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This piece from analysts in Singapore at S&P Platts is well worth checking out. Australia-China tension in the past week, China suspended Australian beef imports and placed tariffs on Australian barley “This move to put tariffs on Australian barley is an escalation, clearly linked to Canberra’s advocacy for an international inquiry into the origins of
Technicals and fundamentals point to May as a bearish month The Australian dollar started the week weak on the changing risk tone that we have seen come into the market from last week. The escalation of the US-China trade war rhetoric from the US and finger pointing at Wuhan for the alleged release of the
Daily thread to exchange ideas and to share your thoughts The dollar and yen are leading gains across the board as risk is postured more defensively to kick start the new week. Japanese markets are closed and will only be back on Thursday, but Asian stocks are also under pressure with the Hang Seng down 3.8%. Meanwhile,
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Washington Post report A report in the Washington Post is one of the things that’s weighing on risk assets at the moment. Senior U.S. officials are beginning to explore proposals for punishing  or demanding financial compensation from China for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to four senior administration officials with knowledge of internal
HIGH RISK WARNING: Foreign exchange trading carries a high level of risk that may not be suitable for all investors. Leverage creates additional risk and loss exposure. Before you decide to trade foreign exchange, carefully consider your investment objectives, experience level, and risk tolerance. You could lose some or all of your initial investment; do