The US dollar index keeps rounding above the 103.60 historical support level. The buyers have already defended this level for three weeks, highlighting their interest in the greenback. Thus, buying USD looks less risky right now.
China lifts market rates to tame financial risks
On Thursday, China's major bank had money market rates lifted because the government sought to diminish financial risks without affecting the national economy, as activity was still broadly firm.
For the last months the world's number two economy has started cooling amid a government crackdown on high-risk lending as well as polluting factories, not to mention the move by the country’s major bank - coming hours after an expected Fed rate lift – indicated that the Chinese authorities will keep policy tighter in 2018.
A bunch of reports on the day highlighted the economic influence of government efforts to wean the Asian country off its years of a strong addiction to debt, with investment, industrial output and property market all supporting evidence of a moderation in momentum.
Market experts told that the PBOC rate lifts, widely considered to be a backdoor approach neutralizing the necessity to lift benchmark policy rates, won’t impede activity, although they pointed to the government’s commitment to keep curbing leverage.
Happy Monday, dear traders! Hope you had a great weekend and you’re ready for the last trading week in 2022! Later this week we’ll announce some exciting news for you, but now let’s look through some interesting news! Today’s events: USA, UK, Hong…
On the H4 timeframe, the US dollar index has formed a bullish falling wedge. At the beginning of the trading session, the price is testing the upper border of this wedge. Thus, in case of a higher-than-expected Core PCE Price Index m/m, the US dollar will skyrocket against other currencies.
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.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.
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