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  • China is a more familiar target.

  • But now the U.

  • S Treasury has Switzerland in its sights.

  • On Wednesday, Washington labeled the country as a currency manipulator.

  • That means it's suspected off deliberately devaluing its currency against the dollar to win advantage.

  • Vietnam was also added to the list.

  • The action comes as the global slowdown skews trade flows and widens US deficits with trading partners.

  • That is an irritant for President Donald Trump, who came to office promising to narrow trade gaps.

  • To be labeled a manipulator, countries must have a least a $20 billion trade surplus with the US They also have to have a record off significant intervention in currency markets.

  • The Treasury refused to say whether the two countries would face any sanctions as a result off the designation.

  • But it also extended the list off places it was keeping a close eye on as potential manipulators.

  • Taiwan, Thailand and India went on that list, joining China, Japan, Germany and others.

  • Switzerland, at least, seems undaunted.

  • The Swiss National Bank denied manipulating the country's frank currency and said it would continue its monetary approach unchanged.

  • Even so, the Frank jumped to five year highs against the dollar after Wednesday's news.

China is a more familiar target.

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U.S. Treasury labels Switzerland, Vietnam as currency manipulators

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/16
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