Industrial activity in New York area surprisingly shrinks

May 15, 2013 2:28 pm
New York Empire Manufacturing Index unexpectedly contracted in May as factories remained short of orders and sales slowed down, Bloomberg reported. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s general index dropped to -1.43 this month from 3.05 during April. Values below zero stress on contraction in New York, northern New Jersey and southern Connecticut. Bloomberg […] Read more

Euro-zone’s recession continues

May 15, 2013 12:34 pm
The economic situation in the Euro-zone continues its course towards contraction, as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during Q1 has dropped by 1.0% on annual basis, while on quarterly basis this major indicator has decreased by 0.2%. The estimated value, concerning the annual GDP in the Euro-zone, was a 0.9% decline. The data, which was […] Read more

GBP/USD rises as optimism appeared after UK labour market data

May 15, 2013 9:21 am
Today GBP/USD pair increased, right after the release of positive data, concerning the labour market situation in United Kingdom. The pound expanded its positions versus the US dollar, reaching 1.5254 during European trade session. Resistance levels were expected at 1.5331, Tuesday high value, while the pair was to be supported at 1.5099, low value on […] Read more

France in recession?

May 15, 2013 8:03 am
French economy submerged during the first quarter of 2013, according to data announced today. This was second quarter in a row of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) shrinkage, as the second largest economy in the Euro-zone contracted by 0.2% during Q4 of 2012. Todays data confirmed that French GDP reduced its value by another 0.2% during […] Read more

US Dollar is being traded near four and half year highs against Yen in expectation of the US data

May 15, 2013 7:39 am
During the trading session today USD/JPY cross rose to 4 and half year high, as investors lie in wait for the crucial data from United States, regarding Producer Price Index, Core Producer Price Index, Industrial Production and Treasury International Capital Flows, due to come out today. Alongside these expectations, speculations have appeared about Federal Reserve […] Read more

EUR/USD pair fell after the release of German and French economic data

May 15, 2013 7:14 am
After being traded at levels near 1.2940-43 the euro tumbled to 1.2899, after the release of data to show the overall economic activity in Euro zones first two largest economies. The preliminary value of Germanys Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during the first quarter of the year showed, that economy contracted at the rate of 0.2% […] Read more

Sterling has reached two-week low versus US dollar before inflation report

May 14, 2013 3:02 pm
The brittish pound has slided to a two-week low versus US dollar with investors diminishing their United Kingdom currency portfolios in expectation of the inflation report by Bank of England, to be released tomorrow. This over 2% fall of the sterling comes after the GBP/USD May 1 high 1.5606. Bloomberg reported, that Bank of England […] Read more