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Foreign exchange-Greenback tumbles as U.S.-China trade stress intensifies – Reuters


    * Fed's Powell says Fed to act as acceptable
    * September price slice absolutely priced in
    * Graphic: Entire world Fx prices in 2019 tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh

 (Recasts, adds analyst remark, Trump's remarks on China, updates costs)
    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
    NEW YORK, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar dropped broadly on Friday immediately after President Donald Trump
ordered U.S. firms to start seeking for an option to China immediately after Beijing imposed much more tariffs on
American goods, further more escalating stress concerning the world's two most significant economies in a prolonged trade
dispute.
    That triggered mass providing in the dollar, which fell from a three-week higher versus the euro and to
a single-week troughs as opposed to the yen and Swiss franc. Benchmark U.S. ten-year Treasury yields also
fell sharply.
    The dollar, however, strengthened versus the Chinese yuan in the offshore marketplace, hitting a two-week
higher.
    "Our fantastic American firms are hereby ordered to promptly start seeking for an option to
China, including bringing your firms Residence and earning your products and solutions in the United states," Trump wrote on
Twitter.
    His tweet followed China's previously go on Friday when it introduced retaliatory tariffs versus about
$75 billion really worth of U.S. goods, putting as a great deal as an extra ten% on top of existing prices

    "Obviously when you appear at the U.S. yields and the dollar's reaction, there are worries that these
latest responses from Trump on China will drive the U.S. into recession," claimed Marvin Loh, senior international
markets strategist, at Point out Road in Boston.
    Trump's responses overshadowed a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, who did not announce
a big stimulus measure to simplicity a worsening international financial outlook, but established the phase for further more
desire price cuts.
    Powell claimed the U.S. financial state was in a "favorable place" and the Fed would "act as acceptable" to continue to keep
the present financial expansion on monitor.
   "I really don't seriously know what the marketplace was considering would be delivered, but if you happen to be betting on another
two or three cuts, you would not be dissuaded by this speech centered on the headlines," claimed Richard
Franulovich, head of Fx approach at Westpac in New York.
    Trump, however, was enraged by Powell's speech, stating he was not guaranteed who was the bigger enemy, the
U.S. central lender main or Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
    "As standard, the Fed did Almost nothing! It is remarkable that they can 'speak' without figuring out or inquiring what
I am performing, which will be introduced shortly," Trump wrote on Twitter. "We have a incredibly robust dollar and a
incredibly weak Fed. I will operate 'brilliantly' with both of those, and the U.S. will do fantastic."
    In midday investing, the euro rose .5% to $one.1134, immediately after previously touching a three-week reduced of
$one.1052. An index that tracks the dollar versus six big currencies was down .four% at 97.772.
    The dollar fell to a a single-week reduced versus the yen and was last at one zero five.46, down .9%. It previously
hit a a single-week higher of 106.seventy three.
    Towards the Chinese yuan, the dollar was up .6% at seven.13 yuan, immediately after previously touching a two-week peak
of seven.1332.
    
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    Forex bid costs at 12:forty three PM (1643 GMT)
 Description      RIC         Previous           U.S. Near  Pct Change     YTD Pct     Large Bid    Low Bid
                                              Earlier                   Change                 
                                              Session                                           
 Euro/Greenback      EUR=        $one.1134        $one.1078     +.fifty one%         -two.ninety two%      +one.1147     +one.1052
 Greenback/Yen       JPY=        one zero five.4300       106.4200    -.ninety three%         -four.38%      +106.7300   +one zero five.3000
 Euro/Yen         EURJPY=     117.forty two         117.94      -.44%         -6.97%      +118.1500   +117.2900
 Greenback/Swiss     CHF=        .9763         .9835      -.seventy three%         -.fifty two%      +.9877     +.9746
 Sterling/Greenback  GBP=        one.2257         one.2250      +.06%         -3.ninety two%      +one.2279     +one.2196
 Greenback/Canadian  CAD=        one.3319         one.3302      +.13%         -two.33%      +one.3338     +one.3277
 Australian/Doll  AUD=        .6749         .6756      -.ten%         -four.26%      +.6777     +.6737
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 Euro/Swiss       EURCHF=     one.0874         one.0896      -.20%         -3.38%      +one.0928     +one.0860
 Euro/Sterling    EURGBP=     .9083         .9041      +.46%         +one.ten%      +.9094     +.9038
 NZ               NZD=        .6391         .6363      +.44%         -four.eighty four%      +.6409     +.6366
 Greenback/Greenback                                                                                  
 Greenback/Norway    NOK=        eight.9659         eight.9776      -.13%         +3.seventy nine%      +9.0137     +eight.9333
 Euro/Norway      EURNOK=     9.9845         9.9449      +.40%         +.seventy nine%      +9.9941     +9.9225
 Greenback/Sweden    SEK=        9.6246         9.6767      -.03%         +seven.37%      +9.6983     +9.6206
 Euro/Sweden      EURSEK=     ten.7184        ten.7215     -.03%         +four.forty three%      +ten.7335    +ten.6910
 
 (Reporting by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss Enhancing by Jonathan Oatis and Bernadette Baum)
  

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