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Dollar hit buy support for QE
22 May at 9 AM
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Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, is due to give a clearer indication on whether the central bank will be bringing an end to its monetary easing policy any time soon. Speculation that the Fed will be wrapping up quantitative easing has seen the dollar gain around 5 per cent since the beginning of the year. However, the dollar...
Euro down as traders focus on Cyprus impact
27 Mar at 9 AM
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The euro is currently at a four-month low against the US dollar as fears persist about the health of the single currency following a bailout deal with Cyprus. The worry is that bond holders and bank depositors could end up paying the price for other rescue deals within the bloc.
Eurogroup head, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, originally said that the...
Euro continues to suffer
20 Mar at 9 AM
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The euro is close to its lowest level in four months against the US dollar as Cyprus risks ejection from the eurozone after rejecting the terms of a bailout. However, many analysts believe that, as in the past, the European Union will work to hammer out a compromise as the implications of Cyprus being expelled from the single currency are too...
Forex interest returns
30 Jan at 12 PM
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Investment in foreign currencies has hit an upturn as the UK pound, Swiss franc and Japanese yen decline. Investors have been encouraged by better sentiment with regard to the eurozone.
A surge in yen trading followed an announcement by the Bank of Japan that it would be introducing measures to counter deflation on 22 January. Barclays...
Pound strengthens on positive news from Europe
5 Dec at 9 AM
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Indications Europe is making progress in dealing with its debt crisis has given a boost to market sentiment and saw the pound rise to its highest level against the US dollar in nearly a month.
However, there are signs that the UK economy continues to struggle after construction data released for November indicated the sector remains weak....
Uncertainty over Greek debt sees euro drop against the dollar
14 Nov at 9 AM
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Weak business confidence data coming out of Germany and uncertainty over the economic situation in Greece saw the euro drop to its lowest level in two months. The euro is currently trading at $1.2702 after a fall to $1.2661.
The euro was prevented from dropping further by hints that international lenders may be about to send further aid to...
Euro up as Spain holds on to investment rating
17 Oct at 9 AM
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An announcement by credit ratings agency Moody’s that it does not intend to reduce Spain’s rating from investment grade helped the euro hit a four-week high against the dollar. Many analysts feared that the recession hit country might be downgraded to junk.
Over the past few weeks the euro has found support from expectations that Spain...
Euro up against the dollar as ECB warns recovery will be slow
10 Oct at 9 AM
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The euro has rebounded slightly against the US dollar although fears concerning Greece and Spain continue to heap pressure on the single currency. In recent trading the euro strengthened from a low of 1.2905 to 1.2950. Pessimism about the health of the global economy is also keeping the euro down.
The International Monetary Fund has issued...
Euro rebounds from three-week trough
1 Oct at 2 PM
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The euro recovered from sinking to a three-week low against the dollar on Monday as manufacturing data from the euro bloc was better than anticipated, but continued doubts about Spain’s bailout kept gains limited.
The manufacturing sector in France deteriorated dramatically last month, while Germany’s Purchasing Managers’ Index went...
Spain budget announcement sees euro stay above two-week low
28 Sep at 10 AM
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The euro was able to hold above its two-week low versus the dollar after Spain announced a fresh budget which many market players saw as the first step towards requesting financial aid.
With the third quarter coming to an imminent end, the euro is on course to close it out with a marginal gain, but the quarter ahead is likely to see the...