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The dollar index (DXY00) on Tuesday fell -0.216 (-0.23%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD) rose +0.0028 (+0.24%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY) fell -0.01 (-0.01%). The dollar index on Tuesday fell to a 3-week low. Strength in the Chinese yuan weighed on the dollar as the yuan rallied to a 4-month high Tuesday as Chinese property debt concerns eased after the PBOC said it can "contain" the risks posed to the Chinese economy and financial system from China Evergrande Group. A rally in the S&P 500 to a 5-week high on Tuesday curbed the liquidity demand for the dollar. The dollar was undercut after U.S. Sep housing starts and building permits fell more than expected.
EUR/USD (^EURUSD) on Tuesday climbed to a 2-1/2 week high on dollar weakness and higher German bund yields. The upside in the euro was capped Tuesday on dovish comments from ECB Governing Council member Villeroy who said "there is no reason for the ECB to raise interest rates next year" as inflation will come back below the ECB's 2% ta... Read more