Log in
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Dynamic quotes 

MarketScreener Homepage  >  News  >  Economy & Forex

News : Latest News
Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesBusiness LeadersFinance Pro.CalendarSectors 
All NewsEconomyCurrencies & ForexEconomic EventsCryptocurrenciesCybersecurityPress Releases

Dollar skids; euro tops $1.18 after German sentiment survey

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
08/11/2020 | 02:02pm EDT
Rolled Euro banknotes are placed on U.S. Dollar banknotes

    * German ZEW economic survey boosts euro amid thin liquidity
    * Fiscal stalemate, China tensions help put floor on dollar
    * Dollar hits three-week high vs yen
    * Oil currencies flourish as oil prices rise
    * Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
    NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Reuters) - The dollar fell from one-week highs and the euro topped $1.18 on Tuesday
as investors flocked to currencies that benefit from an  improving global market outlook, with the S&P 500
nearing a record high and investor sentiment in Germany rising more than expected. 
    Aside from the euro, sterling and commodity-linked currencies such as the Australian and Canadian
dollars, as well as the Norwegian crown, gained against a broadly weakening dollar.
    "Europe's political and economic situation in terms of dealing with the pandemic has become far more
stable than that of the United States," said Juan Perez, senior currency trader at Tempus Inc. in
    "No matter how gradual the recovery may seem in the U.S. and even though the economic indicators may
be positive, the reality is that the United States has not handled COVID well and the economic shutdown
has created an uncertainty difficult to move away from," he added.
    In early afternoon trading, the dollar index was down 0.1% at 93.503, sliding from a one-week
high hit earlier in the session.
    The euro rose after the ZEW survey of economic sentiment rose to 71.5 from 59.3 the previous month,
far exceeding a forecast for 58.0 in a Reuters poll of economists.
    As a result, euro/dollar hit a high of $1.1809. The move was exacerbated by thin August
liquidity, said Jane Foley, senior currency analyst at Rabobank, and she was "suspicious" about how much
effect the ZEW survey had.
    The euro was last up 0.2% at $1.1763.
    "We need to wait 'til September to see clear direction coming from euro/dollar," Foley said.
    The U.S. dollar has held a floor, despite losses, amid U.S.-China tensions and a stalemate between
Congress and the Trump administration over fiscal stimulus. 
    The U.S. currency, however, hit a three-week highs against the yen, as U.S. 10-year Treasury
yields rose to four-week peaks. 
    Congressional leaders and administration officials said on Monday they were ready to resume
negotiations on a coronavirus aid deal. It was unclear whether they could bridge their differences. 
    Meanwhile, China imposed sanctions on 11 U.S. citizens, including Republican lawmakers, following
Washington's sanctions on Hong Kong and Chinese officials.
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said companies from China and other countries that do not
comply with accounting standards will be delisted from U.S. stock exchanges as of the end of 2021.

