Greenback Gains as Equities Consolidate

The dollar ended the week higher against most major currencies as risk aversion pressured risky assets. European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet stated that the ECB will withdraw emergency cash gradually and tighten the standards under which it accepts newly issued asset-backed securities as collateral from banks for its refinancing…

Dovish MPC Minutes Adds to the Pressure on UK Yields

The pound has recorded a split performance this week. It fell against the low yielding currencies (Japanese yen, US dollar, euro and Swiss franc) and rose against the commodity currencies (Canadian, Australian and New Zealand dollars) and the Swedish krona. GBP/USD closed the week at $1.6519, pulling back from the…

Sterling Suffers On Dollar Rebound

There have been very few newsworthy events in today’s session, and even the handful of scheduled speakers lined up had very little effect on FX markets. The only driver therefore has been the performance of global equity markets; and with both European and US indices in negative territory, the USD…