Greenback stands still with eyes on Fed for rate signals

Greenback stands still with eyes on Fed for rate signals

On Wednesday, the greenback traded below a six-week peak versus the Japanese yen because the market waited for the Federal Reserve's policy statement for further hints on the American interest rate outlook, while the New Zealand dollar managed to strengthen on strong New Zealand jobs data.

The Fed’s generally expected to keep interest rates intact at the end of its two-day policy gathering,  though market participants will look to see whether the US number one bank downplays the recent soft patch in the American economy just to leave the door open for a rate lift in June.

The major American currency last traded at 112.02 yen, which is still not very far from a six-week peak of 112.33 yen achieved on Tuesday.

The US dollar had drifted away from its six-week peak. It’s because April’s poor American car sales data issued on Tuesday contributed to recent concerns as for the outlook for the American economy, which reached a soft patch during the first quarter.

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