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FX round-up: Increased rate hike expectations push US dollar higher
Tuesday saw the greenback rally against a basket of currencies, with the dollar index trading 0.28% higher to 95.020, able to hold on just below a 3 and half month high of 95.150 hit last week.
Commodities: Gold slumps on firmer dollar
Precious metal gold fell to a 1 week low on Friday following the release of positive services and unemployment data for the US, helping push the dollar index up 0.31% to 94.975.
FX round-up: Manufacturing and services data bolster greenback, sterling rebounds on services PMI
Friday saw a slew of economic data released for the US, including the non farm payroll, unemployment rate and services PMI.
Commodities: Gold firms up as investors weigh up latest tax plan
Thursday saw Republicans outline a new tax plan to cut taxes for corporations and some middle class families.
FX round-up: BoE moves to raise rates, greenback weakens on tax plan
The Bank of England (BoE) raised interest rates on Thursday for the first time in more than 10 years from 0.25% to 0.5%.
Commodities: Gold higher despite firmer dollar
The dollar index, which tracks the US currency against a basket of six major rivals, added 0.15% to 94.696, though it remained shy of Friday's three-month high of 95.150.
FX round-up: Greenback firms ahead of Fed decision, pound shaky despite positive data
The US dollar was 0.17% stronger against a basket of currencies to 94.712 on Wednesday, while sterling lost some ground against it's US counterpart.
US crude oil and product stockpiles drop, DoE says
US crude oil and product stockpiles were run down further during the latest reference week amid another drop in imports.
FX round-up: Pound climbs as Barnier, Davis comment on Brexit talks
Sterling gained on the dollar and the euro as rate hike expectations mingled with Brexit news, while the dollar was only edging higher amid strong economic data.
FX round-up: Euro takes a tumble as ECB halves stimulus programme
The euro took a tumble against the dollar and fell versus the pound on Thursday after the European Central bank said it will cut the size of its asset purchases and extend the programme until next September.
FX round-up: Dollar boosted by tax plans, pound rallies on Brexit hopes
President Donald Trump's tax reforms made the dollar the early story, before a sterling narrative took over as Brexit developments filtered through from the EU 27 in Brussels.
US crude oil stockpiles and refinery activity decrease, says DoE
US crude oil stockpiles continued to drop even as refinery activity slowed, amid a substantial reduction in domestic oil output.
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