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The dollar rises before the U.S. inflation test

The dollar pushed up versus significant rivals on Wednesday following declining in the past three days, with investors taking a little risk before of U.S. inflation data which could reflect some light on how fast the Federal Reserve might increase interest rates.

The U.S. consumer price index, expected later on Wednesday, is foretold by a Reuters survey of economists to appear at an annualized 4.3%, versus the U.S Federal Reserve average yearly 2% inflation target.

Fed last week restated its opinion that current high inflation is transitory. However, many investors worry that minimizing the rise in prices could show a costly policy mistake.

Deutsche Bank (DE: DBKGn) strategist Jim Reid stated in his morning note to clients that a lot is resting on this inflation being transitory. This will be the multi-trillion dollar proposal for 2022, that’s for sure.

Data revealed on Tuesday that U.S. producer prices rose solidly in October, directed by rising costs for gasoline and motor vehicle dispensing, implying that high inflation could continue.

The dollar index gauges the dollar versus six opponents. At 0850 GMT, it increased 0.19% to 94.146, following falling from a more than one-year peak of 94.634 touched on Friday.

Versus Japan’s yen, the dollar got off lows last after Oct. 11 and increased 0.18% to 113.080 yen.

The euro dropped 0.23% to $1.1569

Beaten last week following the Bank of England’s shock decision to keep rates fixed, sterling reversed 0.18% to $1.3535 but reached well up until Friday’s more than one-month low of $1.3425.

Concerns of potential contamination from China’s property market woes also stoked the search for safer assets.

China’s Evergrande meets a deadline on Wednesday to pay an offshore bond. Moreover, Kaisa Group asked on Tuesday for help to pay loans, workers, and suppliers.

The Aussie briefly slipped to $0.73525 but slowly limited its losses to a 0.07% decline.

New Zealand’s kiwi fell 0.18% to $0.71170.

In cryptocurrencies, bitcoin flew under the all-time high of $68,564.40 recorded on Tuesday, last trading hands about $66,670.

Ether traded at $4,715.30, also lingering within sight of Tuesday’s record peak of $4,842.65.

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