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Sterling pinned at seven-month lows before parliament Brexit vote

Sterling slid to a fresh seven-month low against the dollar on Wednesday as concerns over the latest round of Brexit negotiations sapped demand for the British currency before a central bank meeting on Thursday.

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Dollar catches breath after scaling 11-month peak as trade concerns brew

The dollar paused on Wednesday after hitting a 11-month high in the previous session as investors consolidated bets after a recent rally, though concerns over a widening trade dispute between the United States and China kept sentiment on edge.

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Forex Today: Aussie rebounds amid risk-recovery, ECB Sintra Forum - Key

Improved risk appetite offered a sigh of relief across the fx board in Asia this Wednesday, as markets shrugged-off the renewed tensions over the US-Sino trade spat. However, most majors held onto tight trading ranges, as markets took a breather ahead of the key panel discussion at the European Central Bank (ECB) Sintra Forum.

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AUD/USD Technical Outlook: Charts Highlight Nearby Price Support

The Australian Dollar has plummeted more than 9% off the yearly highs (nearly 6% year-to-date) with the decline now approaching initial support targets of interest. While the immediate risk remains lower in the Aussie, we’re on the lookout for near-term exhaustion in price. These are the updated targets & invalidations levels that matter for AUD/USD.

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NZD/USD struggles to recover above 0.69 after dismal GDT auction outcome

Earlier in the session, the GDT price index in New Zealand dropped by 1.2% in the bi-weekly auction following the 1.3% reduction seen in the previous auction, making it difficult for the kiwi to retrace its losses against the greenback.

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GBP/USD consolidates daily losses below 1.32

The USD valuation remains as the main driver of the pair's price action in the FX markets on Tuesday. After retracing a portion of last week's gains on Monday, the US Dollar Index gathered momentum on Tuesday as the lack of fundamental catalysts allowed investors to stay focused on Fed's monetary policy outlook.

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KKR explores sale of $3.5 billion European telecom United Group

The auction comes amid a flurry of deal activity in Europe’s communications and broadcasting sector, with companies such as wireless giant Vodafone Group PLCVOD, -1.01% buying assets across Europe to offer packages of cable, internet, wireless and landline-phone services in a bid to win more customers.

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Draghi’s speech at ECB Forum in Sintra

The European Central Bank (ECB) President Draghi’s speech is likely to hog the limelight in a data-light European session ahead. Draghi is due to deliver an introductory speech at 0800 GMT, as the two-day ECB Forum on Central banking begins in Sintra, Portugal.Markets eagerly await his comments on the monetary policy at the event, especially after the ECB announced last week that it would end the quantitative easing (QE) programme at the end of December 2018

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Gold attempts rebound after marking 2018’s lowest settlement

Friday’s drop for the metal came as the U.S. dollar marked a 1.3% weekly gain, following a series of central-bank gatherings. A key move was the European Central Bank’s policy decision on Thursday to eventually unwind its crisis-era, easy-money programs but hold its benchmark rates at lower levels for a longer period than the market had expected.

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US Dollar gathers pace, flirting with 95.00

The index seems to have recovered the smile at the beginning of the week and is now reverting Friday’s pullback, hovering over the 95.00 neighbourhood against the backdrop of a weaker tone in the risk-associated space. The greenback so far manages to leave behind another round in the US-China trade conflict, all amidst the recently imposed US tariffs on Chinese products and the subsequent retaliatory measures from the Asian economy.

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GBP/USD in a bearish mood as last week's selloff sees the pair struggling to recover to 1.33

Last week's Brexit voting in the UK's House of Lords handed a solid win to Prime Minister Theresa May, however that win carries a cost: managing to keep the UK's Parliament out of the ongoing Brexit negotiation process has increased the chances of a hard Brexit scenario, which is sapping what's left of any potential bullish momentum for the Sterling.

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Forex Week Ahead: Dollar Higher After Fed Hike and Dovish ECB

The US dollar gained against all major pairs this week. A hawkish Fed and a dovish European Central Bank (ECB) gave the edge to the American currency. Donald Trump scored diplomacy points in Singapore by meeting with North Korean leader Kim. Trade war fears were once again at the forefront as the Trump administration announced new tariffs on Chinese goods on Friday. Oil prices plunged as supply might be on the rise with heavy anticipation on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting on Friday.

