Dollar Recovers After Trump Comments

US dollar down on as Trump makes fresh threats vs China

But he expressed bafflement at the "madness of Trump's method": If the president really wanted to put pressure on China, why would he tear up the Trans-Pacific Partnership and pick fights with virtually all America's allies and other trade partners at the same time?

So say some of the best and brightest in the $5.1 trillion-per-day foreign-exchange market. Given the strength of the United States economy, the Federal Reserve is expected to keep raising interest rates. But it's something investors will have to think about.

"I'm not doing this for politics - I'm doing this to do the right thing for our country", he added. "This is one more item that just creates noise in markets". The Nasdaq composite fell 1 point to 7,824. The pan-European STOXX index and Germany's DAX - which is highly exposed to trade and China - fell 0.2 percent at the start of trading.

The U.S. yield curve flattened, close to levels not seen in 11 years, as upbeat data on the jobs market and business activity reinforced the view of further interest rate increases from the Fed.

BONDS: Bond prices fell.

Benchmark 10-year notes last rose 9/32 in price to yield 2.8417 percent, from 2.875 percent late on Wednesday. The index finished up 0.4 percent from 22,597.35 on July 13.

The administration says it wants China to end the theft of intellectual property from USA companies and curb policies that require American and other foreign businesses to hand over technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks was little changed at 1,702.

But General Electric sank 4.5 percent after it reported a 29.7 percent drop in second-quarter earnings to $615 million on continued power industry weakness. GE, which has been selling and splitting off businesses, also cut its forecast for how much cash its businesses will generate.

Artjom Hatsaturjants, research analyst at Accendo Markets, said "market sentiment soured on President Trump criticizing the Fed for hiking rates and threatening to go "whole hog" on imposing tariffs on all $500 billion of Chinese imports to the US, further inflaming global trade tensions and putting at risk central bank independence".

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China's central bank is allowing its tightly controlled currency to drift lower against the dollar, a move that could help Chinese exporters cope with US tariff hikes but also might reignite an outflow of capital Beijing spent months trying to stanch. Chinese exports would also be relatively cheaper, possibly balancing out suggested increases in tariffs by the Trump Administration.

The world's two largest economies are locked in a trade confrontation with no end in sight after the United States early this month imposed 25 per cent tariffs on approximately US$34 billion of Chinese mechanical and technological products.

The U.S. and China are threatening a trade war over Trump complaints that Chinese companies steal trade secrets and force U.S. firms to hand over technology in return for market access.

YUAN DECLINES: The People's Bank of China weakened the country's currency against the dollar on Friday. If the yuan continues to depreciate, goods exported to China will become more expensive to consumers there and Chinese exports would also be relatively cheaper.

Trump has placed tariffs on everything from steel to chicken incubators.

The U.S. Federal Reserve is raising interest rates while Beijing eases access to credit to support cooling economic growth.

The dollar index, which measures the USA currency against a basket of its global peers, was off about 0.6 percent in morning trading and on pace for its worst day of July.

Wholesale gasoline rose 1.2 percent to $2.07 a gallon.

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