Dollar Weakens in Wake of CPI Release; Yen Climbs Ahead Of BOJ

Dollar Weakens

The U.S. dollar edged lower in early European trade Friday, continuing the previous session’s selloff after cooling U.S. inflation opened the way for the Federal Reserve to ease the pace of its interest rate hikes. At 03:05 ET (08:05 GMT), the US Dollar Index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six other currencies, […]

China Manufacturing PMI Shrinks for 5th Straight Month in Dec – Caixin

China manufacturing

Chinese manufacturing activity shrank for a fifth straight month in December, a private survey showed on Tuesday, as the country grappled with an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases after it relaxed some restrictions intended to prevent the spread of the virus. The Caixin Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) read 49.0 in December, higher than forecasts […]

Dollar Down as Fed Minutes, U.S. Data Weighs

Dollar down

The U.S. dollar fell across the board on Wednesday, after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s November meeting showed that most policymakers at the central bank agreed it would soon be appropriate to slow the pace of interest rate hikes. The readout of the Nov. 1-2 meeting, at which the Fed raised its key rate by […]

Gold steady, Copper Rises Amid Smaller Rate Hike Expectations


Gold prices steadied on Wednesday, while copper extended strong gains as risk-driven assets rallied on expectations that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates at a slower pace in the near-term, which also trimmed dollar gains. A growing number of Fed officials said in recent weeks that the central bank is likely to raise interest […]