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FX Daily; Asia
July 13, 2016 Posted by

The RMB hit a 5-year low of 6.7050 against the USD after unexpectedly stellar U.S. Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) jobs data was released last Friday.1 It was a continuation of the RMB’s downtrend after the recent Brexit vote — in spite of the recovery we saw in global FX and equities markets.2

 

 

Near-term, we might see the USD/CNH move higher to the low 6.70s. So, companies that need to convert RMB to USD may want to consider taking advantage of any USD retracement.  And companies looking to lock in FX rates for RMB purchase could execute their buys in increments to take advantage of a possibly higher rate.

 

The medium- to long-term outlook for USD/CNH is still moving higher in an orderly fashion with a possible target of 6.75 by year-end. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) allowed the RMB to depreciate after the Brexit vote, but they seek stability and will prevent the RMB from depreciating too fast during the rest of this year.

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FX Daily; Asia
July 13, 2016 Posted by

The RMB hit a 5-year low of 6.7050 against the USD after unexpectedly stellar U.S. Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) jobs data was released last Friday.1 It was a continuation of the RMB’s downtrend after the recent Brexit vote — in spite of the recovery we saw in global FX and equities markets.2

 

 

Near-term, we might see the USD/CNH move higher to the low 6.70s. So, companies that need to convert RMB to USD may want to consider taking advantage of any USD retracement.  And companies looking to lock in FX rates for RMB purchase could execute their buys in increments to take advantage of a possibly higher rate.

 

The medium- to long-term outlook for USD/CNH is still moving higher in an orderly fashion with a possible target of 6.75 by year-end. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) allowed the RMB to depreciate after the Brexit vote, but they seek stability and will prevent the RMB from depreciating too fast during the rest of this year.

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FX Daily; Asia
July 13, 2016 Posted by

 The RMB hit a 5-year low of 6.7050 against the USD after unexpectedly stellar U.S. Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) jobs data was released last Friday.1 It was a continuation of the RMB’s downtrend after the recent Brexit vote — in spite of the recovery we saw in global FX and equities markets.2

 

 

Near-term, we might see the USD/CNH move higher to the low 6.70s. So, companies that need to convert RMB to USD may want to consider taking advantage of any USD retracement.  And companies looking to lock in FX rates for RMB purchase could execute their buys in increments to take advantage of a possibly higher rate.

 

The medium- to long-term outlook for USD/CNH is still moving higher in an orderly fashion with a possible target of 6.75 by year-end. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) allowed the RMB to depreciate after the Brexit vote, but they seek stability and will prevent the RMB from depreciating too fast during the rest of this year.

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FX Daily; Asia
July 13, 2016 Posted by

The RMB hit a 5-year low of 6.7050 against the USD after unexpectedly stellar U.S. Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) jobs data was released last Friday.1 It was a continuation of the RMB’s downtrend after the recent Brexit vote — in spite of the recovery we saw in global FX and equities markets.2

 

 

Near-term, we might see the USD/CNH move higher to the low 6.70s. So, companies that need to convert RMB to USD may want to consider taking advantage of any USD retracement.  And companies looking to lock in FX rates for RMB purchase could execute their buys in increments to take advantage of a possibly higher rate.

 

The medium- to long-term outlook for USD/CNH is still moving higher in an orderly fashion with a possible target of 6.75 by year-end. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) allowed the RMB to depreciate after the Brexit vote, but they seek stability and will prevent the RMB from depreciating too fast during the rest of this year.

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FX Daily; FX Outlook; Asia
July 13, 2016 Posted by

The RMB hit a 5-year low of 6.7050 against the USD after unexpectedly stellar U.S. Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) jobs data was released last Friday.1 It was a continuation of the RMB’s downtrend after the recent Brexit vote — in spite of the recovery we saw in global FX and equities markets.2

Near-term, we might see the USD/CNH move higher to the low 6.70s. So, companies that need to convert RMB to USD may want to consider taking advantage of any USD retracement.  And companies looking to lock in FX rates for RMB purchase could execute their buys in increments to take advantage of a possibly higher rate.

The medium- to long-term outlook for USD/CNH is still moving higher in an orderly fashion with a possible target of 6.75 by year-end. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) allowed the RMB to depreciate after the Brexit vote, but they seek stability and will prevent the RMB from depreciating too fast during the rest of this year.

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FX Daily; Asia
July 12, 2016 Posted by

The RMB hit a 5-year low of 6.7050 against the USD after unexpectedly stellar U.S. Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) jobs data was released last Friday.1 It was a continuation of the RMB’s downtrend after the recent Brexit vote — in spite of the recovery we saw in global FX and equities markets.2

 

 

Near-term, we might see the USD/CNH move higher to the low 6.70s. So, companies that need to convert RMB to USD may want to consider taking advantage of any USD retracement.  And companies looking to lock in FX rates for RMB purchase could execute their buys in increments to take advantage of a possibly higher rate.

 

The medium- to long-term outlook for USD/CNH is still moving higher in an orderly fashion with a possible target of 6.75 by year-end. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) allowed the RMB to depreciate after the Brexit vote, but they seek stability and will prevent the RMB from depreciating too fast during the rest of this year.

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FX Daily; Asia
July 01, 2016 Posted by
Surprise Brexit outcome caused global currencies tumbled, but RMB’s loss paled in comparison to global currencies. Stock markets and FX liquidity recovered two days after the Brexit vote. Near term, we might see USD/CNH to retreat further to the low 6.60’s, which would be good opportunities for companies to lock in FX rates for USD purchase. The medium to long term outlook for USD/CNH is still moving higher in an orderly fashion with a possible target of 6.75 by year end. PBOC sought stability and will prevent the RMB depreciating too fast.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
June 08, 2016 Posted by
The strong U.S. economic data, coupled with hawkish comments from Fed officials, led to increased odds of a rate hike, giving the dollar its best month of 2016 in May.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
May 12, 2016 Posted by
Two opposing forces were at play in currency markets during April: a weaker U.S. dollar countered by a stronger Japanese yen. Interestingly, both currencies were highly influenced by the inaction of their central banks.
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FX Daily; Asia
May 02, 2016 Posted by

Overview

  • Given the overall weakness in USD, PBOC set the onshore CNY fixing rate at 6.4589 against the USD last Friday, up 365 basis points from Thursday.1 It was the biggest upward move since 2005. 
  • USD dropped to its lowest level in 18 months against the JPY after the Bank of Japan’s decision to refrain from further easing disappointed markets.2
  • China’s Manufacturing Purchasing Manager index (PMI) at 50.1 in April, Vs estimate of 50.3 and 50.2 in March.3
  • The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) said on Friday that it will allow banks to issue more FX-related FX products for hedging purpose, and hold bigger short-USD positions at the end of day. 
  • USD/CNH exchange rate has been range-bound.
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