US Dollar lolls around as safe-haven demand drools by a soupçon



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US Dollar lolls around as safe-haven demand drools by a soupçon

On Friday, the American Dollar had gained against most major currencies, paring losses from prior sessions, as an unprecedented uptick in risk appetite stemming from an ease in concerns of a plausible ripple effect of China’s Evergrande default, had botched to made a material impact.

In point of fact, the US Dollar Index (DXY) measured against a basket of six major currencies on an average added 0.03 per cent over the week, as Beijing had injected fresh liquidities into the country’s financial system and Evergrande had pledged to make interest pay-outs due on an onshore bond.

However, Evergrande, the cash-strapped Chinese real estate behemoth, did not comment over a US Dollar-denominated missed bond payment which had been due on Thursday, while more US Dollar-denominated bonds are due as early as next week.

Nonetheless, risk appetite had spurred up and tanked the greenback while lifting up global equities alongside crude oil prices even as US 10-year Treasury bond Yields had spiked to 1.43 per cent, the strongest level since July.

Apart from that, hawkish remarks from the BoE (Bank of England), had pushed up Treasury bond notes all over the globe, tempering US Dollar’s safe-haven bid.

US Dollar ends marginally higher as risk-appetite claws back

Citing statistics, in the day’s FX market wind-down, the US Dollar Index measured against a basket of six major currencies had added 0.21 per cent to 93.20 and closed out the week 0.03 per cent higher as beforementioned.

Apart from that, the safe-haven Japanese Yen shed 0.35 per cent to 110.68 Yen per Dollar. The bloc’s common currency euro lost 0.17 per cent to $1.1718, while British Pound lost 0.36 per cent to $1.3670. Meanwhile, referring to an increase in Treasury bond Yields, an analyst at National Australia Bank, Tapas Strickland said in a client note, “Risk sentiment was unperturbed by the move in yields, instead taking its lead from news around Evergrande.

Chinese authorities are readying restructuring teams, alleviating fears of a Lehman's-type moment”.