoE later today. The lead from regional equity markets was fairly mixed, though overall sentiment was underpinned following the positive close on Wall Street. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Sep 04, 2013

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The dollar was softer versus most currencies in N.Y. trade on Wednesday, though managed modest gains against the yen. USD-JPY traded back to the top of its recent range, though was still unable to take out the psychological 100.00 mark. EUR-USD meanwhile, managed to breach the 1.3200 level, after long term moving averaged at 1.3135-45 held up earlier this week. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Sep 04, 2013

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The dollar traded on as easier footing amid rising expectations that the U.S. will launch a military strike against Syria. In Asia most of the action went through AUD, which broke above 0.9100 after Australia Q2 GDP rose 0.6% q/q from 0.5% in Q1 and extended to 0.9150 in Europe. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Sep 04, 2013

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The dollar consolidated Tuesday's gains and remained close to the top end of the recent range. There was no fallout from Syria despite rising expectations that the U.S. will launch a military strike. The exception in Asia was AUD, which broke above 0.9100 after Australia Q2 GDP rose 0.6% q/q from 0.5% in Q1. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Sep 03, 2013

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The dollar posted modest gains following a much better ISM outcome, along with firmer construction spending data, though it gave back its post-data gains versus the euro and yen, largely as Syria strikes were supported by congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle. Read more

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