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XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 16, 2017

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EUR-USD tipped back under 1.1700 amid a bout of general euro selling during the European morning. EUR-JPY also fell, despite gains in USD-JPY, and other euro crosses traded lower. There didn't appear to be a specific data or news catalyst, though yesterday's perky U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 16, 2017

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The dollar majors settled in narrow ranges. USD-JPY lost upside steam as global stock market performance turned more mixed following a rebound phase. The pair settled in the mid 110.00s after a three-day rally capped out yesterday at 110.84, an eight-day peak. Read more

XE Market Analysis - Strong U.S. Data Puts Dollar on The Front Foot

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OVERVIEW U.S. retail sales and Empire State Manufacturing both stronger than expected. The German economy grew slightly less than expected in the second quarter, but domestic demand stayed solid. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 15, 2017

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The dollar rallied broadly after the better mix of U.S. data, where retail sales, the Empire State index, and home builder sentiment all beat expectations. Wall Street opened higher, though later faded to mildly red territory, as underlying geopolitical sentiment remained cautious. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 15, 2017

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The dollar remained bid for a second day, trading to three-session highs versus the euro, one-week highs against the yen, and in one-month high terrain in the case against the pound, with Cable finding extra bearish assistance from cooler than exepected inflation data out of the UK. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 15, 2017

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USD-JPY extended its rebound for a third session, today making a one-week high at 110.45. EUR-JPY also rose, logging a one-week peak just above 130.0, and other yen crosses also gained. The recovery in risk appetite, as cooler heads prevail in the North Korean situation, has remained the central theme behind broad yen weakening. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 14, 2017

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The dollar was little changed overall in N.Y. trade on Monday, with major pairings keeping inside of relatively narrow trading bands. Risk appetite returned after N. Korea/U.S. rhetoric was ratcheted down over the weekend, as a diplomatic path remains in favor, which kept the greenback underpinned. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Japan's Economy Surges as Domestic Demand Strengthens

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OVERVIEW Risk sentiment has improved after U.S. military officials downplayed risks of imminent confrontation with North Korea. Safe-haven Swiss Franc and Japanese Yen are both weaker. Eurozone industrial output dropped more than expected in June. New Zealand retail sales beat expectations, rising 2% in the second quarter. Chinese industrial output, investment, and retail sales all grew less than expected last month, signalling a cooling in economic expansion. HIGHLIGHT Japan's economy expanded at a much faster than expected pace in the second quarter as consumer and business spending picked up, driving annual GDP growth of 4%, versus 2.5% forecast. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 14, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar recovered some of Friday's lost ground, seen after the tepid CPI data out of the U.S. EUR-USD ebbed back under 1.1800, putting in some distance from Friday's 10-day high at 1.1847. USD-JPY led gains as the yen came under pressure concomitantly with an improvement in risk appetite, with stocks in both Asia and Europe rebounding today with geopolitical tensions having abated a little. Read more

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