08.03.2019: Markets waiting for jobs data from US (SHANGHAI, USD, AUD, JPY, EUR)
Finally, it has happened. The negative news about trade negotiations between the United States and China has influenced the market sentiment.China’s stock indices reversed the upward trend on the back of the decision of the Chinese government to support Huawei, the technological company that filed a suit against the US government. The company appealed for lifting the ban on operation on the territory of the US. This decision can become a sticking point in negotiations between Beijing and Washington that are trying to resolve the ongoing trade dispute.
The trade balance report from China also contributed to a reversal in quotes. Analysts expected the trade surplus to narrow to 27 from 39.5 billion dollars, but it actually plunged to 4 billion dollars. Thus, the surplus hit the lowest level since last March. Such a rapid slide was caused by the celebration of the Lunar New Year that lasted the whole week in February. During this period the imports shrank by 5.2% while exports plummeted by 20.7%.
Naturally, the downbeat news from the key consumer of the Australian raw materials had a negative impact on the aussie. AUD/USD declined, having almost reached the psychological level at 0.70000. But it is a long day ahead, so the pair may break below this level.
The appetite for risk also declined. As a result, the demand for the Japanese yen increased, fueled by positive news about expansion of Japan’s economy. The dollar-yen pair hold steady near the level of 111.00. Meanwhile, traders are waiting for the key jobs data from the United States.
Market participants are skeptic about this data as the ADP report failed to meet analysts’ expectations. It helped the euro-dollar pair to reverse the downward trend at the level of 1.1180, from which it retreated towards 1.1215.
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