Dollar Edges Higher; Loonie Downside Risk as BoC Meets

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:30 WIB DOLLAR

The U.S. dollar edged higher Wednesday as traders took a calmer view of the emergence of the pneumonia-like virus in China, but its gains were minimal and caution was still abundant. At 04:10 ET (09:10 GMT), the US Dollar Index Futures, which tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies, was up 0.1% at 97.42. The yen dropped 0.1% against the dollar, with USD/JPY trading at 109.97. EUR/USD traded 0.1% at 1.1079 and GBP/USD at 1.3043, down 0.1%. As of early Wednesday, Chinese authorities confirmed that at least nine people, all in Wuhan, have died after contracting the virus and a total of 15 medical personnel have been infected. Source :



Emas turun untuk hari kedua karena pasar menilai dampak yang mungkin terjadi dari penyebaran virus corona China. Palladium naik setelah membukukan kerugian terbesar sejak Agustus. Spot emas turun 0,3% menjadi $ 1.553 per ons pada jam 7:21 pagi di...

The U.S. dollar and the Chinese yuan were little changed on Wednesday in Asia despite concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. The U.S. dollar index inched up 0.08% to 97.390 by 1:15 AM ET (05:15 GMT). As of Wednesday morning,...

Oil prices edged lower on Wednesday, extending the previous session's drops, as investors continue to shrug aside the impact of almost all of Libya's crude production being off-line amid plentiful supplies elsewhere. Brent crude (LCOc1) was down...

Gold Steady Amid Virus Concerns; Palladium Decline

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 08:53 WIB EMAS

Gold was steady in Asia as markets assessed the likely impact of the spread of China’s coronavirus. Palladium extended its decline. Spot gold -0.1% to $1,556.81/oz at 7:41am in Singapore; -0.2% Tuesday. Bloomberg Dollar...

The yen was supported while the yuan was on the back foot on Wednesday as investors tried to assess the risk of the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China disrupting the country’s economy and trade partners. The virus, which causes a type of...

Oil prices dipped on Tuesday on expectations that a well-supplied market would be able to absorb disruptions that have cut Libya's crude production to a trickle. Brent crude was down 65 cents at $64.55 a barrel, having hit a session low of $64.06....


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