Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Daily Afternoon Report 04/12/2012 | Forex Trading Analysis

  The US dollar was broadly lower against the other major currencies as investor confidence was boosted by hopes that Greece’s plan to buy back debt will succeed. EURUSD found support after Greece launched a scheme to buy back its debt from private investors, as part of an agreement to unlock a new bailout package worth EUR44 billion. European Union finance ministers were holding talks in Brussels on Tuesday, to discuss banking supervision in the euro zone.

  The GBP remained supported after data showed that construction sector activity in the U.K. unexpectedly declined to a three month low in November.

  The yen strengthened after Monday’s weak U.S. manufacturing data and ongoing concerns over the U.S. fiscal cliff enhanced the safe haven appeal of the currency.

 Click Here! The Australian dollar turned higher earlier after the Reserve Bank of Australia cut its benchmark interest rate to 3% from 3.25% in a widely anticipated decision. RBA Governor Glenn Stevens said the Australian dollar remains “higher than might have been expected” given lower export prices and a weaker global outlook.

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