AUD/USD TALKING POINTS – AUD/USD, Australia CPI , Commerce Wars
Australian Greenback jumps on CPI knowledge
RBA not more likely to increase charges in 2019
Headwinds this 12 months to weigh on AUD
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AUD/USD, together with yields on 10-year Australian authorities bonds surged after year-on-year CPI got here in higher than anticipated. Forecasts have been at 1.7 p.c with the precise coming in at 1.eight p.c. The Aussie jumped roughly zero.40 p.c and broke the pre-release congestion as merchants anxiously waited to see the outcomes.
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This isn’t more likely to have a major impression on the RBA’s financial coverage. The year-on-year underlying inflation measure forecast stood at 1.eight p.c with knowledge coming in on the similar quantity. This means that core value motion stays broadly consistent with expectations. Markets are presently pricing in a 63 p.c probability of no change within the central financial institution’s dovish method with a chance of a lower outweighing a hike.
Australia nonetheless faces many potential headwinds in 2019. The commerce warfare dispute between China and the US has nonetheless not been resolved, and slower development in China – and larger danger to the economic system – has been weighing on the Aussie.
Trying forward, AUD/USD merchants will probably be carefully monitoring commerce talks this week between Chinese language Vice Premier Liu He and US Commerce Consultant Robert Lighthizer. Markets may even be trying on the launch of China’s Manufacturing PMI and Caixin index with a view to gauge the power of the economic system and the way it could have an effect on the Australian economic system.
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— Written by Dimitri Zabelin, Jr Forex Analyst for DailyFX.com
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