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Caixin Manufacturing PMI Beats Expectation: AUD/USD Jumps

Posted Monday, April 1, 2019 by
Rowan Crosby • 1 min read

The Caixin Manufacturing PMI for March has come in at 50.8 vs 50.1 expected which is up from the previous reading of 49.9.

The Chinese economy has been putting out a series of relatively poor data points for some time now, as concerns around growth continue to weigh on markets. So this result comes as a little bit of a shock, but a positive nevertheless.

The AUD/USD has gapped higher this morning and is holding above the 0.7100 mark. It, of course, is a good proxy for the Chinese economy, given the strong export/import ties between the two nations.

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Rowan Crosby // Asia-Pacific Analyst
Rowan Crosby is a professional futures trader from Sydney, Australia. Rowan has extensive experience trading commodities, bonds and equity futures in the Asian, European and US markets. Rowan holds a Bachelor of Finance and Economics degree and is focused heavily on Investment Finance and Quantitative Analysis.
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