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.