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GBP/USD2015-07-31 18:04 UTC

Cable spiked up to 1.5678 highs after the U.S. employment data, after opening the session near 1.5570. The pairing later tested the 1.5600 level, though manage to hold, and climb back to 1.5640 into the London close. EUR-GBP rallied to near 0.7100 in morning trade, though as EUR-USD under performed, the cross fell back into 0.7040. The euro remains in sell-the-rally mode, while sterling has benefited from hawkish BoEspeak over the past day. Read More 

XE Market Analysis

  • North American Edition2015-07-31 10:47 UTC

    The euro was bid following a rise in Eurozone core CPI. EUR-USD logged new intraday highs above 1.0980, driven in part by a strong bid in EUR-JPY, which gained some 80 pips since the London market open. The euro's bid was sparked by a jump in core Eurozone CPI to 1.0% y/y in July data, up from 0.8% y/y, which offset a benign headline HICP rate of 0.2% and an unexpected dip in German retail sales. USD-JPY re-established itself above 124.00 after dipping to ... Read More 

  • European Edition2015-07-31 06:50 UTC

    The dollar has traded moderately softer, though the main pairings have remained well within the respective ranges of yesterday. EUR-USD lifted to a high of 1.0962, and USD-JPY dipped to a low of 123.90. An unexpected dip in German retail sales, which dove 2.3 % in June versus the Reuters median for 0.3% growth, helped put a cap on the euro. BoJ sources cited by Reuters, meanwhile, said that a weak yen is beneficial for the economy, and that the central ... Read More 

  • Asian Edition2015-07-31 18:04 UTC

    The dollar fell rather sharply following weaker than expected Q2 ECI data, though later managed to recover some ground on the back of an improved Chicago PMI, and pre-weekend short covering. EUR-USD started the session near 1.0960, and made its way to 1.1114 highs by mid-morning. USD-JPY fell from 124.35 to a low of 123.52 before finding support. USD-CAD popped to 1.3099 highs after weak May GDP data, though eased back to 1.2940 before heading over ... Read More 

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