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ForexLive Asia-Pacific FX news wrap: EUR/USD gapped lower on French election result

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gapped lower in the early hours of Asia, prior to much liquidity
being available. The move was in response to the outcome of the
French election, with no one party coming close to a majority and the
prospect of a hung parliament looming. The right-wing National Rally,
led by Marine Le Pen failed to live up to high expectations, coming
in 3rd.
left-wign alliance outperformed, placed ahead of Macron’s
centrist. While
the risk of a far-right government has dropped for now, we’ll have to
see how the centre and left can cobble together a coalition majority,
if not there will be ongoing instability ahead.

its move lower EUR/USD recovered to (almost) cover its gap.

Japan we had wages data for May, with a mixed bad of results. Base
pay came in at its best since January 1993, while nominal wages were
the best in 11 months. So far, so good. The ‘but’ is that real
wages fell
a record
26th month in
a row. USD/JPY
has fallen a little on the session.

People’s Bank of China set the USD/CNY reference rate back on the
7.12 big figure today. The Bank announced that in
additional to its daily Open
the morning, it will also carry out temporary OMOs
in the afternoon to manage liquidity in the banking system. The
CNH showed some strength today.

major FX ranges were fairly subdued.

and ETH, and other crypto, fell, with no fresh, clear, obvious


This article was written by Eamonn Sheridan at www.forexlive.com.

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