Reportedly, the ECB is analyzing the possibility of the change of the current inflation target of "below but close to 2%". It weakened the EUR
Aussie slumps on dismal retail sales in quiet trade
On Thursday, the Australian dollar went down on worse than anticipated retail sales notwithstanding a better-than-expected trade surplus with Fed Chair Janet Yellen standing out from remarks on monetary policy at a community banking conference, St. Louis.
The currency pair AUD/USD hit 0.7838, sliding 0.32%, USD/JPY hit 112.82, rising 0.06%.
Estimating the greenback’s value against a trade-weighted basket of six key currencies, the US dollar index tacked on 0.05% being worth 93.36.
As Australia disclosed, its trade balance for August demonstrated a surplus of A$989 billion, which is wider than the A$875 billion surplus anticipated, although retail sales went down 0.6% versus a 0.3% profit observed on month.
Overnight, the evergreen buck sank versus a basket of key currencies notwithstanding a bunch of reports on the services sector as well as labor market topping hopes as investors waited for probable remarks from Janet Yellen.
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