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?
Evergreen buck rallies on jobless claims
On Thursday, the American dollar managed to surge. It happened due to the fact that the number of folks who filed for first-time unemployment benefits reached a two-and-a-half month minimum.
Estimating the purchasing potential of the greenback versus a number of its main rivals the USD index inched up by up to 0.19% demonstrating a reading of 97.20.
The evergreen buck was backed after the US Department of Labor came up with a statement that the number of American citizens applying for initial jobless benefits for the seven days by December 8 went down by 27,000 hitting a seasonally updated outcome of 206,000.
In addition to this, the UK major currency managed to soar a bit because on Wednesday British Prime Minister Theresa May definitely survived a vote of no confidence. As a matter of fact, Brexit woes still persist notwithstanding the win, as it seems unlikely that her party is going to underpin her agreement with Brussels on departing from the European bloc in March.
The currency pair GBP/USD went up by 0.04% trading at 1.2635.
The evergreen buck managed to leap against Japan’s currency. So, the currency pair USD/JPY went up by up to 0.27% trading at 113.62.
As for the common currency, it slumped after European Central Bank Governor Mario Draghi warned against downside risks. As a result, the currency pair EUR/USD dived by 0.17% ending up with 1.1348.
As Draghi told, recent data had appeared to be weaker than anticipated. Additionally, he stressed that the outlook for economic surge was updated a bit downwards for this year and for 2019 to respectively 1.9% and 1.7%.
In addition to this, the currency pair NZD/USD dived by 0.07% hitting 0.6852. AUD/USD rallied by 0.08% trading at 0.7225. As for the Canadian dollar, it slipped. USD/CAD added 0.11% showing 1.3364.
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.