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Dollar Gains As Fed’s Powell Expected To Be Hawkish

On Wednesday, the US dollar recorded gains against a basket of its peers, as it held close to a high of two decades. Investors shifted their focus towards the speech of the Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, on Friday for new clues about how aggressive they would be against their inflation battle. Hawkish expectations Traders … Read more

Sterling Falls To Lowest Since Mid-July Due To Cost Of Living Crisis

On Monday, the sterling declined to its lowest value against the dollar since mid-July, as a summer of strikes and surging energy prices highlighted the cost of living crisis in the United Kingdom. It also ended up intensifying concerns about another slowdown in the economy. Sterling falls Due to worries about the surging inflation in … Read more

Fed Rate Hike Forecast Drive Up The Dollar

On Friday, the US dollar index record its biggest gain in a week since April 2020, as the currency touched a high of five weeks. This was after investors adjusted their expectations about the US Federal Reserve continuing to increase interest rates in order to curb inflation. The Fed’s stance On Thursday, several officials of … Read more

Dollar Gains After Chinese Data On Safety Flows

On Monday, the safe-haven US dollar recorded gains, after a new batch of economic data from China turned out to be disappointing. This bolstered worries of a global recession, while the surprise reduction in lending rates by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) saw the Chinese yuan weaken. Chinese data The retail sales, industrial output … Read more

Ruble Declines Against The Dollar As Depository Receipts Conversion Starts

On Monday, the Russian ruble recorded declines against the US dollar and slid past 61. This was after Russian companies began converting depository receipts to local shares. It was also because foreign investors from countries that have been designated as ‘friendly’ were able to make a return to the bond markets. Decline in ruble There … Read more

Dollar Rises As Fed Officials Say More Rate Hikes Required

On Thursday, the US dollar index climbed to a high of one month, as officials of the Federal Reserve talked about the need for more interest rate hikes. Meanwhile, investors were also reevaluating the minutes of the July meeting of the US central bank released on Wednesday as being more hawkish than assumed previously. Borrowing … Read more