Tag: Currency

Iranian Lawmakers Summon President to Answer for Economic Struggles

Iranian lawmakers have given President Hassan Rouhani one month to appear before parliament to answer questions on his government’s handling of Iran’s economic struggles, state media reported on Wednesday. It is the first time parliament has summoned Rouhani, who is under pressure from hardline rivals to change his cabinet following a deterioration in relations with […]

Reserve Bank of India Hikes Rate for 2nd Meeting in a Row

India’s central bank has served up its second consecutive interest rate hike, and there could be more to come. The Reserve Bank of India raised the rate at which it lends to banks from 6.25% to 6.5% on Wednesday, after hiking it for the first time in four years in June. India is growing faster […]

USD/JPY consolidates gains made on tariff war hopes

Are seats at the negotiating table being dusted off? News breaking late yesterday that the US and China have plans once again to sit at the negotiating table and hopefully diffuse an escalating trade war helped risk sentiment. The announcement comes ahead of the next scheduled introduction of tariffs on $16b of Chinese imports, possibly […]

Dollar Higher Ahead of Fed Meeting OANDA Market Beat Podcast

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Alfonso Esparza reviews the major upcoming market news, macro analysis and economic indicator releases that will impact currencies, stocks other asset classes. Joining him this week is OANDA’s Vice President of Research Dean Popplewell Subscription available on iTunes https://goo.gl/TZEWRW and GooglePlay https://goo.gl/cRBk39. Tune in every Tuesday and don’t miss a beat […]

Dollar Higher After Trump Administration Reopens Talks with China

The US dollar rose on Tuesday after American inflation data was in line with expectations and consumer confidence came out higher than forecasted. The U.S. Federal Reserve wraps up its two day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Wednesday at 2:00 pm EDT. The market is not anticipating a major change from the language […]

USD/CAD Loonie Higher on Strong Monthly GDP

The Canadian dollar appreciated versus the US on Tuesday after the stronger than expected monthly GDP report. The Canadian economy expanded at a 0.5 percent rate in May versus the anticipated 0.3 percent. The higher annual pace of growth came in at 2.6 percent and has increased the possibility of another rate hike this year, […]

USD/CAD – Canadian dollar unchanged ahead of GDP

The Canadian dollar is showing little movement in the Tuesday session. Currently, USD/CAD is trading at 1.3042, up 0.05% on the day. On the release front, Canada releases its monthly GDP report, which is expected to rise to 0.3%. Canadian Raw Materials Price Index is forecast to drop to 2.7%. The U.S will release consumer inflation and […]

DAX trading sideways as eurozone inflation within expectations

The DAX index is showing little movement in the Tuesday session. Currently, the DAX is at 12,808, up 0.08% on the day. In economic news, German retail sales rebounded with a gain of 1.2%, edging above the estimate of 1.1%. In the eurozone, CPI Flash Estimate edged up to 2.1%, above the forecast of 2.1%. Core […]

EUR/USD – Euro slightly higher on sharp German retail sales

EUR/USD has posted small gains in the Tuesday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.1724, up 0.16% on the day. On the release front, there are a host of events in both Europe and the U.S. In Germany, Retail Sales rebounded with a gain of 1.2%, edging above the estimate of 1.1%. French Preliminary CPI […]

GBP/USD – British pound higher as consumer credit levels rise

The British pound has posted gains in the Monday session. In North American trade, the pair is trading at 1.3136, up 0.24% on the day. On the release front, British Net Lending to Individuals improved to GBP 5.4 billion, edging above the estimate of GBP 5.3 billion. Later in the day, British GfK Consumer Confidence is […]