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Coming up in the Asia-Pac Session on Monday:

MNI

Coming up in the Asia-Pac Session on Monday:

JGB TECHS

(H2) Stabilising

USDCAD TECHS

Bias Still Points Lower

AUDUSD TECHS

Fading Onto Recent Gains

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  • The single currency trades well early Friday, with similar strength seen across the USD and CHF as equities ebb off the recovery highs posted end-Thursday.
  • AUD and NZD are among the worst performers as risk appetite remains clearly fragile, prompting new YTD lows in AUD/USD below 0.7050.This puts prices within range of next key support at the early November 2020 lows at 0.6991.
  • Nonfarm payrolls takes focus going forward, with markets expecting the US to have added 550k jobs over the month, pressing the unemployment rate lower to 4.5%. The data will come into particular focus given the proximity to Powell's commitment to discussing an acceleration of the tapering of bond purchases at December's FOMC meeting.
  • Fed's Bullard speaks following the NFP release, with BoE's Saunders and ECB's Lane also on the docket.