USD falls as House delay vote on $2.2 trillion stimulus bill

October 01, 2020 10:30

USD falls as House delay vote on $2.2 trillion stimulus bill

The much-anticipated coronavirus stimulus bill has been delayed further as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin failed to reach a deal. Talks are set to continue to try and find an agreement for a fifth economic relief package that can pass both chambers of Congress.

House Democrats have tabled a $2.2 trillion stimulus package while Mnuchin has countered with a $1.5 trillion stimulus package. Officials hope a deal can be reached to boost the US economy before the 3 November US presidential election.

The US dollar subsequently fell on the announcement with the fall continuing in Asia and early European trading. All major G7 currencies were up against the US dollar, including gold. All eyes may now turn to today's ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI figures at 3 pm BST, as well as Friday's key US Non-Farm payroll announcement at 1.30 pm BST which could determine the trend of the dollar for October.

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Admiral Markets MetaTrader 5 Web, EURUSD, Weekly

Source: Admiral Markets MetaTrader 5 Web, EURUSD, Weekly - Data range: April 20, 2014, to October 1, 2020, performed on October 1, 2020, at 7:09 am BST. Please note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.


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