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16 February 2015

Market sessions

Analyst Contest participant

Alpari Analyst

Dollar and Euro Rate Continue to Fall Against the Ruble

On 16th February preliminary data on Japanese economic growth was published. Final quarter GDP grew less than the market expected: by 0.6% in comparison with Q3 and by 2.2% for the year.
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13 February 2015

Market sessions

Vladislav Antonov

"Eurobulls" Ignoring Positive Statistics

Strong Eurozone and German GDP figures couldn’t help the Euro. The “eurobulls” have ignored the positive statistics: the EUR/USD rate returned back to the level it was at when the Asian markets opened.
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Market sessions

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Alpari Analyst

The Euro/Dollar Pair Grows on Strong Statistical Data from Europe

Statistics from 12th February on retail trade and the number of initial applications for unemployment benefits in the US turned out to be worse than expected. At the same time, 13th February data on the Eurozone turned our better than expected. According to preliminary data, Eurozone GDP for the final quarter showed a 0.9% growth and German GDP for the year hit 1.6%. The Euro/Dollar pair gained momentum for a slight correctional growth but, looking at things in the long term, the direction won’t change. The market is waiting patiently for news on Greece.
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Market sessions

Vladislav Antonov

Mark Carney Supports British Pound

On Thursday a batch of disappointing American statistics and the Governor of the Bank of England’s, Mark Carney, gave an announcement which prompted traders to close long positions involving the US dollar. The number of unemployment benefits application rose, whilst retail sales fell.
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