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Optimism Surrounding U.S. Debt Crisis Lends Modest Support To High-Betas


AUD took the lead in a tight Asia-Pac session, with liquidity limited by the ongoing holiday in China. Its commodity-tied peers followed suit, albeit their upticks were fairly modest, while safe haven currencies JPY and CHF lagged behind.

  • The news that Senate minority leader McConnell offered Democrats a short-term deal to raise the debt ceiling generated a risk-on impulse, which provided the main driver of price action across G10 FX space.
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims and German industrial output are set to take focus on the data front.
  • Comments are due from no less than seven ECB speakers and Fed's Mester. PBOC Gov Yi will deliver an address on "China's experience with regulating big tech" ahead of a panel with several EM central bankers.

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