The overnight optimism over the US-China trade talks faded in Friday’s Asian trading after reports hit the wires that the trade talks saw little progress and the higher US tariffs on the Chinese imports kicked-in. The safe-haven Yen picked-up fresh bids amid a drop in the US S&P 500 futures on renewed trade jitters, dragging the USD/JPY pair back towards the 109.50 level. The spot struggled to hold the corrective bounce above the 110.00 seen in early trades. Meanwhile, the risk currencies, the Antipodeans, also felt the heat of the looming trade war risks and struggled to extend their corrective bounce. The Aussie capped its bounce near 0.7020 levels and traded near 0.70 handle almost throughout this session, weighed further by the RBA’s growth and inflation outlook downgrade in its quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy (SoMP). The Kiwi also kept its range play intact around the 0.66 handle amid a pullback in oil prices. The Loonie also staged a comeback and reverted towards daily highs, as oil prices reversed from highs amid deteriorating risk sentiment. Amongst the European currencies, the EUR/USD pair traded well bid above the 1.12 handle, benefiting somewhat from the advance in gold prices. The Cable turned negative and tested the 1.3000 level heading into further cross-party Brexit talks and day 2 of US-China trade negotiations. Main Topics in Asia US-China trade updates Trump, Mnuchin and Lighthizer talking trade talk progress – Fox US-China talks are over for this evening – RTRS First day of US-China trade talks end; Trump’s tariff hike set to take effect – RTRS reporting Watch risk here: VP Liu said nothing more he can do … Now down to Xi and Trump US-China trade talks will extend beyond the time when the US starts to raise tariffs – Global Times No plan for the President to meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He – Fox News White House: Meeting with China will continue Friday morning US time Asian stocks rise as US and China extend talks beyond tariff deadline Sources: US tariff increase to go ahead at 0401 GMT Friday Sources: US – China trade talk saw little progress – Bloomberg Other Headlines BoJ April meeting summary of opinions: Continues to be risk Japan may slide into recession – RTRS RBA Monetary Policy Statement: Unemployment at 5% out to Dec 2020, downgrades growth and inflation outlook Asian stocks rise as US and China extend talks beyond tariff deadline Gold remains flat near $1,285 amid trade-led risk-on/risk-off Key Focus Ahead The US-China trade developments will continue to overshadow the impact of the economic releases in the session, despite being a heavy-data showing, all eyes remain on the Day 2 of trade talks between the Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and the US top diplomats. The EUR calendar will kick-off with the German trade and current account data at 0600 GMT. From the UK docket, we have a raft of key macro releases due at 0830 GMT, including the GDP figures, trade balance and industrial production. Meanwhile, the NA calendar also remains a hectic one, with the US inflation data, due at 1230 GMT, to headline. At the same time, the Canadian jobs and building permits data will be also reported. Later on, the Baker Hughes oil rigs count data will drop in at 1700 GMT, soon followed by the US monthly budget statement at 1800 GMT. We also have a lot of key central bankers speaking later today, as listed below. 0730 GMT: ECB’s Lautenschlaeger 1230 GMT: Fed’s Brainard 1305 GMT: Fed’s Bostic 1430 GMT ECB’s Coeure EUR/USD: Bid above 1.12 as US tariffs kick in, focus on EUR/JPY ahead of US CPI With the US’ decision to raise tariffs, the probability of a breakthrough in negotiations has dropped. As a result, the European markets will likely trade in the red. So, EUR/USD may have a tough time climbing the previous day’s high of 1.1251. GBP/USD extends latest recovery ahead of UK GDP, US CPI Given the trade talks at Washington being extended to the next day, economic calendar offering the UK GDP and the US CPI could regain its importance among global traders. Deal or No Deal for China? Answer will Set the Course for FX Investors are nervous that this time, President Trump is serious about raising tariffs on essentially all Chinese goods to 25%. UK GDP Preview: Expectations look too low and Sterling may surge How hard has Brexit uncertainty hit the UK economy? Economists believe that it had a substantial adverse impact on growth, and this explains the low expectations. US CPI Preview: Higher is better Core inflation is expected to rise by 0.2% in April following March’s 0.1% gain. Annual core inflation is projected to reach 2.1% from 2.0% prior. Canadian jobs preview: The odds are stacked against the C$ Has rapid job growth come to an end in Canada? Loonie traders will get an answer, and USD/CAD will react solely to this release, as the US Non-Farm Payrolls has already been published. FX Street FX Street FXStreet is the leading independent portal dedicated to the Foreign Exchange (Forex) market. It was launched in 2000 and the portal has always been proud of their unyielding commitment to provide objective and unbiased information, to enable their users to take better and more confident decisions. View All Post By FX Street FXStreet News share Read Next US Dollar Index under pressure near 97.40, looks to CPI FX Street 3 years The overnight optimism over the US-China trade talks faded in Friday's Asian trading after reports hit the wires that the trade talks saw little progress and the higher US tariffs on the Chinese imports kicked-in. The safe-haven Yen picked-up fresh bids amid a drop in the US S&P 500 futures on renewed trade jitters, dragging the USD/JPY pair back towards the 109.50 level. The spot struggled to hold the corrective bounce above the 110.00 seen in early trades. 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