Australian Dollar Down on Chinese Negative Data

The Australian Dollar lost today against several currencies like the yen and the U.S. dollar after a negative report in China pushed investors back to safer assets, damping demand for the Aussie’s riskier profile.
The Australian currency lost the most in a week today after Chinese banking data came worse-than-expected by economists, showing a slide in new lending figures and a disappointing rise for fixed-assets investments, indicating that one of the main global economies may still face further months of recession. The New Zealand dollar as well as its Australian counterpart are considered high-yielding currencies despite the current low interest rates in both countries, and these negative reports in China affected the Aussie and the kiwi today, paring much of last week’s gains versus the yen and the greenback.
Economists affirm that last week’s euphoria stimulated forecasts to be set higher, and the Chinese numbers today frustrated most of traders, which were attracted to refuge currencies like the U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen to provide more safety to their portfolios. The currency market tends to remain very volatile until the global economic conditions remain uncertain, and it is hard to predict what direction high-yielding currencies will take towards the end of the year.
AUD/JPY fell to 80.73 as of 10:54 GMT from a previous rate of 81.70 in the intraday comparison. AUD/USD followed the same trend from 0.8417 to a current price of 0.8363.

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