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Chinese Yuan Strengthens on Solid Housing Prices, Retail Sales

The Chinese yuan is strengthening against several major currencies on Tuesday, supported by solid housing prices and retail sales in May. Although industrial output and fixed asset investment figures came in lower than expected, they were still commendable at a time when the world’s second-largest economy is engaged in a bitter trade war with the US.

US Dollar Ends Week Weakest, Has Potential to Recover

The US dollar ended the past trading week as the weakest currency on the Forex market. Prospects for an interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve was one of the main themes for talks among investors lately. But the latest developments in the trade war saga may change things.

US Dollar Mixed on Weak Data, Recession Fears

The US dollar is mixed to kick off the trading week as investors comb through disappointing economic data amid fears of a global recession. As the trade strife escalates after higher US tariffs on Chinese and Mexican goods, markets are worried that this could lead to additional cooling in the sluggish global economy.

Chinese Yuan Weakens As Manufacturing Activity Contracts

The Chinese yuan is weakening against major currency rivals at the end of the trading week, driven mainly by disappointing economic data, as well as the lingering trade war with the Americans. The yuan has had a rough second quarter against the US dollar, but it has mostly gained against the euro so far this year. China has had a mix of highs and lows this year – both on data and trade.

Peso Sinks After Trump Targets Mexico with Tariffs

The Mexican peso tanked today, logging huge losses, after US President Donald Trump signaled that Mexico will be another target for US trade wars.

Japanese Yen Finds Support As Safe-Haven Trade in US-China Trade War

The Japanese yen is finding support midweek as investors are pouring into safe-haven assets amid the continuation of the US-China trade war. Despite traditional safe-haven assets, such as the yen and gold, surging throughout geopolitical tensions and market uncertainties, this investment play has not exactly panned out. With the trade spat escalating this month, are investors concerned that this is a battle that will linger into […]

Chinese Yuan Rises on Confidence, CBIRC Warning of ‘Heavy Losses’ for Bears

The Chinese yuan is rising to kick off the trading week, buoyed by stronger confidence in the world’s second-largest economy and a strong warning from the nation’s top banking regulator for the currency bears. But the rally was capped by disappointing economic data and worsening trade relations with the US.

Chinese Yuan Strengthens As Beijing Talks Up Currency

The Chinese yuan is strengthening on Tuesday as the federal government continues to talk up the currency, despite bearish sentiment from foreign investors surrounding the world’s second-largest economy. As the US-China trade war escalates, there are fears that not only will the Chinese economy continue to spiral downwards, but also the global economy will contract. 

Chinese Yuan Slumps As FDI Slips, Housing Prices Lower Than Expected

The Chinese yuan is slumping against many major currencies at the end of the trading week. The yuan, which has plummeted in the wake of the escalation in the US-China trade war, rebounded on bullish economic data midweek but has since retreated on disappointing numbers.

Mexican Peso Weakens Despite Nearing Repeal of US Steel Tariffs

The Mexican peso is weakening against several major currencies toward the end of the trading week. Despite senior officials claiming that they are close to striking a deal that would see the US repeal its tariffs on steel and aluminum from Mexico, the peso was unable to take advantage. This could show that traders are more concerned about its fledgling economy and the political turmoil that has unfolded […]

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