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Aug. 15: Asian session


FXBAZOOKA.com - Asian shares pulled higher on Friday, on track for a winning week, while the euro remained close to nine-month lows after downbeat data. USD/JPY rose to 102.50, but is below yesterday’s high at 102.65.

EUR/USD is little changed in the $1.3365 area. French and German banks are closed for the bank holidays. GBP/USD is trading in the $1.6690 area after it found support at the 200-day MA yesterday. Pound is waiting for the UK GDP release (second estimate).

AUD/USD strengthened to $0.9325 – this is the yesterday’s high. NZD/USD recovered to $0.8480 following a dip to $0.8465. Gold price sits at $1312.10.

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