Rand extends recovery as dollar falters on Donald Trump’s comments

Rand extends recovery as dollar falters on Donald Trump’s comments

Rand extends recovery as dollar falters on Donald Trump’s comments

On Monday, Mr Trump said he was "not thrilled" that... "There is little indication that he will accede to any demands from President Trump to halt monetary tightening", he added. Two, comments like these will produce diminishing returns for the president.

John Ashbourne, senior emerging markets economist at Capital Economics said: "policymakers will be hesitant to hike rates too soon". The currency has declined against the USA dollar for 10 straight weeks.

"Dealers are optimistic about the trade talks between the U.S. and China, despite the less cheery tone from Washington DC and Beijing", said market analyst David Madden at CMC Markets UK.

Following reports of Trump's speech, the USA dollar fell DXY, -0.21%.

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The US dollar has strengthened this year by 5.35 per cent against the yuan, reversing most of its large drop against the Chinese currency in 2017.

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Trump has made reducing USA trade deficits a priority and the combination of rising interest rates and a strengthening dollar pose risks for export growth. 1 meeting on Wednesday, has been raising rates gradually since 2015 and is now concerned the economy is so strong that inflation could rise persistently above its 2 percent target.

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Financial market analysts doubt current Fed policy makers are likely to be cowed by Trump's outbursts over their policy choices.

"We're going to do our business in a way that's strictly non-political, without taking political issues into consideration, and that carries out the mandate Congress has given us", he said. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said this discussion would likely take place "in the fall", according to the minutes.

"I am not happy about it". "As he said he considers the Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell a very good man and that he is not interfering with Fed policy decisions". "I'll let you know in seven years".

Trump's efforts to use import tariffs to force concessions on trade from China and other countries also creates potential challenges for the Fed, Stein said, because while the tariffs can boost prices, they may also lead to slower economic growth.

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