USD/JPY keeps the red below 107.50, as the yen remains well bid amid US-China tensions and upbeat Japanese data dump. The Asian stocks and S&P 500 futures flash red. Focus shifts to the US data and President Trump's response to the Hong Kong issue.
AUD/USD remains depressed around 0.6640 so far this Friday. Risk-tone remains heavy as global equities are weighed down by escalating US-China tensions over the Hong Kong security issue, with all eyes now on Trump's presser.
Preliminary eurozone CPI data for May will likely show depressed inflation. Without shocking figures, the EUR/USD has room to rise, in the opinion of FXStreet’s analyst Yohay Elam.Key quotes: “Petrol will likely put pressure on CPI."
Gold, a traditional safe-haven asset, is drawing bids as the US stock futures are signaling risk aversion. China imposed the controversial national security bill on Hong Kong on Thursday. Markets fear the US would retaliate with sanctions on China.
While West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude's front-month contract has backed off from the 2.5-month highs reached earlier this week due to deteriorating US-China tensions, it is still on track to post its biggest monthly gain on record.