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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.

Euro Struggles to Rally Amid Davos Forum and Coronavirus Threat

The euro today struggled to rally against the US dollar as the World Economic Forum drags on in Davos, Switzerland. The EUR/USD currency pair today fell to new 2020 lows before recouping its losses as investors grappled with the emerging risk posed by the Coronavirus.

Japanese Yen Mixed As BoJ Leaves Rates Unchanged, Industrial Output Weakens

The Japanese yen is mixed on Tuesday after the central bank announced that it was leaving interest rates unchanged and raising its economic growth forecasts for 2020 and 2021. Tokyo also reported disappointing industrial production and capacity utilization data, despite the federal government spending billions in stimulus.

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.

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.

Mexican Peso Slides As Industrial Output, Fixed Investment Drop

The Mexican peso slipped against multiple currency rivals to kick off the trading week as weak industrial output, fixed investment, and consumer confidence impacted the currency. Despite the disappointing numbers, the central bank anticipates the economy to record a strong first quarter. Is this enough to lift the peso?

Euro Range-Bound as Selling Pressure Abates Despite USD Strength

The euro today traded sideways against the US dollar as the selling pressure abated as investors reacted to the calming of tensions between the US and Iran. The EUR/USD currency pair today attempted to rally unsuccessfully and was mostly stuck in slightly negative territory for most of today’s session despite upbeat German industrial data.

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.

Japanese Yen Stuck Trading Sideways Against the Weak US Dollar

The Japanese yen today traded in a tight range against the US dollar despite the greenback’s overall weakness against other major currencies. The USD/JPY traded sideways even as the Nikkei 225 equity index closed lower for the day despite the risk-on market sentiment.

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