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German bunds yields turn negative, Brexit fears hurt pound

Yield on the 10 year German Bund turned negative for the first time ever on Tuesday. The persistent downward pressure on yields and flattening of the yield curve across Europe has reignited concerns about the fiscal health of banks across …

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Yen supported, and Euro and GBP sell off at Brexit Fears

Risk was off at Friday’s US close, the major US equity indices closed negatively as a Fed and a BoJ Central Bank decision loom this week, and the Brexit vote on the 23rd continues to weigh on people’s minds as …

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USD recovers some of the lost ground

In Asia this morning, the major equity inidices sold off as they took the negative cue from their US counterparts. The main culprit behind the negative sentiment was a pullback in oil prices after the latter had attained year’s highs …

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RBNZ surprises with no rate cut, kiwi soars higher

The New Zealand dollar was in focus overnight on Thursday, soaring to a one-year high after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept interest rates unchanged, surprising market participants that were betting on a rate cut. The kiwi jumped 1.7 …

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Aussie and loonie in support as USD weakness persists

Chinese exports declined by 4.1% last May, the figure was worse than expected. Japan upped its final reading for Q1 annualised GDP to 1.9% from a previosuly reported 1.7%. Sentiment throughout the Asian session looked mixed with the major equity …

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Yellen optimistic about economy but says gives no rate hike timing

The dollar nudged slightly higher but still languished near four-week lows against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, after comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s disappointed forex traders waiting for a more hawkish tone. The Dollar index, a measure …

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Dismal NFP number eliminates June rate hike hopes

The dollar hovered near its lowest in over three weeks early on Monday after an overly disappointing US employment report left little to interpretation and prompted market participants to rule out the chance of an interest rate hike in the …

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ECB ups growth cautions on Brexit outcome; Focus now goes on US NFP

As expected no changes in rates came forth from the ECB yesterday, in his conference call ECB president Mario Draghi upped the growth forecast for 2016 from 1.4% to 1.6%, and even inflation is expected to pick up later this …

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Yen soars on risk aversion as traders await key data

The Japanese held large gains against its major rivals on Thursday as it rallied on risk aversion and disappointment over lack of clear policy guidance from Tokyo following a decision to delay a consumption tax hike. USD/JPY slipped to 108.74, …

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USD holds tight to 2-month highs; Aussie lifted by Q1 GDP results

US equities looked mixed yesterday at close; data out of the US showed that Personal Income and Personal Spending held or continued to improve during the month of April but US consumer confidence for the previous month declined. Early into …

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