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Chinese Yuan Weakens As Industrial Profits Soar

The Chinese yuan traded broadly to kick off the trading week as the world’s second-largest economy finally received some positive economic news after more than a year of downbeat data and sentiment. Is China on the cusp of turning it around and kickstarting the economy?

US Dollar Mixed on Lower Jobless Benefits, Fed Uncertainty

The US dollar is trading mixed against some of its major currency rivals on Thursday as an influx of data is weighing on the greenback. With uncertainty surrounding the Federal Reserve, the market is unclear how to trade the buck in the short- to medium-term. But investors are snapping up billions in long-term bonds, signaling a bullish sentiment in the US economy.

Chinese Yuan Gains on Trade Talk Momentum, Trade Data

The Chinese yuan is gaining against major currency rivals on Monday as it is being supported by US-China trade talk momentum and better-than-expected January trade data. The yuan’s ascent was capped on disappointing auto sales figures and future industry projections.

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.

US Dollar Rallies on Sino-US Trade Talks Optimism & Good US Data

The US dollar rallied against most other currencies today. The major reasons for the rally were positive macroeconomic data released in the United States on Wednesday and optimism about the trade talks between the USA and China.

US Dollar Gains on Mixed Data, China Trade News

The US dollar gained momentum on Friday, extending its gains over the past week. The greenback edged higher on mixed economic reports were released and breaking news that China is offering a $1 trillion-a-year olive branch on imports that could end the trade war almost immediately.

Japanese Yen Weak on Risk Appetite, Disappointing CPI Release

The Japanese yen fell against majority of its most-traded peers today due to risk appetite prevailing on markets. Disappointing inflation report was not helping the currency either.

Chinese Yuan Still Lower on Reports US Will Not Label China ‘Currency Manipulator’

The Chinese yuan is still trading lower on Friday, despite reports that the US Treasury Department will not label the world’s second-largest economy a “currency manipulator.” The positive news was offset by an International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast that lowers the nation’s economic growth over the next two years amid the US-China trade spat.

British Pound Rallies on Brexit Progress Despite Weak UK Macro Data

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar from the early European session as it emerged that the European Union and the UK were about to reach a Brexit deal. The GBP/USD currency pair was further boosted by the fact that the US warned China against devaluing its currency, which did not favor the greenback.

Chinese Yuan Rebounds After State Stimulus Injection

The Chinese yuan is rebounding against a basket of currencies on Tuesday after the federal government injected tens of billions of dollars into the national economy. Despite bearish forecasts and tumbling Asian stocks, the currency has strengthened, but it is still near a multi-year low.

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