Euro Slips, Pound Gets Hit, Hong Kong Moves In


Euro zone business activity shrank at its slowest rate in nine months, but a German PMI report disappointed and the euro slipped. []

Technical positioning suggests the dollar could be poised for a bigger advance. []

The yen weakened ahead of coming elections on expectations that monetary easing will follow. [Reuters]

After Standard & Poor's lowered its U.K. credit rating outlook, the British pound hit a nine-day low against the euro. []

The yuan weakened Friday despite strong corporate demand on what traders suspected was central bank intervention. [CNBC]

Hong Kong's central bank intervened for the seventh time this week, striving to maintain the Hong Kong dollar's peg against the U.S. dollar. [CNBC]