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The U.S. jobless claims report for the week ended August 20th and durable goods orders report for July have been released at 8:30 am ET Thursday. The greenback climbed against its major rivals following these reports. The greenback was trading at 1.1281 against the euro, 100.54 against the yen, 1.3183...

The U.S. jobless claims report for the week ended August 20th and durable goods orders report for July are due at 8:30 am ET Thursday. Ahead of these reports, the greenback showed mixed trading against its major rivals. While the greenback recovered from early lows against the franc and the yen, it rose...

The Swiss franc strengthened against its most major opponents in European deals on Thursday amid risk aversion, as oil prices fell and investors became cautious ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that kicks off later in the day. Federal Reserve Chair Janet...

The Japanese yen resumed its early decline against the euro, Swiss franc and the Canadian dollar in European deals on Thursday. The yen reversed from early highs of 103.78 against the Swiss franc and 113.10 against the euro, edging down to 104.14 and 113.42, respectively. The yen slid to a 2-day...

The Canadian dollar advanced against the U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen in European deals on Thursday. The loonie rose to 2-day highs of 1.2899 against the greenback and 77.85 against yen, off its early lows of 1.2937 and 77.65, respectively. If the loonie rises further, it may locate resistance...

The Swedish Krona drifted lower against the euro in European deals on Thursday, as Sweden's jobless rate decreased less-than-expected in July and producer prices fell. Figures from Statistics Sweden showed that Sweden's unemployment rate decreased less-than-expected in July. The jobless rate fell...

At 4:00 am ET Thursday, Germany's Ifo business confidence index for August was released. After the data, the euro changed little against its major rivals. As of 4:01 am ET, the euro was trading at 0.8532 against the pound, 1.0887 against the Swiss franc, 1.1272 against the U.S. dollar and 113.18 against the yen.

At 4:00 am ET Thursday, Germany's Ifo business confidence index for August is due to be released. The business confidence index is seen rising to 108.5 in August from 108.3 in July. Ahead of the data, the euro showed mixed trading against its major rivals. While the euro rose against the U.S. dollar...

After the release of Switzerland's industrial production data for the second quarter at 3:15 am ET Thursday, the franc changed little against its major rivals. The franc was trading at 0.9657 against the greenback, 103.97 against the yen, 1.2768 against the pound and 1.0887 against the euro around 3:17 am ET.

At 3:15 am ET Thursday, the Swiss Federal Statistical Office releases industrial production data for the second quarter. Production had increased 1 percent annually in the first quarter. Ahead of the data, the franc traded mixed against its major rivals. While the franc rose against the greenback,...

Antipodean currencies such as the Australian and the New Zealand dollars strengthened against their major counterparts in the Asian session on Thursday, as investors treaded cautiously ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that starts later in the day. Federal...

The euro strengthened against the other major currencies in the pre-European session on Thursday. The euro rose to a 2-day high of 1.0899 against the Swiss franc, from an early low of 1.0887. Against the pound, the U.S. dollar and the yen, the euro edged up to 0.8527, 1.1276 and 113.33 from early...

The New Zealand dollar strengthened against most major currencies in the Asian session on Thursday. The NZ dollar rose to a 2-day high of 0.7336 against the U.S. dollar, from yesterday's closing value of 0.7308. Against the euro and the yen, the kiwi advanced to 2-week highs of 1.5367 and 73.70...

The Australian dollar strengthened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Thursday. The Australian dollar rose to a 3-day high of 76.68 against the yen, from yesterday's closing value of 76.46. Against the U.S. dollar, the euro and the Canadian dollar, the aussie advanced...

EUR-USD2-082416.jpg The dollar is turning in a mixed performance Wednesday afternoon, but is little changed overall. Today was another light day in terms of economic data, but several important reports are due to be released in the next 2 days. Durable goods orders and weekly jobless claims are scheduled for Thursday, while...

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