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The amount of approved mortgage claims declined in September. At the same time, there was an increase in consumer lending amid lower business lending. According to the Bank of England, the amount of mortgage claims reached 61 267. The figures declined against August’s value of 64 054, simultaneously failing to match the expectations of 63 000.
The 1.2546 level has recently become a new local low of the day. The rice reached the mentioned price low during the European trading session.
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Today, on October 29th, the US Dollar is still going down against other currencies, including a currency basket of 6 other majors. Since the beginning of today’s trading session, the USD index has already dropped some 0,08%. The decline is taking place as traders and investors are looking forward to the results of the Fed’s FOMC meeting, which is to end today.
Today, on October 28th, the US Dollar index is trading almost at the same level it started the trading day from – 85,55. Investors are probably unwilling to open new trades in advance of the FOMC meeting. They want more clarity from the Fed regarding the central bank’s QE3 tapering decision along with some other major events scheduled for the week.
Today, on October 28th, the USDJPY exchange rate keeps on trading inside a narrow price range. The price is consolidating close to 107,8 as traders and investors are looking forward to the Fed and BOJ meetings.
25 banks of the Eurozone failed the stress tests implemented by the European Central Bank. The tests were aimed at checking the banks’ financial stability and resilience in case another major crisis breaks out. According to the ECB’s report made on Sunday, the total shortage of capital was amounted to 24,62bn euros, which is currently equivalent to 31,17bn dollars.
While emerging economies worldwide are facing severe inflation coupled with devaluing national currencies on top of other economic and financial challenges. More people, including retail investors, go desperate since they do not see the way to insure their savings and earnings against inflation and volatile markets, so they do not even dream of getting a decent return on their investment. This defensive mode is quite understandable since people are looking for safe-haven assets while being afraid of future economic shocks, including higher inflation.