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GBP/USD remains near 1.3300, consolidates weekly losses

Cable is rising modestly on Friday, recovering ground after yesterday’s slide. GBP/USD has been moving in a small range, still unable to recover the 1.3300 handle, between 1.3295 and 1.3260.The pair bottomed today at 1.3208, a 2-week low located slightly above year-to-date lows. It rebounded and during the US session hit at 1.3297 a fresh daily high...

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AUD/USD struggles to recover its losses, stays near mid-0.74s

After closing the previous day below the critical 0.75 mark with a daily loss of nearly 100 pips, the AUD/USD pair failed to make a meaningful recovery on Friday and continued to edge lower. As of writing, the pair was trading at its lowest level since mid-May at 0.7455 and losing 0.3% on the day. The first data from the United States on Friday...

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AUD/USD off lows, still in red near 1-month lows

Meanwhile, a weaker tone around commodity space did little to provide any additional boost to the commodity-linked Australian Dollar, with the pair failing ahead of the key 0.7500 psychological mark and quickly retreating around 15-pips from highs.

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USD/JPY fails ahead of 111.00 mark, drops back closer to session lows

Meanwhile, escalating US-China trade tensions largely offset a positive opening across European bourses, and was seen lending some support to the Japanese Yen’s safe-haven appeal. Traders opted to take some profits off the table and seemed to be the only factors behind the pair’s retracement of around 40-pips from session high.

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GBP/USD drifting below 1.3250 ahead of a thin Friday session

Thursday started off bullish for the Pound, with UK Retail Sales printing better than expected, with the m/m Retail Sales for May coming in at 1.3% versus the expected 0.5%. But the bull run sputtered out quickly, after the European Central Bank pushed out hopes of any rates hikes until after the summer of 2019.

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Gold climbs toward highest finish in a month after ECB, Fed policy decisions

Aside from the central banks, trade worries continued to be on investors’ minds on Thursday. President Donald Trump’s administration is preparing to announce tariffs on tens of billions of dollars in Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that is feared to trigger retaliatory action by China. Trade concerns can be supportive for haven gold, although its direct impact has been limited so far.

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GBP/USD retreats from tops near 1.3450

The Sterling is trading on the right foot for yet another session, lifting GBP/USD to test the area of fresh 5-day tops in the vicinity of 1.3450.Cable is advancing for the second session in a row on Thursday, deriving support from the renewed selling bias around the greenback and auspicious results from the UK calendar.

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Euro climbs, dollar slips with ECB decision on deck

The euro firmed up against the dollar on Thursday, ahead of a policy announcement from the European Central Bank, which may outline the bank’s plans for winding down its bond-buying program.Meanwhile, a popular gauge for the U.S. dollar continued to decline in the wake of an interest-rate hike by the Federal Reserve on Wednesday. The dollar initially climbed after that decision, but then slipped as the upbeat mood faded. The Fed’s key interest rate now sits within a range of 1.75% to 2%, after the seventh hike since December 2015.

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Asian markets swing lower after Fed rate hike

Asian stock markets were down in early trading Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates and indicated two more rate hikes were coming later this year.Japanese stocks opened lower, with just the fishery/ag/forestry and marine transportation sectors up.

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Fed will raise interest rates - here’s what it will do to keep market calm

The market has already priced in a decision by the Fed to raise the target range of the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a range of 1.75% to 2%. This will be the second rate hike this year and the seventh move since the start of the tightening cycle.

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DAX moves higher ahead of Fed rate announcement

Central banks will be in the spotlight this week, with rate statements from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday and the ECB on Thursday. The Fed is widely expected to raise rates, with odds of a quarter-rate hike at 94%. Although the rate increase has been priced in, the U.S dollar could still make some gains against its major rivals. In Europe, the ECB will be looking for any clues with regard to the ECB’s asset-purchase program.

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Pound at Risk on UK CPI, US Dollar to Rise on Hawkish Fed

UK CPI data headlines the economic calendar in European trading hours. The headline inflation rate is expected to print at 2.4 percent on-year in May, unchanged from the prior month. Leading PMI surveys argue for softer price growth however, echoing a string of recent disappointments on UK data outcomes relative to consensus forecasts. Such a result is likely to weigh on the British Pound.

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Gold Prices May Finally Break Trend Support on Hawkish Fed

Gold prices retreated as the US Dollar posted the largest increase in two weeks, extending its winning streak to a fourth consecutive day and undercutting the appeal of anti-fiat alternatives. An upshift in the priced-in 2019 interest rate hike path implied in Fed Funds futures looks to have accounted for the move. In-line US CPI data passed largely unnoticed, as expected.

