Commodity currencies such as the Australia, the New Zealand and
the Canadian dollars came under pressure in the Asian session on
Friday, as investors fretted about an upcoming recession.
Investors were also concerned about negotiations in Washington
to raise the U.S. government debt ceiling.
Crude oil prices continued to fall on demand worries, helping
ease concerns around inflation and further interest-rate hikes.
Soft U.S. data and a rise in U.S. gasoline inventories released
overnight pointed to a slowing economy and sliding global oil
Brent crude futures was down at $81.10 a barrel, dropping to
$2.02, or 2.4 percent. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) futures
was down at $77.29 a barrel, sliding to $1.87, or 2.4 percent.
U.S. weekly jobless claims surged last week; manufacturing
activity in the mid-Atlantic region plunged to its lowest level in
3 years in April; and existing home sales fell in March, adding to
In other economic news, data from Judo Bank showed that the
manufacturing sector in Australia continued to contract in April,
and at a faster rate, with a manufacturing PMI score of 48.1.
That's down from 49.1 in March and it moves further beneath the
boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from
The survey also showed that the services PMI improved to 52.6 in
April from 48.6 in February. The composite PMI rose to 52.2 in
April from 48.5 in March.
In the Asian trading today, the Australian dollar fell to a
4-day low of 89.89 against the yen, from yesterday's closing value
of 90.45. The aussie is likely to find support around the 87.00
The aussie dropped to 1.6326 against the euro, from yesterday's
closing value of 1.6268. On the downside, the aussie may find
support around the 1.65 mark.
Against the U.S. and the Canadian dollars, the aussie edged down
to 0.6715 and 0.9064 from yesterday's closing quotes of 0.6741 and
0.9082, respectively. If the aussie extends its downtrend, it is
likely to find support around 0.65 against the greenback and 0.89
against the loonie.
The NZ dollar fell to 1.7816 against the euro for the first time
since 22nd October 2020. At yesterday's close, the kiwi was trading
at 1.7752 against the euro. The next support level for the kiwi is
likely to be seen at 1.81 area.
Against the Australian dollar and the yen, the kiwi dropped to
nearly a 2-month low of 1.0925 and a 2-week low of 82.39 from
yesterday's closing quotes of 1.0915 and 82.92, respectively. If
the kiwi extends its downtrend, it may find support around 1.10
against the aussie, and 80.00 against the yen.
The kiwi edged down to 0.6155 against the U.S. dollar, from
yesterday's closing value of 0.6166. The NZD/USD pair may find its
support around the 0.58 level.
The Canadian dollar fell to nearly a 4-week low of 1.4805
against the euro and nearly a 2-week low of 1.3501 against the U.S.
dollar, from yesterday's closing quotes of 1.4775 and 1.3476,
respectively. If the loonie extends its downtrend, it is likely to
find support around 1.50 against the euro and 1.37 against the
Against the yen, the loonie dropped to an 8-day low of 99.08
from yesterday's closing value of 99.59. The loonie may find
support around the 97.00 area.
Meanwhile, the safe-haven yen rose against its major rivals, as
Asian shares subdued on signals of recession in global economy.
In economic news, data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and
Communications showed that the overall consumer prices in Japan
were up 3.2 percent on year in March. That was in line with
expectations and down from 3.2 percent in February. On a seasonally
adjusted monthly basis, inflation rose 0.4 percent, exceeding
expectations for a gain of 0.1 percent following the 0.6 percent
decline in the previous month.
Core CPI, which excludes volatile food costs, was up 3.1 percent
on year, matching forecasts and unchanged from the February
reading. On a monthly basis, core CPI gained 0.5 percent, also
matching forecasts and up from 0.4 percent a month earlier.
Data from Jibun Bank showed that the manufacturing sector in
Japan continued to contract in April, albeit at a slower rate, with
a manufacturing PMI score of 49.5. That's up from 49.2 in March
although it remain beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that
separates expansion from contraction.
The survey also showed that the services PMI slipped to 54.9 in
April from 55.0 in March.
The yen rose to a 1-week high of 146.63 against the euro and a
3-day high of 166.32 against the pound, from yesterday's closing
quotes of 147.19 and 166.98, respectively. If the yen extends its
uptrend, it is likely to find resistance around 141.00 against the
euro and 161.00 against the pound.
Against the U.S. dollar and the Swiss franc, the yen advanced to
a 4-day high of 133.75 and a 2-day high of 149.73 from yesterday's
closing quotes of 134.01 and 150.32, respectively. The yen may find
resistance around 131.00 against the greenback and 144.00 against
Looking ahead, U.K. retail sales data for March is set to be
released at 2:00 am ET.
At 3:00 am ET, Vice President of the European Central Bank Luis
de Guindos will participate in an event organized by Colegio de
Economistas de Madrid on the occasion of the presentation of a
special issue of the Economistas magazine in Frankfurt.
Also, ECB Guindos is scheduled to speak at "Catedra de Economía
y Sociedad" organized by Fundación La Caixa in Madrid at 1:45 pm ET
in the New York session.
In the European session, PMI reports from European countries and
U.K., for April are due.
In the New York session, Canada retail sales data for February,
U.S. flash PMI reports for April and U.S. Baker Hughes oil rig
count data are due.
At 10:30 am ET, Member of the ECB's Executive Board Frank
Elderson will deliver an online speech at an event on "Accounting
for climate change within central bank and banking supervision
mandates" organized by Peterson Institute for International
Economics, in Frankfurt.
At 4:35 pm ET, Federal Reserve Board Governor Lisa Cook will
deliver a speech on "Important Questions for Economic Research"
before a Carroll Round Keynote Speech event, in Washington.
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