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Investing.com — The Aussie received a solid boost from the closely watched business surveys, while the yen held gains to pay after better-than-expected current account.
USD/JPY changed hands at 112.65, down 0.03%, while AUD/USD traded 0.7782, up 0.39 per cent.
The US dollar index, which fell to the measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, 0.22% to 93.34.
Japan reported the adjusted current account balance came to a surplus of ¥2.27 trillion, wider than the ¥1.98 trillion seen. In Australia, NAB business confidence survey » rose to plus 7 from plus-5-and the NAB-economic survey for September was steady at plus-14.
Overnight, the dollar was stable near 10-week highs against other major counterparts in quiet trade on Monday, as hopes of a December interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve, the greenback.
The dollar remained supported, as the wage data was from the Friday of the U.S. employment report as a potential increase in inflation.
The US economy lost 33,000 jobs in September, the labor Department reported, ending seven years of job growth. But the decline was due to a slower setting, due to the effects of hurricane Irma and Harvey.
The unemployment rate fell to 4.2%, the lowest since 2001, and average hourly wages rose by 2.9% from a year earlier.
The upward trend in the wage-inflation reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve Hiking interest rates in December.
Safe-haven demand slightly strengthed following reports of North Korea preparing to test a long-range missile, it is believed, could reach the west cost of the USA
GBP/USD won, pulling away from Friday’s four-week low of 1.3027 before the fifth round of the Brexit talks between the UK and the EU in Brussels this week.
The lectures will take place amid growing concern about a possible leadership battle in the UK following threats by a former Conservative party Chairman request the support of 30 legislators to topple the British Prime Minister, Theresa May.
The Turkish lira was up with USD/TRY to 3.27% in 3.7334, after the US and Turkey are exposed to each other’s visa Service on Sunday.
The move was after the last week, the arrest of a US Embassy staff in Istanbul for alleged involvement in the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Washington dismissed the accusations as baseless.