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Aussie tacks on as RBA holds
On Tuesday, the Australian dollar held revenues in Asia just a few ticks above 0.80 versus the US currency even as the major bank warned Australia’s currency turned to be a factor in interest rate views.
Assessing the greenback’s value versus a trade-weighted basket of six crucial currencies, the US dollar index gained 0.06% sticking to 92.73.
The currency pair AUD/USD rallied 0.36% showing an outcome of 0.8032. Meanwhile, the currency pair USD/JPY demonstrated 110.20, descending 0.05%.
The Reserve Bank of Australia didn’t change its interest rates, leaving them intact at a record minimum 1.5% just as expected on Tuesday, hinting at the potential impact of a strengthening Australian dollar.
Overnight, the evergreen buck languished at more than 14-month minimums versus a basket of global currencies because investors kept betting against the American currency after a mixed pair of economic reports put pressure on market sentiment.
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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.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.