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Rising U.S. yields help dollar higher -Breaking


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. greenback notes are seen on this November 7, 2016 image illustration. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photograph

(Corrects day in first paragraph to Thursday)

By Alun John

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The greenback hit a three-week excessive towards the yen in early commerce on Thursday and was holding agency towards different majors, supported by rising U.S. Treasury yields, which hit two-week peaks in a single day.

The greenback rose so far as 130.23 yen, its highest since Might 11, extending Wednesday’s 1.1% acquire and heading again in direction of its 20-year peak of 131.34 hit in Might.

The euro was at $1.0654, having fallen 0.81% to a 10-day low in a single day, and sterling was at $1.2485 after dropping 0.96% on Wednesday. This left the on the entrance foot at 102.53.

“Should you have a look at the fairness market, at bonds, at {dollars}, all of it type of joins up,” stated Ray Attrill, head of international change technique at Nationwide Australia Financial institution (OTC:).

“Within the final 48 hours or so we have seen a reversal in declines in U.S. Treasury yields – the ten yr is now again close to 3% – fairness markets have been struggling and the U.S. greenback strengthening. It is virtually a mirror picture of what we noticed final week, when there was discuss of a attainable pause within the tightening cycle.”

“Additionally I believe the euro has just about carried out what it could possibly do on the upside forward of the ECB assembly subsequent week, as a result of so much is priced in now,” he added.

The U.S. benchmark 10-year yield hit a two-week excessive of two.951% on Wednesday after information confirmed U.S. manufacturing exercise had picked up in Might as demand for items remained sturdy, which may allay fears of an imminent recession.

U.S. job openings additionally remained at excessive ranges.

Yields have been rising because the U.S. Federal Reserve has raised rates of interest shortly in an try and deliver crimson sizzling inflation underneath management whereas hoping to keep away from pushing the economic system into recession.

The ten-year yield was a contact softer in early Asia at 2.9145%.

Merchants need to extra U.S. employment information due later Thursday and to Friday’s U.S. payroll information.

They’re additionally beginning to flip their minds in direction of subsequent week’s European Central Financial institution (ECB) coverage assembly, at which the central financial institution is anticipated to present extra particulars about its plans for fee will increase.

Elsewhere, the Australian greenback was little modified at $0.717, and bitcoin was buying and selling round $29,800, having fallen in a single day, unable to maintain its push above $30,000 earlier within the week.