Political and other events that affect the forex market

Not only economic data have an effect on the interbank currency market. Each news headline may bear the potential to negatively or positively affect a particular currency. So what you have on most forex trading platforms is live updates from some news media, for instance, Dow Jones Newswires. Strongly contested election campaigns, a change in government, the outbreak of international conflicts are are all reason that push risk capital to withdraw from a country and look for safe havens. Other factors include terrorist threats and natural disasters.