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Chinese Yuan Weakens on Falling Auto Sales, Sluggish US Investment

The Chinese yuan is weakening against major currency rivals on Thursday after new data painted a grim picture of the world’s second-largest economy. The trade war, which appears to be at a standstill, is seeping to a whole host of areas in Beijing, impacting economic growth and causing officials to hit the panic button. In the backdrop of the chaos is the yuan nearing toward the 7 threshold against the buck.

Euro Rallies on China’s Retaliatory Measures, Drops Shortly After

The euro today leapt to new monthly highs against the US dollar after news reports suggested that China was planning retaliatory tariffs on US exports. According to the Guardian, China is set to implement a 25% tariff on $60 billion worth of US imports as well as halting bond purchases among other measures.

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.

US Dollar Volatile After Nonfarm Payrolls

The US dollar demonstrated extremely volatile reaction to nonfarm payrolls, falling then rebounding immediately. As it was usual lately, the employment report did not produce a clear picture of the US labor market, having both good and bad parts.

Chinese Yuan Surges Amid Trade Deal Optimism, Ignores Bearish Reports

The Chinese yuan is surging midweek as investors are optimistic about Washington and Beijing nearing a new trade agreement that would end this year-long standoff between the world’s two largest economies. Although President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping will not meet prior to the March 1 deadline, both sides are positive that crucial developments can be made in the final days of the trade truce.

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