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Mexican Peso Weakens As IMF Slashes Growth Estimates

The Mexican peso is weakening against several currencies on Thursday as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its growth projections for the country. This comes as the unemployment rate fell last month to its lowest level in nearly two years and inflation came higher than expected.

Japanese Yen Falls on Mixed Leading Economic Indexes, IMF Forecast

The Japanese yen is falling against some of its major currency rivals to kick off the trading week. Key economic indexes drove the yen’s slide, which comes days after disappointing factory activity data. Since the federal government is expected to unleash stimulus measures, can Tokyo turn the ship around and prevent slipping into a recession?

Chinese Yuan Weakens As Economy Expands at Slowest Pace in 30 Years

The Chinese yuan is weakening against most major currency rivals at the end of the trading week after Beijing reported that the world’s second-largest economy expanded at the slowest pace in 30 years. While the third-quarter report was dominated by the gross domestic product (GDP), there were a couple of positive indicators that still offered hope for investors, especially as US and China trade relations are stuck at a standstill.

Chinese Yuan Edges Higher As Beijing Slaps Anti-Dumping Duties on Steel Imports

The Chinese yuan is edging higher midweek after the federal government announced that it would be slapping anti-dumping duties on steel imports from major regional trading partners. This might be part of the nation’s strategy of “arduous efforts” to match this year’s industrial output growth target, particularly as protectionism and trade wars apply pressure on exports and affect the world’s second-largest economy.

Japanese Yen Weakens on BOJ Uncertainty Over Monetary Easing

The Japanese yen is softening to kick off the trading week after investors learned very little from a much-anticipated speech by the head of the Bank of Japan (BOJ). On Monday, central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda disappointed investors when he said any monetary policy moves will depend on the performance of the national economy and global markets. Still, most economists believe the next move for the BOJ will be additional easing.

US Dollar Rallies As Market Dismisses IMF’s ‘Overvalued’ Concerns

The US dollar is finishing the trading week higher against a handful of currencies as the market appears to be moving on from recent comments pertaining to the greenback’s valuation. With a Federal Reserve bank president discussing the need for action ahead of a crisis and some data to throw in the mix, it has been a fun ride for the dollar this week.

Chinese Yuan Struggles to Find Direction Amid Bearish Economic Data

The Chinese yuan is struggling to find direction on Tuesday as the federal government released economic data that should trouble both officials and investors. Analysts do warn that the currency may get a lift on state stimulus amid the lingering trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.

Japanese Yen Trims Gains Caused by Risk Aversion

The Japanese yen gained intraday on risk aversion but has trimmed its gains by now. Currently, the yen trades above the opening level against the US dollar, flat versus the euro, and below the opening against the Great Britain pound.

Euro Drops on High US Yields and Italy Budget Plans, Later Rebounds

The euro today declined significantly against the US dollar as the US 10-year Treasury yields hit a 7-year high and investors reacted to the prospect of lower global economic growth. The tensions between Italy and the European Union regarding the latter’s budget plans also dragged the pair lower.

Japanese Yen Rises on Steady Economic Recovery Signals

The Japanese yen is rising modestly against its counterparts on Friday after new data suggests the country’s economic recovery is holding steady. But the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a report that urged Tokyo to take a breather and not declare victory just yet.

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