The dollar is turning in a mixed performance Wednesday afternoon, holding onto its early gains against the Euro, but falling against the British pound and the Japanese Yen. There has been a decided lack of U.S. economic data today, which usually drives the direction of trading.
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Germany's industrial production declined at the fastest pace in 12 months in August, defying expectations for a modest increase, suggesting that economic growth slowed in the third quarter and that the manufacturing sector is set to struggle in coming months mainly due to weaker demand from emerging markets, especially China.
U.K. industrial output rebounded at a faster-than-expected pace in August, driven by oil extraction and transport equipment. Industrial production grew 1 percent from July, reversing a 0.3 percent drop in the prior month, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. A similar rate of strong growth was last seen in February 2014. Economists had forecast only a 0.3 percent rise.
Industrial production from Germany and the U.K. are due on Wednesday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.
The Bank of Japan refrained from adding more monetary stimulus on Wednesday despite fears of looming recession as the slowdown in emerging economies hurts exports and production. The Policy Board of the BoJ governed by Haruhiko Kuroda decided by an 8-1 majority vote to maintain its target of raising the monetary base at an annual pace of about JPY 80 trillion.
Global growth remains 'moderate and uneven' amid the modest pick-up in advanced economies and the slowdown in emerging markets, and the more pronounced downside risks call for policy action to boost economic expansion, the International Monetary Fund said, as it cut its world growth forecasts for this year and next.
With exports falling and imports rising, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that the U.S. trade deficit widened significantly in the month of August.
U.K. house prices dropped at the fastest pace in more than a year in September, survey data from the Lloyds Banking Group's Halifax division revealed Tuesday. House prices slid 0.9 percent month-on-month in September, confounding expectations for a gain of 0.1 percent. This was the biggest fall since April 2014, when prices slid 1.3 percent.
German industrial orders unexpectedly declined for a second straight month in August, as holidays damped domestic demand, while the sharp drop in non-EU bookings suggested that exports are likely to be weak in coming months and that companies in the biggest Eurozone economy are increasingly hurt by the weakness in the emerging markets, especially China.
Factory orders figures from Germany are due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.
Australia's central bank retained its record low interest rate for the fifth straight meeting as policymakers concluded it appropriate amid moderation of growth in its key trading partner China. The policy board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, headed by Glenn Stevens, decided on Tuesday to keep the cash rate unchanged at 2.00 percent. The bank had lowered the rates by 25 basis points each in Fe
The Australian dollar recovered from its early lows against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia maintained its key interest rate for the fifth straight meeting.
The policy board governed by Glenn Stevens decided to leave the cash rate at...
Australia posted a seasonally adjusted merchandise trade deficit of A$3.095 billion in August, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday - sliding 11 percent from July's shortfall.
The headline figure missed expectations for a shortfall of A$2.400 billion following the downwardly revised...
The dollar is paring its gains against the Japanese Yen and the British pound Monday afternoon, but is up in comparison to all of its major competitors. The U.S. currency is advancing despite the weaker than anticipated ISM non-manufacturing report this morning.
While the Institute for Supply Management...
Eurozone retail sales remained flat in August and private sector growth eased more-than-estimated in September, raising concerns over slowing economic growth momentum in the third quarter. Moreover, investor confidence weakened to an eight-month low in October as financial experts' current assessment and expectations deteriorated further. Retail sales remained flat in August.