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.
Japanese yen reaches eight-week maximum vs. greenback on fresh bout of Korean tensions
On Wednesday, the Japanese yen reached an eight-week maximum versus the greenback and made broad revenues versus other peers, following the latest bout of geopolitical tensions in the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea told that it’s actually examining a possibility of a missile attack on the US Pacific territory of Guam, several hours after Donald Trump warned North Korea that any threat to America would be met with fury and fire.
The evergreen buck sagged versus the Japanese yen. This Asian currency is often bought in times of geopolitical tension. The greenback lost 0.4% being worth 109.890 yen.
The South Korean won tumbled more than 0.8% hitting 1,135.6 to the greenback, its lowest outcome since July 14.
The common currency demonstrated a 0.6% slide trading at 128.960 yen, having hit a 1-1/2-year maximum above 131.00 the previous week.
The Australian dollar that went up to a 19-month maximum close to 90.00 yen late in July, tumbled 1% to a one-month minimum of 86.43 yen.
The Bank of England will publish its Monetary Policy Report and Summary, Official Bank Rate, and its votes on May 5 at 14:00 MT.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will make the cash rate statement on May 3, at 07:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.
The US PPI will come out on Thursday, May 12, at 15:30 MT time.