ForexLive Asia FX news wrap: Crypto on the move

Forex news for Asia trading on
Monday
22
November 2021

Oil news – Japan reserves (read from the bottom up for chronology):

Yuan news:

Other:

While the forex space was fairly
sedate to open the week crypto was more active.

BTC/USD
traded
up to US$60K over the weekend but has since given back some ground
to lows approaching $57K (not quite getting that low). El Salvador’s
President spoke on the weekend, announcing

that his government will build an ocean-side “Bitcoin City” at
the base of a volcano and launch Bitcoin bond offering to
construction.

From
China today we had the monthly prime rate settings, both the one- and
five-year remained at an unchanged rate for the 19th
month in a row. At the yuan reference setting the PBOC set a weaker
(yuan) rate than expected, over the weekend there had been some news
indicating the Bank was seeking to take some of the strength from the
currency, or at least slow its gains (see
bullets above). The reference rate was only very slightly weaker than
expected and it barely dented the strength of the onshore (CNY).

Across
other majors it was, as already referred to, a quiet beginning to the
week. USD/JPY inched higher, continuing to cover its sharp downside
move on Friday’s Europe time (the drop from 114.50 to 113.60-odd in
an hour and a half). USD/CHF is up a few ticks alongside. Cable
is a few points lower, as is EUR/USD (in comparison to late Friday
levels).

Forex news for Asia trading onMonday22November 2021

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