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FTSE 100 pulls back, with investors underwhelmed by Trump-Kim pledge

U.K. stocks fell Tuesday after a historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un resulted in an agreement that critics said was too broad in nature when it comes to denuclearization in the Korean Peninsula. The pound declined as attention to the Brexit debate among British lawmakers. Meanwhile, British wage-growth figures fell slightly short of expectations. How markets are performing

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Gold prices drop in wake of Trump-Kim pact as attention fixes on interest rates

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a joint document pledging to work toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, but the statement was criticized as lacking detail on the verification of the process. Competition for market attention also fixed on interest-rate policy. The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates after its two-day meeting, which begins Tuesday. European Central Bank policy makers are expected to announce the timing of a reduction of its crisis-era asset-purchase initiative when it meets on Thursday.

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Blow to Theresa May as U.K. minister resigns ahead of crucial Brexit vote

The votes in the House of Commons, the elected chamber, could influence negotiations over the future relationship between the European Union and the U.K. after Brexit. The results could also deliver a further blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s authority, which was severely damaged when she lost her parliamentary majority after calling a general election last year.

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European stocks step lower as Trump-Kim pledge ‘lacks some detail’

Gains for European stocks largely faded Tuesday, with investors considering results of U.S. President Trump’s unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.The broader Stoxx Europe 600 Index SXXP, +0.07% slipped by less than 1 point to 387.80 after rising as much as 0.4%. The basic materials and oil and gas groups led declining sectors, but the utility and tech groups moved higher. On Monday, the index rose 0.7%, the first rise in five sessions.

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AUD/USD Outlook Mired by Failed Attempt to Break Trendline Resistance

AUD/USD retraces the decline from late last week even as the G7 Summit does little to ward off the threat for a global trade war, and the pair may continue to catch a bid over the next 24-hours of trade as the recent pickup in market sentiment appears to be gathering pace.

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Gold holds to tight range ahead of North Korea summit, expected Fed rate action

As for interest-rate policy, the key driver of currency and gold levels, the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates after its two-day meeting that begins Tuesday. European Central Bank policy makers are expected to announce the timing of a reduction of its crisis-era asset-purchase initiative when it meets on Thursday.

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Trump Continues to Lash Out at Allies

The U.S. leader, who is now in Singapore to meet with his North Koreancounterpart, said “Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal,” and called into question the trading relationship between his country and some of its closest allies.

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GBP/USD a test of 1.35/1.36 remains on the cards – Commerzbank

“GBP/USD continues to correct higher near term. The Elliott wavecount is pointing to a corrective rebound into the 1.3500 and then 1.3600 area, which is fairly tepid (this would not even represent a 38.2% retracement, which lies at 1.3652). We have a support line at 1.3354, which...

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EUR/GBP faces upside prospects this week – Danske Bank

“An interesting and likely volatile week awaits GBP with risks skewed on the upside for EUR/GBP ahead of the House of Commons vote on the House of Lords’ amendments to the EU withdrawal bill on Tuesday”.“It is also a very busy week in terms of UK ...

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USD/JPY makes a run for 110.00 as risk appetite swings back into the Monday markets

The USD/JPY is trading sharply higher in Monday action, lifting to 109.80 as traders resume bidding, undeterred by the weekend's G7 trade spat.The Dollar-Yen pairing is lifting off of last week's swing low to end last Friday as markets step into the new week on decidedly...

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Forex Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles as Geopolitics and Central Banks Take Center Stage

The US dollar is lower against major pairs this week as the market prepares for an eventful week. The U.S. Federal Reserve will kick off its June Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Tuesday June 12. The two day meeting is expected to end with the announcement of a 25 basis points rate hike.

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Pound rebound to be kept in check by Brexit talks: Reuters poll

Sterling is likely to gain this year and by the time Britain leaves the European Union next March will have recouped a chunk of its losses since the June 2016 decision to leave the bloc, a Reuters poll suggested.

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USD/CAD room for a move above 1.3100 – Scotiabank

Momentum indicators are bullish and DMI’s are confirming. USDCAD has already breached the descending trend line drawn from the 2016-2017 highs and now risks an extension toward the one year March high around 1.3120. Near-term support is expected at 1.2950.

