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Derek Halpenny, European Head of GMR at MUFG, suggests that from the low on Wednesday to yesterday’s high, the pound advanced by 3.2% versus the US dollar as broader risk sentiment improved and the dollar weakened on the back of the FOMC announcements on Wednesday evening...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 18 March 2016, 11:44
Research Team at Investec, notes that the Pound hit one month highs against the US Dollar yesterday trading back up to 1.4500 after the pair's recent foray under 1.4000...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 18 March 2016, 11:42
Analysis : Triangle has broken through the support line at 18-Mar-02:00 2016 GMT. Possible bearish price movement forecast for the next 10 hours towards 1.29. Supporting Indicators : Downward sloping Moving Average Resistance Levels...
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Lahcene Ouled Moussa, 18 March 2016, 11:36
Bert Colijn, Research Analyst at ING, notes that the growth in labour costs in the Eurozone increased modestly to 1.3% y-o-y in the fourth quarter of 2015. “Even though this is a 0.2 percentage point improvement from Q3, it still leaves growth well below the 1...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 18 March 2016, 11:36
Calculated level for today: Support (S1 / S2 / S3 = 41,12 / 40,84 / 30,39), resistance (R1 / R2 / R3 = 42,01 / 42,29 / 42,73). Key support levels (1st from 39.84 to 40.33 at the end of the day, the 2nd of 39.70 to 40.13...
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oleksandr bilokon, 18 March 2016, 11:30
A few thoughts for your review… The EURJPY has formed a daily triangle within a daily fib. Technically this trend is still bullish, as higher highs and higher lows are in play. Price is now testing previous daily highs at the light green zone below...
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Lahcene Ouled Moussa, 18 March 2016, 11:29
The pound to euro exchange rate (GBP/EUR) has bounced off recent lows thanks to a positive view on the outlook contained in the Bank of England’s March policy meeting minutes...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 18 March 2016, 11:27
Societe Generale downgraded Banco Santander to Sell saying decreasing profitability in key markets puts the company's fully-loaded Core Tier 1 ratio target at risk. The firm cut its price target for the shares to EUR 4.0 from EUR 4.2. *Société Générale S.A...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 18 March 2016, 11:24
In opinion of Karen Jones, Head of FICC Technical Analysis at Commerzbank, the Aussie dollar could slip towards the 0.7520/0.7415 area. “AUD/USD’s move higher has reached the 61.8% retracement at 0.7650/52 and we notice the 13 count on the daily chart and some caution is necessary...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 18 March 2016, 11:03
In view of the research team at UOB Group, the upside momentum in GBP/USD could extend towards 1.4570. “As mentioned in the 24-hour view, we clearly did not anticipate GBP to stage such a remarkable rally in such a short period of time (swinging from a low of 1.4053 on Wednesday to a high of 1...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 18 March 2016, 10:45 #GBP/USD
More short-term USD weakness. "The dovish Fed – discouraging USD bulls – has led to a de-positioning move supporting the once shunned currencies. GBP, AUD and many emerging market currencies fall into this category...
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Francis Dogbe, 18 March 2016, 10:36
Changing the Market Thinking We’ve seen a change in the tone to FX markets this week, with the dollar index moving to new lows for the year, and is now down a cumulative 5% since the start (calculation helped by close at 100.0...
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soubra2003, 18 March 2016, 10:34
The USD index is creeping higher, and although we sense some small correction is in the making, it is unlikely to develop into a significant move higher, though in the case of USD/JPY, yesterday’s ‘presence’ of the BoJ gave the lows a bid, so some consolidation above 111...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 18 March 2016, 10:22
Dirk Schumacher, Research Analyst at Goldman Sachs, notes that the SNB, as widely expected, left policy rates unchanged at its March policy meeting...
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Batur Asmazoglu, 18 March 2016, 10:20
Prime Minister Davutoglu will be in Brussels today to discuss with the EU’s leaders a deal on Syrian refugees. Turkey’s proposal (which was delivered to the EU on 7 March) comprised an offer for more help to the EU in exchange for an additional €3...
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Batur Asmazoglu, 18 March 2016, 10:13
The research team at UOB Group sees the pair could attempt a visit to the vicinity of the 1.1500 handle. “The up-move in EUR has been more impulsive than expected as we approach the 1.1375 high seen last month”. “Above this level would open up the way for a move to the Oct 2015 high of 1.1495...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 18 March 2016, 10:03 #EUR/USD
Today’s rate-setting meeting may bring an unexpected policy rate cut, but we still expect the central bank (CBR) to stay on hold. The decision will be revealed at 10:30 a.m. London time...
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Batur Asmazoglu, 18 March 2016, 09:56
S&P will review Hungary’s sovereign credit rating today. The agency currently rates Hungary’s long-term hard currency debt at the sub-investment grade rating of BB+ with a stable outlook...
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Batur Asmazoglu, 18 March 2016, 09:54
EUR/USD has come under increasing selling pressure following the opening bell in Euroland, with gains so far capped in the low-1.1300s for the time being...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 18 March 2016, 09:53 #EUR/USD
Cable is looking a little tired at the highs, with 1.4500 having provided very strong offers yesterday – a number of attempts in both London and NY failing to breach this level...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 18 March 2016, 09:37 #eur/gbp