Dollar underpinned by trade optimism; loonie lifts as Canada votes2019-10-22 09:25:44
Signs that the U.S. and China were making progress in efforts to resolve their trade dispute supported both the dollar and trade-exposed Asian currencies on Tuesday, while the Canadian dollar rose as voters went to the polls in a closely-fought election. The volatile pound sat just under a 5-1/2-month high at $1.2962, with the Brexit project in disarray but traders looking to another crucial parliamentary vote on Tuesday to determine the next step.
Sterling slips from five-month high after Brexit plan hits snag2019-10-21 08:46:35
Sterling fell over half a percent against the dollar on Monday, slipping from five-month highs after the British parliament delayed a crucial vote on a Brexit withdrawal agreement. The move derailed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan for a decision on his withdrawal deal, but the pound held the bulk of its recent rally on confidence that a disorderly exit from the European Union would be avoided.
Oil prices steady, all eyes on data seen showing China GDP growth slowdown2019-10-18 09:55:09
Oil prices were stable on Friday ahead of data that analysts say could show China, the world's largest oil consumer, just recorded its weakest quarter of economic growth in nearly three decades, dragged down by a trade dispute with the United States. Global benchmark Brent crude oil futures (LCOc1) fell by 9 cents, 0.2%, to $59.82 a barrel by 0039 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude (CLc1) futures were up by 4 cents, or 0.07%, to $53.97 per barrel.
Dollar, pound tread water; Aussie bolstered by jobs report2019-10-17 09:14:10
The dollar drifted lower on Thursday after lacklustre U.S. retail data and gathering doubts about a Sino-U.S. trade deal, while the volatile pound was on edge as Britain and the European Union scrambled to secure a last-minute Brexit deal. As the greenback gave ground to major currencies, the biggest gainer was the Australian dollar , which jumped 0.4% from the session's low after jobs data showed buoyant hiring, lowering chances of monetary easing in November.
Oil prices edge higher on potential Brexit deal; OPEC signals of possible cuts2019-10-16 08:55:35
Oil prices rose on Wednesday, tracking gains in equities, as investors pinned hopes on a potential Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union and on signals from OPEC and its allies that further supply curbs could be possible. But gains were limited on lingering concerns of a global economic slowdown. Global benchmark Brent crude oil futures (LCOc1) had risen 11 cents to $58.85 by 0103 GMT, up about 0.2% from the previous day's close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude (CLc1) had gained 10 cents or 0.2% to $52.91 a barrel.
Dollar loses steam versus yen as trade deal, Brexit hopes face reality check2019-10-15 08:26:54
The dollar hovered below 2-1/2-month highs against the yen on Tuesday, failing to extend recent gains as optimism over trade negotiations between the world's two largest economies and for an orderly British exit from the European Union started to fade. In early Asian trade, the dollar was steady at 108.35 against the yen, still not far from its 2-1/2-month high of 108.63 yen marked on Friday. The euro also stood flat at $1.1026 (EUR=) versus the greenback, off Friday's three-week high of $1.1062.
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