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August 16, 2018

The U.S. State Department must conduct a new environmental review for the Keystone XL crude pipeline, a federal judge ruled, dealing a blow to a project supported by President Donald Trump in his first few days in office.

U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris in Montana sided with indigenous and environmental grou...

July 31, 2018

Canada’s economy grew at the fastest pace in a year, further evidence of a solid expansion even as trade tensions with the U.S. remain a threat.

Gross domestic product increased by 0.5 percent in May, Statistics Canada said Tuesday from Ottawa, exceeding expectations for a 0.3 percent gain in a Bloomberg survey of econ...

July 31, 2018


US equity futures are showing modest gains this morning (DJIA +0.1%, Nasdaq 100 +0.4%, S&P 500 +0.3%) as the Bank of Japan prepare for QE infinity by pushing back the time it will take to hit its inflation target yet again. Alongside this, markets are braci...

July 31, 2018

  • The index advances to the mid-94.00s or fresh daily tops.

  • DXY finds support in session lows in the 94.20/15 band.

  • Consumer Confidence surprised to the upside in July.

The greenback, in terms of the US Dollar Index (DXY), has reverted the negative start and is now trading in session tops in the mid-94.0...

The Trump administration announced it’s imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, in a move almost certain to trigger retaliation by America’s closest allies.

The decision came hours before temporary exemptions were due to elapse at 12:01 a.m. in Washington on Friday. Th...

April 27, 2018

- The UK economy is slowing, and snow can't take all the blame

- Pound plummets as markets bet Bank of England interest rate in May is off the table

- Strategists at TD Securities exit bet on Sterling appreciation

- ING suggest a June hike is now a possibility

The British Pound has sold off sharply following the release of...

April 25, 2018

South Korea’s Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon was on the wires earlier today, via Reuters, noting that the government is closely watching currency markets as the won weakens, in the wake of the recent USD appreciation.

He added that the government will act to stabilize the foreign exchange market if needed.

April 25, 2018

Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Tuesday that flexibility will be needed to hash out an agreement on a new NAFTA deal, as he prepared to meet with his U.S. and Canadian counterparts later in the day.

Guajardo also underscored that Mexico would not accept any U.S. tariffs on aluminum or steel, saying t...

April 25, 2018

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Wednesday it would be negligent to end up in a trade conflict with the United States, which has imposed tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from some countries.

Speaking just days before Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Washington to hold talks with U.S. President D...

April 24, 2018

  • US 10-year bond yields exceeded the 3.00% mark but US dollar seems neutral.

  • AUD/USD bulls are using the 0.7600 handle to create a pause in the recent bear move. 

  • Gold and Copper trading firm, can influence the commodity-linked currency, AUD.

The AUD/USD is trading at around 0.7611 up 0.08% on Tuesday as...

April 24, 2018

* Canadian dollar at C$1.2831, or 77.94 U.S. cents

* Loonie touches its weakest level since April 3 at C$1.2860

* Bond prices mixed across the yield curve

TORONTO, April 24 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday after hitting a three-week low, as oil prices held near three-yea...

April 24, 2018

Analysts from Rabobank maintain the forecast that USD/MXN will trade around the 20 handle in June. They see July elections gaining attention. 

Key Quotes:

“Since the end of last year we have suggested that substantial MXN weakness would emerge as campaigning for the Presidential election got under way.  We have also been...

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