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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...

EU-PMI-072216.jpg Eurozone private sector expanded at the weakest pace in 18 months in July, but remained resilient in the face of the surprise "Brexit" vote and the terror attack in France. The relief from serious economic concerns could be short-lived, as feared by the European Central Bank policymakers, who signaled on Thursday that they stand ready to pump more stimulus in the coming months.

UK-PMI-072216.jpg The U.K. private sector activity contracted at the steepest pace since early 2009, after Britons voted to leave the European Union in a surprise move, a closely watched survey showed Friday. The flash composite output index fell to an 87-month low of 47.7 in July from 52.4 in June, according to flash survey results from Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.

EEP06-011515_22Jul16.jpg Flash purchasing managers' survey results from major euro area nations are due on Friday.

USDJPY2-072116.jpg The dollar is up slightly against its major European rivals Thursday afternoon, after the European Central Bank left rates unchanged. However, the buck is losing ground against the Japanese Yen amid media reports that the Bank of Japan may hold off implementing additional easing measures at its meeting...

ECB-Draghi-072116.jpg Eurozone policymakers chose to wait for more information on the impact of "Brexit", after euro area markets weathered the surprise event remarkably well, and the central bank stands ready to act on studying data in coming months, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said Thursday.

LeadingIndicatorIndex-072116.jpg After reporting an unexpected decline in the previous month, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a rebound by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of June.

ExistingHomeSales-072116.jpg Reflecting a greater share of sales to first-time buyers, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday showing an unexpected increase in U.S. existing home sales in the month of June. NAR said existing home sales climbed 1.1 percent to an annual rate of 5.57 million.

EUR-USD-072116.jpg The euro firmed against its key counterparts in the early New York session on Thursday, after the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said that the policy makers require more time to assess the need for additional stimulus measures in the present economic outlook and urged Eurozone governments...

Philadelphiafedmanufacturing-072116.jpg Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity unexpectedly contracted in the month of July, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia revealed in a report on Thursday. The Philly Fed said its diffusion index of current activity dropped to a negative 2.9 in July from a positive 4.7 in June.

Joblessclaims-072116.jpg Initial jobless claims in the U.S. unexpectedly saw a slight drop in the week ended July 16th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said jobless claims edged down to 253,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 254,000.

EU-IR-072116.jpg The European Central Bank left its key interest rates unchanged in its first policy session after "Brexit", as euro area policymakers wait for more data to assess the exact depth of the impact of the historic event. The bank maintained interest rates for a third straight policy session.

UK-RS-072116.jpg British retail sales declined at the fastest pace in six months in June as the "Brexit" vote started to weigh on consumer spending, data showed Thursday. The budget deficit narrowed in June largely due to higher income tax and VAT receipts. Retail sales volume including auto fuel fell 0.9 percent month-on-month in June, offsetting a 0.9 percent rise in May, the Office for National Statistics said.

EEP22-011515_21Jul16.jpg The governing council of the European Central Bank is set to leave its interest rates unchanged at the meeting in Frankfurt on Thursday.

EUR-USD3-072016.jpg The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major rivals Wednesday afternoon, but is little changed overall. The buck is up against the Euro and the Japanese Yen, but is losing ground against the British pound. There was no U.S. economic data to drive the direction of trading Wednesday,...

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