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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared for an interview with Fox Business during the early Thursday morning in Asia. The diplomat reiterated the US push for Hong Kong’s freedom while also wishing the success of Chinese people.

Key quotes

US trying to keep what freedoms remain in Hong Kong.

Want Chinese people to be successful.

FX implications

Upbeat data and the risks emanating from the US coronavirus (COVID-19) headlines, coupled with Sino-American tension, confuse global traders to react on news like this. Though, S&P 500 Futures print mild gains of 0.08% while taking rounds to 3,100 as we write.