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Japanese Yen Weakens as Leaders Finalize Partial US Trade Deal

The Japanese yen is weakening midweek after reports that Tokyo is set to finalize a partial trade agreement with the US. While this is bullish for the world’s third-largest economy, the yen is still reeling from the latest trade data that is boosting recession fears and might prompt the government to postpone its long-proposed national sales tax.

Chinese Yuan Strengthens on Strong Trade Data

The Chinese yuan is strengthening against most major currency rivals on Thursday after the federal government reported better-than-expected trade numbers. Despite the positive numbers, they could contribute to the escalation in the US-China dispute, mainly because exports surged and Beijing’s trade surplus came in better than what the market had anticipated.

Chinese Yuan Stabilizes As Tensions With US Remain High

The Chinese yuan is stabilizing Tuesday after it cratered 2% against the US dollar to kick off the trading week. But the pause in yuan’s collapse might be temporary because the White House continues to apply pressure to the world’s second-largest economy, particularly as officials discuss labeling Beijing a currency manipulator. Investors will now look to China’s trade numbers on Wednesday.

US Dollar Mixed As Economy Adds 164k Jobs, Faces Renewed Trade Tensions

The US dollar is mixed at the end of the trading week as a new lower-than-expected July jobs report highlighted how robust the national economy is as a diverse array of industries enjoyed gains and more people entered the workforce. But the greenback contended with renewed trade tensions between the US and China, which sent leading stock indexes into negative territory in the early part of the trading session.

Chinese Yuan Rallies Despite Bad Inflation, Auto Sales Data

The Chinese yuan is rallying midweek against some of its most traded currency rivals. Despite vehicle sales tumbling in June and inflation coming in lower than expected, the yuan is strengthening, which could be attributed to renewed trade negotiations between the world’s two largest economies.

Chinese Yuan Weakens As Forex Reserves, Exports Unexpectedly Rise

The Chinese yuan is weakening to kick off the trading week as the nation’s foreign exchange reserves and exports unexpectedly rose in May. With the balance of trade numbers being higher than what the market had anticipated, it might play a role in the US-China trade war, which is dragging out and could linger into the holiday season.

US Dollar Mixed on Widening Trade Deficit, Higher Initial Jobless Claims

The US dollar is mixed against a basket of currencies on Thursday as data has been both good and bad for the world’s largest economy. With the US-China trade war seemingly worsening, investors have been clamoring for some excellent data to offset the lackluster development in trade talks.

Canadian Dollar Slides on Mixed Data

The Canadian dollar is trading lower against a basket of currencies on Thursday as an influx of mixed data is driving the loonie’s short-term performance towards the end of the trading week. The slumping economy is not giving consumers a ton of confidence, suggesting that they may not be as adamant to consume.

Chinese Yuan Weakens Amid Tariffs, Trade Data

The Chinese yuan is weakening against a basket of currencies midweek as global markets are still reeling from the incoming US tariff hikes on billions in Chinese imports. Beijing has promised it will retaliate, despite reportedly being closer to a new trade agreement. Investors are also combing through new trade data that surprised market forecasts.

Japanese Yen Weakens As Tokyo Braces for US Trade Fight

The Japanese yen is weakening against several major currency rivals at the end of the trading week. With a potential US-Japan trade war on the horizon, investors are frightened that anticipations of shrinking exports could lead to an economic contraction for the world’s third-largest economy. Can Tokyo turn things around before trade talks with Washington begin?

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