Forex Signal Dollar Down Amid Rising U.S.- China Tensions The dollar was down on Monday morning in Asia, giving up some of its gains from Friday.

Meanwhile, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said in a separate interview that the U.S. economy could shrink up to 30% in the second quarter but will avoid a second Great Depression in the long run.

The U.S. Dollar Index that tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies fell 0.11% to 100.325 by 11:32 PM ET (4:32 AM GMT). “Also comments last week from Fed officials around the risks to the U.S. economy being skewed to the downside, risks around a second wave of infection, I think that will also continue to underpin the U.S. dollar this week.”

The USD/JPY pair gained 0.10% to 107.12 after Japan slipped into recession for the first time since 2015.

Forex Signal Dollar Down Amid Rising U.S. – The USD/CNY pair gained 0.06% to 7.1058. The GBP/USD pair rose 0.05% to 1.211. Andrew Haldane, Bank of England chief economist, said on Saturday that the bank is considering negative interest rates.

“The economy is weaker than a year ago and we are now at the effective lower bound, so in that sense it’s something we’ll need to look at – are looking at – with somewhat greater immediacy. How could we not be [looking at negative rates]?” he said in an interview with the Telegraph.

Trade better, discover more Forex Trading Strategies
Better Still Sign Up For our FX Signals Daily
Read more on Forex News Today
Download our Forex Signals APP

Down Under, the AUD/USD pair jumped 0.51% to 0.6447. But there were reports of conciliatory remarks from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

The NZD/USD pair was up 0.45% to 0.5958.