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China: May trade surplus of just less than $25 bln - BBH

Exports were steady, rising 12.6% from a year ago, the same as in April, after the revisions. However, imports surged 26% but were expected to have slowed after the 21.5% rise in March. Meanwhile, the US-Chinese trade tensions come to a head next week.

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USD/CAD stays above 1.3000 ahead of Canadian jobs

The greenback is extending the up move vs. its Canadian neighbour at the end of the week, pushing USD/CAD further north of the psychological 1.3000 handle.The pair is up for the second consecutive session on Friday, surpassing the key 1.3000 mark on shrinking...

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EUR/JPY gains to 131.34/48 are not ruled out – Commerzbank

continues to rally but appears to be struggling ahead of the 55 day ma at 130.61 and downtrend at 131.15. Near term we unable to rule out scope for further gains to the 131.34/48 May highs and possibly even for the 133.48 April peak. The market is...

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EUR/GBP faces further upside very near term – Danske Bank

Chief Analyst at Danske Bank Jakob Christensen expects the Sterling to remain under pressure in the next weeks.“GBP had a volatile session yesterday with EUR/GBP bouncing above 0.88 on reports that David Davis threatened to quit due to a disagreement with Prime Minister May on the ‘Irish backstop’....

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Sterling at two-week highs on broad dollar rout

Sterling climbed to more than two-week highs on Thursday, helped by general dollar weakness thanks to a broadening rally in the euro currency, though concerns over Brexit negotiations capped gains.

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USD/JPY – Japanese Yen Edges Higher, Final GDP Next

The Japanese yen has posted modest gains in the Thursday session. In the North American session, USD/JPY is trading at 109.99, down 0.17% on the day. On the release front, Japanese Leading Indicators improved to 105.6%, matching the forecast.

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USD/JPY neutral, still within 108.50/110.50 range – UOB

The pair’s near term outlook remains neutral, with the likelihood of a probable test of the upper end of the 108.50/110.50 range, noted FX Strategists at UOB Group.24-hour view: “Instead of trading sideways (as expected yesterday), USD broke above...

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AUD/USD sticks to softer Aussie data-led weakness, downside seems limited

Having failed to clear 100-day SMA barrier, the AUD/USD pair lost some ground and eroded a part of previous session's strong up-move to six-week tops.With investors looking past yesterday's upbeat Aussie GDP growth figures, a weaker-than-expected Australian trade surplus data weighed on the domestic currency...

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EUR/USD stays firm around 1.1800 ahead of EMU data

keeps the march north well and sound on Thursday, advancing to the 1.1800 neighbourhood on the back of renewed anxiety over next week’s ECB meeting. The pair has already gained around 3 cents since last week’s fresh cycle lows in the vicinity of ...

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GBP/USD – Pound Slightly Higher, Investors Look for Economic Cues

The British pound has posted slight gains on Wednesday, continuing the upward trend which marked the Tuesday session. In North American trade, GBP/USD is trading at 1.3409, up 0.11% on the day. On the release front, there are no major events out of the U.S or Britain. On Thursday, the U.K releases Halifax HPI and the U.S publishes unemployment claims.

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Dollar recovery seen as an earnings risk on horizon

Against the euro, the greenback is down 3.2 percent year-over-year, compared with a year-over-year decline of 14 percent in mid April. It hit a 10-month high on Tuesday as investors balked at the prospect of repeat elections in Italy, which may become a de facto referendum on Italian membership of the currency bloc.

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Canada: Ivey PMI drops to 62.5 to miss market expectation of 69.7

The Ivey Purchasing Manager's Index (seasonally adjusted) for May stands at 62.5, indicating that purchases were less than the previous month," the Richard Ivey School of Business said in its latest report. The unadjusted version of the data came in at 69.5 vs. 70.4 in April.

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NZD/USD could advance to the 0.7080 region – UOB

The up move in the pair could extend further and test the 0.7080 region in the near term, according to FX Strategists at UOB Group.24-hour view: “Against our expectation, NZD did not break the major 0.7050 level as it slipped to a low of 0.6997 before rebounding. We continue to see chance for a move above 0.7050 but in view of the weakened momentum, a sustained up-move...

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USD/JPY jumps to 2-week tops, testing 200-DMA hurdle

The USD/JPY pair caught some strong bids on Wednesday and was now seen building on its momentum further beyond the key 110.00 psychological mark. After yesterday's good two-way moves, the pair resumed with its prior appreciating move and spiked to 2-week tops in the last hour. The momentum remained unaffected by a weaker tone surrounding the US Dollar, with bulls seemed to track a goodish pickup in the US Treasury bond yields.

