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  • XM Markets UUIIFXBR

    Economic data releases out of Europe were not the core focus of the market today and were in fact ignored. Eurozone industrial production was flat despite expectations for it to rise 0.3%. German inflation was down 1.1% month-on-month versus a []

  • Anna Coulling
    Analysis and Opinion » It’s a MAD MAD world!
    Anna Coulling - February 11, 2015, 16:17 GMT

    If we could capture the noise of the markets today it would reverberate to the sound of rattles. Rattles being hurled from both the Greek and Eurogroup prams, and the rattle of sabres from Russia. And in the absence of … Continue reading →

  • James Boston
    Forex » Finnish Economy Still Struggles
    James Boston - September 24, 2014, 08:06 GMT

    Finland’s economy doesn’t appear to be showing the required signs of activity according to the latest Producer Price Index data. The year on year data just published shows that prices in the sector have increased their rate of decline to -0.8% from -0.5% the previous month, a market expectation for a moderate pick up to

  • James Boston
    Forex » Polish Industrial Production Recovers
    James Boston - August 20, 2014, 12:02 GMT

    Polish Industrial Production has picked up again in July following an unexpected fall the previous month. The current year on year increase is now 2.3%, up from the -1.7% contraction experienced the previous month, market expectations for a 2.2% rise were however missed. Additionally, the Producer Price Index in the country has declined to read

  • H.S. Borji

    The US dollar rebounded on Monday, as global risk aversion faded following weekend talks in Berlin among Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France. The US dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s performance against a basket of major currencies, advanced 0.17 percent to 81.57. The index broke even last week, having failed to generate gains for the

  • H.S. Borji

    The euro declined against its US counterpart Friday, as divergent economic data in the Eurozone and United States kept demand for the greenback elevated in late-week trade. The EURUSD declined 0.25 percent to 1.3430, its lowest level since November 2013. The pair faces initial support below the 10-day moving average (1.3518). On the upside, initial

  • H.S. Borji

    The British pound declined sharply Tuesday, easing off multi-year high against the US dollar after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney tempered expectations about a rate hike. Cable declined 0.32 percent to 1.6975, falling further below the nearly six-year high set last week. The pair is testing initial support at 1.6979. Below that level the

  • US consumer confidence will be put to the test this week, as reports on retail sales and consumer sentiment are scheduled for release. The Commerce Department on Tuesday will release April retail sales data. Retail revenues increased 0.4 percent in April, following a 1.1 percent rebound the prior month that was the strongest since September

  • Key Eurozone data this week may dictate the European Central Bank’s next move, as policymakers continue to deliberate about the best approach to tackling deflation. The ECB announced last week it would maintain its wait-and-see approach to monetary policy, stressing the importance of economic data in the central bank’s deliberations. The central bank decided last

  • The US dollar index rebounded sharply Friday after hitting a multi-month low, as investors reevaluated their positions amid global developments. The dollar index, a weighted average of the greenback’s performance against six major currencies, advanced 0.65 percent to 79.88. The markets were in risk-off mode Friday, as tensions in the Ukraine overshadowed market developments elsewhere.

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