Breaking News
0

Forex - Dollar Inches Up Ahead of Fed; China Reports Strong October Export Data

ForexNov 07, 2018 10:21PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This article has already been saved in your Saved Items
 
© Reuters. The U.S. dollar inched up on Thursday morning in Asia

Investing.com - The U.S. dollar inched up on Thursday morning in Asia as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision later in the day.

The markets are not expecting a change in interest rates. The central bank has hiked rates three times this year on the back of strong economic data. The Fed has signalled a rate rise in December and two more hikes by mid-2019.

The U.S. dollar index that tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies gained 0.05% to 96.06 by 9:29 PM ET (02:29 GMT).

"The dollar is likely to benefit as we still expect the Fed to maintain its hawkish stance. The U.S. economy needs rising rates as wage pressures are building and there is a risk of an overheating of the economy,” said Sim Moh Siong, currency strategist at Bank of Singapore.

Meanwhile, the Chinese yuan weakened against the dollar as the USD/CNY pair rose 0.18% to 6.9334. Chinese Customs data out on Thursday showed that China’s exports in October jumped 15.6% year-on-year, a hike from September's 14.5% increase. Reuters had earlier forecasted a slowdown to 11% growth.

Growth in imports for October quickened to 21.4% from 14.3% in September, beating analysts' forecast for a slight cooling to 14%.

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) set the yuan reference rate at 6.9163 vs the previous day's fix of 6.9065.

Elsewhere, the NZD/USD pair slipped 0.03% to 0.6785 after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept its benchmark rate unchanged at 1.75%, as expected. The central bank added that it was necessary to keep rates at an expansionary level due to below-target inflation.

The AUD/USD also slipped 0.03%, while the USD/JPY pair traded 0.18% higher to 113.73.

Forex - Dollar Inches Up Ahead of Fed; China Reports Strong October Export Data
 

Add a Comment

Comment Guidelines

We encourage you to use comments to engage with users, share your perspective and ask questions of authors and each other. However, in order to maintain the high level of discourse we’ve all come to value and expect, please keep the following criteria in mind: 

  • Enrich the conversation
  • Stay focused and on track. Only post material that’s relevant to the topic being discussed.
  • Be respectful. Even negative opinions can be framed positively and diplomatically.
  •  Use standard writing style. Include punctuation and upper and lower cases.
  • NOTE: Spam and/or promotional messages and links within a comment will be removed
  • Avoid profanity, slander or personal attacks directed at an author or another user.
  • Don’t Monopolize the Conversation. We appreciate passion and conviction, but we also believe strongly in giving everyone a chance to air their thoughts. Therefore, in addition to civil interaction, we expect commenters to offer their opinions succinctly and thoughtfully, but not so repeatedly that others are annoyed or offended. If we receive complaints about individuals who take over a thread or forum, we reserve the right to ban them from the site, without recourse.
  • Only English comments will be allowed.

Perpetrators of spam or abuse will be deleted from the site and prohibited from future registration at Investing.com’s discretion.

Write your thoughts here
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
Post also to:
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Thanks for your comment. Please note that all comments are pending until approved by our moderators. It may therefore take some time before it appears on our website.
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Add Chart to Comment
Confirm Block

Are you sure you want to block %USER_NAME%?

By doing so, you and %USER_NAME% will not be able to see any of each other's Investing.com's posts.

%USER_NAME% was successfully added to your Block List

Since you’ve just unblocked this person, you must wait 48 hours before renewing the block.

Report this comment

I feel that this comment is:

Comment flagged

Thank You!

Your report has been sent to our moderators for review
Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.
Continue with Google
or
Sign up with Email