The fallout from the Irish downgrade continues to push the common currency lower; today in Tokyo, the Euro slipped to a 2-week trough versus the U.S. Dollar, and appears vulnerable to further losses.
The common currency Euro slipped against the U.S. Dollar in London trading today as Moody’s, the credit rating agency, downgraded Irish debt from AA2 to BAA1.
The U.S. Dollar lost ground against the common currency Euro in early morning trading in New York; as reported at 9:11 a.m. (EST) in New York, the U.S. Dollar was trading at $1.3241 against the Euro.
Even as the Euro steadies in choppy Asian trading, it remains vulnerable to further declines as the E.U. summit begins later today. As reported at 12:27 p.m. (JST) in Tokyo, the Euro was trading relatively flat against the U.S. Dollar, holding at $1.3215.
The U.S. Dollar continued its gains against the common currency Euro and the Japanese Yen following the release of better than expected consumer price data earlier today
The Euro slipped lower in Asian trading today as Moody’s credit rating agency put Spanish debt under review with the possibility of a downgrade from their current AA1 rating.
In London trading, the weakened U.S. Dollar slipped to a 1-month low against the Australian Dollar which achieved parity as commodity prices, especially gold, continue to rise.
The common currency Euro held close to the December high versus the broadly weakened greenback in Asian trading today. Yesterday, the Euro surged as hedge fund operators drove sales higher, though some traders complained that thin year-end trading is exaggerating the Euro’s rise.
In somewhat subdued trading in New York, the U.S. Dollar slipped against the common currency Euro as demand from Latin America and the Eastern European bloc helped to boost the Euro.
The common currency Euro slipped against the U.S. Dollar in Asian trading today as higher yields on 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds continue to boost the greenback.
The U.S. Dollar opened lower against the common currency Euro in New York trading.
In Asian trading today, the common currency Euro traded higher against the U.S. Dollar in spite of continuing investor concerns over escalating Eurozone debt problems.
The common currency Euro fell versus the U.S. Dollar in New York trading following the announcement earlier today by Fitch credit rating agency that Irish sovereign debt would be downgraded to BBB+, a reflection of the additional costs necessary to bail out the Irish economy and their troubled banking sector.
The U.S. Dollar retreated in Asian trading today, falling against the Japanese Yen and the common currency Euro as the recent gains in U.S. treasury bond yields dipped slightly lower.
The U.S. Dollar rose in early New York trading as U.S. Treasury bond yields continue to rise; 10-year instruments are currently yielding 3.25%, a 5-month high. Analysts are predicting that the greenback will continue to gain support through the conclusion of the 10-year auctions later today and tomorrow’s 30-year auctions.