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 earns further in Asia
On Monday, the Australian dollar ascended further in Asia, and the evergreen buck kept an edge on the Japanese yen with construction data for July backing views in Australia as well as decent FX reserves in Japan seen.
The currency pair AUD/USD hit 0.7945, soaring 0.20%, USD/JPY reached 110.74, jumping 0.04%.
The AIG Construction index leapt to 60.5 in July versus June’s reading of 56.0. Japan posted its July’s foreign reserves data with $1.260 trillion versus $1.250 trillion in June.
The US dollar index, which estimates the US dollar’s value versus a basket of six main currencies, dived 0.11% hitting 93.27.
The previous week, the greenback went up versus a basket of the other key currencies, underpinned by a steady American jobs report for July as well as comments by a Trump administration official as for tax reform.
As the Labor Department informed on Friday, the American economy managed to generate up to 209,000 jobs the previous month, surpassing expectations for a 183,000 gain, while the unemployment rate sagged to 4.3%.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.