Prince Hamzeh bin al-Hussein and Princess BasmaPrince Hamzeh bin al-Hussein and Princess Basma
Jordan royal familyFrom left to right: Jordan's Queen Rania, Princess Basma, Prince Hamzeh, King Abdullah, and Queen Noor
FX Trend Trader -The Day ahead
Thursday 17th April 2008
In early trading yesterday the Euro soared against the USD after data showed a record 3.6 per cent rise in Euro Zone prices in March suggested to markets that the ECB will not be cutting rates anytime soon. The US dollar was also hit by news that there was a sharp fall in housing starts in March and such news will influence the Fed in continuing to cut rates.
The US continues its bias to the weak side as traders and investors will favour currencies whose yields are not seen as falling.
Still talk and rumours of CB intervention but as we have said before we would be surprised if there was a concerted move as such before the full extent of this global credit crunch is known and of course does the US want to participate in any such action?
For now though the Euro is king out there but we must continue to be very wary of events and news and trade the T/R breaks with discipline.
The first royal wedding of 2012 took place on Thursday, with Jordan's Prince Hamzah Bin al Hussein marrying his new bride, Princess Basma.
The groom wore military garb while his bride, a pilot at the Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan, looked demure in pale pink, according to Examiner.com.
Also present at the ceremony were Jordan's King Abdullah, his wife, Queen Rania, the groom's mother, Queen Noor, the bride's father, Mahmoud Hassan Bani Ahmad Otoum, and other members of both families, according to the prince's Web site.
The ceremony was followed by a lunch banquet at Basman Palace, according to the prince's Web site.
Queen Rania, a social media pro who has her own YouTube channel, expressed her excitement for the happy couple via Twitter.
Just attended wedding ceremony of Prince Hamzeh. Wishing the lovely couple a lifetime of love & happiness, she wrote.
Queen Noor also took to Twitter and thanked well-wishers.
Just ending a day of love & great promise for a very special couple & [sic] our families, she wrote.
This is the prince's second marriage. He was previously married to his second cousin, Princess Noor bint Asem. They have a daughter.
Here are photos from the ceremony.