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HeadLine : Dollar wins reprieve as Mideast tensions ease, payrolls in focus
Date : Jan 10 2020
The dollar looked set to post its best week in two months on Friday, buoyed by easing Middle East tensions and upbeat U.S. economic data.
The greenback is 1.3% firmer on the yen for the week so far, and up 0.6% against a basket of currencies. The prospect of war in the Middle East ebbed on Wednesday as the United States and Iran backed away from further confrontation following a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian military commander, and an Iranian attack on U.S. forces in Iraq in response. The yields on U.S. government debt are now above where they were before the Jan. 3 drone strike that sparked fears of a broader conflagration. Higher bond yields support currency prices by attracting capital flows. The dollar was steady at $1.1105 per euro EUR= and $1.3066 per pound GBP . Against the yen it held at 109.53 yen per dollar JPY , near a two-week high hit overnight. An outlier this week has been the Chinese yuan, which has climbed to a five-month high, despite the geopolitical turbulence, on growing optimism as the Jan. 15 date for signing the Sino-U.S. trade deal nears.

Source :Investing
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