During the daily press briefing of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, it was announced that Mexico will receive 1.4 million doses of the vaccine by the end of January. Is that optimistic enough for the peso?
Aussie declines, Kiwi gains ground
On Monday, the Australian dollar went down versus its American rival, after the publication of dismal Australian data. Meanwhile, the New Zealand dollar managed to gain some ground amid renewed geopolitical tensions between American and North Korea.
The currency pair AUD/USD dived 0.13% being worth 0.7957 right after the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced that company operating revenues dived by 4.5% during the second quarter, versus expectations for a 4% dip.
July’s company operating revenues were updated to a 5.8% soar from a previously estimated 6% ascend.
Geopolitical threats revived after on Sunday North Korea announced that it had successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb, which could be potentially installed on an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Pyongyang dubbed the test a complete success, reporting a greater yield compared to previous tests and with no negative impact on the environment.
The currency pair NZD/USD jumped 0.22% hitting 0.7173, which is not far from last Thursday's three-month dip of 0.7132.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
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The Canadian central bank will make a monetary policy report and announce interest rates on Wednesday, January 20, at 17:00 MT time. Also, the BOC press conference will be held later.