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Daily FX Market Outlook by AceTrader-16-12-2010

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    Market Review - 15/12/2010 21:35 GMT

    Dollar rises as Treasury yields surge, euro drops on worries over Spain debt

    The dollar strengthened against the Japanese yen, euro and the British pound as U.S. Treasury yields turned higher, making the US assets more attractive to oversea investors. Euro tumbled after Moody's said it may cut Spain's rating and fell to record low against the Swiss franc.

    The greenback traded firmly against the Japanese yen in Asia and reached 84.08 in Europe, despite staging a pullback to 83.65, the pair rebounded again and rallied to 84.51 in NY afternoon before retreating. Dollar was supported by the rise in U.S. 10-year Treasury yield together with the release of U.S. industrial output which rose by 0.4% m/m in November versus the expectation of a rise of 0.3%. U.S. CPI data rose by 0.1% m/m and 1.1% y/y in November versus the expectation of 0.2% m/m and 1.1% y/y respectively.

    Euro was pressured as ratings agency Moody's placed Spain's Aa1 rating on review for a possible downgrade. Spanish/German 10-year government bond yield spread widened by 7 basis points at 260 basis points whilst Spanish 10-year government bond yields rose by 10 basis points at 5.652%.

    In other news, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said European Union leaders would adopt a deal on a rescue shield for the eurozone when they meet at a summit on the coming Thursday and Friday. Ireland's parliament voted (81 to 75) in favour of an 85 billion euro EU/IMF bailout, paving the way for the IMF to approve its portion of the funds later this week.

    The single currency fell to 1.3285 in Europe and despite staging a brief recovery, euro fell again and eventually slumped to 1.3208. Cross-selling in euro also pushed the single currency lower as eur/chf fell from 1.2850 to 1.2758 before rebounding.

    The British pound remained under pressure for the whole day on dollar's broad-based gain together with weak economic data. U.K. ILO unemployment rate came in at 7.9% in November, much higher than the expectation of 7.7%. U.K. claimant count decreased by 1,200 versus the economists' forecast of -3,000. Cable fell from 1.5772 and eventually sank to 1.5530. Cross-selling in pound also pressured price as eur/gbp rose from 0.8452 to 0.8548.

    Economic indicators to be released on Thursday include:

    Germany Services PMI, Manufacturing PMI, UK retail sales and US current account, housing starts.

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