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EUR/USD looks to consolidate the breakout of 1.1700

The single currency is trading on a positive fashion on Tuesday, with EUR/USD looking to consolidate the recent breakout of the key 1.1700 milestone.The pair gained extra traction late on Tuesday and move above 1.1700 the figure particularly after a story run by news agency Bloomberg said the ECB could discuss the exit of its ‘quantitative easing’ programme at its meeting on June 14.

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Gold rebounds and approaches $1300

After losing ground for three consecutive days, gold is up on Tuesday. It is approaching the $1,300 area where the 20-day moving average stands. A daily close above could signal more gains ahead for the metal.

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EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: breaks below 50-hour SMA, now seems vulnerable

Forms a triple top bearish chart pattern on the 1-hourly chart and retracement back below 50-hour SMA prompted some fresh technical selling in the past hour, which could get extended towards 200-hour SMA support.

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USD/JPY continues to push lower below 110 despite USD strength

After closing the fourth straight day higher, the USD/JPY pair failed to extend its gains on Tuesday and retraced yesterday's upside. As of writing, the pair is trading at 109.70, around 10 pips above its daily low, and is down 0.1% on the day.

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Sterling jumps after better-than-expected UK services data

Sterling jumped on Tuesday after a survey showed companies in Britain’s dominant services sector grew more quickly than expected in May after a winter slump in early 2018.

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Dollar stabilises below last week's highs, supported by data, yields

The dollar stabilised on Tuesday just below its six-month high of last week, as investors awaited data that might confirm the U.S. economy is on track for a strong June quarter with rising bond yields also supporting the greenback.

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Forex Today: Aussie keeps losses post-RBA decision, UK services PMI on tap

Forex today witnessed tight trading ranges amid mixed market sentiment, as chances of a global trade war are on the rise, with Mexico, Canada and Europe retaliating to the US metals’ tariffs imposed last week.

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USD/JPY advances to 109.70 as USD gathers strength on upbeat data

The USD/JPY pair, which was able to close the previous week flat after a decisive recovery in the second half of the week, eased to a daily low of 109.37 during the European morning before reversing its course and advancing into the positive territory in the last hour. As of writing, the pair was trading at 109.70, adding 0.15% on the day. The pair's price action on Monday seems to be dominated by the USD's market valuation...

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GBP/USD rejected near 1.3400 mark, surrenders early gains

The GBP/USD pair faced rejection near the 1.3400 handle and quickly retreated around 40-pips from 1-1/2 week tops touched earlier. The pair initially built on last week's recovery move from the 1.3200 neighborhood, or 6-month lows, and was further supported by some renewed US Dollar selling bias, led by escalating trade tensions. The up-move got an additional boost following the release of yet another surprisingly stronger-than-expected UK macro data, this time coming in the form of UK construction PMI.

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USD/CHF remains in red near mid-0.98s ahead of US data

Last Friday, the USD/CHF pair recorded its fourth straight negative weekly close and failed to make a recovery in the first trading day of the new week. After refreshing its daily low at 0.9830 before American traders hit their desks, the pair erased a portion of its losses in the last hour and was last seen trading at 0.9855, where it was down 0.25% on the day. The pair's slump on Monday seems to be caused by a weaker USD rather than a strong CHF...

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Sterling edges up against dollar ahead of construction PMI

The single currency rallied on relief among investors that the new coalition government in Italy does not intend to head back to snap elections or exit the euro. Investors are scrutinising business surveys to try to get a sense of whether the UK economy is picking up in the second quarter after a sluggish start to 2018.

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EUR/USD faces a potential test of 1.1510 – Danske Bank

With the Italian issue set to remain a lingering concern as markets await a political programme from the new government formed on Friday, on the back of the recent data stream confirming the strength of the US economy, we still stress the case for USD strength near term, notably against the euro, and emphasise that our EUR/USD forecasts are under review.

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Forex Today: Aussie lifted by solid Australian data, UK construction PMI eyed

Forex today was driven by the risk-friendly market environment, as upbeat global macro data lifted the overall sentiment, with upbeat Australian dataflow adding to Friday’s solid US jobs report.

