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  • James Boston

    The US labour market is showing some very strong signs of improvement according to the latest data just published by the Department of Labor. The headline Non Farm Payroll numbers easily outperformed market expectations with the latest reading of 321k, this compares to a revised October number of 243k and an anticipated showing of just

  • James Boston
    Forex » US Unemployment Rate Falls
    James Boston - November 7, 2014, 13:55 GMT

    The strength in the US labour markets has come through again today in the form of an improving rate of Unemployment and a moderate increase in hourly earnings. The official Unemployment Rate for the month of October delivered a positive surprise to markets when it was announced as having unexpectedly fallen a point from 5.9%

  • David Becker

    The dollar edged lower against the yen on Friday following a weaker than expected jobs report, which took some of the momentum out of the greenback. The currency pair had soared higher on Wednesday following a stronger than expected GDP report, but Friday’s data deluged kept the currency pair on hold. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose

  • James Boston

    The US Department of Labor has published a significant update to the economy’s employment situation today. The main market event is undoubtedly the Non Farm payrolls, the July reading has just been announced as 209k, this is in comparison to a revised showing of 298k in June, the market consensus estimate on this key metric

  • H.S. Borji

    The US dollar remained elevated against a basket of currencies Thursday, as a fall in monthly jobless claims boosted expectations for another strong nonfarm payrolls report. The US dollar index, a weighted average of the US dollar’s performance against six major rivals, paused at 81.45 after advancing in eight of the last nine sessions, according

  • H.S. Borji

    The euro fell to fresh lows against the US dollar Wednesday, as German consumer prices cooled and US economic data kept demand for the greenback elevated. The EURUSD bounced from an intraday low of 1.3367 to consolidate at 1.3376, declining 0.25 percent. The pair, which continues to trade at its lowest levels since September 2013,

  • H.S. Borji

    The ADP Institute could show Wednesday the US economy added 235,000 private payrolls in July, following a gain of 281,000 the previous month that was the largest in more than two-and-a-half years. The 235,000 estimate is based on a survey conducted by Bloomberg News. A separate survey conducted by Capital Spectator predicts private payrolls to

  • H.S. Borji

    US business inventories increased steadily in May, supporting expectations of a sharp rebound in economic growth in the second quarter. Business inventories rose 0.5 percent in May, following a gain of 0.6 percent in April that was the biggest in six months, the Commerce Department reported today in Washington. The reading was slightly below forecasts

  • H.S. Borji

    The final reduction in the Federal Reserve’s record bond buying program will likely occur after the October meetings, the minutes of the June 17-8 Federal Open Market Committee meetings revealed today. “If the economy progresses about as the Committee expects, warranting reductions in the pace of purchases at each upcoming meeting, the final reduction would

  • H.S. Borji
    Forex » US Dollar Resumes Upward Trend
    H.S. Borji - July 4, 2014, 17:47 GMT

    The US dollar advanced slightly against a basket of currencies Friday, as US Independence Day kept trade volumes light ahead of an active release schedule next week. The US dollar index – a gauge of the greenback’s performance versus six commonly traded peers – advanced 0.08 percent to 80.28. The dollar received a boost this

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