© Reuters. Dollar edges lower against yen, euro hits 1-week highs
Investing.com — The dollar edged lower against the yen on Tuesday as concerns about North Korea’s investors with kept careful and the euro hit one-week highs following upbeat German trade data and radical comments by the European Central Bank officially.
USD/JPY dipped 0.12% to 112.56 03:15 PM ET (07:15 GMT). The couple had a nearly three-week high of 113.43 on Friday on upbeat U.S. wage growth data prior to the withdrawal, amid renewed fears about North Korea.
The demand for the yen was supported by the following reports that Pyongyang is preparing to test a long-range rocket.
The US dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was down 0.24% 93.33.
The euro is moving higher, EUR/USD rose by 0.31% to 1.1776, the since the 4. October.
The single currency was strengthened by data showing that German exports and imports surpassed in August, adding to evidence that the euro-Zone’s largest economy, scored in the third quarter.
The euro remained supported after ECB Executive Board member Sabine said loudly rowdy on Monday the bank should stop to scale back its asset purchases in the next year, with the goal of the program.
Sterling was higher against the dollar, with GBP/USD rising 0.17% to 1.3164.
The pound rebounded from one-month lows of 1.3026 on Monday, show the data of rising wage costs, interest rate hike expectations added to and as a British Prime Minister Theresa May to fend off challenges appeared to be your guide.
The Turkish lira pulled back from the on Monday, the nine-month trough of USD/TRY last 3.6829.
The lira was hit hard after the United States and Turkey are exposed to each other’s visa Service between the two countries on Sunday in the midst of an escalation of the diplomatic crisis.
Meanwhile, the Australian dollar was higher, with AUD/USD adding 0.39% trade 0.7780, while the new Zealand dollar, the revel in the vicinity of the four-month lows, with NZD/USD at 0.7066.
The kiwi came under renewed selling pressure, after the leader of the small nationalist party, the decide new Zealand, said the next government on Tuesday that exporters should welcome the recent decline in the local dollar after an inconclusive General election.