Kekhawatiran perdagangan dan pertumbuhan jaga dolar AS di dekat level tertinggi 2019 – Solid Berjangka

 

Solid Berjangka ~ Dolar bertahan di dekat level tertinggi 2019 pada hari Selasa seiring ketegangan perdagangan AS-Sino dan kekhawatiran pertumbuhan global mendukung daya tarik safe-haven greenback, sementara euro dan pound Inggris terluka oleh masalah mereka sendiri.

Investor berfokus pada pembicaraan perdagangan tingkat tinggi di Beijing minggu ini di mana Washington diperkirakan akan terus menekan Beijing pada tuntutan lama bahwa Tiongkok harus melakukan reformasi struktural untuk melindungi kekayaan intelektual perusahaan-perusahaan Amerika, untuk mengakhiri kebijakan yang bertujuan memaksa transfer teknologi ke Perusahaan Cina, dan mengekang subsidi industri.

Pembicaraan minggu ini datang ketika dua negara ekonomi terbesar di dunia mencoba untuk menuntaskan kesepakatan sebelum batas waktu 1 Maret, setelah itu tarif AS untuk impor Tiongkok senilai $ 200 miliar dijadwalkan meningkat menjadi 25 persen dari 10 persen.

Pasar keuangan telah diguncang oleh ketegangan perdagangan selama tahun lalu, dengan sentimen bisnis terpukul di seluruh dunia sebagai dampak dari perselisihan AS-Sino yang mengganggu aktivitas pabrik dan mengganggu pertumbuhan global.

Dolar telah menguat pada safe havens lainnya seperti yen dan franc selama seminggu terakhir. Greenback stabil terhadap yen di level 110,37 dan bergerak lebih tinggi dibandingkan franc Swiss di 1,0040.

Indeks dolar stabil di level 97,06, setelah naik 0,45 persen di sesi sebelumnya, persentase kenaikan terbesar sejak 24 Januari. Indeks telah naik selama delapan sesi berturut-turut, terutama berkat penurunan euro, yang memiliki bobot terbesar dalam indeks .

Mata uang tunggal euro turun sedikit ke level $ 1,1272 di perdagangan awal Asia, setelah kehilangan hampir setengah persen pada hari Senin.

Di tempat lain, sterling sedikit lebih tinggi di level $ 1,2857, setelah jatuh 0,75 persen di sesi sebelumnya. (sdm)

Sumber: Reuters

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The dollar held close to its 2019 high on Tuesday as U.S.-Sino trade tensions and global growth worries underpinned the greenback’s safe-haven appeal, while the euro and the British pound were hurt by troubles of their own.

Investors are focussing on high level trade talks in China this week where Washington is expected to keep pressing Beijing on long-standing demands that it make sweeping structural reforms to protect American companies’ intellectual property, to end policies aimed at forcing the transfer of technology to Chinese companies, and curb industrial subsidies.

This week’s talks come as the world’s two largest economies try to hammer out a deal before a March 1 deadline, after which U.S. tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports are scheduled to increase to 25 percent from 10 percent.

Financial markets have been roiled by the trade tensions over the past year, with business sentiment taking a hit around the world as the fallout of the U.S.-China dispute disrupted factory activity and hurt global growth.

The dollar has gained on other safe havens such as the yen and franc over the last week. It was steady against the yen at 110.37 and a touch higher versus the Swiss franc at 1.0040.

The dollar index was steady at 97.06, after advancing 0.45 percent in the previous session, its largest percentage gain since Jan. 24. The index has risen for eight straight sessions, mainly thanks to a tumbling euro, which has the largest weighting in the index.

The single currency was off slightly at $1.1272 in early Asian trade, having lost nearly half a percent on Monday.

Elsewhere, sterling was marginally higher at $1.2857, after tumbling 0.75 percent in the previous session.

Source: Reuters

 

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