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Aussie Drops as Domestic Data Outweighs China’s Report

The Australian dollar fell yesterday and remained soft today, even though the Aussie trimmed its losses against some currencies. The good manufacturing report from China was not able to help the Australian currency as domestic data was not particularly supportive.

Aussie Gains Ground on Business Investment Data

The Australian dollar is moving higher today, gaining almost across the board on the latest business investment data. The idea that, perhaps, the Australian economy doesn’t need to rely so heavily on China is helping boost sentiment toward the Aussie right now.

China’s Growth Loses Momentum, Yuan Slips

The Chinese yuan fell today, demonstrating the biggest drop since March, as the nation’s central bank set the daily fixing lowest since September due to concerns about slowing economic growth.

Yen Drops as China’s PMI Comes Out Better than Expected

The Japanese yen retreated today as better-than-expected macroeconomic data from China convinced traders to drop their risk-negative attitude and buy high-beta currencies.

US Dollar Falls Back After Chinese Data

US dollar is heading lower today, falling back after the latest Chinese data. Growth concerns in China are weighing on the markets, but that isn’t helping the greenback. Instead, the US dollar is lower almost across the board.

Yuan Drops, Intervention Suspected

The Chinese yuan slid today, heading to a weekly loss, on speculations that the central bank intervened to prevent appreciation of the currency as a measure to help local exporters.

NZ Dollar Rallies, Struggles to Keep Gains

The New Zealand dollar gained today but had hard time keeping gains as macroeconomic reports from China, the biggest trading partner of the South Pacific nation, were somewhat disappointing. Today’s data from New Zealand showed growth of food prices, while a bunch of important economic reports will be released at the start of tomorrow’s trading session.

Aussie Maintains Bullishness with Help from Employment Data

The Australian dollar maintained its bullishness, rallying today following yesterday small drop, as employment data was very good, supporting the view that the nation’s economy can keep expanding without additional measures from the central bank.

Rand Reaches This Year’s Record, Being Top Performer

The South African rand climbed today, rising to the highest level this year, on speculations that the current ruling political party will remain in power, while positive economic news from China increased attractiveness of riskier currencies in general. The rand is the best performer against currencies of emerging economies.

Yen Profits from Its Role as Safe Investment

The Japanese yen climbed today as poor macroeconomic data from China and escalating tensions in Ukraine put the Forex market in the risk-off mode, which supported the currency in its role of a safe haven.

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