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Foreign exchange-Dollar gains as Fed indicators pause in charge-slicing cycle – Reuters


    * Fed cuts fees, but indicators a pause
    * U.S. economic system slowed significantly less than predicted in Q3

 (Recasts with Fed, adds estimates, updates price ranges)
    By Karen Brettell
    NEW YORK, Oct thirty (Reuters) - The dollar obtained in opposition to a
basket of key currencies on Wednesday after the Federal
Reserve slash fascination fees for the third time this year, but
signaled its charge-slash cycle might be at a pause.
    In reducing its coverage charge by a quarter of a percentage
place to a focus on range of involving 1.fifty% and 1.seventy five%, the U.S.
central lender dropped a earlier reference in its coverage
statement that it "will act as proper" to maintain the
financial expansion - language that was considered a signal for
future charge cuts.
    “That implies that it’s likely to get a tiny little bit a lot more
weak point from in this article on out for the Fed to reduced fees, and really
it’s likely to get very a sustained flip for the even worse in phrases
of trade discussions,” reported Bipan Rai, North American head of fx
strategy at CIBC Cash Markets in Toronto. “That should to a
diploma cap dollar bearishness in the close to time period.”
    Opinions by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell in the press
convention subsequent the U.S. central bank's statement additional
boosted the idea that more cuts in the close to-time period are
unlikely.
    The present-day stance of financial coverage is likely to continue to be
proper and it would get a content reassessment in the
outlook for the Fed to alter its present-day stance, Powell reported.

    The dollar index rose to ninety eight.00 as Powell spoke, the
maximum considering that Oct. 17, before retracing again to ninety seven.77, up .09%
on the working day.
    Wide anticipations heading into the assembly that the Fed
would adopt a a lot more hawkish tone was noticed as limiting dollar
toughness. 
    The dollar experienced briefly obtained previously on Wednesday after
details showed that the U.S. economic system slowed significantly less than predicted in
the third quarter.
    The details “pointed to beneath development expansion, but even now
comparatively regular and fairly stable expansion in the context of
what’s likely on in the rest of the environment,” reported Erik Nelson, a
currency strategist at Wells Fargo in New York.
    Payrolls details for October produced on Friday is the subsequent
key U.S. financial emphasis.
    The greenback also briefly dipped on reviews that Chile
has withdrawn as host of an APEC trade summit in November where
the United States and China experienced been predicted to get key
actions towards ending a fifteen-month-previous trade war.
    Optimism that the U.S. and China will access a deal has
boosted risk sentiment this 7 days.
    
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    Currency bid price ranges at 2:50PM (1850 GMT)
 Description      RIC         Final           U.S. Shut  Pct Alter     YTD Pct     Superior Bid    Lower Bid
                                              Prior                   Alter                 
                                              Session                                           
 Euro/Dollar      EUR=        $1.1108        $1.1110     -.02%         -three.fifteen%      +1.1126     +1.1081
 Dollar/Yen       JPY=        109.0700       108.8700    +.eighteen%         -1.08%      +109.2800   +108.8000
 Euro/Yen         EURJPY=     121.16         120.ninety eight      +.fifteen%         -four.01%      +121.1900   +120.8800
 Dollar/Swiss     CHF=        .9917         .9937      -.twenty%         +1.05%      +.9945     +.9906
 Sterling/Dollar  GBP=        1.2868         1.2865      +.02%         +.87%      +1.2905     +1.2846
 Dollar/Canadian  CAD=        1.3181         1.3085      +.seventy three%         -three.34%      +1.3207     +1.3073
 Australian/Doll  AUD=        .6865         .6864      +.01%         -2.sixty one%      +.6876     +.6849
 ar                                                                                             
 Euro/Swiss       EURCHF=     1.1016         1.1045      -.26%         -2.eleven%      +1.1049     +1.1015
 Euro/Sterling    EURGBP=     .8631         .8634      -.03%         -three.ninety three%      +.8644     +.8612
 NZ               NZD=        .6352         .6354      -.03%         -5.43%      +.6368     +.6335
 Dollar/Dollar                                                                                  
 Dollar/Norway    NOK=        9.2244         9.2256      -.01%         +six.seventy eight%      +9.2588     +9.2059
 Euro/Norway      EURNOK=     ten.2440        ten.2536     -.09%         +three.forty one%      +ten.2784    +ten.2320
 Dollar/Sweden    SEK=        9.7080         9.7005      +.05%         +eight.thirty%      +9.7421     +9.6881
 Euro/Sweden      EURSEK=     ten.7840        ten.7790     +.05%         +5.07%      +ten.8210    +ten.7760
 



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