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Forex Week Ahead: Dollar Rises as US Jobs Outperform Despite Trade Fears

The US dollar is higher against major pairs on Friday after a strong US jobs report was published. The U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) report showed the economy added 223,000 jobs last month driving the unemployment rate to a 18-year low of 3.8 percent. Wage growth surprised to the upside with a 0.3 percent gain that validates the comments from U.S. Federal Reserve members about the need for more rate hikes this year.

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Dollar inches up on stronger-than-expected jobs report

The U.S. dollar inched up on Friday following the release of expectation-beating employment data which stoked inflation fears and prompted traders to raise bets the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates a fourth time this year.

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Sterling stuck near six-month low as strong UK data fails to dispel wider gloom

Sterling languished near a six-month low on Friday despite data showing UK manufacturing growth picked up speed in May for the first time in six months, as worries about Italy’s political crisis and new U.S. trade tariffs dominated the market psyche. Stronger-than-expected economic data this week has...

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USD/CAD neutral, within 1.2820-1.3050 near term – Scotiabank

USDCAD struggled to extend much beyond 1.2980 resistance on Thursday and subsequent congestion has centered around 1.2950. Daily momentum signals are neutral and DMI’s are muted/trendless. The weekly chart is showing a doji (uncertainty) just below the 100 week MA (1.2976).

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Tech Targets: EUR/USD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD - UOB

We highlighted yesterday that the recovery in NZD appears incomplete and there is room for extension to 0.7050. NZD subsequently touched a...

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EUR/USD flirting with lows near 1.1670, Italy, Spain eyed

The pair is now trading on the defensive following two consecutive sessions with gains on the back of a pullback in the greenback and some renewed optimism stemming from the...

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Forex Today: USD bounces in Asia, UK manufacturing PMI, US payrolls eyed

Broad-based US dollar comeback sent most majors into the red zone, with the Aussie having emerged the weakest, despite a positive surprise delivered by the...

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Tech Targets: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD, USD/JPY - UOB

he bearish phase that started earlier this month remains intact as GBP hit a fresh 2018 low of 1.3205 on Tuesday (29 May) before registering an ‘inside day’ yesterday. While the down-move is...

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Euro rallies as Italy crisis concerns take back seat

Weaker-than-expected economic data from euro zone has raised questions about whether the ECB will, as expected, wind down its 2.55 trillion-euro stimulus program by the...

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USD/JPY remains capped below 109.00 handle ahead of US data

With investors looking past yesterday's softer US macro data, renewed pickup in the US Treasury bond yields was seen as one of the key factors behind the pair's goodish rebound from...

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EUR/CHF stays oversold so far – Commerzbank

“EUR/CHF has recently spiked down to 1.1369. We believe that the move was exhaustive. The daily RSI is in oversold territory. Rallies will find initial resistance offered by the 200 day ma at 1.1657 which is likely to cap. Key resistance is the 55 day moving average at 1.1812, together with the January peak at 1.1833, and while capped here it is offered”.

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GBP/USD creeps back into 1.33 as risk recovery drags the GBP along for the ride

The Sterling has found some much-needed support from 1.3204 after declining over 8% from April's high of 1.4376. A lack of bullish confidence is likely still present, as the GBP rebounds against the Dollar in conjunction with broader market sentiment.

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EUR/USD firmer, closer to 1.1700 ahead of EMU CPI

There are no new headlines coming from Italy other than potential alliances in the upcoming snap elections. The lack of significant newsappears to have removed some tailwinds from the selling mood that hit the shared currency in past sessions.

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GBP/USD remains fundamentally vulnerable to 1.3100 area - Scotiabank

Analysts at Scotiabank explained that UK shop prices remained soft in May, according to the British Retail Consortium’s survey (shop prices were down 1.1% this month overall, after a 1.0% fall in Apr).

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Gold turns positive above $1300 despite improved risk sentiment

For the third straight day, the troy ounce of gold is having a difficult time moving away from the $1300 handle despite the sharp shifts in the market sentiment. After slumping down to $1296, the XAU/USD pair recovered its daily losses and was last seen trading at $1301.50, where it was up $2.5, or 0.2% on the day.

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Euro stuck near 10-month lows as Italy's political crisis deepens

Sources close to some of Italy’s main parties said there was now a chance that President Sergio Mattarella could dissolve parliament in the coming days and...

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Gold holds weaker below $1300 mark

The precious metal, for the second consecutive session, struggled to hold on to its gains beyond the $1300 round figure mark and...

