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FX Outlook
August 31, 2010 Posted by
Fed Chairman Bernanke laid his remaining policy cards on the table last Friday from Jackson Hole, Wyoming at the Kansas City Fed central bank meeting.
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FX Outlook; Asia
July 06, 2010 Posted by
On June 19, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) vowed to increase the Chinese CNY's flexibility and abandoned a 23-month-old peg to the USD. Chinese authorities had prevented the currency from strengthening, with the CNY essentially pegged to the USD since July 2008 to help exporters cope with sliding demand triggered by the global financial crisis.
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FX Outlook
May 26, 2010 Posted by
The euro finally rebounded last week after five weeks of consecutive losses. The currency gained after German lawmakers approved their country's contribution to a $750 billion bailout package, temporarily easing the concern of a Greek default.
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FX Outlook
April 06, 2010 Posted by
While the USD has appreciated broadly against the major currencies during Q1 2010, it has failed to appreciate against the JPY, and USD/JPY has been relatively stable.
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FX Outlook
February 16, 2010 Posted by
The Australian dollar (AUD) and the Canadian dollar (CAD) have a lot in common. They are both backed by economies that are reliant on commodity exports. For investors looking to hedge or speculate on commodities via foreign exchange, they both provide ample liquidity as the world's sixth and seventh most traded currencies.
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FX Outlook
January 05, 2010 Posted by

The holiday had brought tidings of comfort and joy for the USD and the U.S. market. Apart from the Asian economic recovery, recent U.S. employment data has lead to optimism that 2010 will bring further sustained economic improvement in the U.S. U.S. stocks marked recovery-trend highs, long yields ascending to four-month highs and the USD index rebounded to three-month highs.  

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FX Outlook
November 10, 2009 Posted by

China's Recovery Firmed Recent data all pointed to a recovery in China. GDP growth in Q3 2009 was in line with expectation, at 8.9 percent annually. This was higher than the 7.9 percent in Q2 and 6.1 percent in Q1.

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FX Outlook
September 22, 2009 Posted by
Major central banks are keeping liquidity ample in the aftermath of the global credit crisis following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, resulting in a flood of excess liquidity in the capital markets.
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