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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

Car exports cut monthly UK trade deficit but quarterly gap is growing


A £500m rise in cars shipped abroad fails to ease prospects of huge UK trade deficit in third quarter fueled by strong pound plus eurozone woes and declining oil industry. The significant improvement seen in Q2 now considered as "only temporary"...


German factory orders slide as Volkswagen prepares for ‘painful’ changes


German factories suffer in August. VW is preparing to scrap non-essential spending as it battles with the emissions scandal. VW boss: "This won’t be painless". Non-essential VW investment in doubt. Institute of Directors demand early EU vote...


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

Growth fears as UK and Eurozone service sectors slow


All the latest economic and financial news, including disappointing surveys of Europe’s dominant service sector and protests at Air France. Eurozone economic growth slows. ISM Non-Manufacturing Index shows services sector expanding less...


UK manufacturing sector suffers job losses


U.K. Manufacturing Sector growth slows in September, prompting manufacturers to lay off workers, against backdrop of uncertain global outlook. Eurozone manufacturing also lost momentum and output from Chinese factories continued to fall...


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