FOREX-Dollar rises on stock rebound, upbeat Chinese data

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* China produces record trade surplus with U.S. despite tariffs

* Chinese export data lift risk appetite, trade worries

* Sterling retreats before EU summit next week

* Euro declines as ECB’s Draghi moderates inflation outlook

* Graphic: World FX rates in 2018

(Updates market action, changes dateline, previous LONDON) NEW YORK, Oct 12 (Reuters) – The dollar climbed on Friday against a basket of currencies as global equity prices rebounded from a six-day rout and robust Chinese export figures soothed some worries about the world’s second-biggest economy and its trade war with Washington. Euro and sterling snapped their three-day winning streak in advance of next week’s European Union summit where Britain and the economic bloc may strike a Brexit deal. China’s exports jumped 14.5 percent in September from a year earlier, the biggest year-over-year increase in seven months and marking a record trade surplus with the United States. This suggested the tariffs U.S. President Donald Trump has slapped on Beijing have yet to bite. “The market breathed a sigh of relief with the Chinese trade numbers despite the tit-for-tat trade war with the U.S.,” said Dean Popplewell, vice president of market analysis at Oanda in Toronto. “People were happy to put on some risk.” A weaker yuan likely mitigated the sting from U.S. duties on $250 billion worth of Chinese-made goods, analysts said. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday he told China’s central bank chief that currency issues need to be part of any further U.S.-China trade talks. At 10:43 a.m. (1443 GMT), an index that tracks the dollar versus six major currencies was up 0.29 percent at 95.291. It touched a seven-week high of 96.15 on Tuesday as U.S. 10-year Treasury yield hit a 7-year peak due to worries about rising inflation and U.S. government debt supply. The MSCI All-Country World index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was up 1.16 percent on the day. The euro and pound retreated from two-week and three-week peaks, respectively, versus the greenback reached following comments from EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Wednesday who suggested an agreement for Britain to leave the EU could be reached next week. The single currency was down 0.35 percent at $1.1553, while sterling was 0.52 percent lower at $1.3166. The common currency also fell after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi toned down his outlook for a rise in underlying inflation from “relatively vigorous” to “gradual.”

The Chinese yuan fell 0.5 percent to 6.9123 per dollar in offshore trading, as the latest Chinese export figures stoked concerns they would ratchet up trade tension between China and the United States.


Currency bid prices at 10:42AM (1442 GMT)

Description RIC Last U.S. Close Pct Change YTD Pct High Bid Low Bid Previous Change


Euro/Dollar EUR= $1.1550 $1.1593 -0.37% -3.72% +1.1610 +1.1536 Dollar/Yen JPY= 112.1400 112.1600 -0.02% -0.47% +112.4900 +112.0200 Euro/Yen EURJPY= 129.55 130.02 -0.36% -4.16% +130.4900 +129.4300 Dollar/Swiss CHF= 0.9919 0.9893 +0.26% +1.81% +0.9930 +0.9883 Sterling/Dollar GBP= 1.3164 1.3233 -0.52% -2.58% +1.3258 +1.3165 Dollar/Canadian CAD= 1.3026 1.3027 -0.01% +3.57% +1.3040 +1.3002 Australian/Doll AUD= 0.7121 0.7123 -0.03% -8.72% +0.7139 +0.7112


Euro/Swiss EURCHF= 1.1461 1.1470 -0.08% -1.95% +1.1492 +1.1450 Euro/Sterling EURGBP= 0.8772 0.8757 +0.17% -1.25% +0.8781 +0.8746 NZ Dollar/Dolar NZD= 0.6509 0.6520 -0.17% -8.14% +0.6532 +0.6509 Dollar/Norway NOK= 8.1820 8.2135 -0.38% -0.30% +8.2218 +8.1724 Euro/Norway EURNOK= 9.4546 9.5226 -0.71% -4.03% +9.5367 +9.4496 Dollar/Sweden SEK= 8.9764 8.9726 -0.33% +9.45% +8.9835 +8.9387 Euro/Sweden EURSEK= 10.3693 10.4032 -0.33% +5.39% +10.4095 +10.3560

(Additional reporting by Tom Finn in LONDON, Vatsal Srivastava in SINGAPORE Editing by Larry King and Phil Berlowitz)

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