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Forex Today: Yen underpinned by risk-aversion, eyes on politics, German CPI

Meanwhile, the Antipodeans traded mixed, with the Kiwi better bid on upbeat RBNZ Financial Stability Report (FSR). The Aussie suffered on the back of a bigger-than-expected drop in the...

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USD/CAD: market tone is dominating, CAD is a growth-sensitive commodity currency - Scotiabank

Analysts at Scotiabank explained that the CAD is weak, down from Monday’s close and extending its recent decline to fresh multi-month lows, a relative performer among the G10 in an environment of risk aversion and broad-based USD strength.

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Japan’s Close Ties to US does not Shield Japanese Exports

Tariffs on steel, threats of car import levies and intense pressure for a two-way economic deal: despite warm personal ties, U.S. President Donald Trump is giving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a decidedly tough time on trade.

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AUD/USD find support ahead of 0.75, recovers from weekly lows as DXY retraces upside

Changes in the USD valuation remains as the primary driver of the pair's price action. Following an upsurge toward the critical 95 mark, the US Dollar Index reversed its course in the last couple of hours as a 2% drop seen in the 10-year US T-bond yield hurt the greenback.

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Sterling slides to lowest since November as dollar extends rally

Sterling has slumped against the dollar since mid-April as expectations of a Bank of England interest rate rise recede, the economy shows signs of weakness and...

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Euro near 6-1/2-month lows on Italy concerns, risk aversion lifts yen

Financial markets fear that the elections, which could take place as early as August, are seen as a quasi-referendum over Italy’s role in the European Union and euro zone and could end up...

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Forex Today: Risk-off Asia drives Yen higher, Focus on Italy/ Spain politics and ECB-speaks

Despite full markets returning, we have little of note to report in the European session, except for the Swiss trade figures and Eurozone money supply data. However, the political drama around Italy and Spain will continue to...

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AUD/USD looks to close day flat near mid-0.75s

The pair's price action on Monday is dominated by the changes in the demand for the greenback. With European currencies suffering losses on political jitters in Italy, investors continue to flee to the USD, which remains a better investment alternative as the hawkish stance of the Fed ramps up the expectations for the bullish rally to continue.

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Gold struggles to find direction, moves sideways below $1300

Political jitters in Italy continues to push investors to safer assets. After rising more than 20 basis points, the 10-year Italian T-bond yield refreshed its multi-year high above 2.7% while the FTSE MIB equity index dropped more than 2.5% as the latest developments point to a new election at the end of the summer. However, despite gold's safe-haven status, the pair is having a rough time gaining traction with the FX interest shifting to the buck.

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GBP/USD drops to 2018 lows as European politics weigh on Pound

The US Dollar Index (DXY) which measures the greenback relative strength compared with a basket of currencies worldwide is hovering near 5-month highs near the 94.30 as traders have been piling in the USD long trades as they expect the Federal Reserve Bank to hike three times in 2018. Market participants are widely expecting the next rate hike at the June meeting of the Federal Reserve.

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EUR/USD extends intraday slide to hit fresh YTD lows

The pair witnessed a dramatic turnaround at the start of a new trading week, with the incoming Italian political uncertainty turning out to be a key driver of the sentiment surrounding the...

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EUR/GBP tumbles to lows, around mid-0.8700s

The market quickly faded early euphoria, led by the failure of an anti-establishment coalition government formation in Italy, with uncertainty over an early election prompting some aggressive selling since the...

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USD/CAD jumps to near 3-week tops, closer to 1.30 handle

Despite a modest US Dollar retracement, led by a sharp spike in the shared currency, the pair continued gaining positive traction at the start of a new trading week. The ongoing slump in...

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Forex Today: Euro rebounds in Asia on Italy news, UK and US out on holidays

Forex today was mainly driven by the Euro rebound from half-year troughs, as the EUR bulls were rescued by the Italian politics. The rejection of the Eurosceptic Italian Economy Minister and the resultant failure to form the coalition government turned out to be...

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Market Events Ahead

Market events to watch this week

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Forex Week Ahead: Geopolitical Tensions Moderate Ahead of US Jobs Week

The US dollar was up against majors pairs on Friday ahead of the release of employment data in America. On a weekly basis the greenback gained against the CAD, EUR and GBP but lost ground against the JPY, AUD and CHF after five days that featured...

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