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GBP/USD2015-12-01 12:21 UTC

Sterling took a knock in the wake of the November edition of the Markit UK manufacturing PMI survey, which came in at 52.7, down from 55.2 in October, which was itself revised lower from 55.5. The median forecast had been for a lesser decline to 53.6. Cable settled around 1.5080 after earlier logging a five-day peak at 1.5126. The pair yesterday traded below 1.5000 for the first time in seven months, leaving a low at 1.4994. The 1.5000 ... Read More 

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  • North American Edition2015-12-01 12:21 UTC

    The dollar corrected some of the gains it saw yesterday. EUR-USD lifted to a 1.0618 high in the wake of German unemployment data, which revealed a new record low of 6.3%. The Eurozone jobless rate also fell to a four-year low of 10.7%.. USD-JPY has settled lower, back to below and around the 123.00 level, below yesterday's high at 123.34. In Japan today, capex data was much better than expected, rising 11.2% in Q3 from 5.6% in Q2, though this won't ... Read More 

  • European Edition2015-12-01 07:43 UTC

    The dollar is trading at moderately softer levels after rallying to fresh trend highs yesterday. The Aussie outperformed, logging a six-week versus the greenback, three-month highs against the yen and five month highs versus the euro. AUD-USD's high was 0.7284. Australian data were encouraging: the current account balance narrowed to A$18.2 bln from A$20.5 bln, while building approvals unexpectedly rose by 3.9% in October, up from September's 2.3%. The ... Read More 

  • Asian Edition2015-11-30 18:32 UTC

    FX trade was relatively quiet to end the month of November, though the dollar did post modest gains versus most major currencies. EUR-USD eked out new trend lows of 1.0558 after topping at 1.0584 early in the session. USD-JPY found support at 123.00, though upside was limited to 123.34, an eight-session high. USD-CAD meanwhile, touched 133.12 lows, though oil price weakness during the afternoon session saw the pairing reclaim the 1.3350 level. Cable ... Read More 

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