    Market response to the U.S.-China conflict has been limited, but analysts say there could be
longer-term implications.
    Sterling traded up 0.1% at $1.3088 after Bank of England Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden said
the central bank will step up quantitative easing if the British economy struggles again.
    Currency bid prices at 1:50 PM (1750 GMT)
 Description      RIC         Last           U.S. Close  Pct Change     YTD Pct     High Bid    Low Bid
                                              Previous                   Change                 
 Euro/Dollar      EUR=        $1.1760        $1.1736     +0.20%         +4.91%      +1.1807     +1.1723
 Dollar/Yen       JPY=        106.5600       105.9500    +0.58%         -2.11%      +106.5900   +105.9300
 Euro/Yen         EURJPY=     125.33         124.36      +0.78%         +2.77%      +125.5000   +124.3600
 Dollar/Swiss     CHF=        0.9156         0.9156      +0.00%         -5.39%      +0.9168     +0.9106
 Sterling/Dollar  GBP=        1.3087         1.3070      +0.13%         -1.29%      +1.3131     +1.3057
 Dollar/Canadian  CAD=        1.3276         1.3350      -0.55%         +2.23%      +1.3361     +1.3270
 Australian/Doll  AUD=        0.7160         0.7149      +0.15%         +1.98%      +0.7189     +0.7146
 Euro/Swiss       EURCHF=     1.0771         1.0746      +0.23%         -0.75%      +1.0791     +1.0736
 Euro/Sterling    EURGBP=     0.8985         0.8977      +0.09%         +6.28%      +0.9010     +0.8970
 NZ               NZD=        0.6587         0.6589      -0.03%         -2.21%      +0.6626     +0.6572
 Dollar/Norway    NOK=        8.9810         9.0354      -0.60%         +2.31%      +9.0524     +8.9323
 Euro/Norway      EURNOK=     10.5658        10.6020     -0.34%         +7.40%      +10.6745    +10.5420
 Dollar/Sweden    SEK=        8.7373         8.7493      -0.05%         -6.53%      +8.7731     +8.7048
 Euro/Sweden      EURSEK=     10.2764        10.2812     -0.05%         -1.84%      +10.3038    +10.2669
 (Reporting by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss Editing by Dan Grebler and Cynthia Osterman)
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR / JAPANESE YEN (AUD/JPY) -0.26% 75.473 Delayed Quote.0.01%
BRITISH POUND / JAPANESE YEN (GBP/JPY) 0.03% 134.152 Delayed Quote.-6.22%
CANADIAN DOLLAR / JAPANESE YEN (CAD/JPY) -0.13% 78.58 Delayed Quote.-5.34%
DJ INDUSTRIAL -1.84% 27147.7 Delayed Quote.-4.87%
EURO / BRITISH POUND (EUR/GBP) -0.22% 0.91591 Delayed Quote.8.33%
EURO / JAPANESE YEN (EUR/JPY) -0.22% 122.878 Delayed Quote.1.64%
EURO / NORWEGIAN KRONER (EUR/NOK) 0.26% 10.95254 Delayed Quote.9.53%
EURO / SWEDISH KRONA (EUR/SEK) 0.02% 10.40886 Delayed Quote.-1.04%
EURO / SWISS FRANC (EUR/CHF) -0.15% 1.07547 Delayed Quote.-0.64%
EURO / US DOLLAR (EUR/USD) -0.04% 1.17573 Delayed Quote.5.65%
JAPANESE YEN / SWISS FRANC (JPY/CHF) 0.08% 0.8742 Delayed Quote.-2.18%
LONDON BRENT OIL 0.77% 41.94 Delayed Quote.-35.03%
NASDAQ 100 0.40% 10980.219627 Delayed Quote.25.24%
NASDAQ COMP. -0.13% 10778.79817 Delayed Quote.20.13%
NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR / JAPANESE YEN (NZD/JPY) -0.10% 69.685 Delayed Quote.-3.30%
S&P 500 -1.16% 3281.06 Delayed Quote.2.75%
TEMPUS HOLDINGS LIMITED 0.00% 0.305 End-of-day quote.-58.78%
US DOLLAR / JAPANESE YEN (USD/JPY) -0.18% 104.507 Delayed Quote.-3.85%
WTI 0.30% 39.989 Delayed Quote.-34.94%
share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
Latest news "Economy & Forex"
07:50aIncreased Sales of Niche Vanilla Product Leads to Company’s Happy Discovery of a Healthy Trend
07:50aBANK OF ESTONIA : Monetary policy impacts the Estonian economy more than it does in the euro area on average
07:45aNational Initiative Vows to Close Racial Wealth Gap and Provide Ongoing Support and Resources to Black Businesses and HBCUs
07:35aIntegro Rehab Announces Brand Name Change to Integro Builders
07:25aECOMOBILITY DAYS : Snam4Mobility, Landi Renzo Group and Piccini Impianti present solutions for hybrid cars with natural gas and biomethane to the Italian market
07:25aDEUTSCHE BUNDESBANK : 6-months Bills of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) - Auction result
07:16aNEWS HIGHLIGHTS : Top Company News of the Day
07:16aNEWS HIGHLIGHTS : Top Financial Services News of the Day
07:16aNEWS HIGHLIGHTS : Top Global Markets News of the Day
Latest news "Economy & Forex"