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gbpusd2-072216.jpg The dollar is gaining ground against all of its major competitors Friday afternoon. There has been no U.S. data to drive the direction of trading at the end of the week, but a disappointing U.K. private sector report has driven the buck sharply higher against the pound sterling. Central banks were...

The euro declined against the Swiss franc in early New York morning trading on Friday. The euro that closed yesterday's trading at 1.0869 against the franc fell to a 2-day low of 1.0853. The euro-franc pair may locate support around the 1.06 zone.

The Canadian dollar climbed against the other major currencies in European deals on Friday, as data showed that the nation's retail sales grew more than expected in May. Data from Statistics Canada showed that retail sales increased 0.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted monthly basis in May, higher...

Following the release of Canada retail sales for May and consumer price inflation data for June at 8:30 am ET Friday, the loonie climbed against its major counterparts. The loonie was trading at 1.4383 against the euro, 0.9773 against the aussie, 81.27 against the yen and 1.3059 against the greenback around 8:32 am ET.

Statistics Canada releases Canada retail sales for May and consumer price inflation data for June at 8:30 am ET Friday. The inflation is forecast to slow to 0.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted month basis, from 0.4 percent growth in May. The loonie traded mixed against its major counterparts ahead...

The Turkish Lira advanced against the U.S. dollar in European deals on Friday. The Lira climbed to a 2-day high of 3.0484 against the greenback, compared to Thursday's closing value of 3.0657. The Turkish Lira is likely to find resistance around the 2.8 zone.

The euro strengthened against most major rivals in the early European session on Friday, after data showed that the flash eurozone composite purchasing managers' index fell less than expected in July. Data from the Markit showed Eurozone private sector expanded at the weakest pace in one-and-a-half-years...

The pound fell against its major counterparts in early European trading on Friday, reversing from early highs, after data showed that U.K. private sector activity contracted at the steepest pace since early 2009 after the "Brexit vote." Flash survey results from Markit showed that the flash composite...

After the release of U.K. manufacturing PMI data for July at 4:30 am ET Friday, the pound retreated from early highs against its major counterparts. The pound was trading at 0.8362 against the euro, 1.3183 against the greenback, 139.70 against the yen and 1.2993 against the franc around 4:32 am ET.

At 4:30 am ET Friday, Markit releases U.K. flash PMI data. The factory PMI is forecast to fall to 48.7 in July from 52.1 in June. Similarly, the services PMI is seen at 48.8 versus 52.3 a month ago. Ahead of the data, the pound climbed against its major counterparts. The pound was worth 0.8313...

At 4:00 am ET Friday, Markit published Eurozone PMI data for July. After the data, the euro changed little against its major rivals. As of 4:01 am ET, the euro was trading at 0.8315 against the pound, 1.0871 against the Swiss franc, 1.1026 against the U.S. dollar and 116.97 against the yen.

At 4:00 am ET Friday, Markit is scheduled to publish Eurozone PMI data for July. The composite PMI is seen falling to 52.5 in July from 53.1 in June. Ahead of the data, the euro showed mixed trading against its major rivals. While the euro rose against the Swiss franc and the yen, it fell against...

Germany's flash PMI survey data for July was released at 3:30 am ET Friday. After the data, the euro changed little against its major rivals. As of 3:31 am ET, the euro was trading at 0.8327 against the pound, 1.0869 against the Swiss franc, 1.1020 against the U.S. dollar and 116.74 against the yen.

Germany's flash PMI survey data for July is due to be released at 3:30 am ET Friday. Economists forecast the manufacturing PMI to ease slightly to 53.4 in July from 54.5 in June and the services index to drop to 53.2 from 53.7. Ahead of the data, the euro held steady against its major rivals. As...

The pound climbed against the other major currencies in pre-European deals on Friday. The pound edged up to 1.3259 against the greenback and 140.50 against the Japanese yen, off its early lows of 1.3211 and 139.62, respectively. Rebounding from early lows of 1.3018 against the Swiss franc and 0.8342...

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