China releases white paper, India in the crosshairs, Bank of Australia decision
China has maintained a paused after the US showed trade aggression, apparently, hoping to reach an agreement. Apparently, hopes were not justified. As a result, the so-called “White Paper” was born. The document, which sets out the position of China in order to negotiations with the United States on trade and economic issues. The main message is the following: China does not want a trade war with the United States, but will not avoid it if it is needed. Also, China quite clearly set forth its terms for a deal with the United States: the USA cancelling all duties on goods imported from China.
In addition, China is gradually starting to counterattack. For instance, the investigation began against FedEx Corp . the other day. Huawei accused FedEx of sending two parcels with important commercial documents to the United States. According to the results of the investigations, FedEx Corp . may fall into the list of unreliable companies.
Meanwhile, Trump is planning to open another front of the trade war - the Indian one. From June 5, the States may deprive India of the status of a country with a developing economy, which will exclude the possibility of duty-free export to the United States of more than 2,000 Indian goods.
In general, everything is bad. Morgan Stanley analysts have warned about this that further growth in trade tensions may lead to negative US economic growth as early as Q3 2019. Therefore, our recommendations are: buying safe-haven assets ( gold and Japanese yen ) and selling the dollar.
From the events of today, it is worth noting the Reserve Bank of Australia meeting, at which the lowered the rate by 0.25%. This is definitely a signal for the Australian dollar . Given the intensification of the trade war, while AUDUSD is below 0.70, we recommend looking for points for selling of AUDUSD on the intraday basis and the medium-term directions.
Our positions for today: we are continuing to look for points for buying of the euro and the pound against the US dollar , sales of oil and the Russian ruble , as well as buying of gold and the Japanese yen . In addition, we will buy the Canadian dollar against the US dollar .