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Greenback slumps in Asia on policy concerns
On Wednesday, the evergreen buck inched down in Asia and the Japanese yen soared on safe-haven demand because President Donald Trump dared to sack FBI Director James Comeyover, reportedly unable to handle sensitive investigations. It lifted worries of a fallout for Trump’s economic policy objectives as well as ability to draw on public support.
The currency pair USD/JPY declined 0.16%, hitting 113.82, while AUD/USD hit 0.7356, soaring 0.19% after on Tuesday the Australian budget levied a tax on financial institutions to assist the government in meeting projected fiscal surplus objectives and securing its triple-A sovereign credit rating.
Tracking the US dollar’s value versus six major currencies, the US dollar index tumbled 0.15%, being worth 99.30.
Overnight, the evergreen buck traded higher versus a basket of crucial currencies, buoyed by a surge in hopes that the US major financial institution intends to have its benchmark rate lifted in June.
Now traders follow the economic events with new vision as inflation in the US seems like decreasing. Let’s see what releases will influence the market due to that factor.
The week will have the biggest event in the US political process over the last two years. How will the elections affect the Forex market? We covered the most important news of this week in this report.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.