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After
losing ground on Thursday US time the US dollar retraced a little
during Asian morning trade. EUR, AUD, NZD, GBP, CAD, CHF all lost
ground. Yen also, but I’ll come back to that.

The
Australian and New Zealand dollars took a bit of an (admittedly small) extra hit on news that next week the Biden’s administration is set to
unveil a wide-ranging decision on China tariffs targeting key
sectors, including electric vehicles, batteries and solar equipment,
with new imposts. The
targeted nature contrasts with Trump’s blanket approach to tariffs,
but one thing is for sure, in this election year moves against China
like this are sure to ratchet higher from both.

From
Japan today we had data showing weak March
household spending. The
Bank of Japan have been expecting this in their forecasts, which
muted the FX impact. Still, after hitting lows under 155.30 USD/JPY
has since bounced back to look at 155.75. An ex-BOJ official says
raising rates now further to support the yen would be ill-advised,
that services inflation was already weakening.

Earlier
jawboning from Finance Minister Suzuki to support JPY was shrugged
off.

As
a heads up, over the weekend (at 0130 GMT on Saturday, which is 2130
on Friday, US Eastern time) China will be publishing its April
inflation data, CPI and PPI. There is more on this in the linked post
above.



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