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Oil was one of the big movers of the day. Brent crude has rallied US$11 in the past week taking the price of the front month contract back up to $53.64.

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Disappointment on US consumer inflation figures helped GBP/USD to pick up momentum midway through the session and lift up to 1.5653. Support was found around 1.5637 but there was no real drive to push any higher ahead of the release of the FOMC minutes.

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The Australian dollar was under pressure again following a selloff in Chinese equities. The Shanghai composite dropped a further six percent on Tuesday – adding to the fall of over thirty percent that’s taken place since the summer.

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USD/JPY was trending lower following some encouraging data on the Japanese economy. The pair failed to break resistance at 124.56 and began moving to the downside.

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USD/CAD continues to swing wildly with large levels of intraday volatility. The pair rose back above the 1.30 line again today after rallying one percent on yesterday’s dip.

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Traders unnerved by a second Chinese market intervention abandoned the greenback and pushed the benchmark index down over one percent.

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The Australian dollar suffered a strong downward correction today, most considerably against the US dollar. The move came after China announced it would lower the level at which the yuan trades against the greenback.

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The Canadian dollar regained ground on Monday – this came as markets anticipated that the latest batch of soft data out of China will press authorities into a more aggressive set of stimulus policies.

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EUR/USD had another choppy session but on the short time frames the market was veering towards the bullish side. EUR/USD remained above the 1.09 level for most of the session – support is forming around 1.0876 and resistance at 1.0937.

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The tumbling price of crude oil continues to be felt on commodity currencies. The biggest faller of week has been the Canadian dollar which has seen more than a two percent slide against the US dollar.