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Risk Appetite is Up, Liquidity is Down

Risk currencies lift and liquidity drains from the market - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

A drop in weekly U.S. jobless benefit claims sent the euro higher in thin trading. [Reuters]

The improved U.S. employment picture gave risk-sensitive currencies a lift. [WSJ]

Liquidity is draining from the pre-holiday currency market. [dailyfx.com]

Standard & Poor's may release its verdict on euro zone debt ratings in January. [Reuters]

China granted licenses for a program that allows yuan funds raised offshore to be invested in China's capital markets. [WSJ]

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