The Indonesian rupiah climbed today, touching the highest level in two months, as it was announced that Joko Widodo is the victor in the nation’s presidential elections. This gives hope that political uncertainty will not be driving investors away from nation’s assets any longer.
July 23rd, 2014 at 13:40
Euro is struggling right now, trying to maintain the gains it eked out earlier in the session. However, that is proving a bit difficult, given the possibility of harsher sanctions against Russia over the whole issue of what’s happening in Ukraine.
July 23rd, 2014 at 13:25
UK pound is down pretty much across the board today, thanks in large part to the release of the minutes from the latest Bank of England meeting. It looks as though loose monetary policy is going to continue for a little while longer, and that is keeping the sterling down against its major counterparts.
July 23rd, 2014 at 2:14
The Australian dollar demonstrated a huge jump today immediately after inflation data was released in Australia. The report was in line with market expectations, suggesting that the Australian central bank will keep monetary policy stable, refraining from an interest rate cut.
July 23rd, 2014 at 1:52
The US dollar jumped against the euro yesterday and kept its gains today due to the divergence between the monetary policy outlooks for the United States and the eurozone. The greenback was virtually flat versus the Great Britain pound and somewhat lower against the Japanese yen.
July 22nd, 2014 at 16:57
The Indonesian rupiah dropped today as the result of this month’s presidential election was contested by one of the candidates, who said that the voting was undemocratic and unfair.
July 22nd, 2014 at 16:42
The Thai baht advanced today on speculations that government spending will improve the nation’s economy, attracting investors to the country. The currency rose to the highest level since November.
July 22nd, 2014 at 14:01
Forex traders are seeing that the ECB is really serious about stimulus, and the result is that euro weakness, after threatening for months, finally seems to be appearing on a more long-term basis. Euro is down against its major counterparts today, noticeably dropping through the 1.3500 level against the US dollar.
July 22nd, 2014 at 13:20
Canadian dollar is hoping to hold on to some of yesterday’s gains, and with thin trading and concerns about the geopolitical situation, that’s a possibility.
July 22nd, 2014 at 5:22
The US dollar held steady today, rising a little against the Japanese yen, as traders were speculating about possible actions of US policy makers and about geopolitical risks that are driving the Forex market right now.