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USD/CNY Trends in 6.9 Range Amid Strong PMI Readings

The Chinese yuan is weakening slightly against the US dollar to kick off the trading week, despite strong economic data. The yuan had been finding support on a better-than-expected rebound, as well as confidence in the broader financial markets. Whatever happens, it appears that the yuan on track for further appreciation in the second half of 2020, which is what some analysts had forecast.

USD/CHF Tests 0.91 As SNB Posts Huge Q2 Profits

The Swiss franc continues to strengthen against many of its major currency rivals. At the end of the trading week, the franc is looking to touch levels against the US dollar unseen in seven years, despite the Swiss National Bank (SNB)‘s myriad of foreign exchange interventions. How much more can the franc appreciate this year?

Turkish Lira Weakens to Two-Month Low As Investors Fear Another Currency Crisis

The Turkish lira is slumping to its lowest level against the US dollar in two months as investors fear that it is poised for another currency crisis. The lira has been steadily rebounding since falling to an all-time low against the greenback, but analysts warn that the fundamentals, from inflation to foreign exchange reserves, do not support its gains. Is another crash going to happen soon?

Chinese Yuan Strengthens As Investors Pour Into Stocks, Bank Lending Up

The Chinese yuan is strengthening against many of its currency competitors to start the trading week. But while some economic data are boosting the currency on Monday, reports that investors are pouring into the stock market at the state media’s direction is generating all the buzz.

Turkish Lira Pares Gain As Central Bank Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

The Turkish lira is struggling for direction on Thursday as the central bank unexpectedly left interest rates unchanged for the first time in a year. Policymakers are ostensibly concerned about ballooning inflation, while analysts are worried about depleting foreign exchange reserves. The lira had bounced initially on the news before trimming its gains, leaving many to wonder where the currency is headed.

Chinese Yuan Slips As All Eyes on Auction of Special Treasury Bonds

The Chinese yuan is slightly weakening ahead of Beijing’s auction of one trillion yuan ($141 billion) in special treasury bonds to help cover the cost of combating the coronavirus pandemic. Investors are all eyes on the event to see how it would impact market liquidity. Mixed economic data are also affecting the yuan’s performance against currency rivals to start the trading week.

Turkish Lira Slightly Rebounds After Crashing to Record Low

The Turkish lira is slightly rebounding on Thursday after crashing to a record low against the US dollar early on Thursday. Investors are nervous about Turkey’s response to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the decline in the central bank’s reserves. Could the world bail out Turkey once the COVID-19 crisis subsides?

Chinese Yuan Weakens As Officials Weigh Additional Fiscal, Monetary Stimulus

The Chinese yuan is weakening midweek as a new report suggests officials are considering additional fiscal and monetary stimulus to rejuvenate the post-coronavirus economy. As the country gradually returns to normal and even ends the lockdown in Wuhan, authorities are discussing a wide range of options. Over fears of a second wave, China could serve as a case study for the rest of the world in what to do after COVID-19.

Japanese Yen Weakens As Household Confidence, Foreign Investment Wanes

The Japanese yen is weakening against most of its currency rivals on Thursday as consumer confidence tumbled in December and recent investment numbers turned heads in Tokyo. The yen had rallied in the wake of the escalation in the US-Iran conflict, but with Middle East tensions abating investors resuscitated their risk appetites.

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.

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