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GBP/USD refuses to catch pace despite a 0.9% gain in UK’s retail sales in January
February 20th The UK’s Office for National Statistics released the monthly retail sales report on Thursday. Following a slow end to 2019, the data su…
Australia’s unemployment rate climbs to 5.3% in January versus 5.2% expected
February 20th
U.S producer prices climb 0.5% in January versus 0.1% expected
February 20th
Statistics Canada reveals a 2.4% growth in Canada’s annual inflation
February 19th
UK consumer prices increase at a 1.8% annualized rate in January versus 1.6% expected
February 19th
USD/JPY Breaks Out On Improved Risk Appetite and Upbeat US Data, Hits 9-Month High
February 19th

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GBP/USD Recovers After Chancellor Javid Quits
February 15th
EUR/USD Hits A 34-Month Low On Renewed Dollar Demand
February 14th
NZD/USD Gains More Than 1% On Hawkish RBNZ
February 12th
King Dollar Back In Demand As EUR/USD Breaks Below $1.10
February 6th
Here’s Why GBP/USD Crashed Today
February 3rd
USD/JPY Price Dips On Coronavirus Fears
February 2nd
Can GBP/USD Reach $1.35 in February?
January 31st
Here’s Why EUR/USD Has Lost More Than 2% in January
January 29th

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December’s report suggests a sharp decline in manufacturing sales in Canada

Statistics Canada announced the monthly manufacturing sales report for December on Tuesday. The data highlighted Canadian factory sales to have sharply declined in December. 2019 was a tough year for Canada’s manufacturing sector at large. Tuesday’s data highlighted that the last economic report concerning the manufacturing sector failed to stir any optimism in it either. December’s report on Canadian factory shipments marked the fourth month in…

ZEW German economic sentiment drops sharply in February

The European Economic Research center, ZEW, revealed the monthly economic sentiment index on Tuesday. Recorded sharply lower than the economists’ forecast for February, the report weighed on Euro in the forex market that immediately lost traction following the release of the economic data. German Economic Sentiment Records At 8.7 In February Versus 20.0 Expected As per Tuesday’s data, German economic sentiment remained deeply under pressure in Fe…

Eurozone finance ministers to meet on Monday and discuss the need for more fiscal stimulus

Finance ministers of the Eurozone are to hold a meeting on Monday to discuss a document that accentuates the requirement of tweaking the region’s monetary policy to add more fiscal stimulus and fuel growth. Such a strategy is expected to increase German spending amidst the rising risks of a new downturn. For years, Eurozone finance ministers from 19 member states have voted in favor of a broadly neutral monetary policy in the annual meeting that…

Asking prices for marketed properties in the UK increase 0.8% to near a record high

Rightmove’s House Price Index (HPI) for the United Kingdom came out on Monday. According to the property website, asking prices for houses in the UK placed on sale in February saw an increase this month that was fueled by the market optimism after Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the general election on December 12th. Monday’s report offered an insight into the marketed property between January 12th and February 8th. As per the data, asking price…

RaboBank says GBP/USD is likely to trade below 1.30 level in the upcoming months

Following the resignation of Chancellor Sajid Javid on Friday, Sterling was seen gaining traction in the forex market. Reportedly, his resignation came following PM Johnson’s order to let go of his advisory team, on which the Chancellor commented that no self-respecting minister would be able to submit to such an order. His team, he added, worked incredibly hard through the complicated times of Brexit and that he found it unfair and unacceptable…

U.S industrial output drops by 0.3% in January weighed by warm weather and Boeing’s production halt

The U.S Federal Reserve released its monthly industrial production report for January on Friday. As per the data, industrial production dropped by 0.3% in the United States last month. Much of the decline was attributed to unseasonably warm weather that weighed on the utilities’ output. Boeing’s decision to halt production of its grounded 737 MAX fuel-efficient jetliner further contributed to the downbeat industrial production in January. Friday’…

UoM consumer sentiment index improves in February despite the recent outbreak of Coronavirus in China

The University of Michigan revealed the U.S preliminary consumer sentiment data for February on Friday. The report suggested improvement this month despite the recent outbreak of Coronavirus in China that was expected to weigh on the economy. The UoM recorded the U.S consumer sentiment index at 100.9 this month. In a previous estimate by the analysts surveyed by Dow Jones, the index was expected to post at 99.5 in February. Expectations Sub-Index…

Core retail sales in the U.S suggest no change in January raising questions on the economy’s strength

The U.S Census Bureau announced the retail sales report for January on Friday. As per the data, consumer spending declined last month with clothing stores marking the worst sales in over a decade. Friday’s data, as per economists, may also fuel the debate if the U.S economy is strong enough to extend its expansion at a moderate rate this year. According to the Commerce Department, retail sales excluding certain components like building materials,…

Forget the ISA and Savings Accounts! You Could Take a Chance on Forex Trading GBP/USD

Safe and steady investments aren’t right for everyone. Rather than gently building up your savings, you might be ready to take on something riskier. The British Pound has taken a hammering lately, so it could be ready to strike back against the UD Dollar. The Recent History The chart showing the GBP/USD trading pair shows a huge level of volatility in the last few years. At the time of writing, £1 is worth $1.30. The start of 2020 has been fairly…

Recession risks heighten in Germany with the quarterly economic growth posting at 0.0%

Destatis announced the German preliminary GDP quarterly report on Friday that showed the economy to have weakened in the last quarter of 2019. Much of the weakness was attributed to lower state spending and downbeat private consumption. Friday’s data suggested that Germany is currently facing renewed risks of a recession amidst the conservatives currently looking for a new leader to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel. The largest European economy i…

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