A busy week

A busy week

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Last week saw significant risk aversion played out as stock markets dropped dramatically where as this week looks a little firmer. Articles in the Italian media suggest that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is preparing a ?600 billion deal for Italy in the event of deterioration in the debt crisis- this could provide market support in the early part of the week. Further support may also come from reports in Germany that German Chancellor Merkel and French President Sarkozy are putting...

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AUD/USD ? Surges to Two Week High Above 0.9460

AUD/USD ? Surges to Two Week High Above 0.9460

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AUD/USD for Thursday, July 24, 2014 In the last 24 hours the AUD/USD has enjoyed a solid period which saw it surge higher through the resistance level at 0.9425 to a two week high, before easing back towards that level in recent hours.   It started this week by slowly easing away from the resistance level around 0.9425 which continues to stand tall and play havoc with buyers. The Australian dollar enjoyed a solid surge higher reaching a new eight month high above 0.95 a few weeks ago, only...

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USD/CAD ? Stable as Canadian Retail Sales Data Slides

USD/CAD ? Stable as Canadian Retail Sales Data Slides

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The Canadian dollar continues to have an uneventful week, as USD/CAD trades in the mid-1.07 range late in the North American session. On the release front, Canadian data was weak, as Canadian Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales both softened in June. In the US, today’s sole event is Crude Oil Inventories. Canadian retail sales data was a major disappointment. Core Retail Sales slipped to 0.1% last month, compared to 0.7% in the previous release. This missed the estimate of 0.3%....

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USD/JPY ? Little Movement Ahead of Key Japanese, US Data

USD/JPY ? Little Movement Ahead of Key Japanese, US Data

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USD/JPY continues to have an uneventful week, as the pair continues to trade in the mid-101 range on Wednesday. On the release front, it’s a quiet day, with just two events on the schedule. In the US, the sole event is Crude Oil Inventories. Japan will release Trade Balance, with the trade deficit expected to widen in the June release. The markets are waiting for key data on Thursday, including US Unemployment Claims and Japanese inflation data. US numbers were a mix on Tuesday....

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The customer service lessons we must all learn from that Comcast call

The customer service lessons we must all learn from that Comcast call

From Zoho Invoice, today, Similar articles

?By now, you’ve probably  heard the call that hijacked the Internet last week. If not, let me warn you. It is painful ? incredibly painful.  And while I do feel awful for the customer, ultimately, the cancellation call from hell breaks my heart for a shocking reason. Listen to it again, and try not to empathize for the hapless agent and his cringe-inducing commitment to the Comcast way. This poor soul morphed in eight short minutes and one tweet from internal hero, revered and...

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AUD/USD ? Runs Into Resistance at 0.9425 Yet Again

AUD/USD ? Runs Into Resistance at 0.9425 Yet Again

From Market Pulse FX, yesterday, Similar articles

AUD/USD for Wednesday, July 23, 2014 The Australian dollar is presently trading in a small range just below 0.94 after surging higher to the well established resistance level at 0.9425 and being rejected again in recent hours.  It has started this week by slowly easing away from the resistance level around 0.9425 which continues to stand tall and play havoc with buyers. The Australian dollar enjoyed a solid surge higher reaching a new eight month high above 0.95 a few weeks ago, only to...

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GBP/USD: Pound Under Pressure as UK Industrial Expectations Tumbles

GBP/USD: Pound Under Pressure as UK Industrial Expectations Tumbles

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GBP/USD has posted slight losses on Tuesday, continuing the downward trend which started late last week. In the North American session, the pair is trading in the mid-170 range. On the release front, British CBI Industrial Order Expectations dropped sharply in June and was well off expectations. Public Sector Net Borrowing improved and beat the estimate. In the US, Tuesday’s data was a mix. CPI posted a weak gain as the key inflation index continues to struggle. Meanwhile, there was...

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Gold Stable Ahead of Key US Data

Gold Stable Ahead of Key US Data

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Gold has edged lower on Tuesday, as the spot price stands at $1306.09 per ounce in the European session. On the release front, it’s a busy day in the US, highlighted by Core CPI and Existing Home Sales, the first major events of the week from the US. The markets are bracing for another weak outing from Core CPI, while Existing Home Sales is  expected to improve sharply. International trouble spots continue to grab the headlines, as nervous investors keep an eye on events Ukraine and...

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EUR/USD: Euro Dips on Gaza, Ukraine Tensions

EUR/USD: Euro Dips on Gaza, Ukraine Tensions

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EUR/USD has lost ground on Tuesday, as the pair trades below the low-1.35 line in the European session. Continuing violence in Gaza and Ukraine has lent support to the safe-haven US dollar. On the release front, it’s a busy day in the US, highlighted by Core CPI and Existing Home Sales. There are no Eurozone events on the schedule. International trouble spots continue to grab the headlines, as nervous investors keep an eye on events Ukraine and the Middle East. Last week’s...

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AUD/USD ? Eases Away from Resistance at 0.9425

AUD/USD ? Eases Away from Resistance at 0.9425

From Market Pulse FX, 2 days ago, Similar articles

AUD/USD for Tuesday, July 22, 2014 The Australian dollar has started this week by slowly easing away from the resistance level around 0.9425 which continues to stand tall and play havoc with buyers.  The Australian dollar enjoyed a solid surge higher reaching a new eight month high above 0.95 a few weeks ago, only to return most of its gains in very quick time to finish out that week.  Since the middle of June the Australian dollar has made repeated attempts to break through the resistance...

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USD/CAD: Slight Gains in Subdued Trade

USD/CAD: Slight Gains in Subdued Trade

From Market Pulse FX, 2 days ago, Similar articles

The Canadian dollar has posted small gains on Monday, as USD/CAD trades in the mid-1.07 range late early in the North American session. There are no Canadian or US releases to start off the week, so traders can expect light trading in the North American session. On Friday, Canadian data was mixed. Wholesale Sales jumped 2.2%. However, Core CPI declined by 0.1%, its worst showing in 2014. In the US, UoM Consumer Sentiment remained steady at 81.3 points, but this was well short of the...

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