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Daily Forex Market Review for 16.07.2015


The euro fell against the US dollar due to the economic data released on Wednesday from the euro area and the US, and as investors await the outcome of the Greek Congress vote on the rescue loan agreement.

European economic data

• Consumer price index at 09.00 GMT

• Trade balance at 09.00 GMT

• Interest rate decision at 11.45 GMT

• ECB monetary policy statement at 14.00 GMT

American economic data

• Manufacturing survey at 14.00 GMT

• Housing market index at 13.15 GMT

• Yellen testify at 14.00 GMT

• EIA crude Gas stock change at 14.30 GMT


The pound stabilized against the US dollar after the British labor market data missed expectations, and the positive American data released. U.S. figures reflected a rising PPI and industrial production in June and a rising industrial average in July which exceeded expectations.

British economic data

• Leading economic index at 13.30 GMT


The US dollar rose against the Japanese yen due to the absence of economic data from the Japanese side and the release of positive data from the US.

Japanese economic data

No economic data


The Australian dollar fell against the American dollar during Wednesday's trading session despite the release of GDP data for the Chinese economy, which reflected a higher than expected growth of the Chinese economy during the second quarter.

Australian economic data

• Consumer inflation expectation at 01.00 GMT

• Foreign exchange transaction at 01.30 GMT


Gold prices dropped to its lowest levels yesterday, after positive economic data was released from China, the second-largest economy in the world and the largest consumer of gold globally, and from the United States, the world's largest economy.


US crude oil prices fell despite EIA’s weekly report which showed a deficit in stocks that exceeded expectations. Oil prices were pressured by the rising US dollar index and the positive US economic data.


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Thursday, 16 Jul, 2015 / 9:26

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