Rising Dollar Index

Rising Dollar Index

Rising Dollar Index

Dollar Performance

In the early trading session yesterday, the US dollar showed stability,
then gained strength in subsequent trading.
This comes as markets eagerly await the results of the US Federal Reserve meeting in May,
scheduled for Wednesday evening.









In the currency market today, the US Dollar Index
(which measures the dollar’s performance against a basket of other currencies)
stabilized at 104.682 points, recording a 0.06% increase.





European Central Bank

The European Central Bank will not continue to cut interest rates

Joachim Nagel, a member of the European Central Bank’s Governing Council and President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, stated in a press interview on Tuesday that a rate cut at the June meeting does not necessarily mean that the ECB will continue to cut rates in subsequent meetings.

Nagel also confirmed that wage developments in the Eurozone are moving in the right direction,
with no signs of a wage-price spiral.

Earlier, Nagel mentioned that the ECB’s tight monetary policy is yielding results,
and the bank has successfully curbed inflation in the Eurozone so far.

Nagel added that wage and productivity developments, along with profit margins,
will be decisive factors for the ECB’s decision on cutting rates at the June meeting.
He also warned that inflation expectations in the Eurozone remain unclear amid the current uncertainty.





Russian Oil

Decline in China’s imports of Russian oil

According to data from the General Administration of Customs in Beijing,
China’s imports of Russian oil decreased by 11.8% in April compared to March,
and also fell from their record level in June 2023 by 12.1%, amounting to 2.56 million barrels per day.

Additionally, the data revealed that China’s total imports of Russian oil, both seaborne and overland,
dropped to 9.26 million metric tons in April (equivalent to 2.25 million barrels per day),
compared to 2.55 million barrels per day in March.

However, the data showed that China’s imports of Russian oil have increased
by 17% since the beginning of the current year,
reaching approximately 37.79 million tons (equivalent to 2.28 million barrels per day),
representing about 21% of China’s total imports.




Rising Dollar Index