Dolar AS menguat setelah pertumbuhan Tiongkok sentuh level terendah 28 tahun – Solid Gold

 

Solid Gold  ~  Dolar bertahan di dekat level tertinggi dua minggu pada hari Senin, mengabaikan kekhawatiran tentang melemahnya pertumbuhan global dan data yang menunjukkan ekonomi Tiongkok melambat tajam pada 2018.

Greenback telah menikmati kenaikan mingguan pertamanya sejak pertengahan Desember, didukung oleh harapan mencairnya ketegangan perdagangan AS dan Tiongkok serta angka produksi industri AS yang lebih kuat dari perkiraan.

Memasuki 2019, pelemahan dolar menjadi pandangan konsensus di antara para pedagang pasar mata uang. Taruhannya adalah bahwa bank sentral AS akan berhenti menaikkan suku bunga dan ekonomi akan melambat setelah dorongan fiskal tahun lalu.

Indeks dolar, yang mengukur kekuatannya terhadap kelompok enam mata uang utama, pada hari Senin stabil di 96,308 setelah naik menjadi 96,260 persen pada hari Jumat, level terkuat sejak 4 Januari.

Euro mendorong naik 0,2 persen ke level $ 1,1376 dan menuju kenaikan harian pertama dalam lebih dari seminggu tetapi tetap dalam jangkauan di dekat level terendah dua minggu di level $ 1,1353 pada Jumat.

Pound berada 0,1 persen lebih rendah ke level $ 1,2860.

Dolar Australia stabil di $ 0,7166 setelah mengakhiri Jumat dengan penurunan 0,3 persen.

Pasar keuangan AS akan ditutup pada hari Senin untuk Hari Martin Luther King Jr. (Sdm)

Sumber: Reuters

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The dollar held near a two-week high on Monday, shrugging off concerns about weakening global growth and data showing China’s economy slowed sharply in 2018.

The greenback has enjoyed its first weekly gain since mid-December, buoyed by hopes for a thaw in U.S.-China trade tensions and stronger-than-expected U.S. industrial production numbers.

Going into 2019, weakness in the dollar was a consensus view among currency market traders. The bet was that the U.S. central bank would stop raising interest rates and the economy would slow after a fiscal boost last year.

The dollar index, which measures its strength against a group of six major currencies, on Monday was steady at 96.308 after climbing to 96.260 percent on Friday, its strongest since Jan. 4.

The euro nudged up 0.2 percent to $1.1376 and was headed for its first daily gain in over a week but remained in close reach of a two-week low of $1.1353 brushed on Friday.

The pound was 0.1 percent lower at $1.2860.

The Australian dollar was steady at $0.7166 after ending Friday on a loss of 0.3 percent.

The U.S. financial markets will be closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Source: Reuters

 

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