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Live FX Analysis – 19 February 2019 (video)

Senior Market Analyst’s Craig Erlam and Ed Moya discuss all the latest on US/China trade talks and Brexit then preview the upcoming week. They then give their analysis on EURUSD, GBPUSD, EURGBP, AUDUSD, USDCAD, GBPCAD, NZDUSD, USDJPY, GBPJPY, EURJPY, USDZAR ...

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Yen weakens on delayed reaction to Kuroda

  Bank of Japan will mull further easing Bank of Japan governor Kuroda spoke before the Diet yesterday, explaining that the Bank of Japan does not have currency manipulation as its target, though it’s crucial to guide monetary policy with ...

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Markets in long-weekend slumber

  Holidays in the US (President’s Day) and Canada (Family Day) kept activity muted, with the regional currencies/economies taking the focus, for a change.   Thai growth beats forecast Thai economy grows faster than expected in the fourth quarter, gaining ...

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No news means no risk appetite

  Weak risk appetite extends to Asia The reduced appetite for risk seen in the US session yesterday continued through to Asia, with most equity indices in the red. The exception was the Australia200 index, which rose marginally as ratings ...

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GBP/USD – Traders remain optimistic (video)

Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam discusses GBPUSD and the impact that Brexit and US/China trade talks is having on it. GBP/USD – Traders remain optimistic (video) Posted 1 minute ago Japan shares boosted by GDP rebound Posted 5 hours ago ...

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Japan shares boosted by GDP rebound

  Index at eight-week high The Japanese economy expanded 1.4% on an annualized basis in the fourth quarter of 2018, matching economists’ estimates. The positive growth snapped two consecutive months of contraction and helped to avoid a technical recession. Domestic ...

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Kiwi surges on less-dovish RBNZ

  NZD/USD rises more than 1.5% It wasn’t the fact that the RBNZ kept rates at record lows at this morning’s meeting that boosted the kiwi, it was more the expectations the markets had built up for a more dovish ...

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Euro firmer on US dollar slippage, ratings

  EUR/USD near two-week high EUR/USD extended Friday’s gains in early trading in Asia as the US dollar continued its weaker tone from Friday. The FX pair reached the highest in 1-1/2 weeks in morning trade, though trading activity was ...

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