On Tuesday, the evergreen buck tumbled against the Japanese yen, while the New Zealand dollar went up right after the country’s major financial institution informed that they don’t see the necessity for a rapid succession of interest rate drops.
The evergreen buck lost 0.1% to 100.220 against the safe-haven Japanese yen amid a pullback in Tokyo shares.
The greenback had soared to nearly 101.00 yen overnight, reacting to hawkish-sounding comments by Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer.
The euro grew 0.1% to $1.1332, thus stepping off an overnight minimum of $1.1271.
The Australian dollar ascended 0.1%, being worth $0.7638 , moving up on the coattails of the New Zealand dollar.
The New Zealand dollar appeared to be a relatively big mover in a subdued Asian trading session.
The New Zealand dollar earned 0.6%, being worth $0.7308 after Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Graeme Wheeler informed that the current interest rate track suggests further monetary easing, although he didn’t see the need for an instant series of rate drops.
Kiwi rises further along with yen and Aussie
The New Zealand dollar kept rising in Asia, notwithstanding remarks from RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler on the scope for further interest rate drops, while the Australian dollar and the Japanese yen ascended too, following a light regional data day.
The currency pair NZD/USD was worth 0.7298, rising 0.36%. Meanwhile, AUD/USD traded at 0.7635, demonstrating a 0.20% soar, while USD/JPY was worth 100.13, tumbling 0.20%.
The US dollar index, gauging the US dollar’s value against a trade-weighted basket of six key counterparts, traded 94.46, descending 0.06%.
Traders are currently focused on a highly anticipated speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen at the annual gathering of top major bankers as well as economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this week for new signals on the timing of the approaching US rate lift.
Overnight, the evergreen buck pared profits against the other key currencies in subdued trade on Monday, though hopes for a probable American rate lift before the end of the year still ensure support to the US dollar.