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USD Nosedive Drives FX In Asia


USD was the big mover overnight, as it started the week with a nosedive.
Sino-U.S. tit-for-tat consulate closures inspired JPY demand early on, which
sent USD/JPY to fresh cycle lows. The spot continued to slide, even
as broader JPY strength waned, while a surge in gold and concerns over
U.S. fiscal matters kept denting DXY, pushing it to a 22-month low.

  • USD sales helped USD/CNH probe the water below the CNH7.0 mark, in spite
    of a softer than expected PBoC fix and persistent Sino-U.S. jitters. A jump in
    Chinese industrial profits may have helped the redback.
  • The Antipodeans recouped initial losses, with AUD looking through comments
    from RBA Asst Gov Kent. The official stuck to a familiar script, expressing
    preference for a weaker AUD, but noted that the currency trades in line
    with fundamentals.
  • NOK led gains in G10 FX space, even as its oil-tied peer CAD landed
    towards the lower end of the pile.
  • Focus turns to German Ifo Survey and flash U.S. durable goods orders.

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