Asian session: Australia’s dollar climbed to a record versus the greenback
01:30 Australia Unemployment Rate s.a. (Mar) 4.9%
01:30 Australia Employment Change s.a. (Mar) 37.8K
Japan BoJ Interest Rate Decision (Apr 7) 0.1%
The yen rose against most of its major counterparts, paring the past month’s losses, on concern Brazil’s efforts to stem gains in its currency will spur sales of emerging-market assets.
The yen strengthened for the first time in 11 days versus the dollar as technical charts showed its recent decline was excessive and on speculation Japanese exporters took advantage of the currency’s slide to a six-month low to purchase it.
Australia’s dollar climbed to a record versus the greenback after a government report showed the jobless rate unexpectedly dropped last month.
The dollar’s 14-day relative strength index versus the yen was at 72 today, above the 70 threshold that suggests the greenback’s rally from a postwar low of 76.25 yen on March 17 low has been too rapid.
Employers in Australia added 37,800 workers in March from the previous month, the statistics bureau said.
EUR/USD: the pair decreased below a mark $1.4300.
GBP/USD: the pair shown high in the field of $1.6260 then returned back above a mark $1.6300.
USD/JPY: the pair decreased in around Y85.20.
German industrial output data is due at 10:00 GMT. This is followed at 1145GMT by the policy decision from the European Central Bank with the usual press conference led by ECB President Trichet starting from 1230GMT.
The Bank of England policy announcement is due at 1100GMT.US data includes Store Sales data for March, although scheduled releases start at 1230GMT, when initial jobless claims are expected to fall 3,000 to 385,000 in the April 2 week after falling 6,000 in the