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GBP/USD2014-09-01 10:43 UTC

Sterling dipped on the U.K. manufacturing PMI miss, which came in at a 14-month low of 52.5 in August. Losses have been limited, however, with BoE lending data producing an above-forecast mortgage approvals figure, and an encouraging rise in lending to non-financial businesses. Cable dipped 25 pips in the immediate wake of the PMI release, making a low of 1.6615, since settling around 1.6620. Sterling had earlier logged a two-week high of ... Read More 

XE Market Analysis

  • North American Edition2014-09-01 10:43 UTC

    The dollar is trading near 1-year highs against the euro, boosted by U.S. economic outperformance and with the EUR also weighed down by ongoing tensions in the Ukraine, which are adding to German and Eurozone growth concerns. Australia's dollar was pressured by the weaker than expected manufacturing PMI, while New Zealand's dollar bounced back after a rise in the trade balance. EUR-USD is trading around 1.3134 but the EUR managed gains against the Yen, ... Read More 

  • European Edition2014-09-01 08:52 UTC

    The dollar is trading near 1-year highs against the euro, boosted by U.S. economic outperformance and with the EUR also weighed down by ongoing tensions in the Ukraine, which are adding to German and Eurozone growth concerns. Australia's dollar was pressured by the weaker than expected manufacturing PMI, while New Zealand's dollar bounced back after a rise in the trade balance. EUR-USD is trading around 1.3134 but the EUR managed gains against the Yen, ... Read More 

  • Asian Edition2014-08-29 18:04 UTC

    The dollar was largely steady through the morning session, showing very little reaction to slightly softer income and PCE data, and better Chicago ISM and Michigan sentiment indicators. Later though, the dollar picked up broadly. London dollar buying was noted into the weekend and month-end, perhaps exacerbated by geopolitical tensions, helped by the U.K. raising its terror warning to "severe". Aside from the ISIS crisis, Russian president Putin appeared ... Read More 

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