The dollar away from an earlier one-week
The dollar declined from a high of a week against other major currencies on Wednesday, while the enthusiasm on the rate hike is fading and that investors are turning to data from the u.s. inflation data on Friday.
The dollar initially found support after the president of the San Francisco Fed, John Williams, had said Saturday that the Fed should increase interest rates three times this year, given that the economy will benefit from tax cuts.
These comments occur a day after the president of the Cleveland Fed, Loretta Mester, announced that she was expecting four interest rate increases this year, thanks to strong economic growth in the United States and low unemployment.
The market operators are now focusing on the publication of the data of expected inflation on Friday, for clues on the potential pace of rate hikes by the federal Reserve.
The index dollar, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of currencies, gave up 0.11% to 92.13 at 05:15 a. m. AND (09:15 GMT).
The euro is stable, with the EUR/USD at 1.1940 and the GBP/USD gives up 0.32% to 1.3497.
The pound has ignored the figures showing that manufacturing output in the Uk rose more than expected in November.
The yen has strengthened, with a decline of the USD / JPY from 0.82% to 111,74, while the USD / CHF has continued to 0,9818.
The yen remained supported after the Bank of Japan has adjusted the size of its bond-buyback program in its latest market transaction on Tuesday, reminding investors that it will eventually normalize monetary policy.
Moreover, the dollars of australia and new zealand have been more robust, with an increase of 0.14% to 0,7835 and an increase of 0.45% to 0,7194 to reach NZD / USD.
During this time, the USD / CAD has slipped 0.12% at 1,2448.