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All Things Forex Trading Room: EUR and USD New Trading Week Outlook


As the new trading week gets underway, we explain why the EUR and the USD will be the two currency majors that will take the center stage in the days ahead and explore the near-term outlook for the single currency and the greenback...


All Things Forex Trading Room: Has the USD Strengthened Too Fast, Too Soon?


With the currency market quieting a bit ahead of the important events next week, we take a close look at the USD and ponder if the greenback's too-fast, too-soon rally against the other major currencies might be due for a welcome price correction...


Forex News

With “consumers taking a breather”, UK retail sales fall hints at pre-Christmas lull


Analysts say 0.6% drop in October shows consumers are taking a breather before festive season. But high street outlook remains healthy as figures for the last three months showed growth for the 23rd consecutive month, increasing by 0.9%...


Eurozone GDP: Growth in the euro area slows to just 0.3% in Q3


Disappointment as Germany, France and Italy only post modest growth, while Portugal stagnates and Finland continues to slow. Eurozone GDP misses expectations. France returns to growth- analysts not impressed. Germany hit by global problems...


Forex Outlook

Quantitative easing and common sense


The developed nations have lately got away with throwing vast amounts of Quantitative Easing money into the system only because the results have not yet come home to roost; but once more other people are paying the price...


Global investors brace for China crash, says IIF


Finance institute forecasts net capital outflow from emerging markets for first time since 1988 leaving states vulnerable to capital drought. The IIF’s analysts say the current reversal is the latest wave of a homegrown downturn...


Forex Research

Greece battles with creditors over new bailout payment


Eurozone ministers are expected to refuse to hand over €2bn in new loans to Greece today, as a row over bad loans deepens. Officials: Eurogroup won’t release €2bn to Greece. France: We want a deal with Greece. OECD warns on global trade slowdown...


BOE policymaker says rate rise will come sooner, not later

Bank of england

Kristin Forbes, a member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee, signals she may vote for an interest rate hike on the back of recovering UK economy by downplaying potential fallout for UK from emerging markets slowdown...


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