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Euro Trades Sideways as Investors Ponder US-China Interim Deal

The euro today cooled off slightly after posting gains against the US dollar for the past three days as investors digested the impact of Friday’s US-China handshake deal. The EUR/USD currency pair fell to its daily lows after the release of weak German wholesale prices data before rallying higher shortly afterwards.

US Dollar Rises As Investors See Progress in China Trade Talks

The US dollar is rising at the end of the trading week, driven by investors witnessing progress in the latest principal-level US-China trade negotiations. Markets do not expect that a comprehensive trade agreement, but investors think that both sides are open to a mini-deal that would pause the trade war. This would provide markets with some relief and certainty entering into 2020.

Swiss Franc Dips As Markets Confident on US-China Trade Progress

The Swiss franc is trading slightly lower on Thursday as investors are confident that the US-China trade negotiations are progressing, a development that would diminish the franc’s safe-haven appeal. The near-term trend might please the central bank amid efforts to fight the currency’s overvaluation. But is it enough to prevent further monetary easing? Analysts suggest that it is not.

Chinese Yuan Rises Ahead of Renewed US-China Trade Talks

The Chinese yuan is rising ahead of several currency pairs as the world’s second-largest economy prepares to restart trade negotiations with the US. Before even beginning the talks, it is being reported that Beijing is becoming hesitant to reach a broad trade agreement. Chinese officials reportedly do not want to cave to Washington’s chief demands, meaning that the discussions might endure a premature end.

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 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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