The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
Greenback ascends on American tax optimism
On Tuesday, the evergreen buck modestly surged versus a basket of the other key currencies because expectations for key tax cuts in America kept backing demand for the US currency.
Estimating the greenback’s value versus a trade-weighted basket of six crucial currencies, the US dollar index gained 0.18% trading at 93.22.
On Monday, the US currency rallied after the American Senate approved a tax overhaul package.
Demand for the US currency kept getting support from hopes that tax cuts for corporations are going to spur the American economy, and also push Treasury yields up because the US authorities become more dependent on debt because of reduced tax income.
Traders are assured that the boost to the American will enable the major US bank to have interest rates lifted at a faster pace. Hopes for higher rates boost the greenback because they make the US dollar more attractive to yield-seeking traders.
Against the Japanese yen the greenback rallied, with USD/JPY gaining 0.18% being worth 112.61.
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.