The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
Evergreen buck heads north with American jobs data eyed
On Friday, the evergreen buck managed to ascend versus other key rivals because market participants waited for the publication of important American employment reports due later in the day. Meanwhile, quite aggressive remarks from the Federal Reserve in 2018 kept lending substantial support.
The US currency was still underpinned after on Wednesday the key US financial institution at the conclusion of its policy gathering expressed its confidence as for inflation and surge in the United States.
The Federal Reserve informed that inflation will most probably inch up in 2018, spurring hopes for further interest rate lifts under incoming major bank chief Jerome Powell.
Market participants were closely watching the American nonfarm payrolls data due later on Friday just to get familiar with further signs of the strength of the US job market.
Normally estimating the US currency’s value versus a trade-weighted basket of six crucial currencies, the US dollar index managed to ascend 0.28% being worth 88.73 on Friday.
The common currency as well as the British pound headed south, with the currency pair EUR/USD declining 0.24% showing an outcome of 1.2484. Besides this, the currency pair GBP/USD went down 0.37% trading at 1.4215.
On Friday, research group Markit drew attention to the fact that in January its British construction purchasing managers index went down to 50.2 versus the previous month’s reading of 52.2, compared to hopes for a 52.0 descend.
The Japanese yen and the Swiss franc lost too, with the currency pair USD/JPY earning 0.43% being worth 109.88 and also with USD/CHF soaring 0.24% hitting 0.9288.
The Australian as well as New Zealand dollars still traded lower. For example, AUD/USD dived 0.68% reaching 0.7987, while NZD/USD retreated 0.59% hitting 0.7353.
Besides this, USD/CAD leapt 0.30% offering a reading of 1.2303.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce average hourly earnings, nonfarm employment change (NFP), and the unemployment rate on May 6, at 15:30 MT time.
The United States will publish the Preliminary GDP on Thursday, May 26, at 15:30 GMT+3.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will publish a monetary policy report and make an update on the interest rate on May 25, at 05:00 GMT+3.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.