• James Boston

    European markets were positively surprised this morning as evidence of a strong improvement in German economic sentiment emerged. The November ZEW survey has not only reversed almost a full year of month on month falls, but it’s sharp rise today has also taken the indicator back into positive territory. The Economic Sentiment reading from the

  • H.S. Borji

    The euro softened against the US dollar on Tuesday, as the economic outlook on the Eurozone continued to deteriorate, according to the latest survey of euro area investor sentiment. The EURUSD fell below 1.27, erasing Monday’s strong performance that was triggered by bearish comments from Federal Reserve officials over the weekend. The pair declined 0.6

  • David Becker

    The EURUSD is lower on Wednesday following the soft Ifo data, as yield continue to decline to record lows. The September Ifo confidence indicator slumped driven by a sharp decline in the expectations component, despite a rebound in orders and the ECB’s latest round of easing measures. The Ifo also follows declines in September ZEW

  • James Boston
    Forex » Eurozone Economic Sentiment Plummets
    James Boston - September 16, 2014, 09:58 GMT

    Economic sentiment continues to deteriorate in the Eurozone according to the latest September report from Germany’s Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW). The current reading just announced of 14.2 represents a sharp fall from August’s 23.7, it also surprised markets that had been anticipate a pull back but only to the region of 21.3. The index

  • James Boston
    Forex » Sharp Drop In German Sentiment
    James Boston - August 12, 2014, 11:01 GMT

    Today’s ZEW indicators for both the Eurozone and it’s largest economy, Germany, have come in sharply lower as sentiment in the single currency bloc reaches a new long term low. The headline Economic Sentiment measure for the Eurozone dived to 23.7 in the month of August, from a previous reading of 48.1, the negative surprise

  • H.S. Borji
    Forex » Positive Sentiment Lifts US dollar
    H.S. Borji - July 16, 2014, 20:21 GMT

    The US dollar advanced for a second consecutive day against a basket of currencies, as mixed economic data didn’t detract from positive sentiment about US recovery. The US dollar index, a weighted average of the greenback’s performance versus six commonly traded peers, advanced 0.2 percent to 80.55. The index has advanced 0.7 percent since July

  • H.S. Borji

    The US dollar advanced against a basket of currencies Tuesday, as retail sales and business inventories supported expectations the US economy rebounded in the second quarter. The US dollar index, a weighted average of the greenback’s performance versus six commonly traded peers, advanced 0.25 percent to 80.39. The index has gained more than 0.2 percent

  • James Boston

    The key Eurozone sentiment indicator, the ZEW Survey, has just been published. This month’s indication of economic confidence in the single currency bloc is running at 61.8, this represents a pick up from the June reading of 58.4 but misses the markets consensus estimate for a recovery to 62.3. Germany, the Eurozone’s largest and arguably

  • The US dollar advanced against a basket of currencies Tuesday as consumer inflation rose to the highest level in more than a year, while the Federal Open Market Committee assembled in Washington for its two-day policy meetings. The US dollar index, a gauge of the US dollar’s performance against six commonly traded peers, advanced 0.2

  • Forex » Eurozone Labour Costs Fall
    June 17, 2014, 09:48 GMT

    Labour Costs within the Eurozone have fallen back on the quarter, this is unsurprising given the recent across the board drop in inflation figures for the single currency bloc. The Q1 reading has just been released as 0.9%, which represents a significant scaling back from the 1.6% growth experienced in the last quarter of 2013.

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