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THE US dollar weakened 0.19% to 98.163 due to mixed trade headlines as President Donald Trump said over the weekend that trade talks with China were moving along “very nicely” but that Washington would only make a deal with Beijing if it was right for the US.
Dubai: Trade optimism is a good excuse for a risk-on rally, but the investor flight from havens has lifted global bond yields at a pace that could reduce the appeal of emerging markets.
THE US dollar weakened by 0.49% to 97.352 after a report that Chinese officials were unsure if a longer-term trade deal with the US can be reached, one day after Fed chairman Jerome Powell hinted a pause in its rate cut cycle. The switch in trade narrative and better economic release elsewhere triggered the selling in dollar.
According to Bloomberg Economics published just a few days ago, there is now only a 27% probability that the US will go into a recession within the next 12 months.
THE dollar appreciated by 0.36% to 97.631 following a confluence of factors such as the dovish ECB meeting; higher demand for safe-haven assets as optimism in the US-China trade talks was offset by another round of Brexit saga; and better-than-expected flash PMI data with the October Markit manufacturing PMI preliminary estimate rising to 51.5 points from 51.1 points in September and beating market expectation of 50.7.
THE US dollar depreciated by 0.71% to 97.607 following a confluence of factors.
WASHINGTON: China reduced its holdings of U.S. Treasuries to 1.1035 trillion U.S. dollars in August, the second consecutive month in which the holdings dropped, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Treasury Department.
LONDON: Some of Europe’s strictest ESG funds are snubbing the world’s most liquid investment – the US$16 trillion US treasuries market.
THE US dollar weakened by 0.25% to 98.864, owing to a slew of disappointing economic release, which subsequently fuelled bets on an October Fed rate cut.
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