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Chinese Yuan Slips as US Threatens Sanctions on China Over Hong Kong

The Chinese yuan is extending its losses to jumpstart the holiday-shortened trading week. The currency is falling against its rivals on Monday after the White House threatened to slap sanctions on China over the government’s proposed implementation of national security laws on Hong Kong that reportedly threaten its autonomy. The heightened tensions come as the world’s two largest economies escalate their war of words over trade. Whether this is a new […]

Chinese Yuan Flat As PBoC Slashes Benchmark Loan Rate

The Chinese yuan is barely budging against its G10 currency competitors on Monday, despite the central bank showing its willingness to get serious about monetary easing. Investors may be trying to see if China can successfully hit the reboot button after last week’s worse-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) reading for the first quarter. It is evident that Beijing will employ every fiscal and monetary […]

Chinese Yuan Mixed on Q2 Growth Prospects, Expected Stimulus

The Chinese yuan is mixed against multiple currency competitors midweek as global financial markets contend with the coronavirus that appears to be worsening worldwide. Despite the potentially damaging economic fallout, some Wall Street titans anticipate Beijing will recover in the second quarter, which might happen as the country employs various fiscal and monetary stimulus measures.

Chinese Yuan Gains As PBoC Cuts Rates, Hints at More Stimulus

The Chinese yuan is strengthening against the major currency rivals to kick off the trading week, buoyed by investors’ hopes that Beijing will launch additional fiscal and monetary stimulus to protect the economy from the Wuhan coronavirus fallout. Over the last two weeks, policymakers have unveiled economic measures to limit the damage from Covid-19, and financial markets have been ebullient over the announcements.

Chinese Yuan Mixed As Economic Stimulus Capped by Fiscal Woes

The Chinese yuan is mixed midweek as traders are waiting to see how the federal government reacts to the economic fallout from the Wuhan coronavirus, which was recently named Covid-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO). The central bank has responded and Beijing has unleashed several stimulus measures, but disappointing 2019 fiscal numbers might limit what the federal government can do.

Chinese Yuan Crashes As Coronavirus Intensifies, Markets Crater

The Chinese yuan is crashing to kick off the trading week, cratering against all major currency rivals. The yuan is taking a beating after the leading stock indexes plunged due to the Wuhan coronavirus intensifying in China. The death toll reached 361 and the total number of people infected with the virus surged to 17,328. Will the world’s second-largest economy be able to recover? The authorities are responding to the outbreak with monetary and fiscal tools.

US Dollar Sinks As Phase One US-China Trade Deal Signed

The US dollar slumped midweek as the US and China officially signed the first phase of a comprehensive trade agreement. This comes as December inflation was subdued and business optimism fell short of analysts’ expectations. Still, the greenback is trading relatively higher against a basket of currencies this month.

Japanese Yen Strong After Economic Data Meets Expectations

The Japanese yen was generally strong today amid persisting concerns about the US-China trade negotiations. Macroeconomic data released in Japan over Friday’s session was in line with expectations.

Chinese Yuan Rallies on Trade Hopes, Factory Activity

The Chinese yuan is rallying on Tuesday as the world’s two largest economies appear closer to signing the first phase of their comprehensive trade agreement. The currency was further strengthened on positive factory activity data amid the ongoing global trade hiccups. Could the yuan climb above the seven threshold as Beijing attempts to reverse the economy’s downward trend?

US Dollar Mixed on Data, US-China Trade Uncertainty

The US dollar is mixed against a basket of currencies on Monday as investors weigh new economic data and consider the latest developments in the US-China trade saga. With volatility in financial markets and growing geopolitical uncertainty, it is apparent that investors are unsure how to trade in the final week of August.

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