Brazil is struggling on both the humanitarian and the financial frontы. As a result, Brazilian real is weakening
Greenback is backed as spotlight dips on monetary policy
On Friday, the evergreen buck was buoyant versus the Japanese yen because some traders bought back the currency for the purpose of squaring positions ahead of a gathering of key bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
While Fed Chair Janet Yellen as well as ECB Governor Mario Draghi are supposed to stay on script in speeches later in the day, market participants are actually hungry for any signs on further American rate lifts, the timing of its balance sheet tapering and also whether the EU is still considering reining in stimulus.
Yellen is expected to deliver a speech at 1400 GMT. As for Draghi, his conference will start at 1900 GMT.
The evergreen buck turned to be a shade firmer being worth 109.640 yen having soared 0.5% overnight.
The US currency was braced for concluding 0.3% stronger versus the Japanese yen on the week, during which it had declined to 108.635 yen following geopolitical tensions coming from the Korean Peninsula.
Canada will publish employment change and an unemployment rate on Friday, at 15:30 MT time.
USD/CHF and EUR/CHF rose to tactical highs. What's next?
The Australian economy has been on a steady recovery path, and now we have a very symbolic confirmation that S&P ASX 200 is about to cross 7000!
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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 14, at 05:00 MT.