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Japanese Yen Rallies on Returning Fears of Coronavirus

The Japanese yen gained against most other major currencies today, with the exception of the Australian dollar, which got a boost from domestic employment data. The resurging fears about the spread of the coronavirus from China were the main driver for the yen’s rally. Domestic macroeconomic data was also supportive of the Japanese currency.

Chinese Yuan Flat As Virus Outbreak Triggers Growth Concerns

The Chinese yuan is trading relatively flat against a myriad of currency rivals midweek as the nation’s virus outbreak has triggered economic growth concerns. After last week’s better-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) figures and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s optimistic forecast, the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus could throw a wrench into the country’s plans to rebound from its slump.

Swiss Franc Rallies on Slew of Bad News, Loses Gains Later

The Swiss franc rallied today amid the negative sentiment among investors. The franc is considered a safe currency, meaning that traders prefer to buy it in times of fear and uncertainty. And on Tuesday, there were plenty of news to spook speculators. Currently, though, the Swissie has lost its gains against most other rivals.

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.

Chinese Yuan Weakens Despite Exports Beating Market Forecasts

The Chinese yuan is falling against several major currency competitors on Tuesday, despite positive trade data that suggest the US-China trade dispute winding down is proving already to be bullish for Beijing. The December numbers are beginning to roll in, and so far, it is good news for the world’s second-largest economy.

US Dollar Rallies As Trade Deficit Sinks to Three-Year Low

The US dollar is gaining momentum on Tuesday as new data revealed that the trade deficit fell to its lowest level in more than three years in November. With the US and Iran conflict potentially peaking, investors are gradually returning to equities and the greenback, which is evident in the slump in crude oil prices. A better-than-expected reading in the purchasing managers’ indexes (PMIs) also enhanced the buck’s strength.

Chinese Yuan Mixed As PBoC Cuts Reserve Requirements to Boost Economy

The Chinese yuan is mixed on Thursday as the central bank announced that it is cutting amounts of deposits that commercial institutions are mandated to hold as reserves. This comes soon after new data found the nation’s manufacturing activity remained in expansionary territory, which is positive news for a nation that is trying to achieve better growth than what it has recorded over the last two years.

Chinese Yuan Finishes 2019 Stronger, Still Records Annual Loss

The Chinese yuan is gaining on some of its major currency rivals to finish 2019, but the currency will still end the year lower. The yuan suffered some steep losses throughout the year, though it has rebounded in recent months because the trade dispute with the US is subsiding and slightly better economic data. The yuan’s performance in 2020 will be closely watched by observers as it might impact American negotiations […]

Chinese Yuan Mixed As Industrial Profits Rebound

The Chinese yuan is mixed at the end of the trading week as final data of 2019 and outlook for 2020 drive the currency’s trading performance. With industrial profits rebounding in November, analysts are holding out hope that next year could be an improvement now that there is some certainty on the trade file.

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