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Dollar weakens as markets keep faith in trade deal

Dollar weakens as markets keep faith in trade deal

The dollar weakened in a broad sense yesterday, with the DXY index reaching fresh one month lows this morning. Today’s main data release will be the monthly Non-Farm Payrolls report, at 13:30 GMT. Headline jobs growth is expected to pick up slightly from last month’s poor 128,000 figure.

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Trade relief on US-China talks sends USD lower

Trade relief on US-China talks sends USD lower

Donald Trump appeared to leave this week’s NATO summit in London in something of a huff yesterday, after a camera caught Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and other leaders including Boris Johnson sharing a joke at Trump’s expense.

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Trade and geopolitics begin to revive FX volatility

Trade and geopolitics begin to revive FX volatility

The US has threatened to implement sanctions on French imports in retaliation for France’s Digital Services tax. As today’s formal NATO talks start today, any further rifts between the US and Europe will be under the spotlight.

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Trade narrative turns ominous

Trade narrative turns ominous

Wilbur Ross said yesterday that if the right trade deal with China was not struck, the US would proceed with the imposition of further tariffs on December 15th, supposedly a good time to implement tariffs due to the date coming too close to Christmas to harm consumer spending.

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No Chinese retaliation to Hong Kong Legislation…yet

No Chinese retaliation to Hong Kong Legislation…yet

Following the signing by Donald Trump of legislation aimed at supporting protests in Hong Kong, Chinese authorities have not announced any firm response, or released any official statements on how the legislation may affect trade talks.

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Markets not fazed by fresh US-China headlines

Markets not fazed by fresh US-China headlines

The dollar is trading mixed today after fresh optimism over a trade deal ripples through markets. No significant moves have occurred just yet on any of the G10 crosses as markets have been burned before by the sharp reversal in both investor sentiment and Whitehouse commentary.

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Ranko Berich

Ranko Berich

Head of Market Analysis

Ranko Berich heads up the team of analysts at Monex Canada and Monex Europe. The analysis team provide timely insight and commentary on developments in currency movements and their drivers.
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Simon Harvey

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Olivia Alvarez

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