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Session Recap: US data scares risk; Euro & Canadian hurt

Bad Jobless and Philly Fed Manufacturing data hurt risk appetite on Thursday with the Greenback rising on its safe haven status and the Euro, Canadian Dollar and US equities weakening. Philly Fed Manufacturing index was the biggest bad news as the February figures posted an unexpected decline to -12.5 from -5.8 in January. Market waited a improvement to 1.0 points in the second month of the year.

The USD/CAD rose to test the 1.0200 resistance, highest since July 2012 and the EUR/USD fell to 1.3160, lowest since January 10th. EUR/USD remains slightly bearish with MACD and CCI pointing bear in the 15-minutes timeframe while Momentum is bullish. In the 1-hour chart, CCI and Momentum are bearish while Stochastic is bullish and the MACD is neutral.

Main Headlines in America:

US: Initial Jobless Claims rose to 362K

US: CPI rose 1.6% in January, matching estimates

France expected to miss 2013 deficit target

US: Manufacturing PMI fell to 55.2 in February

Commodities Brief – Gold escapes ‘death cross’, precious metals fall ahead of US opening

American equity markets unable to rebound Thursday

US: Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index disappoints at -12.5 in February

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Bearish pressure increases on the Euro

Fed’s Bullard: Asset purchases could be ‘reduced somewhat’ as labor markets ‘improve somewhat’

US markets in red as FOMC weights, dollar firmly up

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Forex: AUD/USD bounces from 4-month low

The Australian dollar extended its decline toward a fresh 4-month low versus the dollar weighed by stocks that also fell to fresh session lows during afternoon trade.
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Wall Street closes lower on risk aversion

The US stocks market has closed with losses on Thursday as investors was concerned following the recent US data in jobless claims and Manufacturing data. Philly Fed Manufacturing index was the biggest bad news as the February figures posted an unexpected decline to -12.5 from -5.8 in January. Wall Street had its worst 2-day drop of 2013.
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