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Forex - USD/CHF edges higher, U.S. data ahead

Forexpros - The U.S. dollar edged higher against the Swiss franc on Thursday, buoyed by diminished expectations for more monetary easing from the Federal Reserve, as investors awaited U.S. economic data later in the day.USD/CHF hit 0.9799 during European morning trade, the pair's highest since August 10; the pair subsequently consolidated at 0.9788, gaining 0.16%.The pair was likely to find...

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Forex - EUR/GBP hits 2-1/2-week low after U.K. retail sales

Forexpros - The euro fell to a two-and-a-half-week low against the pound on Thursday, after data showed that U.K. retail sales rose unexpectedly in July, indicating that the U.K. economy may not be as weak as feared.EUR/GBP hit 0.7813 during European morning trade, the pair's lowest since July 31; the pair subsequently consolidated at 0.7818, sliding 0.22%.The pair is likely to find support...

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Copper futures little changed as investors await stimulus clues

Forexpros - Copper futures were little changed during European morning hours on Thursday, as market participants awaited further clues over the timing of fresh easing measures in the U.S. and China to stimulate their respective economies.On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, copper futures for September delivery traded at USD3.352 a pound during European morning trade,...

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Euro zone CPI holds steady at 2.4% in July

Forexpros - Consumer price inflation in the euro zone held steady in July, unchanged from a preliminary estimate, official data showed on Thursday. In a report, Eurostat said consumer price inflation held steady at 2.4% in July, unchanged from the previous month and in line with market expectations. The rate remains above the European Central Bank's target of near but just below...

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Forex - GBP/USD erases losses after U.K. retail sales rise

Forexpros - The pound erased losses against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, after official data showed that U.K. retail sales rose unexpectedly last month, but gains were limited as diminished expectations for more easing continued to support the greenback.GBP/USD pulled back from 1.5637, the pair's lowest since August 10, to hit 1.5692 during European morning trade, inching up 0.05%.Cable was...

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Hong Kong unemployment rate remains unchanged unexpectedly

Forexpros - The unemployment rate in Hong Kong remained unchanged unexpectedly last month, official data showed on Thursday.In a report, Census and statistics department said that Hong Kong Unemployment Rate remained unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 3.20%, from 3.20% in the preceding month.Analysts had expected Hong Kong Unemployment Rate to rise to 3.30% last month. Forexpros

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Forex - GBP/USD lower ahead of U.K. retail sales data

Forexpros - The pound was lower against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, as the dollar found support on the back of diminished expectations for more easing by the Federal Reserve, while investors awaited U.K. retail sales data later in the day.GBP/USD hit 1.5637 during European morning trade, the pair's lowest since August 10; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.5649, shedding 0.22%.Cable...

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Dutch Unemployment Rate rise unexpectedly

Forexpros - Unemployment in the Netherlands rose unexpectedly last month, official data showed on Thursday.In a report, Statistics Netherlands said that Dutch Unemployment Rate rose to a seasonally adjusted 6.50%, from 6.30% in the preceding month.Analysts had expected Dutch Unemployment Rate to remain unchanged at 6.30% last month. Forexpros

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Forex - USD/JPY rises to 1-month high, focus on U.S. data

Forexpros - The U.S. dollar rose to a one-month high against the yen on Thursday, as lowered expectations for fresh easing steps by the Federal Reserve lent support to the greenback, while speculation that Japan may turn to more stimulus measures dampened demand for the yen.USD/JPY hit 79.35 during early European trade, the pair's highest since July 13; the pair subsequently consolidated at...

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Forex - AUD/USD lower, eyes on U.S. data

Forexpros - The Australian dollar was lower against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday, as data showed that inflation expectations for August declined in Australia, while investors remained cautious ahead of the release of U.S. economic data later in the day.AUD/USD hit 1.0475 during late Asian trade, the daily low; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.0478, falling 0.26%.The pair was...

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Forex - EUR/USD lower as Fed easing speculation cools

Forexpros - The euro was lower against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, as speculation over the possibility of more easing by the Federal Reserve waned, following U.S. data earlier in the week.EUR/USD hit 1.2260 during late Asian trade, the pair's lowest since August 10; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.2267, down 0.18%.The pair was likely to find near-term support at 1.2240, the low of...

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Forex - Dollar holds steady as markets digest mixed data

Forexpros - The dollar held steady against most major global currencies on Thursday, jumping in and out of positive territory as investors digested conflicting economic indicators to determine if the U.S. economy was picking up its pace of recovery or not.In Asian trading on Thursday, EUR/USD was up 0.04% at 1.2294. Investors spent Thursday morning sifting through recently released...

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Gold gains amid persistent hopes for Fed stimulus measures

Forexpros - Gold prices rose on Thursday as a few investors bought the metal on sentiment the Federal Reserve will stimulate the economy with monetary easing tools, which weaken gold's traditional hedge, the dollar.Growing talk that the economy may improving enough to prompt the Fed to reconsider stimulus capped the precious metal's gains.On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile...

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Forex - EUR/USD dips on mixed U.S. data

Forexpros - The euro traded slightly lower against the dollar on Thursday as investors digested U.S. data, which painted a mixed picture of the U.S. economy.In Asian trading on Thursday, EUR/USD was trading down 0.01% at 1.2289, up from a low of 1.2288 and off from a high of 1.2291.The pair was likely to find support at 1.2264, the low from Aug. 15, and resistance at 1.2306, the high from...

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U.S. stocks mixed on conflicting economic data; Dow down 0.06%

Forexpros - Forexpros - U.S. stocks closed mixed Wednesday, following the release of disappointing U.S. economic data, as global growth concerns added to hopes for fresh easing measures by world central banks. At the close of U.S. trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gave back 0.06%, the S&P 500 index added 0.11%, while the Nasdaq Composite index rose 0.46%. Adding to the confused...

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