Published: 12 Nov at 10 AM Tags: Euro, Dollar, Pound Sterling, America, UK, Eurozone, Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, South Africa,
GBP/EUR â€“ Trading in the Region of 1.1909
Before UK consumer price inflation figures were published the Pound was softer against the US Dollar but holding steady against the Euro. Economists expected prices to slide from 2.7 per cent to 2.5 per cent in October, still considerably above the Bank of Englandâ€™s 2 per cent target. However, the index actually dipped to 2.2 per cent so Sterling volatility is likely.
USD/EUR â€“ Trading in the Region of 0.7469
Today two prominent Federal Reserve officials are due to deliver speeches. If the central bank representatives adopt a hawkish tone regarding tapering quantitative easing the â€˜Buckâ€™ could extend recent gains against peers like the Pound and Yen.
EUR/USD â€“ Trading in the Region of 1.3377
With todayâ€™s German inflation data confirming that consumer prices in the Eurozoneâ€™s largest economy rose at their slowest rate for three years the Euro retained declines against the US Dollar but fluctuated against the Pound.
AUD/USD â€“ Trading in the Region of 0.9323
After a gauge of business confidence showed a steep decline in Australian sentiment the â€˜Aussieâ€™ slipped to a six-week low against the US Dollar. The Australian Dollar also softened against peers like the Euro and Pound.
NZD/USD â€“ Trading in the Region of 0.8222
As Chinese officials gathered in Beijing to discuss economic policy for the worldâ€™s second largest economy, growth concerns weighed on the currencies of China
â€™s main trading partners, including the New Zealand Dollar. The commodity-driven asset lost ground against peers like the US Dollar and Pound before European trading began.
CAD/USD â€“ Trading in the Region of 0.9530
The â€˜Loonieâ€™ recorded modest gains yesterday as signs of improvement in the US economic recovery boosted Canada
â€™s trade prospects and supported the nationâ€™s currency. The Canadian Dollar strengthened against the â€˜Greenbackâ€™ but could shed gains depending on the tone of todayâ€™s speeches by Fed officials.
USD/JPY â€“ Trading in the Region of 99.6900
As Australasian trading closed the Yen was close to an eight-week low against the US Dollar having weakened in response to Asian stocks climbing for a second day. The disparity between yields on 30 year bonds for the US and Japan also had an adverse impact on the Yen.
South African Rand
USD/ZAR â€“ Trading in the Region of 10.4064
Ahead of tomorrowâ€™s retail sales report for South Africa
the Rand is feeling the pressure. With domestic strike concerns remaining and the prospect of the Federal Reserve tapering stimulus hanging like a dark cloud over emerging-market currencies the Rand was softer against the Pound and US Dollar during local trading.
As of Tuesday, 12th November 2013, the Pound Sterling currency rates mentioned within this news item were as follows:
GBP EUR exchange rate was 1.1824, GBP USD exchange rate was 1.589, GBP AUD exchange rate was 1.7082, GBP NZD exchange rate was 1.9348, GBP CAD exchange rate was 1.6672, GBP CNY exchange rate was 9.6798, GBP JPY exchange rate was 158.2923, and GBP ZAR exchange rate was 16.4446.