Dollar edges lower after weak U.S. factory production data

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NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) – The greenback dipped on Monday after data confirmed production at U.S. factories fell by essentially the most in seven months in September, erasing earlier positive aspects on expectations that the Federal Reserve could also be nearer to elevating rates of interest than beforehand anticipated.

U.S. manufacturing output was damage as an ongoing international scarcity of semiconductors depressed motorcar output, offering additional proof that offer constraints had been hampering financial progress. learn extra

Supply disruptions are including to issues about excessive inflation and including to expectations that the U.S. central financial institution might want to act to stamp out worth will increase.

“Prospects for global central banks to be more aggressive to counter growing inflation fears may put the USD under some pressure, though the Fed in turn may act sooner than previously expected, supportive of the dollar,” mentioned Ronald Simpson, managing director, international foreign money evaluation, at Action Economics.

The greenback fell 0.02% to 93.95 in opposition to a basket of currencies . It had earlier reached 94.17 as U.S. Treasury yields elevated.

The New Zealand greenback gained after data confirmed that the nation confronted its highest worth pressures in a decade. learn extra

It was final at $0.7081, after earlier rising to a one-month excessive of $0.7105.

Sterling briefly hit a 20-month excessive in opposition to the euro after Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey despatched a contemporary sign that the central financial institution was gearing as much as increase rates of interest as inflation dangers mount. learn extra

The euro was final up 0.24% in opposition to the British pound at 0.8455, after earlier falling as little as 0.8427.

The euro rose 0.11% to $1.1610, after earlier dropping to $1.1570. It has fallen 5% this 12 months.

Analysts at Bank of America famous on Monday that commodity-linked currencies, together with the Norwegian krone and the Canadian and Australian {dollars}, had been one of the best performers because the summer time as vitality costs rise, whereas the euro and the yen had been the worst.

The yen was near a brand new three-year low, with the greenback final up 0.01% at 114.27 yen, near Friday’s 114.46 degree that was final hit in October 2018.


Currency bid costs at 3:14PM (1914 GMT)

Additional reporting by Saikat Chatterjee in London
Editing by Paul Simao