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Exchange Rates updated 19/06/2018 6:08:26 PM

United States

USD/GBP 0.7534
USD/EUR 0.8595
USD/AUD 1.3539
USD/NZD 1.4435
USD/JPY 109.5980
USD/CAD 1.3220
USD/SGD 1.3525
USD/CHF 0.9910
USD/HKD 7.8484
USD/THB 32.7425
USD/ZAR 13.8445
USD/DKK 6.4113
USD/SEK 8.8623

Rates are indicative only and indicate a midpoint between buy and sell prices


All Ord 6212
DOW 24964
FTSE 7631
NZSE 8974


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Oil 65



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A shortage of substantial economic data releases overnight, allowed markets to re-focus on the looming trade war, specifically with regards China and the USA. The US imposed tariffs on China, $50 Billion in relation to Tech and IP theft, with the aim to reduce this. The Chinese have indicated retaliatory action, although the Americans have warned against this response, threatening to raise the ante!

The EUR pushed back above 1.1600, while the GBP traded 1.3240, amidst further 'Brexit' pressures. The AUD slipped back towards 0.7400, while the NZD traded 0.6925, ahead of important trade and growth numbers later in the week. Commodity currencies are very vulnerable to any escalation in trade wars, as they are very trade dependent, thus increasing the impact to the domestic economies. Trade will play a major role in markets, especially when there is a dearth of substantial global economic data, although global events overtake the narrative quickly.


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