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GBP/USD2015-12-01 19:02 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 1.5050 lows in N.Y. trade, after logging a five-day peak at 1.5126 in London. Read More 

XE Market Analysis

  • 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 Edition2015-12-01 19:02 UTC

    The dollar lost some ground following the big November ISM miss, though reaction was partially mitigated by a better construction spending outcome. EUR-USD opened near 1.0600, and made its way to session highs of 1.0636. USD-JPY started the session at highs near 123.20, though slipped to 122.80 after the data. Yields fell on raised concerns over a December Fed tightening, as Wall Street posted decent gains, likely for the same reason. The November ADP ... Read More 

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