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Chinese Yuan Flat Amid Disappointing PMIs, PBoC FX Intervention

The Chinese yuan was trading relatively flat against its US peer in the middle of the first trading week of 2021. The yuan, which has been on a tear over the last nine months, broke through the 6.5 resistance level earlier this week as the currency continues its impressive appreciation. But disappointing economic data and foreign exchange intervention may slow down the yuan’s surge.

Turkish Lira Strengthens As Central Bank Raises Interest Rates Again

The Turkish lira recorded a massive gain against the US dollar on Christmas Eve, driven by the central bank tightening monetary policy and raising interest rates again in its final policy meeting of 2020. Over the last two months, the lira has significantly rebounded after falling to fresh all-time lows. And, according to the early forecasts, the lira could strengthen even more heading into 2021.

USD/TRY Tests 7.9 as US Sanctions Outweigh Positive Economic Data

The Turkish lira is weakening against the US dollar to kick off the trading week. The lira is coming under pressure after the US government slapped sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of Russian S-400 missiles. The economic and geopolitical fallout over sanctions triggered consternation in foreign exchange markets that positive economic data were not enough to support the lira.

Chinese Yuan Pauses Rally Amid Escalating Sino-US Tensions

The Chinese yuan retreated from its best level in more than two years to kick off the trading week, driven mostly on escalating Sino-US geopolitical and trade tensions. But the pullback was capped by better-than-expected exports in November, signaling that the world’s second-largest economy is recovering at a healthy pace.

Turkish Lira Extends Rebound Despite Higher Inflation, Bearish Locals

The Turkish lira is rallying against some of its major currency peers on Thursday, despite concerning macro data that could further force locals to scoop up more US dollars. The lira has staged a significant rebound over the last month as financial markets showcase their confidence in the nation’s push to a more orthodox monetary policy. But the resurgence in the lira has enabled the locals to scoop up dollars, highlighting that […]

USD/INR Tops 74.00 As Q3 GDP Contracts, COVID-19 Infections Jump

The Indian rupee is weakening against its US peer at the end of the trading week, driven mostly by the continuing economic contraction and the rising number of coronavirus infections. The rupee has joined the rest of the emerging market currencies by slumping in 2020 amid the financial crisis. But with growing confidence in the broader financial market, the rupee has found support among EM currencies in November.

Turkish Lira Rallies As Central Bank Sends Message to Markets With Sharp Rate Hike

The Turkish lira is enjoying one of its best rallies in 2020 as the central bank raised interest rates and sent a message to financial markets that reforms were on the way. Soon after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cleaned house in his ministry and at the central bank, investors have been placing their bets that Turkey will adopt orthodox fiscal and monetary policies. So far, so good.

Indian Rupee Rises As Trade, Sliding COVID-19 Cases Support EM Currency

The Indian rupee is attempting to muster up some momentum to finish the trading week amid positive economic data and improving COVID-19 cases. The rupee, which has struggled since the height of the market meltdown earlier this year, has joined the broader weakness in emerging markets. But with renewed risk appetite and a potential vaccine on the way, could the rupee enjoy a better 2021?

Turkish Lira Rallies on Easing of Currency Trading Limits, Bets on Orthodox Policy

The Turkish lira is enjoying its best rally in months as the government eased two-year-old currency trading limits, giving the lira a substantial boost. It is also rising against several currency peers as foreign exchange markets bet that the country would embrace a more orthodox monetary policy following a series of noteworthy exits in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.

USD/CHF Slides As FX Markets Prepare for Raucous 2020 Election

The Swiss franc is carving out a direction on Tuesday as investors brace for the 2020 US presidential election, comb through the latest inflation and manufacturing data, and determine if Switzerland can successfully mitigate COVID-19 without decimating the economy. With the world in the home stretch of a raucous 2020, can the conventional safe-haven asset continue its appreciation by year’s end?

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