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USD Impacts Asia- Navigating Economic Volatility!

USD Impacts Asia

Navigating Economic Volatility: USD Strength Impacts Asia, Oil Prices Await Key Data. Markets Remain Cautious.

Asian Session Highlights

In the Asia session, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) maintained its official cash rate at 4.10%, aligning with market expectations. The RBA emphasized that the impact of higher interest rates was becoming evident, allowing them more time to evaluate the effects of previous rate hikes on the economy. Although Australia’s inflation has peaked, it remains elevated, prompting the RBA to focus on returning inflation to the target range of 2-3%. The Australian Dollar (AUD) dipped by 30 pips following the statement release, weakening against the US dollar and approaching 0.6300.

European & US Sessions Outlook

In the upcoming European and US sessions, all eyes are on the JOLTS job openings data, which has exhibited a downward trend over the past seven months. July’s reading was significantly below estimates, indicating a potential slowdown in the US labor market. Another soft reading for August could negatively impact the US dollar. The Dollar Index (DXY) remains under scrutiny, and market participants are awaiting the JOLTS job openings data release at 2:00 pm GMT.

Navigating Economic Volatility: USD Impacts ASIA

Currency Market Trends

Gold (XAU): If the US dollar weakens further due to the softer JOLTS job openings data, it could boost gold prices.

Next 24 Hours Bias: Medium Bearish

Australian Dollar (AUD): The AUD is under pressure due to the RBA’s decision and the strength of the US dollar.

Next 24 Hours Bias: Strong Bearish

New Zealand Dollar (NZD): The NZD followed a downward trajectory in line with the AUD, reflecting the RBA’s stance.

Next 24 Hours Bias: Strong Bearish

Japanese Yen (JPY): USD/JPY is poised to break above the key level of 150.00, supported by solid demand for the US dollar.

Next 24 Hours Bias: Weak, Bullish

Euro (EUR): The Euro weakened substantially, dropping below 1.050, driven by robust demand for the US dollar.

Next 24 Hours Bias: Medium Bearish

Swiss Franc (CHF): The CHF might face further depreciation against the US dollar if demand for the dollar remains strong.

Next 24 Hours Bias: Weak, Bullish

British Pound (GBP): GBP fell below 1.2100 amid strong demand for the US dollar, leading to increased pressure on the Pound.

Next 24 Hours Bias: Medium Bearish

Canadian Dollar (CAD): Market analysts expect demand for the US dollar to drive USD/CAD towards 1.3700.

Next 24 Hours Bias: Medium Bullish

Oil Market Analysis

Declining demand in China and increased oil supplies from several countries have impacted crude oil prices, causing WTI oil to fall below $88 per barrel. The API weekly crude oil stockpiles report scheduled for 8:30 pm GMT could influence oil prices if it shows a larger-than-expected draw, providing temporary support.

Next 24 Hours Bias: Medium Bearish

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