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Canada’s inflationary overshoot may not last

Canada’s inflationary overshoot may not last

Today’s CPI release saw headline inflation overshoot expectations by 0.1 percentage points to post a print of 2.4% in January – the highest reading in 15 months. However, the loonie’s reaction was relatively muted.

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Markets vs. the Fed: An ongoing debate

Markets vs. the Fed: An ongoing debate

The Federal Reserve fund futures prices show that markets are expecting more easing from the Fed this year, probably as a result of the macroeconomic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

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UK PMIs follow Javid resignation

UK PMIs follow Javid resignation

Sajid Javid’s resignation as Chancellor of the Exchequer last week triggered a rally in sterling, as markets began to speculate that his departure suggested an increased likelihood of fiscal stimulus from Boris Johnson’s government.

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Coronavirus risk and souring data weigh on the euro

Coronavirus risk and souring data weigh on the euro

Last week, the single currency breached its 33-month low against the US dollar due to weak economic data and coronavirus fears. In the data, industrial production figures for December were especially disappointing. They came after January’s PMI surveys had suggested...

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Presidents’ day calm belies ongoing risks

Presidents’ day calm belies ongoing risks

With the US enjoying the Presidents’ day holiday today the dollar is trading with low volatility to most major currencies. EM currencies are in the green after the Chinese central bank lowered one year lending rates and offered medium term lending facilities to borrowers.

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China’s new diagnostics rattle risk sentiment

China’s new diagnostics rattle risk sentiment

The greenback saw another swathe of strength yesterday as a new methodology in spotting virus infections in China caused not only 14,480 more cases to be diagnosed, but also a risk-off rally as fears of a more entrenched outbreak rippled through markets.

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Ranko Berich

Ranko Berich

Head of Market Analysis

Ranko Berich heads up the team of analysts at Monex Canada and Monex Europe. The analysis team provide timely insight and commentary on developments in currency movements and their drivers.
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Simon Harvey

Simon Harvey

FX Market Analyst

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Olivia Alvarez

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