Canadian Dollar Could Drop To 65 Cents US In 2017, Macquarie Forecasts
The Russian central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on March 14, marking a step forward in forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in the global monetary system, and to phase-in a gold-backed standard of trade. In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 3/4 to 1 percent. The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting some further strengthening in labor market conditions and a sustained return to 2 percent inflation.
The European Union represents the world’s largest economic region with a GDP of more than $13 trillion. It follows that same pattern of responses to economic activity throughout the region as does the U.S. dollar. When economic activity in the European Union is strong, the euro strengthens; when economic activity slows, the euro will weaken. Despite the challenges that the region has experienced in recent years, or perhaps because of them, the currency remains a strong interest for currency traders worldwide.
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