Biggest % gainers: CAD/JPY up 0.70% (go CAD/JPY!)...AUD/JPY, NZD/JPY on JPY weakness.
Biggest % losers: USD/CAD down 0.62%, EUR/CAD on CAD strength. (exotics: USD/ZAR and USD/TRY also among the biggest intraday losers).
Euro Sales Accelerate as UBS Sees $1.20, Morgan Stanley Ponders `Breakup'. Investors are abandoning the euro at a rate not seen since the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. as Europes worsening fiscal crisis threatens to splinter the 16-nation currency union.
GBP Nationwide Home Price Index (HPI) m/m better than expected at 1.0% vs. 0.4% expected. Last time revised higher to 1.0% vs. 0.7% formerly.
USD Unemployment Claims basically in line at 448k vs. 442k expected and 459k last time.
CAD BOC Gov. Carney speaks at 10:30am EST today (testifying before their Senate committee).
Chicago Fed Index shows the U.S. economy in slow recovery mode.
Fitch says Ireland rating remains on stable outlook.
Pound Advances as Concern Over Minority Parliament, Ratings Threat Fade. The British pound rose against the dollar on growing confidence that the nation will be able to rein in its budget deficit even if voters fail to elect a government with a majority in Parliament next week.
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