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RBA Keeps Rate Unchanged, AUD May Complicate Adjustment in Economy As widely expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia left the official interest rate unchanged at 2%, noting that at today's meeting, the Board judged that there were reasonable prospects for continued growth in the economy, with inf...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 April 2016, 06:50 #RBA
USD: Near Term Outlook Looks Very Bleak - Westpac Richard Franulovich, Research Analyst at Westpac, suggests that the near term USD outlook looks very bleak, as the full import of Chair Yellen’s decidedly dovish tone continues to reverberate the USD could see another 2-3% USD downside from curren...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 April 2016, 06:44
BOJ’s Kuroda: Yen Rises had Negative Effect on Big Manufacturers' Sentiment More headlines flowing in from the BOJ Chief Kuroda via Reuters, as he comments on the Yen and overall Japanese economic growth...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 April 2016, 06:17
BOJ's Kuroda: Watching Forex Moves Carefully BOJ (Bank Of Japan) Governor Kuroda is crossing the wires, speaking in parliament, noting that they are watching forex moves carefully but monetary policy doesn't directly target forex, adding that it is desirable for forex to move in way reflecting fu...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 April 2016, 06:12
America's "exorbitant privilege" of being able to pay its bills in the currency it prints at a zero marginal cost has been a matter of great controversy ever since the term was coined in the mid-1960s by the former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, who was serving as a young finance mini...
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Francis Dogbe, 5 April 2016, 03:11
Citigroup Inc., the world’s biggest currency trader, says it’s “too soon” to buy the U.S. dollar after it slumped to a nine-month low and economic data came in stronger than forecast. A gauge of the dollar was little changed Monday after dropping 1...
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Francis Dogbe, 4 April 2016, 16:21
RBA Rate Hike Possible as AUD Appreciates Significantly Since Mid-January The Australian dollar came under pressure today morning after Australia recorded weak retail data. This is expected to reflect concerns regarding the rate decision, according to Commerzbank...
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Roberto Jacobs, 4 April 2016, 15:52 #RBA
Here’s why Governor Elvira Nabiullina is in no haste to resume foreign-currency purchases after an eight-month pause: gold’s biggest quarterly surge since 1986 has all but erased losses the Bank of Russia suffered by mounting a rescue of the ruble more than a year ago...
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Francis Dogbe, 4 April 2016, 15:15 #gold
USD Longs Cut Again, CAD Shorts Fall – Nomura David Wagner, Research Analyst at Nomura, suggests that according to the IMM data for the week ended March 29, non-commercial accounts continued to sell USD to the tune of -$1.5bn, bringing positioning in USD to $7.4bn...
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Roberto Jacobs, 4 April 2016, 15:11
GBP: Low Turnout will Increase Brexit Risk - MUFG Lee Hardman, Currency Analyst at MUFG, notes that the pound is continuing to weaken and becoming more volatile ahead of the EU referendum on the 23rd June...
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Roberto Jacobs, 4 April 2016, 13:17
Poor Australia Retail Sales Data Fuels Rba Rate Cut Bets Australian retail sales data disappointed for the third consecutive month and momentum has clearly slowed in the past three months. Data released earlier today showed Australia's Feb retail sales came at 0.0% m/m missing expectations for 0...
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Roberto Jacobs, 4 April 2016, 12:46
UK: Sterling Storms and Fat Tails – Deutsche Bank Research Team at Deutsche Bank, suggests that with the UK’s referendum on EU membership approaching on the 23rd June, short-end GBP vol has risen dramatically...
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Roberto Jacobs, 4 April 2016, 09:43
UK Construction PMI Preview: What to Expect of GBP/USD? UK construction PMI for March is due for release today. The report is the least important compared to UK manufacturing PMI and services PMI report. Market expects UK construction PMI to print at 54...
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Roberto Jacobs, 4 April 2016, 09:40
USD Rally Over? – Danske Bank Senior Analyst at Danske Bank Sverre Holbek hinted at the fact that the USD upside could be nearly over. Key Quotes “The USD was remarkably stable despite the string of better-than-expected US data on Friday”...
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Roberto Jacobs, 4 April 2016, 09:38
EUR/USD in Red, Stabilizes Below 1.1400 The single currency has started the week on an offered fashion vs. the greenback, prompting EUR/USD to give away part of last week’s strong advance...
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Roberto Jacobs, 4 April 2016, 09:21
There is no trade call for the session. The London session is relatively quiet, however we will see Employment figures from Spain and Construction PMI from the UK. Currency Update USD: Employment figures for March were solid with 215,000 jobs added, a rise of 0...
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Sherif Hasan, 4 April 2016, 09:09
AUD: Not a Rate Cut Trigger - ANZ Research Team at ANZ, suggests that the RBA board meeting tomorrow will be the main focus this week. Key Quotes “We (and the market) are expecting rates to remain on hold at 2% as global and domestic economic conditions have recently been tracking reasonably well...
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Roberto Jacobs, 4 April 2016, 07:23
Yen Rises Against Majors The Japanese yen strengthened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Monday. The yen rose to nearly a 5-week high of 158.43 against the pound and a 2-week high of 111.32 against the U.S. dollar, from last week's closing quotes of 158.69 and 111...
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Roberto Jacobs, 4 April 2016, 06:55
AUD/JPY: Bears Attacking 85.00 on Poor Aus Retail Trade The Australian dollar continues to get heavily battered in the Asian session on awful Australian data, now pushing AUD/JPY lower to test 85 handle. AUD/JPY revisiting daily lows The AUD/JPY pair now drops -0.69% to 85...
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Roberto Jacobs, 4 April 2016, 05:57
NZD/USD Under Pressure Below 0.69 on Lower Oil The NZD/USD pair is seen trading with a heavy tone in the Asian session, with the prices surrendering 0.69 handle amid weakness across the commodities’ space. NZD/USD recovers from 0...
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Roberto Jacobs, 4 April 2016, 05:56 #nzdusd