Here we gathered the best and the worst performers of the week and the most volatile pairs .
Aussie gives up some revenues on China data
On Thursday, the Australian dollar gave up some earlier revenues because a surprise leap in jobs for August data was compensated with weaker fixed asset investment, industrial output and retail sales figures from key trading partner China.
The currency pair USD/JPY hit 110.47, sliding 0.01%, AUD/USD reached 0.8003, ascending 0.21%.
The U.S. dollar index, gauging the US currency’s value against six major currencies, grew 0.06% reaching 92.45.
China unveiled fixed asset investment for August, which soared 7.8%, versus the 8.2% leap expected on year. Additionally, industrial output grew 6%, versus a 6.6% rally observed on year. Retail sales inched up 10.1% versus a 10.5% jump observed on year.
Australia posted jobs data with the employment change figure leaping by up to 54,200 versus gain of about 15,000 jobs observed for August under a participation rate of nearly 65.3%, which is higher the 65.1% expected, and an unemployment rate stuck to 5.6%.
The European Central Bank will meet today to discuss the current monetary policy and the fate of the quantitative easing program
Canada will publish the headline and core retail sales on January 24 at 15:30 MT time.