Forex News and Rumors

‘$10 trillion’ credit crunch cost

The IMF says that rich countries have provided $9.2tn in government support for the financial sector, while emerging economies spent $1.6 tn. More

Euro rises vs dollar in European morning trading

The 16-nation euro bought $1.4125 in European morning trading, up from the euro1.4078 late Thursday in New York. The British pound bought $1.6541, up from $1.6489 the night before. The dollar slipped to purchase 95.20 Japanese yen from 95.60 in New York. More

Eurozone jobless at 10-year high

Eurozone unemployment hit 9.4% in June – the highest in 10 years and another sign of the economic slowdown.

The number of jobless grew by 158,000 during the month, taking the total number of unemployed in the area using the euro to 14.9 million. More

China Hopes For “Reasonable” Result in Iron Ore Talks

The China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) vowed on Friday to keep pressing for a “reasonable” result in annual iron ore price negotiations, saying that excess imports had hindered this year’s marathon talks.

China’s talks with BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Vale were clouded this year by Rio’s rejection of a further tie-up with Chinese aluminium firm Chinalco, and the country’s detention of four Shanghai-based Rio employees for allegedly stealing state secrets. More

Canadian Currency Appreciates on ‘Anticipation’ of Recovery

The currency increased to near the highest level in almost 10 months as a government report showed a gain in crude oil prices this year pushed Canadian factory prices and raw-material costs higher in June. More

Japan Logs Record Deflation as Demand Stays Weak

Japanese core consumer prices fell a record 1.7 percent in the year to June, with weak consumer demand for goods playing an increasing part in pushing the country deeper into its second spell of deflation this decade. More

US ‘cash for clunkers’ scheme gives out $1bn in less than a week

The US government’s $1bn (£604m) “cash for clunkers” programme aimed at reviving stagnant car sales has been so popular that the money has nearly run out after less than a week. More

U.S. economy likely contracted in Q2, recovery seen

The U.S. economy probably contracted again in the second quarter, pressured by a huge inventory liquidation, but the pace of decline likely slowed from previous periods, according to a Reuters survey. More

Japan: Unemployment hits six-year high

The number of people out of work has risen 31% in the last year to 3.48 million, pushing the jobless rate up to 5.4% in June from 5.2% a month earlier. Job availability also fell to a record low of 43 positions for every 100 job seekers, the government said today. More

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
Alfonso Esparza