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 to three-month maximums
On Thursday, the evergreen buck jumped to three-month peaks versus its counterparts against the backdrop of a dive in the common currency after the ECB came up with the alarm on euro-area surge and pushed back its hopes for a rate lift.
Gauging the greenback’s purchasing potential versus its major rivals the USD index shot up by 0.68% being worth 97.45.
The currency pair EUR/USD went down by 0.77% showing $1.1217 after the ECB pushed back its hopes for a rate lift to the end of 2019, diminished its surge objective for this year from 1.7% to 1.1% and also detailed fresh stimulus measures.
Mario Draghi, ECB governor came up with a dismal assessment of the euro zone economy, telling that a sizeable moderation in surge would proceed in 2019.
In addition to this, GBP/USD went down by 0.61% ending up with $1.3089 against the backdrop of worries that the Brexit deadlock will resume after the European bloc neglected Britain’s latest proposals on the Irish backstop.
In Brussels, British Attorney General Geoffrey Cox came up with the proposals, but they were neglected. The European bloc has provided Cox with time until Friday to have the revised proposals submitted, referring to remarks from European diplomats.
However, many experts have told that the March 29 Brexit deadline will be most probably postponed due to the fact Prime Minister Theresa May won’t win concessions from the European bloc that British lawmakers demand to vote in favor of her withdrawal agreement on March 12.
In addition to this, the currency pair USD/JPY headed south by about 0.19% concluding the trading session at Y111.54. As for USD/CAD, it soared by 0.11% showing C$1.3455.
The market optimism waned amid stricter restrictions to control rising coronavirus infections. S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped from the all-time highs, while the USD jumped higher.
S&P 500 skyrocketed to the all-time high on optimism that Biden’s fiscal stimulus will support economic growth and boost corporate earnings.
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