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Canada: Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, April 2018

Manufacturing sales fell 1.3% to $56.2 billion in April, following two consecutive monthly increases. Sales were down in 10 of 21 industries, representing 49.6% of the manufacturing sector. Sales in the petroleum and coal products and transportation equipment industries accounted…
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Fed Hike Priced In But Market to Focus on Powell’s Words

The US dollar is higher against major currencies on Tuesday after American inflation came in better than expected ahead of the eagerly anticipated Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) two day meeting. A 25 basis points rate hike has been priced…
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Mexico hits back with pork, bourbon tariffs

Mexico imposed wide-ranging tariffs on American products ranging from steel to pork and bourbon on Tuesday, responding to President Donald Trump’s metals tariffs and taking aim at Republican strongholds ahead of U.S. congressional elections in November. Mexico’s retaliation further raises…
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Live FX Market Analysis – 5 June 2018 (Video)

In this week’s webinar, Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam discussed the major events moving financial markets right now including political chaos in Italy and Spain and Trump’s tariffs on the EU, Canada and Mexico. He also previewed the week ahead….
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US Private Jobs and Bank of Canada on the Agenda

The US dollar is mixed as risk aversion has made traditional safe haven currencies (JPY and CHF) advance versus the greenback. The USD is higher against the EUR as the Spanish PM faces a confidence vote with the single currency…
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Geopolitical Tensions Moderate Ahead of US Jobs Week

The US dollar was up against majors pairs on Friday ahead of the release of employment data in America. On a weekly basis the greenback gained against the CAD, EUR and GBP but lost ground against the JPY, AUD and…
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Dollar Rises Amid Italian Coalition and China-US Trade Uncertainty

The US dollar appreciated against major rival currencies on Friday. The dollar rally is back on after the two of the largest parties in Italy agreed to form a coalition government and Japanese inflation retreated. Although there is no plan…
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Dollar Rally Shows Staying Power as ECB Delivers Neutral Comments

The US dollar is higher against major pairs except the JPY who is trading higher awaiting the Bank of Japan (BOJ) monetary policy statement and press conference. The European Central Bank (ECB) was less than forthcoming about its plans earlier…
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Strong Yields Boost Dollar Awaiting ECB

The US dollar is higher across the board against major pairs. US 10-year treasury bonds are above the 3 percent level making dollar shorts more expensive. Higher yields are a reflection of interest rate hike expectations, which Fed members have…
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