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US Dollar upside lost momentum near 91.80

The US Dollar Index (DXY), which gauges the buck against a basket of its major competitors, has managed to trim some losses and is now hovering over the 91.70/80 band.US Dollar lower on US yields, dataThe index is on its way to close the week on the negative territory, reverting the previous advance...

17:46 22 September /2017 Forex

Fed's George: Weak inflation reading not related to weak economy Eren Sengezer

Kansas City Fed President Esther George is out on the wires, with key quotes, via Reuters, found below:

17:00 22 September /2017 Forex

UK PM May: Will be leaving single market, customs union Eren Sengezer

UK PM Theresa May is delivering her Brexit Speech in Florence, with key quotes found below:

17:00 22 September /2017 Forex

US stocks trade with mild negative bias as N. Korea tensions resurface Haresh Menghani

Major US equity indices opened slight lower on Friday as investors remained on edge amid resurfacing geopolitical tensions. In response to the US President Donald Trump's expanded sanctions, North Korea threatened to test a a nuclear bomb of “unprecedented scale” over the Pacific Ocean and triggered a fresh wave of global risk aversion trade. Rising geopolitical tensions gave inve...

17:00 22 September /2017 Forex

US: Robust private sector growth sustained during September - Markit Eren Sengezer

"September data revealed a strong increase in U.S. private sector business activity, with the rate of growth close to August’s seven-month peak," IHS Markit announced on Friday.Key takeaways:

17:00 22 September /2017 Forex

GBP/USD challenges 1.3500 on May, fresh lows Pablo Piovano

The Sterling is losing the grip on Friday and is now dragging GBP/USD to test daily lows in the 1.3500 neighbourhood.GBP/USD weaker on May’s speechCable gained further downside pressure following the speech by PM Theresa May in Florence.At her speech today, May hinted at the possibility that the UK could lea...

17:00 22 September /2017 Forex

EUR/JPY bullish above 134.32/58 – Commerzbank

In view of Karen Jones, Head of FICC Technical Analysis at Commerzbank, the cross could attempt a test of 139.12 while above the 134.32/58 band.Key QuotesEUR/JPY has reached its initial target - the 134.32/61.8% of the move down from 2014. We would allow for this to hold the initial test. We note the 13 count on the 240 minute c...

16:46 22 September /2017 Forex

UK PM May: This is a critical time in evolution of UK-EU relationship

UK PM Theresa May is delivering her Brexit Speech in Florence, with key quotes, via LiveSquawk, found below: 

16:46 22 September /2017 Forex

UK PM May: We have made concrete progress on many important issues

UK PM Theresa May is delivering her Brexit Speech in Florence, with key quotes found below: 

16:46 22 September /2017 Forex

Gold remains on track for second consecutive weekly decline Haresh Menghani

Gold trimmed some of its early recovery gains but has still managed to hold in positive territory through early NA session. Global flight to safety, after N. Korea said it might test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, provided an initial boost to the precious metal.    •  16:46 22 September /2017 Forex

ECB's Constancio: A sharp dip in inflation would require a more substantial monpol stimulus Eren Sengezer

Key highlights from the speech by Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the ECB, at the Conference on “Understanding inflation: lessons from the past, lessons for the future?”, Frankfurt am Main, 21 and 22 September 2017:

16:46 22 September /2017 Forex

EUR/USD probable test of 1.1770 – UOB Pablo Piovano

The pair could slip back towards the 1.1770 area, according to FX Strategists at UOB Group.Key Quotes24-hour view: “Expectation for a move towards 1.1835 was wrong as EUR rebounded strongly after touching a low of 1.1864. A temporary low is likely in place and while the rebound could extend above the overnig...

16:46 22 September /2017 Forex

RUB appears supported near term – Danske Bank Pablo Piovano

Strategist at Danske Bank Vladimir Miklashevsky sees the Russian currency well underpinned in the short term horizon.Key Quotes“Russia’s Ministry of Finance (Minfin) continues its FX purchases. Yet, the recent daily amounts have decreased to marginal levels, not affecting the RUB spot at all. However, the rising oil price could accelerate FX purchases, cooling down RUB’s excessive...

16:46 22 September /2017 Forex

Fed: Markets pricing in a 70% chance of a December hike - ANZ Sandeep Kanihama

After last week’s ‘hawkish’ Fed meeting, markets are now pricing in a 70% chance of a December hike but, beyond that, pricing remains conservative, notes the analysis team at ANZ.Key Quotes“Most of the FOMC officials speaking this week are on the dovish side; while Chair Yellen and Dudley are likely to reiterate their comments of past weeks and, as such, we doubt the USD can exten...

16:23 22 September /2017 Forex

USD/CAD through 1.2300 on CPI, retail sales Pablo Piovano

The Canadian Dollar has given away part of its initial gains vs. its American neighbour on Friday, now lifting USD/CAD to the area above the key barrier at 1.2300 the figure.USD/CAD trims gains on CPI, retail salesAfter bottoming out in the 1.2260 area, the pair leapt beyond the 1.2300 handle following today...

16:23 22 September /2017 Forex

USD/CHF struggles to rise above 0.97 as greenback stays under pressure Eren Sengezer

After dropping to a fresh 2-day low at 0.9674 in the late Asian session, the USD/CHF pair struggled to make a meaningful recovery. Although the pair tested the 0.97 handle during the European session, the bullish momentum faded away as the greenback continued to erase its FOMC-led gains.The 16:23 22 September /2017 Forex

Russian Oil Min Novak: too early to discuss oil output deal extension Haresh Menghani

Following the conclusion of major oil producers' meeting in Vienna, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak was noted saying that though the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee discussed global oil deal extension, it was too early to take a decision about it.Additional quotes:   •  We call on the countries who are not in full compliance with oil supply deal to reach targets
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16:00 22 September /2017 Forex

Theresa May Florence Speech Live - Brexit Talks Eren Sengezer

UK’s PM Theresa May will be delivering her Brexit speech in Florence. May is expected to share the details of their negotiation positions regarding issues such as the citizen rights and trade relationships. This is going to be the first official speech since the trigger of Article 50 in March.Some reports suggested that May is willing to offer to pay €20 billion to continue to have access to singl...

15:46 22 September /2017 Forex

GBP/USD consolidates in a range ahead of May’s Brexit speech Haresh Menghani

The GBP/USD pair struggled for a firm direction and seesawed between tepid gains/minor losses, with investors keenly awaiting the UK PM May's Brexit speech.The pair touched an intraday high level of 1.3596 amid some renewed US Dollar selling bias, triggered by resurfacing geopolitical tensi...

15:46 22 September /2017 Forex

AUD: Bearish signals – Rabobank Sandeep Kanihama

Jane Foley, Senior FX Strategist at Rabobank, suggests that AUD has been undermined by a plunge in the price of iron ore this month and some uncertainty about the strength of economic growth in China going forwardKey Quotes“Speaking yesterday RBA Governor Lowe indicated that a rise in global interest rates “has no automatic implications for Australia”.   “Having dropped sharply on...

15:46 22 September /2017 Forex