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  • AUD/USD is extending its recovery from seven-month lows after upbeat China data.  
  • China PMI bettered estimates but remained below 50.00.  
  • The US Federal Reserve cut rates on Wednesday, but dashed hopes of further easing in the near-term.  

AUD/USD is extending the recovery from seven-month lows hit earlier today, courtesy of an above-forecast China data.  

The currency pair is now trading at 0.6852, representing marginal gains on the day. The pair printed a low of 0.6828 earlier today, a level last seen on Jan. 3.  

China’s Caixin Manufacturing PMI (Jul), which focuses on small and medium-sized export oriented units, came in at 49.9, bettering the estimate of 49.6 and up from the previous month’s print of 49.4.  

A combination of a better-than-expected China data and a bullish divergence of the 4-hour chart relative strength index is boding well for the Aussie Dollar at press time.  

The gains, however, could be short-lived, as the US Federal Reserve cut rates on Wednesday but dented expectations of further near-term easing.  

Also, China’s PMI bettered estimates, but remained in contraction territory below 50.00.  

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