Asian session: The Australian dollar rose
01:30 Australia Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Q1) 3.3%
01:30 Australia Consumer Price Index (QoQ) (Q1) 1.6%
The dollar fell to a 16-month low versus the euro on speculation the Federal Reserve will consider further easing measures to support the U.S. economy after its bond-buying program expires in June.
The yen weakened against most of its major counterparts after Standard & Poor’s cut Japan’s sovereign-rating outlook to “negative” from “stable.”
The Australian dollar rose to a record after a government report showed consumer prices climbed the most since 2006, spurring investors to add bets that the central bank will raise borrowing costs.
The Dollar Index touched the lowest level in more than two years as the central bank began a two-day policy meeting that will be followed by Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s first press conference after a policy decision.
EUR/USD: the pair shown high in the field of $1,4710 then decreased.
GBP/USD: the pair shown high in the field of $1,6520. Later the rate receded in around $1,6470.
USD/JPY: the pair grown in around Y81,80.
Preliminary GDP estimate from the U.K. - the major report ot the europ;ean session on Wednesday (08:30 GMT).
At 5.00 am ET, Eurozone industrial new orders data is due.
US Durable Goods Orders are expected at 12:30 GMT.
FED interest rates will be announced at 18:15 GMT today.
RBNZ interest rates will be announced at 20:00 GMT.