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Dollar Surge, Chinese Equities Reversal: A Closer Look at Inflation Concerns 1

Dollar Surge, Chinese Equities Reversal: A Closer Look at Inflation Concerns

The US Dollar witnessed a rally while Chinese shares reversed their trajectory as the initial optimism surrounding potential monetary easing faded. Lingering concerns regarding China’s growth prospects and policy uncertainties have left investors cautious, potentially contributing to a strengthening dollar. Investor attention remains fixated on pivotal inflation data expected from both the US and China later […]

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Asia Keeps Eyes on China PMIs Amid Global Economic Indicators 5

Asia Keeps Eyes on China PMIs Amid Global Economic Indicators

In the Asian markets, all eyes remain fixed on China’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) readings, seeking further cues about the resilience of the world’s second-largest economy. As trading commenced on Thursday, Treasuries maintained stability following a decline of nine basis points in two-year yields, while the 10-year notes eased by seven basis points to hit

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Fed Signals Caution on Rate Moves, Futures Suggest 25% Odds of Rate Cut in March 7

Fed Signals Caution on Rate Moves, Futures Suggest 25% Odds of Rate Cut in March

The recently unveiled Fed minutes from Tuesday revealed a consensus among policymakers to exercise prudence in their approach to future interest-rate adjustments, emphasizing a careful evaluation based on progress towards meeting inflation targets. At present, swap contracts tied to upcoming Fed meetings reflect a roughly 25% likelihood of the Fed initiating its first rate cut

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RBA Governor Signals Concerns Amidst Inflation Woes 9

RBA Governor Signals Concerns Amidst Inflation Woes

Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Michele Bullock addressed concerns following the release of minutes from the RBA’s Nov. 7 meeting, revealing a departure from a four-meeting pause. Policymakers shifted course to ensure that inflation would track back to the coveted 2-3% target amid accelerated economic growth and a robust labor market. The meeting minutes underscored

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AUD/USD Moves Downward 11

AUD/USD Moves Downward

The AUD/USD pair maintains its bearish momentum, extending its losing streak even after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) implemented a 25-basis-point rate hike on Tuesday. During Wednesday’s Asian session, the pair is trading lower, hovering around 0.6420. The negative bias seems to persist as the RBA adopts a dovish stance in its rate statement.

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