Since the middle of last month, the US dollar has been trading under pressure; as US currency is declining despite the expectation of strong economic growth, rising inflationary pressures and greater confidence that the Fed will continue to raise interest rates this year.
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Asian equity markets ended mixed on Monday as market players continued to digest political developments in the United States following the announcement of a government shutdown.
The ending week was again negative for the US currency.
Yesterday European markets were able to show positive dynamics and close in the green zone for the first time this week.
A vast majority of Asian stock indexes were able to secure gains by the end of the week, although uncertainty continues to weigh on market sentiment.
Yesterday, USD dollar moved to growth in the second half of the US session, which coincided with the release of data from the Fed's Beige Book, in which several districts reported wages and price pressure. 10-year US bonds yields has grown, which contributed to the expectation that US companies will repatriate incomes held abroad.
On Wednesday, European markets traded under pressure amid overall market decline in risk appetite.
Asian stock indexes were mixed on Thursday, with some of them recovering from prior session losses following a strong lead from Wall Street and as investors looked ahead to China’s data.