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China’s latest currency manipulation isn’t what you thinkChina’s latest currency manipulation isn’t what you think

Dollar slips as yuan reverses direction and strengthens. (Audio report)

January 5, 2017

2 Min Read

Efforts by the Chinese government to influence, if not manipulate, its yuan currency are a long-standing sore point in relations with the U.S. Most of the friction occurs when the yuan weakens against the dollar, giving Chinese exporters an edge. This week, however, the yuan strengthened against the greenback as China tries to stem the flow of capital from the country. The dollar is also weakening on ideas the Federal Reserve may not raise interest rates quickly in 2017, but that’s not giving much of a lift to commodities yet.

Knorr discusses overnight market moves with Pam Jahnke, Wisconsin Farm Report, and you can listen to their conversation below.

Senior Editor Bryce Knorr first joined Farm Futures Magazine in 1987. In addition to analyzing and writing about the commodity markets, he is a former futures introducing broker and is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor. He conducts Farm Futures exclusive surveys on acreage, production and management issues and is one of the analysts regularly contracted by business wire services before major USDA crop reports. Besides the Morning Call on www.FarmFutures.com he writes weekly reviews for corn, soybeans, and wheat that include selling price targets, charts and seasonal trends. His other weekly reviews on basis, energy, fertilizer and financial markets and feature price forecasts for key crop inputs. A journalist with 38 years of experience, he received the Master Writers Award from the American Agricultural Editors Association. And you can follow Farm Futures throughout the day on Twitter at www.twitter.com/farmfutures.

Pam Jahnke is Farm Director of the Wisconsin Farm Report that is carried on 16 stations in Wisconsin.  Known as the "Fabulous Farm Babe" Pam studied broadcast journalism and broad area agriculture at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. After college, Pam moved into her chosen field, doing farm broadcasting, radio and television, from Green Bay to Eau Claire, WI - and she's never looked back.  Pam often says she feels like farm broadcasting and communicating on behalf of food producers is exactly what she was made for. Pam has been named "Friend of Agriculture" by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture for her assistance in raising awareness of the "Harvest of Hope" program. She has also served as president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.


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