Reportedly, the ECB is analyzing the possibility of the change of the current inflation target of "below but close to 2%". It weakened the EUR
Sterling drops briefly in Asia
On Thursday, the British pound found itself in negative territory in Asia briefly, as traders noted Great Britain faces a hard road to keep business links in place in talks to abandon from the EU, which were formally initiated overnight.
The currency pair GBP/USD tumbled to 1.2437, retracing earlier revenues as the EUR/USD came under further selling, tumbling 0.17% to 1.0747.
The weakness in the British pound was directly related to all the uncertainty as well as questions, which arose after Great Britain started these proceedings.
The currency pair AUD/USD hit 0.14%, demonstrating 0.7659 after HIA new home sales gained 0.2% month-on-month in February. USD/JPY boasted 111.33, jumping 0.25%.
Several comments from Fed officials helped to shift traders’ focus to the prospect of extra rate lifts this year, after Fed official Charles Evans told that he’s assured that two total rate hikes this year seem safe enough.
In July, Britain's inflation rate rallied for the first time in 2018, thus leaving many UK households feeling quite squeezed by prices, soaring at nearly the same tempo as their wages…
On Friday, the evergreen buck rallied versus its counterparts after data disclosed that the American economy generated more jobs than anticipated In October, thus backing the Fed’s case to proceed with gradual rate lifts…
On Tuesday, gold rallied because uncertainty over the latest developments in Britain’s departure from the EU backed safe haven demand and traders looked ahead for American inflation data to underpin the Fed’s pledge to remain on hold…