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ForexLive Asia-Pacific FX news wrap: UK and China news, NFP still to come

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were a couple of notable news events during the session; the UK
election results and the PBOC preparing to build a war chest of bonds to sell.

the UK we had as-expected election result. A massive landslide win
for the Labour Party and a disastrous loss for the incumbent
Conservative Party. We are still awaiting full results but the exit
poll showed:

to win 410 seats, the most by any party since 2001

routed with 131 seats, the fewest since the party was founded in
1834 (190 years if you are counting)

Democrats on 61

UK on 13, leader Nigel Farrage won a seat



has barely moved after the election. A huge win for Labour was
forecast in the weeks leading up to the poll.

other big news was from China, where the People’s Bank of China
signed agreements with major banks/institutions to borrow Chinese
treasury bonds. The Bank will sell these bonds when it sees fit, and
based on market conditions, to drive prices lower/yields higher.
Chinese government bonds have been rising strongly (yields lower) and
its this move the PBOC is aiming to combat.

favouring of risk FX over the USD carried on, with AUD, NZD, EUR and
GBP rising a little on the session. The CHF rose also.

the yen gained ground. It registered losses earlier in the session, a
catalyst seeming to be very, very poor household consumption data
(see bullets above). USD/JPY rose to highs circa 161.40 but soon
retraced. The downside momentum for USD/JPY (ie stronger yen) was
added to by some more forthright than usual remarks from Japan’s
finance minister Suzuki.

cryptyo complex lost ground. BTC/USD dropped under US$56K (see bullets

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

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