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Evergreen buck is nearly 10-week peak
On Tuesday, the American dollar rallied to a 10-week peak versus a currency basket because escalating trade clashes drove fears of a deceleration in global economic surge, powering safe haven demand.
Tracking the evergreen buck’s purchasing potential against a number of its main opponents the USD index gained 0.13% being worth 96.47.
Demand for the US currency was still backed after Bloomberg told that the current US presidential administration is ready to slap duties on all China’s products by early December if negotiations next month don’t manage to soothe the trade clash between America and China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and American leader Donald Trump are expected to meet during the G20 Summit in Argentina late next month.
The escalation in the trade conflict shows up against the backdrop of fears over a dismal earnings outlook for tech companies as well as the tempo of American interest rate hikes.
Japan’s currency, normally considered to be a safe haven in hard times, dived versus the green back. The currency pair USD/JPY rallied by 0.4% being worth 112.82 ahead of the Bank of Japan’s monetary policy verdict on Wednesday.
The common currency nearly stood still against the evergreen buck. Eventually, the currency pair EUR/USD showed 1.1366, which is not far from Friday’s 10-week minimum of 1.1335.
The euro has been suppressed by soaring political risk in the euro zone.
On Monday, Angela Merkel, German Chancellor told that she’s geared up to stepping down as party leader and also as the country’s chancellor because of the weekend’s dismal regional election outcomes.
An everlasting clash between Italy and Brussels over Rome’s budget has also put pressure on the common currency.
Furthermore, the UK pound was a bit lower. The currency pair GBP/USD lost about 0.11% trading at 1.2778.
The first week of November promises to be eventful, as we have the Fed meeting, the BOE update, and the NFP release. Read more details here.
Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
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.
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.