Here we gathered the best and the worst performers of the week and the most volatile pairs .
Greenback leaps, on track for weekly revenues
On Friday, the evergreen buck added during Asian trading, heading for weekly profits after solid American economic data contrasted with figures demonstrating euro zone inflation cooling.
The dollar index, evaluating the greenback against a basket of six crucial currencies, soared 0.1%, being worth 100.50. It gained 0.9% for the week and it’s currently not far from a two-week peak of 100.60 reached overnight.
The common currency nursed losses, ascending 0.1% on the day, hitting $1.0681, though tumbling 1.1% for the week.
Thursday’s Spanish and German consumer price data showed that in March inflation slowed more steeply than expected, as crude priced sank, offering some respite to the ECB because it’s pressured to wind down its monetary stimulus.
Against its major Japanese counterpart, the US dollar was intact on the day at 111.98 yen, gaining 0.5% for the week.
Meanwhile, the British pound headed north 0.2%, being worth $1.2490.
The European Central Bank will meet today to discuss the current monetary policy and the fate of the quantitative easing program
Canada will publish the headline and core retail sales on January 24 at 15:30 MT time.