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Chinese Yuan Weakens Despite Strong PMI Readings, PBoC Stimulus

The Chinese yuan is weakening against the US dollar and other major currency rivals in the middle of the trading week. Global financial markets were pleased to learn that manufacturing and non-manufacturing activity has rebounded at a faster-than-expected clip over the last month, leading to optimism that China’s economic recovery is beginning to accelerate. With additional central bank stimulus can Beijing achieve growth in 2020?

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.

Swiss Franc in Spotlight As SNB Warns of More Forex Interventions

The Swiss franc is back in the spotlight in the middle of the trading week as the central bank’s warning that it will keep up its fight against the currency’s appreciation concerned investors. As Switzerland’s economy is on track for the worst year in more than four decades, the near-term future of the nation remains uncertain. But with uncertainty prevalent throughout global financial markets, is the franc still the go-to safe-haven asset for investors?

Canadian Dollar Mixed As BoC Warns of ‘Prolonged and Bumpy’ Recovery

The Canadian dollar is trading mixed on Tuesday after the central bank warned that the economy faces a “prolonged and bumpy” recovery that might require additional fiscal and monetary stimulus tools. The loonie is finding support in rallying crude oil prices that have enjoyed multi-month highs after sliding below zero in April.

Pound Falls After BoE Fails to Deliver Adequate Stimulus Measures

The Sterling pound today spiked higher shortly after the Bank of England left its lending rate unchanged and increased its stimulus program by £100 billion as expected. However, the GBP/USD currency pair’s rally was short-lived as the pair quickly headed lower as investor risk appetite faded in the face of rising coronavirus infections globally.

Chinese Yuan Weakens As Investors Bet Beijing Will Rein In Financial Risks

The Chinese yuan is weakening at the end of the trading week, driven primarily by reports that government officials will rein in financial risks and push cheap funding into the real economy. The yuan has had a relatively flat week against the US dollar amid chaos in global financial markets. Where is the currency headed in the second half of 2020? And will the world’s second-largest economy succeed in its reset over the next six months?

US Dollar Strengthens on Jobless Claims, Market Jitters

The US dollar is strengthening against its G10 currency rivals on Thursday as investors pour into the safe-haven asset amid a huge plunge in financial markets. With fears over a second wave of the coronavirus and a gloomy Federal Reserve, the bears were out in full force, helping the greenback retrace some of its 2020 gains. Jobs were not nearly as in focus as in previous weeks.

US Dollar Weakens As Federal Reserve Says No Interest Rate Hikes Until 2022

The US dollar is weakening midweek after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, noting that it does not see any rate hikes for two years. The greenback further took a hit on the US central bank, confirming that it will maintain its quantitative easing purchases for the foreseeable future. The announcement lifted US financial markets and turned the leading stock indexes green.

Chinese Yuan Tries to Recover After Drop in Exports, PBoC Stimulus

The Chinese yuan is falling against a myriad of currency competitors on Tuesday as it attempts to recover after a decline in exports. The yuan has stabilized in recent weeks due to the world’s second-largest economy hitting the reset button, but the currency is still above the seven-threshold against the US dollar and other major rivals.

US Dollar Tries to Find Direction After Week of Strong Data

The US dollar is looking to find direction on Monday after a week of strong economic data. It will be a relatively quiet few days on the data front as all eyes will be on geopolitical developments and the June Federal Reserve policy meeting. The greenback’s movement will essentially depend on if the economic recovery is continuing or if the coronavirus pandemic still has a stranglehold on the US and the rest of the world.

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