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 stabilizes versus yen
On Wednesday, the evergreen buck managed to stabilize versus the Japanese yen because the revenue of American Treasuries rebounded from the minimums provoked by worries over the worsening trade relations between China and the United States, although the constant worries of a trade conflict keep the greenback pressured.
By the way, yesterday the evergreen buck went down abruptly versus the Japanese yen after it became known that American leader announced his willingness to put 10% tariffs on imported China’s goods for up to $200 billion. Duties for the initial list of goods worth nearly $34 billion are going to be imposed from July 6. Responding to this move, China’s Ministry of Commerce told that it’s going to take strict countermeasures if America comes up with an extra list of duties.
The given escalation of tension generated a risk aversion as well as a sell-off in global stock markets.
The evergreen buck managed to revive having declined versus the Japanese yen because some degree of calm got back to wider financial markets. At the same time the revenue of American Treasury bonds ascended from three-week minimums.
Along with the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen, the evergreen buck also appears to be a protective asset. However, in this regard it can’t outperform the yen. Some financial analysts point out that the greenback’s status of safe haven can be questioned because for the last time it has become an extremely profitable asset.
The New Zealand dollar managed to rally a bit after the publication of New Zealand's balance of payments data for the first quarter.
In the first quarter of this year New Zealand posted a current account surplus of about NZ $ 0.18 billion. The given outcome beat hopes for a surplus of approximately NZ $ 0.05 billion following a deficit of NZ $2.77 billion for the last three months.
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.