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S&P Goes Negative and Finland is Frightening

Standard & Poor's lowered its outlook on the United States, kiwis fell, and Finland is frightening euro traders. Time for your Monday morning FX Fix.

Standard & Poor's revised its rating outlook for the United States to negative. [Marketwatch]

Finland - yes, Finland - is worrying euro traders after a nationalist political party made big inroads. [AFP]

The yuan is almost "freely usable", which would make it eligible to be in the International Monetary Fund's basket of currencies. [Reuters]

The kiwi fell after New Zealand's CPI rose less than expected. [RTT]

Get ready to read the tea leaves on the odds of a British interest rate hike. [FT]

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