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New Overnight Developments Abroad – Daily Update

More Evidence of Economic Recovery, Reviving Inflation, and Persistent Covid

April 16, 2021

Friday finds the dollar a touch softer, with overnight dips of 0.3% against the Swiss franc and kiwi, 0.15% relative to the U.S. currency’s weighted index, and 0.1% vis-a-vis the euro. The dollar also has firmed 0.6% against the Turkish lira, 0.2% versus the loonie and 0.1% against the yen and Australian dollar. The 10-year […] More

Spotlight on Central Banks, Fresh Data and, as Always, Covid

April 15, 2021

The uncertain delayed roll-out of the J&J one-shot Covid vaccine is creating consternation, especially in light of high rates of new cases in many places. The National Bank of Ukraine’s policy interest rate was raised a full percentage point to 7.5%. This was the second straight tightening and twice the size of the initial 50-basis […] More

Awaiting U.S. Import Prices, Jay Powell’s Speech and Fed’s Beige Book

April 14, 2021

The dollar fell 0.7% overnight against the New Zealand dollar and 0.5% relative to the Turkish lira and Australian dollar. But more senior dollar relationships such as the euro, yen, Swiss franc, sterling, and yuan, the dollar is barely changed and down just 0.1% in weighted terms. For the first time in years, markets have […] More

Spotlight on the United States

April 13, 2021

U.S. consumer prices rose 0.6% last month, which was marginally more than forecast and the largest month-on-month increase in 103 months. The 2.6% 12-month increase in the CPI was 0.9 percentage points more than in February and constitutes a 31-month  high. The energy component advanced 5.0% on month and 13.2% on year, but non-energy service […] More

Modest Dollar Pull-Back

April 12, 2021

On a Monday with few data releases, the dollar has slipped 0.3% against the yen and sterling, 0.2% relative to the Mexican peso, and 0.1% versus the euro, Swiss franc, Australian dollar, Chinese yuan and against its weighted DXY index. Fed Chairman Powell gave an upbeat interview aired Sunday night on 60 minutes in which […] More

Weaker-than-Forecast European Industrial Production Lifts Dollar

April 9, 2021

The dollar rebounded 0.2% against its weighted index overnight from a 2-week low. One boost came from a five-basis point rise of the ten-year U.S. Treasury yield, even though other comparable sovereign debt yields also advances strongly. The dollar rose 0.4% against the yen, 0.3% versus the Mexican peso, 0.2% vis-a-vis the Swiss franc and […] More

Somewhat Weaker Dollar

April 8, 2021

The dollar is trading 0.2% lower against its DXY weighted index and versus the loonie, Swiss franc, sterling, Turkish lira and Mexican peso. Larger drops include losses of 0.6% versus the yen, 0.5% against the kiwi and yuan, and 0.4% vis-a-vis the New Zelanad dollar. No net change against the euro limited the weighted dollar’s […] More

Little Change in Dollar or Share Prices; More PMIs Attest to Rising Inflationary Pressure

April 7, 2021

The dollar advanced overnight by 0.6% against the Turkish lira as well as 0.4%, 0.3% and 0.2% against the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian dollars. But the greenback otherwise held steady against the yen and fell 0.1% versus the euro and on a weighted basis. Share prices in the Pacific Rim closed up 0.9% in […] More

Dollar and U.S. Equity Futures Down Marginally from Elevated Closing Levels on Monday

April 6, 2021

The dollar settled back 0.15% on a weighted index despite gains overnight against the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand dollars, the Turkish lira and pound sterling. After reaching record highs on Monday, U.S. S&P and DJIA futures have edged down 0.2% and 0.1%. Stock markets in the Pacific Rim fell 1.3% in Japan and 0.9% […] More

Many Markets Remain Closed for Easter Monday and Only a Few Data Released

April 5, 2021

Australia, New Zealand, Canada and most European markets are shut observing the extended Easter holiday, while China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan are celebrated the Ching Ming Festival. The World Bank/IMF meetings at which Fed Chairman Powell will be speaking are running all week. The dollar has dipped 0.3% relative to the Australian dollar and sterling, […] More

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