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Australian dollar keeps tumbling in Asia as China PPI data gives pause
On Monday, the Australian dollar sank further in Asia, with China posting faster than expected producer price revenues, and also demonstrating that inflation pressures are building in the Chinese economy which is a number one export destination for Australia.
The currency pair AUD/USD hit 0.7875, slumping 0.25%, USD/JPY reached 112.00, soaring 0.17%. As for EUR/USD, this currency pair showed 1.1807, declining 0.13%, and only GBP/USD stood still, sticking to 1.3284.
The US dollar index, gauging the US currency’s value against a basket of six crucial currencies, inched up 0.11% demonstrating an outcome of 93.02.
As China informed, September prices surged 0.5% versus a sudden 0.4% leap observed on month and also up 1.6% on year as anticipated, while PPI rallied 6.9% versus a sudden 6.3% profit.
This week, market participants will be looking at British housing data to evaluate the economic impact of the hurricanes that hit the southern US coast the previous month.
Now traders follow the economic events with new vision as inflation in the US seems like decreasing. Let’s see what releases will influence the market due to that factor.
The week will have the biggest event in the US political process over the last two years. How will the elections affect the Forex market? We covered the most important news of this week in this report.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will make a statement and release a Cash Rate on February 7, 05:30 GMT+2. It's among the primary tools the RBA uses to communicate with investors about monetary policy.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.