MARKET PULSE - CURRENCIES
15 Aug
Chinese credit growth slows July
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Credit growth in China rose slightly last month but economists expected the long-term downwards trend would reassert itself, weighing on growth.

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14 Aug
FX round-up: Moderate risk appetite returns as tensions simmer down
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Some degree of risk appetite returned to the market on Monday following a weekend of no news is good news after three days of sabre rattling from the US and North Korea.

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11 Aug
FX round-up: Russia and China weigh in to help diffuse North Pacific tensions
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Day three of the sabre-rattling between the US and North Korea have again benefited safe haven currencies, although to a lesser degree.

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09 Aug
FX round-up: Risk-off trade grips markets after Trump comments
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Geopolitical tensions mounted on Wednesday after comments from Donald Trump, directed at North Korea, sent shockwaves across global markets.

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09 Aug
President Zuma narrowly survives no-confidence vote, dashing traders' hopes
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South Africa's president Jacob Zuma has narrowly survived the no-confidence vote against him in parliament on Tuesday, dashing the hopes of traders who had eyed up the rand so intensively yesterday on the possibility that it might surge against the dollar.

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09 Aug
China CPI inflation slows in July, factory gate prices steady
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The cost of living in China retreated last month as the rate of advance in non-food prices slowed to a seven-month low.

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08 Aug
FX round-up: USD finds confidence after positive JOLTS posting, Zuma's power hangs in the balance
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The recently sluggish USD (US dollar) found some strength today after the Bureau of Labour Statistics reported that job openings for the month of August were up on last month's figure and beat expectations of 5. 74m, to print at 6. 16m.

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08 Aug
Chile inflation under wraps in July, economists say
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Consumer prices in Chile edged past forecasts in July, but continued to point to a central bank under wraps over the remainder of 2017, according to economists.

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08 Aug
US small business confidence index improves in July, NFIB says
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Confidence among America's small businesses improved last month, according to the results of a widely-followed survey, with many firms plotting higher prices.

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08 Aug
Chinese foreign trade growth slows sharply in July
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International trade flows into and out of the People's Republic of China weakened noticeably in July, indicating that Asia's largest economy may not have gotten off to quite as strong a start to the third quarter as had been believed.

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07 Aug
FX round-up: Pound rally against the dollar halted by strong NFP
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Sterling's climb to an 11-month high against the US dollar came to an abrupt halt on Friday with the release of the latest non-farm payroll figure from the US.

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01 Aug
Chinese factory sector activity likely to be sustained, Caixin says
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Data released in China overnight appears to show the Asian giant's economy accelerated at the start of the third quarter, although economists appeared to be divided on the outlook.

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31 Jul
FX round-up: Range bound sterling sees strong demand heading into end of month fix
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Sterling moves on Monday were fairly lacklustre for much of the day due to a mixed bag of medium impact news, ahead of what is sure to be a volatile week.

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27 Jul
FX round-up: No change at the Fed adds to dollar weakness
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The release of the FOMC statement overnight saw a rise in cable on Thursday, although the Fed brought little in the way of surprise with regards to their stance on key interest rates, which were left unchanged at 1. 25%.

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25 Jul
FX round-up: Euro trades at two-year highs aided by continued dollar weakness
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Currency movements in Tuesday's session were a little more exciting than they were at the start of the week, with sterling up against the dollar and the euro following suit, with EUR/USD trading at two-year highs.

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24 Jul
FX round-up: Slow news day pushes dollar index higher, euro moves fail to excite
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News of any major impact was a bit thin on the ground on Monday, leading to subdued moves on the FX market.

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21 Jul
FX round-up: Lack of data release makes way for indecisive Cable moves
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On Friday sterling managed to recover most of its losses against the US dollar from prior session posting a morning high of 1. 3020, only managing to touch psychological resistance of 1. 3000 briefly.

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20 Jul
FX round-up: Positive retail sales figures fail to excite GBP traders
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Figures released by the Office of National Statistics this morning showed an increase in month-on-month UK retail sales, with a print of 0. 6% and year-on-year sales at 2. 9%. Both figures beating market forecasts of 0. 4% and 2. 5%, respectively.

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20 Jul
'We're not there yet, financing conditions favourable' ECB's Draghi says
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"We're not there yet", European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said in his press conference when asked whether monetary policy needed to remain as accommodative as it was.

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19 Jul
FX round-up: Calm ahead of ECB, BoJ storm?
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A fairly quiet day of trading was seen today with a string of medium impact data released from the U. S. with the main focus being on housing and building.

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