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?
Australian dollar keeps tumbling in Asia as China PPI data gives pause
On Monday, the Australian dollar sank further in Asia, with China posting faster than expected producer price revenues, and also demonstrating that inflation pressures are building in the Chinese economy which is a number one export destination for Australia.
The currency pair AUD/USD hit 0.7875, slumping 0.25%, USD/JPY reached 112.00, soaring 0.17%. As for EUR/USD, this currency pair showed 1.1807, declining 0.13%, and only GBP/USD stood still, sticking to 1.3284.
The US dollar index, gauging the US currency’s value against a basket of six crucial currencies, inched up 0.11% demonstrating an outcome of 93.02.
As China informed, September prices surged 0.5% versus a sudden 0.4% leap observed on month and also up 1.6% on year as anticipated, while PPI rallied 6.9% versus a sudden 6.3% profit.
This week, market participants will be looking at British housing data to evaluate the economic impact of the hurricanes that hit the southern US coast the previous month.
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.