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Daily Market News June 2

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1 Daily Market News June 2 on Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:42 am

After two weeks of gains the U.S. dollar reached its 12 and a half year high against the Japanese yen over the weekend, almost touching 125.00 yen a number it has not touched since 2002.

On Tuesday the USD/JPY pair added 0.08 percent and traded at 124.88.

Elsewhere the U.S. dollar was stronger than the Australian dollar which lost 76 U.S. cents for the first time in seven weeks. The Australian dollar remained at 0.7630 dollars ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) interest rate decision.

Overnight the Euro faltered against the strengthening dollar, and reached the low of 1.0886. Tuesday morning the Euro edged slightly higher with the EUR/USD pair adding 0.21 percent and trading at 1.0948.

The Euro despite its struggle with the ongoing Greece situation also rose against the Japanese yen with the EUR/JPY pair reaching a two week high of 136.62.

Expectations that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would not cut output dampened oil prices. The Organization is set for a meeting on Friday to decide on a production strategy and whether it will cut back. Expectations are that it won’t.
Brent crude for July lost 0.57 cents on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and was at 64.99 dollars a barrel.

Brent crude fell back to 64.85 dollars a barrel.

Gold futures for August on the Comex of the New York Mercantile Exchange added 0.04 percent to 1,189.20 dollars a troy ounce.
Silver for July delivery added 0.03 percent to 16.737 dollars a troy ounce.

Copper for July delivery added 0.11 percent to 2.717 dollars a pound.

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