Argentina Economic Outlook for 2021 as Peso Hits New All-Time Low

The Argentine Peso recorded a historical low of 86.3870 against the US dollar Friday, raising concerns about country’s economy outlook. Before we assess the situation, let us have a look at the recent economic data: The country’s inflation rate surged

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Canada Housing Starts Miss Estimates for December

According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), housing starts decreased to 228,000 units in December, from 261,000 units in the earlier month and missed the 230,000 units anticipated by economists. However, the housing starts trend increased slightly to

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Russian Ruble Declines Further, After Losing 18% in 2020

The Russian ruble lost further ground to trade at 74.60 against the greenback, against the backdrop of sluggishness in oil markets and worries over fuel demand. The benchmark Brent crude oil declined from more than a 10-month high of $56.36

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German Industrial Production Manages to Grow Marginally In November

A plethora of economic data published from the euro zone Friday indicated overall weakness in economic activity, despite some bright spots. Resurgence in Covid-19 has worsened expectations for the first-quarter of this year, although market expects sharp rebound in the

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Eurozone Private Sector Activity Contracts in December

A plethora of economic data (December) released today indicated another month of decline in the economic activity in the Eurozone, albeit the pace of contraction declined slightly. Despite the weak economic data, the EUR/USD pair rose from a low of

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US Jobless Claims Declines, but Concerns Remain

The euro dollar declined against the greenback on the first trading day of 2021 following the release of lower than anticipated unemployment claims in the US. But for the weak decline in natural gas inventories, the greenback would have appreciated

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US Pending Home Sales Index Decline for Third Consecutive Month

The euro dollar gained ground against the greenback following the report of weak pending home sales and wider than anticipated trade deficit data. Notably, the upbeat Chicago PMI data had little impact on the US dollar. The higher-than-anticipated decline in

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Pound Remains Weak Despite Post-Brexit Trade Deal

Following the inking of post-Brexit free trade partnership deal between the UK and the EU, the British pound declined by roughly 1% on the first-trading day of the week. Today, the EUR/GBP continued to consolidate at 0.9080 levels. The reason

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US New Home Sales Miss Forecasts by Wide Margin

The greenback remained range bound against the yen following the release of mixed economic data from the US. While the unemployment claims were far below expectations, new home sales data missed forecasts. Furthermore, the crude oil inventories data also failed

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UK Economy Expanded 16% q-o-q in 3Q20 as Public Sector Net Borrowing Rises to Record High

The pound remained range bound against the greenback following the release of mixed economic data from the UK. While the final GDP and revised business sentiment data was better than expectations, the sharp increase in public sector borrowing and widening

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