Articles By Shankar Besta
China is scheduled to its key economic data on Friday and any downside surprises in the data are likely to weigh on the commodity currencies, mainly the Australian dollar (AUD).
The economic slowdown in China has affected the growth of exports in other Asian countries, especially in Japan.
The U.S. dollar is expected to hold its own as a safe-haven currency in the near term as risk aversion in the global financial markets remains amid the euro zone's troubles.
The U.S. dollar’s status as a safe-haven currency in risk aversion mode gains momentum again, as investors avoid risky assets amid intensifying concerns over the euroarea crisis. Besides, other safe-haven currencies such as Japanese yen (JPY) and Swiss franc (CHF), which also attract investors’ att...
German economic growth rose well above expectations in the first quarter this year, proving that the contraction in country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the fourth quarter last year was not the start of recession.
The euro (EUR) rose against its major counterparts on Tuesday following the release of better-than-expected growth data in Germany and eurozone, although concerns over Greece exiting the eurozone remain intact weighing on the single currency.
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