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After holding in positive territory during the earlier part of the session on Friday, the U.S. dollar retreated and lost ground against some peers after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on border security.

consumer-021519.jpg After reporting a notable deterioration in U.S. consumer sentiment in the previous month, the University of Michigan released preliminary data on Friday showing a bigger than expected rebound in sentiment in the month of February.

industrial-production-021519.jpg Industrial production in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in the month of January, the Federal Reserve revealed in a report released on Friday. The Fed said industrial production fell by 0.6 percent in January after inching up by a downwardly revised 0.1 percent in December.

empire-state2-011519.jpg A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Friday showed a notable rebound in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the month of February.

import-export-021519.jpg U.S. import and export prices both fell by much more than anticipated in the month of January, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday.

ukretail-sep19_15feb19.jpg UK retail sales rebounded strongly at the start of the year, rising at a faster-than-expected pace, led by robust growth in clothing and footwear sales that were supported by price cuts, offering some respite amid the chaotic developments as Brexit looms. Retail sales including auto fuel rose 1 percent from December, when they decreased 0.7 percent.

bank-of-korea-040915.jpg South Korea posted a current account surplus of $4.82 billion in December, the Bank of Korea said on Friday - down from $5.22 billion in November. The goods account surplus narrowed to $6.53 billion in December, compared to the $7.92 billion surplus in December 2017. The services account deficit...

The U.S. dollar drifted lower against some major currencies on Thursday, after data from the Commerce Department said retail sales in the U.S. unexpectedly fell 1.2% in December.

businessinventories-021419.jpg Government shutdown-delayed data released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed an unexpected dip in business inventories in the U.S. in the month of November.

producer-price-index-021419.jpg Reflecting steep drops in food and energy prices, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing producer prices in the U.S. unexpectedly edged lower in the month of January. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand slipped by 0.1 percent.

retail-sales-021419.jpg Retail sales in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a significant decrease in the month of December, according to government shutdown-delayed data released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The Commerce Department said retail sales tumbled by 1.2 percent in December.

jobless-claims-021419.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased in the week ended February 9th. The report said initial jobless claims rose to 239,000.

germanyflag-aug27_14feb19.jpg Germany's economy stagnated in the fourth quarter of 2018, thus skirting a technical recession, as trade failed to support growth amid the global trade tensions and the uncertainty linked to Brexit. Gross domestic product was unchanged from the third quarter, when the economy shrunk 0.2 percent, preliminary data from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Thursday.

chinatrade-oct12_14feb19.jpg China's foreign trade data for January came in stronger than expected with a surprise rise in exports and smaller decline in imports, official data showed on Thursday. Exports rose 9.1 percent year-on-year in January, defying economists' expectations for a 3.2 percent fall. In December, exports dropped 4.4 percent.

Following the pullback seen in the previous session, the value of the U.S. dollar has moved back to the upside on Wednesday.

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