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The dollar is climbing against its major competitors Wednesday afternoon, following the release of the Federal Reserve's statement. The Fed decided against raising interest rates, waiting for a bit more confirmation that the economy is on solid ground. Because there was no post-decision press conference...

Following the release of U.S. pending home sales data for June at 10:00 am ET Wednesday, the greenback changed little against its major rivals. The greenback was trading at 123.65 against the yen, 0.9630 against the franc, 1.5675 against the pound and 1.1033 against the euro around 10:02 am ET.

The National Association of Realtors is due to release pending home sales for June at 10:00 am ET Wednesday. Ahead of the data, the greenback held steady against its major rivals. The greenback was worth 123.65 against the yen, 0.9627 against the franc, 1.5678 against the pound and 1.1037 against...

The Brazilian real firmed against the U.S. dollar in early New York deals on Wednesday, as traders expect the Central bank of Brazil to hike interest rate at its monetary policy decision, due later in the day. Economists are forecasting a 50 basis points increase in rate to 14.250 percent, from the...

The pound gained ground against its major rivals in European deals on Wednesday, as U.K. mortgage approvals increased more than expected in June and secured lending climbed most since 2008, in a sign of accelerating housing market. Data from the Bank of England showed that the number of loan approvals...

The Swedish krona recovered from an early low against the euro in the European session on Wednesday. In other economic news, data from the National Institute of Economic Research showed that Sweden's economic tendency indicator, which reflects how firms and consumers view the economy, rose more-than-expected...

The British pound strengthened against the U.S. dollar and the yen in the European session on Wednesday. Against the U.S. dollar and the yen, the pound rose to 6-day highs of 1.5637 and 193.25 from early lows of 1.5587 and 192.55, respectively. If the pound extends its uptrend, it is likely to...

The U.S. dollar advanced against its major rivals in European morning deals on Wednesday, erasing early losses, with investors awaiting the FOMC decision due later in the day, which could back expectations for a September rate hike. The Fed statement, which will be out at 2:00 pm ET, could provide...

The New Zealand dollar weakened against the other major currencies in the early European session on Wednesday. The NZ dollar fell to 0.6671 against the U.S. dollar and 82.47 against the yen, from an early more than 2-week high of 0.6737 and a 4-week high of 83.27, respectively. Pulling away from...

At 4:30 am ET Wednesday, the Bank of England published mortgage approvals data for June. After the data, the pound changed little against its major rivals. As of 4:31 am ET, the pound was trading at 0.7082 against the euro, 1.5033 against the Swiss franc, 1.5611 against the U.S. dollar and 192.98 against the yen.

At 4:30 am ET Wednesday, the Bank of England is scheduled to publish mortgage approvals data for June. The number of mortgages approved for house purchases is forecast to rise to 66,000 in June from 64,400 in May. Ahead of the data, the pound showed mixed trading against its major rivals. While the...

The U.S. dollar erased its early losses against the other major currencies in European morning deals on Wednesday. The greenback, which fell to 1.5618 against the pound, 1.1083 against the euro and 123.32 against the yen in early deals, reversed way and was trading at 1.5588, 1.1029 and 123.68, respectively. The...

The Australian dollar came off from its previous highs against some of the major currencies ahead of European trading on Wednesday. The aussie pared gains to 0.9467 against the loonie, 0.7309 against the greenback and 90.28 against the yen, off an early high of 0.9503, 5-day highs of 0.7350 and 90.83,...

German GfK consumer sentiment index for August was released at 2:00 am ET Wednesday. After the data, the euro changed little against its major rivals. As of 2:01 am ET, the euro was trading at 0.7082 against the pound, 1.0641 against the Swiss franc, 1.1052 against the U.S. dollar and 136.50 against the yen.

Swiss UBS consumption data for June was released at 2:00 am ET Wednesday. After the data, the franc changed little against its major rivals. As of 2:01 am ET, the Swiss franc was trading at 1.0641 against the euro, 1.5023 against the pound, 0.9628 against the U.S. dollar and 128.27 against the yen.

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