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The US dollar fell against its peers on Monday, amid news about improved health conditions of US President Donald Trump.   Trump announced on Friday that he and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus and was put under quarantine.   The President was afterwards transferred to Walter Reed Military Medical Center as a precaution due to concerns that the virus will affect his health badly because of his old age and overweight.   However, medical sources expressed that Trump's condition is improving and he is responding to the treatment.   Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed the readiness of the US administration for all developments and scenarios.   Data showed today that the US services PMI rose to 57.8 points in September vs. 56.9 points in August.   The dollar index fell against a basket of currencies by 0.3% to 93.5 points as of 19:37 GMT, after it hit a high of 93.8 and a low of 93.3.

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) revealed that the US non-manufacturing activity index jumped to the positive territory for the first time in 7 months since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.   The ISM services PMI rose to 57.8 points in September vs. 56.9 points in August.   A reading above 50 points indicates continued growth of the sector and its recovery from the coronavirus impact.

The US dollar fell on Monday against a basket of major currencies, to resume losses after a pause on Friday, due to improved investors sentiment, thanks to news about US President Donald Trump's health improving, ahead of key data on the US services sector.   The dollar index fell 0.3% to 93.53 points, after opening at 93.81, and hit an intraday-high of 93.81.   The index gained 0.1% on Friday, posting its first daily gain in 5 days, within recovery attempts from 1-week low of 93.53 points.   The US dollar lost 0.8% during the past week, posting its second straight weekly loss, on slowing demand due to positive news about the second fiscal stimulus package in the US.   The medical team handling Trump's case said his condition is improving and he might exit the hospital on Monday.    Trump's announcement of testing positive for Covid-19 shocked the markets, with Trump now transferred to a medical center to monitor his condition.    Investors are anticipating key economic data releases today on the US  services sector for June, which will deliver insight on the performance of the US economy and its recovery path during the third quarter.   At 14:00 GMT, the ISM services PMI is expected to rise to 56.3 points in September vs. 56.9 in August.

Euro rose on Monday against dollar after a hiatus from gains yesterday, nearing week highs as sentiment brightens with US President Donald Trump's health improving.    EUR/USD rose 0.3% to 1.1745, after closing down 0.25% on Friday on profit taking away from week highs at 1.1769.   The common currency rose 0.7% last week against dollar following developments in US new stimulus plans.    The dollar index fell 0.1% on Monday after a hiatus from losses on Friday with haven demand declining on the greenback.    The medical team handling Trump's case said his condition is improving and he might exit the hospital on Monday.    Trump's announcement of a Covid 19 infection shocked the markets, with Trump now transferred to a medical center to monitor his condition.

USD/JPY tilted higher in Asian trade off September 23 lows amid a lack of data today from Japan and ahead of US data, while investors assess developments on President Donald Trump's health and US stimulus plans.   As of 06:53 GMT, USD/JPY rose 0.22% to 105.57, with an intraday high at 105.61.    From the US, the services PMI is expected at 54.6 in September, down from 55 in August.    The medical team handling Trump's case said his condition is improving and he might exit the hospital on Monday.    Trump's announcement of a Covid 19 infection shocked the markets, with Trump now transferred to a medical center to monitor his condition.    Otherwise, Trump called on both political parties to work together to finish up the stimulus plan, days after the House passed a $2.2 trillion financial rescue bill.

The US dollar rose on Friday, on safe-haven bids, after US President Donald Trump announced testing positive for coronavirus.   The US Labor Department revealed today that the US economy has added 661,000 new jobs in September, lower than forecasts of 900,000.   While the unemployment rate fell to 7.9% from 8.4%, and beat forecasts of 8.2%.   US President Donald Trump tweeted that he and the first lady tested positive for Covid-19 and began quarantine and recovery process immediately at the White House.   Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his wishes for a fast recovery of Trump and his wife, and the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he send his thoughts to President Trump and his family for a swift recovery.    White House sources said that the president's youngest son Barron also tested positive for the virus.   The dollar index rose against a basket of currencies by 0.1% to 93.86 points as of 19:32 GMT, after it hit a high of 94.03 and a low of 93.6.

The Japanese yen rose on Friday, after the release of positive economic data, amid volatility in global markets.   US President Donald Trump tweeted that he and the first lady tested positive for Covid-19 and began quarantine and recovery process immediately at the White House, and sources said that the president's youngest son Barron also tested positive for the virus.   The US Labor Department revealed today that the US economy has added 661,000 new jobs in September, lower than forecasts of 900,000, while the unemployment rate fell to 7.9% from 8.4%, and beat forecasts of 8.2%.   From Japan, the unemployment rate rose to 3% in September from August's 2.9%, on par with forecasts.   The Japanese monetary base index jumped 14.3% in September, beating forecasts of 11.9%, and the consumer confidence index rose to 32.7 points, higher than forecasts of 31.6.   As of 21:10 GMT, USD/JPY fell 0.1% to 105.3, after hitting a high of 105.6 and a low of 104.9.

The energy services firm "Baker Hughes" announced today that the US crude oil drilling rigs count rose 6 rigs to 189 during this week.   While the natural gas rigs fell by 1 to 74 rigs, with the total of oil and gas rigs rising by 5 to 2616 rigs.

