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Greenback good points as Ukraine tensions rise after U.S. warning By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A U.S. one greenback banknote is seen on this illustration taken November 23, 2021. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/Illustration

By Hannah Lang and Herbert Lash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The greenback rose together with different safe-haven belongings on Friday after the USA mentioned Russia has massed sufficient troops close to Ukraine to launch a serious invasion.

A Russian assault might start any day and would doubtless begin with an air assault, White Home nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan instructed a media briefing.

The greenback had been buying and selling principally sideways when the U.S. warning hit markets. The , a measure of the buck towards six main currencies, rose 0.258%.

futures jumped greater than 5% to $94.66 a barrel, the very best since 2014, whereas gold rose greater than 2% to a close to two-month excessive at one level.

The greenback’s rise was as a consequence of Sullivan’s feedback, in addition to stories that Russian President Vladimir Putin had determined to invade Ukraine, which the White Home later disputed, mentioned Bipan Rai, head of FX technique at CIBC Capital Markets in Toronto.

That transfer up, together with strikes in different safe-haven belongings corresponding to U.S. Treasuries and the Japanese yen, signifies the market is rising an increasing number of involved concerning the prospect of an invasion, mentioned Rai.

“It’s undoubtedly a safe-haven transfer,” he mentioned.

The Japanese yen strengthened 0.63% versus the buck at 115.29 per greenback, whereas the Canadian greenback weakened because the potential for an imminent Russian assault triggered a sell-off in risk-sensitive belongings.

Russia’s foreign money, already decrease for the day, fell additional on the information. The rouble was final down 2.73% versus the buck at 77.00 per greenback.

Washington urged all U.S. residents to go away the nation inside 48 hours. Different nations — together with Britain, Japan, Latvia, Norway and the Netherlands — instructed their residents to go away Ukraine instantly.

The euro, in the meantime, weakened as markets processed the information, and was set for a weekly decline after European Central Financial institution President Christine Lagarde mentioned in an interview that elevating charges now wouldn’t deliver down file euro zone inflation however solely damage the economic system.

The buck had struggled to select a course earlier within the day as buyers digested the College of Michigan’s preliminary client sentiment index for February.

That report discovered that U.S. client sentiment fell to its lowest degree in additional than a decade in early February amid expectations that inflation would proceed to rise within the close to time period. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the index edging up.

The market’s lack of readability as to how rate of interest hikes would possibly progress has contributed to frenzied periods this week because the greenback stays undecided on the longer term, mentioned Erik Nelson, a foreign money strategist at Wells Fargo (NYSE:) Securities.

“I are likely to assume we consolidate within the brief time period right here and am nonetheless biased towards euro draw back, greenback upside towards most currencies,” he mentioned.


Foreign money bid costs at 3:57PM (2057 GMT)

Description RIC Final U.S. Shut Pct Change YTD Pct Change Excessive Bid Low Bid



Greenback index 96.0390 95.7950 +0.27% 0.393% +96.1180 +95.6380

Euro/Greenback $1.1343 $1.1427 -0.73% -0.22% +$1.1435 +$1.1330

Greenback/Yen 115.2950 116.0000 -0.59% +0.17% +116.1700 +115.0350

Euro/Yen 130.77 132.56 -1.35% +0.35% +132.6100 +130.3900

Greenback/Swiss 0.9250 0.9253 -0.03% +1.40% +0.9287 +0.9236

Sterling/Greenback $1.3554 $1.3561 -0.05% +0.23% +$1.3609 +$1.3515

Greenback/Canadian 1.2741 1.2724 +0.14% +0.78% +1.2753 +1.2670

Aussie/Greenback $0.7134 $0.7169 -0.48% -1.85% +$0.7185 +$0.7109

Euro/Swiss 1.0491 1.0572 -0.77% +1.18% +1.0575 +1.0482

Euro/Sterling 0.8367 0.8426 -0.70% -0.39% +0.8431 +0.8360

NZ Greenback/Greenback $0.6644 $0.6676 -0.43% -2.89% +$0.6693 +$0.6628

Greenback/Norway 8.8680 8.8150 +0.66% +0.72% +8.8870 +8.7925

Euro/Norway 10.0617 10.0600 +0.02% +0.49% +10.0994 +10.0228

Greenback/Sweden 9.3422 9.2904 -0.26% +3.60% +9.3599 +9.2403

Euro/Sweden 10.5976 10.6249 -0.26% +3.55% +10.6437 +10.5370



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