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Euro strengthens as polls show Macron ahead in French election race

F

rance will go to the polls for its Presidential Election on Sunday, in what could present a significant event risk for the currency markets.

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Matthew Ryan

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Sterling steadied around its highest level since October on Wednesday after MP’s overwhelmingly voted in favour of a snap election in June.
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The Pound rose to its strongest position since October on Tuesday after Theresa May called for a snap General Election in June.
Matthew Ryan 19 Apr 2017



The first round of the French Presidential election will take place on Sunday and could lead to a volatile few days in the currency markets.
Enrique Díaz-Álvarez 18 Apr 2017



The US Dollar fell to a one week low against its major peers, and a four month low versus the Yen, after Trump claimed the USD was “getting too strong”.
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FX traders flocked away from risky assets and into the safety of the Japanese Yen on Tuesday amid growing geopolitical tensions in Syria and North Korea.
Matthew Ryan 12 Apr 2017



The Pound rallied off its near three week lows against the US Dollar this morning following the release of the latest inflation figures.
Matthew Ryan 11 Apr 2017



The US Dollar rose to its strongest position against its major peers in a month this morning, despite a very mixed jobs report out of the US on Friday.
Enrique Díaz-Álvarez 10 Apr 2017



The Euro fell to a three week low against the US Dollar on Thursday ahead of today’s crucial nonfarm payrolls report, the most significant data release.
Matthew Ryan 7 Apr 2017



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Sterling rose against its major peers on Wednesday after the latest services PMI fuelled hopes that the BoE could hike rates before the end of 2017.
Matthew Ryan 6 Apr 2017



The US Dollar was fairly range bound against its major peers on Tuesday ahead of the release of tonight’s highly anticipated FOMC minutes.
Matthew Ryan 6 Apr 2017



The Pound’s mini rally against the US Dollar came to an end on Monday after manufacturing data out of the UK economy came in slightly below expectations.
Matthew Ryan 4 Apr 2017



The Euro slumped by almost 2% against the US Dollar last week on expectations that the ECB is unlikely to begin raising interest rates amid weak inflation.
Enrique Díaz-Álvarez 3 Apr 2017



The Euro declined to a two week low on Friday morning, with weak inflation data out of the Eurozone overriding concerns about the Trump Administration.
Matthew Ryan 31 Mar 2017



The Pound steadied itself on Wednesday following a choppy day’s trading which saw the UK Government formally trigger Article 50.
Matthew Ryan 30 Mar 2017