At 12:30 GMT, the US economy released its reading for the non-farm employment change index, as the economy added 0.661 million jobs in September, lower than forecasts of 0.900 million jobs, and lower than the previous reading that was revised to 1.489 million from 1.371 million jobs. This data is negative for the US economy

At 12:30 GMT, the US economy released it reading for the average hourly earnings for September, which rose by 0.1%, missing forecasts of a rise by 0.5%, and lower than the previous reading of 0.3% after it was revised from 0.4%. This data is considered negative for the US economy

At 12:30 GMT, the US economy released it reading for the the unemployment rate for September at 7.9%, better than forecasts of 8.2%, and better the previous reading of 8.4%. This data is positive for the US economy.

The US dollar rose on Friday, to maintain above the 1-week low hit yesterday, to head for the first gain in 5 days, shining as the best alternative investment amid risk aversion after US President Donald Trump announced testing positive for the Coronavirus, ahead of the US jobs report for September.   The dollar index rose over 0.3% to 94.03 points, after it opened at 93.73 points, and hit an intraday low of 93.71 points.   The index lost 0.1% yesterday, posting its fourth straight daily loss, and hit a 1-week low of 93.53 points.    Demand for the US dollar was renewed, as most global stocks fell on risk aversion, after the President of the United States announced he tested positive for Covid-19.   US President Donald Trump tweeted that he and the first lady tested positive for Covid-19 and began quarantine and recovery process immediately   Investors are anticipating the release of key data later today, as the non-farm employment change reading will be released at 12:30 GMT, with forecasts of the creation of 0.900 million new jobs in September vs. 1.371 million jobs in August, and the unemployment rate is expected to drop to 8.2% from 8.4%, while the average hourly earnings is expected to rise by 0.5% vs. 0.4%.

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Euro fell in European trade away from week highs against dollar on profit-taking while still heading for weekly gains as global sentiment improves.    EUR/USD fell 0.4% to 1.1695, after closing up 0.2% yesterday, marking a week high at 1.1769.    The common currency is up 0.7% so far this week, which would be the largest weekly profit since July.    The best weekly gains in two months come following hopes of a new stimulus package in the US from Covid 19.    Now investors await a spate of data from Europe on inflation as Covid 19 cases surge back across the continent.    Europe's consumer prices are expected down 0.1% in September after a 0.2% drop in August.

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USD/JPY fell in Asian trade off September 15 highs following earlier data from Japan ahead of US data today as investors assess potential US stimulus plans.    As of 06:56 GMT, USD/JPY fell 0.53% to 104.97, with an intraday low at 104.94.    Earlier Japanese data showed unemployment rose to 3% as expected from 2.9%, while the consumer sentiment survey improved to 32.7 from 29.3.    From the US, the economy is expected to have added 900 thousand jobs last month, down from 1.371 million in August, while unemployment is expected down to 8.2% from 8.4%.    Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker is due to speak about the labor market recovery at a webinar.     The US House of Representatives passed a financial rescue bill amounting to $2.2 trillion and supported by Democrats, but Senate Republicans are expected to refuse the bill.    Otherwise, US President Donald Trump tweeted this morning that he and FLOTUS tested positive for Covid 19 following another positive test for a close adviser.

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The Japanese slipped against most major currencies on Thursday, despite a drop in the US dollar and weak Japanese data.   Japan's manufacturing PMI rose to 47.7 points in September, better than forecasts of holding unchanged at 47.3 points.   While Tankan manufacturing index fell to -27 points, and the non-manufacturing index fell to -12 points.   Otherwise, Japan alongside other countries are trying to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which has severely impacted the global economy.   As of 21:58 GMT, USD/JPY rose 0.1% to 105.5, after hitting a day high of 105.7, and a low of 105.3.

The US dollar slipped against most of its rivals on Thursday, following upbeat economic data, and ahead of the US monthly jobs report.   Data showed today the US unemployment claims fell around 36,000 to 837,000 during the past week, while personal income index fell 2.7%, while the US manufacturing PMI fell to 54.6 points in September from the 21-month high of 56 points of August.   The market is anticipating the monthly jobs report tomorrow, amid expectations that the creation of 900,000 jobs in September vs. 1.371 million jobs in August, and for the unemployment rate to drop to 8.2% from 8.4%.    The dollar index fell against a basket of currencies by 0.1% to 93.7 points as of 20:00 GMT, after it hit a high of 93.9 and a low of 93.5.

The Canadian dollar rose on Thursday, after the release of upbeat economic data, in addition to hopes about an end to the coronavirus crisis.   Canada's building permits index rose 1.7% in September, from a drop of 1.6% in the previous month.   The Canadian manufacturing PMI rose to 56 points September, from 55.1 points in August.   The markets are still anticipating an effective and safe Covid-19 vaccine, especially after many countries in Europe and all over the world started to suffer from a second wave of infections.   As of 16:40 GMT, CAD/USD rose 0.3% to 0.7528, after hitting a high of 0.7531, and a low of 0.7502.

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) showed today that the US manufacturing sector in continued to grow for the fifth straight month during September, albeit at a lower pace compared to August.   The US manufacturing PMI fell to 54.6 points in September from the 21-month high of 56 points of August.

At 12:30 GMT, the US economy released it reading of the personal spending for August, which rose 1%, higher than estimates of 0.7%, but lower than the previous reading of 1.5% after it was revised from 1.9%.

At 12:30 GMT, the US economy released its reading for the weekly unemployment claims, which reached 0.837 million during the week ending September 26, better than forecasts of 0.850 million, and better than the previous reading of 0.873 million after it was revised from 0.870 million.