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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 European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.