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Risk appetite improved yesterday on the news that US-China trade talks are progressing, according to analyst at Danske Bank.  

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“A reported phone call between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping showed that the door is still open for US-China trade talks and has improved prospects of a meeting between Xi and Trump on the side lines of the G20 Summit in Argentina in mid-November. Talks are going ‘nicely’ US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter, while Chinese state media also reported about constructive discussions.”

In the FX market, the CNY strengthened while the USD sold off  on the news that US-China trade talks are progressing. Besides trade talks, weak US ISM manufacturing data and lower US yields also weighed on the USD which underperformed against all G10 currencies. EUR/USD bounced back above 1.14 after testing a 2018 low at 1.1302.”