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GBP/USD2015-10-13 18:23 UTC

Sterling was the loser of the day, showing as much as a 1.1% and 1.3% loss against the G3 currencies. News that UK brewer SABMiller has agreed in principle to be bought by AB InBev, a Belgian-Brazilian brewer, has had little impact, despite the GBP 68 bln price tag. The market had in fact bought the pound earlier in the day on news that this deal was nearing a fruition, but traders had their fingers burnt by an unexpected return of ... Read More 

XE Market Analysis

  • North American Edition2015-10-13 11:34 UTC

    The dollar remained under the cosh versus its G3 peers while gaining against the commodity currencies as the recent risk-on spell turned sour, with commodity prices and most stock markets in the EMEA and Asian regions turning south today. China trade data spoiled the risk-on party as it showed a sharp 17.7% y/y dive imports in September, accelerating from August's 14.3% y/y decline. EUR-USD traded above 1.1400 for the first time since Sept-18, leaving a ... Read More 

  • European Edition2015-10-13 07:22 UTC

    Commodity currencies have come off the boil as a bigger-than-anticipated dive in China imports disquieted investors, resulting in lower stock markets across Asia, along with softer commodity prices. While September trade data out of China showed a record surplus in yuan terms, this was not the case in dollar terms, and the 17.7% y/y dive in imports commanded most attention as the data suggest that demand conditions in China are flagging. The import drop ... Read More 

  • Asian Edition2015-10-13 18:23 UTC

    FX trade was fairly light in N.Y. on Tuesday, though retained a softer footing for the most part. A lack of data didn't help conditions, and relatively narrow trading ranges were the rule. EUR-USD failed to reclaim the 1.1400 handle through the session, and found support into 1.1350. USD-JPY meanwhile, meandered inside of 119.55 and 119.90. USD-CAD was pushed to near 1.2950 on a brief oil price rally, as cable recovered from 1.5200, capping at 1.5250. ... Read More 

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