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Greenback grows, as common currency reverses profits
On Tuesday, the evergreen buck added versus its counterparts because market participants weighed the latest worsening in the tit-for-tat tariff conflict between China and America, while a weaker common currency also raised market sentiment.
Estimating the greenback’s purchasing potential against it main rivals the USD index managed to surge by 0.16% trading at 94.25.
China told that on September 24 it’s going to slap new duties on American products worth $60 billion, although duties would be imposed at lower rates than had been anticipated.
Eventually, China's tariff rate on a list of up to 5,207 American goods is going to vary from 5% to 10%, which is below the previous array 10%-20%.
Market participants seemingly took it as an indication that both sides didn’t hurry up to enter a full-fledged trade conflict, as America also slapped levies at a lower rate than earlier anticipated.
On Monday, American leader told that fresh 10% duties on $200 billion in China’s products, which is below an original figure of 25% previously set by the presidential administration.
Furthermore, the currency pair AUD/JPY managed to grow by 0.71% showing 80.95. As for the currency pair USD/JPY jumped by 0.38% trading at Y112.31.
By the way, Australia’s economy heavily depends on exporting raw materials, exports to China, amounts to a third of Australian exports annually.
The evergreen buck was also underpinned by a retreat in the common currency because market participants became nervous about Italy's chance of passing a budget within the EU guidelines right after Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio had a tough dispute with Finance Minister Giovanni Tria over budget suggestions.
The currency pair EUR/USD went down by 0.18% being worth $1.1662. At the same time, the currency pair GBP/USD dipped by 0.11% trading at $1.3136.
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.