Brexit hits trade with Germany even deeper. This is German exports Jan-Aug 2021 vs Jan-Aug 2020 to +16% total +20% 🇪🇺 EU +20% 🇺🇸 USA +14% 🇨🇳 China +1% 🇬🇧 UK
Trade as a diplomatic cudgel: When Lithuania made China angry, Beijing responded by suspending freight services on a China-funded railroad and new licenses for food exporters. My colleague @StuartKLau writes about the spat and what it means for the EU: www.politico.eu/article/lithuania-china-showdown-eu-impact/
U.S. trade deficit hit a record level in August. The deficit with China was the largest in more than two years as exports fell. www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-trade-deficit-widens-to-record-august-as-imports-rebound-11633438717?st=2rgh55st2xprkjz&reflink=desktopwebshare_twitter
12 October, 2021 - 10:14pm
China's Trade Balance for September, in Yuan terms, came in at CNY433.19 billion versus CNY386.13 billion expected and CNY376.31 billion last.
The exports rose by 19.9% last month vs. 17.1% expected and 15.7% previous.
Imports increased by 10.1% vs. 22.3% expected and 23.1% prior.
China reported a bigger-than-expected growth in the trade surplus, as both imports and exports bettered expectations
Trade Balance came in at +66.76B versus +47.6B expected and +58.34B previous.
Exports (YoY): +28.1% vs. +21.5% exp. and +25.6% prior.
Imports (YoY): +17.6% vs. +19.2% exp. and +33.1% last.
China Sept trade surplus with the US $42 bln vs $37.68 bln surplus in August.
China Jan-Sept trade surplus with the US at $280 bln.
AUD/USD ignores upbeat Chinese trade figures, now keeping its rebound intact just below 0.7350. The spot loses 0.08% on the day, currently trading at 0.7341.
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The single currency manages to leave behind the pessimism seen at the beginning of the week and now lifts EUR/USD back to the mid-1.1500s midweek as the soft tone surrounding the greenback allows a mild improvement in the pair.
GBP/USD is holding ground above 1.3600 after UK GDP missed estimates with 0.4% in August. A broad-based retreat in the US dollar keeps the pair afloat. Hawkish BOE outweighs renewed Brexit concerns amid a cautious market mood. US inflation and Fed minutes in focus.
Gold is wavering in a narrow range above $1760, posting small gains so far this Wednesday. Gold bulls catch a breather heading into the US inflation and FOMC minutes showdown.
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