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Hong Kong - The dollar retreated against most of its peers on Monday, with warnings of wild volatility ahead as Donald Trump kicked off his presidency promising to put Americans first and hitting out at global trade deals.

While trading floors are ravaged by uncertainty over the tycoon's plans, shares in most Asian markets were higher on Monday following a positive lead from Wall Street, though Japan's Nikkei tanked as the greenback slipped against the yen.

Trump's inauguration speech on Friday continued his campaign rhetoric, saying "every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families".

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ZAR/USD
16.52
(-0.11)
ZAR/GBP
21.39
(-0.23)
ZAR/EUR
19.45
(-0.53)
ZAR/AUD
11.68
(+0.29)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(-0.06)
Gold
1903.13
(+0.15)
Silver
24.36
(+0.65)
Platinum
857.00
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9977.80
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