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Chinese Yuan Strengthens As Q4 GDP Beats Estimates

The Chinese yuan is strengthening against most major currency rivals to close out the trading week, driven by a better-than-expected reading of the world’s second-largest economy in the fourth quarter. But the various economic reports on Friday highlighted across-the-board improvements, which could signal that Beijing may be on track for a rebound in 2020, especially with the US and China declaring a trade truce.

NZ Dollar Unable to Keep Gains Caused by Chinese Economic Reports

The New Zealand dollar rallied intraday despite underwhelming domestic macroeconomic data. One of the possible reasons for the rally was macroeconomic data in China, which showed that the economic growth of the Asian nation stabilized in the last quarter of 2019. Currently, though, the New Zealand currency has lost its gains versus most rivals, except for European majors. The kiwi was trading about flat against the euro and the Great Britain pound.

Pound Crashes on Weak UK Retail Sales Report and US-Iran Tensions

The Sterling pound today crashed against the US dollar in the early London session following the release of the disappointing latest UK retail sales report. The GBP/USD currency pair had been trading higher before the release boosted by upbeat investor sentiment before nosediving to its daily lows after the announcement.

USD/JPY Might Correct Before Further Appreciation

The US dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair is at a point in which it should draw a correction, otherwise it might be considered that it is overextending.

EUR/USD Pair Falls From Daily Highs on Upbeat US Retail Sales

The euro today fell against the US dollar in the American session following the release of upbeat US retail sales data. The EUR/USD currency pair fell from its daily highs giving up all the gains made earlier in the session as the Dollar Index soared.

Japanese Yen Weakens on Slide in Machine Tool Orders, Bump in PPI

The Japanese yen is weakening against most of its currency rivals on Thursday after a mix of economic data that highlighted both gains and weaknesses in the world’s third-largest economy. Is the federal government’s stimulus enough to prevent Tokyo from slipping into the long-awaited recession?

AUD/JPY Deciding at 76.02

The Australian dollar versus the Japanese yen currency pair is in a very interesting spot, one from where it could go either way and so establish the course for the long-term.

US Dollar Sinks As Phase One US-China Trade Deal Signed

The US dollar slumped midweek as the US and China officially signed the first phase of a comprehensive trade agreement. This comes as December inflation was subdued and business optimism fell short of analysts’ expectations. Still, the greenback is trading relatively higher against a basket of currencies this month.

Euro Rallies on Trade Deal Optimism and Hawkish ECB Strategic Review

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by upbeat investor risk sentiment in anticipation of the US-China phase one trade deal signing later today. The EUR/USD currency pair’s rally was also spurred by investor expectations that the European Central Bank could turn hawkish in the medium-term after a strategic review.

Pound Falls on Disappointing UK Inflation Report and BoE Comments

The sterling pound today fell to new daily lows against the US dollar following the release of disappointing UK inflation data in the early London session. The GBP/USD currency pair’s decline was also fueled by dovish comments from a Bank of England policymaker increasing the likelihood of future rate cuts.

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