South East Asian Currencies Advance Against US Dollar
Tuesday in Asia, South east Asian currencies advanced against
the US dollar as a surge in regional stocks increased demand for
the emerging market assets. The currencies of Taiwan, India,
Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Pakistan climbed to
new multi-day highs against the dollar.
Buoyed by a positive close on Wall Street overnight on the back
of some better-than-expected earnings reports and economic
optimism, Asian stock markets are mostly trading notably higher on
Markets in Australia, Japan, and South Korea are trading higher.
Among other markets in the Asia-Pacific region, Shanghai, Hong Kong
and New Zealand are trading notably higher, while Singapore and
Taiwan are up with modest gains. The Indonesian market is trading
weak. Stock markets across the region had ended on a mixed note on
In early Asian deals on Tuesday, the Taiwan dollar rose to
32.2510 against the U.S. currency. The near term resistance for the
Taiwan dollar is seen at 32.19. The pair closed yesterday's trading
The Chinese yuan that closed yesterday's trading at 6.8278
against the U.S. dollar climbed to a 4-day high of 6.8259 in early
Asian deals on Tuesday. If the Chinese currency advances further,
it may target the 6.823 level.
The People's Bank of China has set today's central parity rate
for the dollar-yuan pair at 6.8273. The pair is allowed to
strengthen or weaken 0.5% from the parity rate.
In early Asian trading on Tuesday, the Philippine peso jumped to
a 4-day high of 46.46 against the U.S. dollar. The next upside
target level for the Philippine currency is seen at 46.2050. The
dollar-peso pair was worth 46.6850 at yesterday's close.
After a brief slide, the Thai baht soared against the US dollar
during early Asian deals on Tuesday. The pair moved from 33.4250 to
33.32 at 9:50 pm ET. This set a 4-day high for the Thai baht. On
the upside, 33.19 is seen as the next target level for the Thailand
currency. At yesterday's close, the dollar-baht pair was quoted at
During early Asian deals on Tuesday, the Malaysian ringgit
strengthened to a 4-day high of 3.3575 against the US dollar. This
may be compared to Monday's closing value of 3.3735. If the
Malaysian currency gains further, it may likely target the 3.343
The Singapore dollar that closed yesterday's trading at 1.3895
against the U.S. currency rose to a 5-day high of 1.3871 in early
Asian deals on Tuesday. The next upside target level for the
Singapore dollar is seen at 1.3855.
The Indian rupee opened higher against the dollar during
Tuesday's early trading and soared to a 4 -day high of 45.85 by
8:55 pm ET. This may be compared with yesterday's close of 46.1050.
On the upside, the immediate likely resistance for the Indian
currency is seen around the 45.76 level.
Tuesday during early Asian deals, the Pakistan rupee advanced to
a 5-day high of 82.96 against the greenback. This may be compared
with yesterday's close of 83.35. On the upside, the immediate
likely resistance for the local currency is seen around 82.76
From U.S., a report on housing starts, is slated to be released
at 8:30 am ET. Economists estimate housing starts of 610,000 for
September. At the same time, the U.S. Labor Department is scheduled
to release its report on the producer price index for September.
Economists expect the headline index to have remained unchanged and
the core index to show 0.1%growth.
Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser is
scheduled to speak on monetary policy in a tough environment to the
Standford Institute for Economic Policy Research in Palo Alto,
California at 8 pm ET.
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