After visiting Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin crossed wires while citing additional hardships for the much-awaited US stimulus plan.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows also spoke side-by-side and cited substantial progress on eviction protections, unemployment in coronavirus relief talks.
We’re not going anywhere close to $3.4 trillion for cost of new coronavirus (COVID-19) aid bill.
Negotiators will try to reach an overall agreement on COVID-19 relief by the end of this week.
Even if the absence of strong decision makes it harder for the markets to pick-up the risk-on mood, recently increasing odds of a solution helps AUD/USD to extend the previous day’s gains while trading around 0.7160.