Yen in Asia
Investing.com — The yen held small gains in Asia on Wednesday after stronger-than-expected machinery orders data, such as EUR/USD inched as Catalonia’s President Carles Puigdemont fell short of immediate independence from Spain, explain.
In Japan, core machinery orders for August jumped 3.4%, compared with a 1.1% gain expected month-by-month and 4.4% pace year-on-year, compared to a 0.8% increase expected.
USD/JPY exchanged at 112.42, down 0.02%, while AUD/USD rose by 0.15% at 0.7789. EUR/USD rose 0.02% to 1.1810. Invstors pointed out that Catalonia has called for talks with Spain aimed at him, the independence, and that the question is not decided.
The US dollar index, the easier the measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, 0.02% 93.07.
Overnight, the dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, pressured by a rise in the euro after data point to the underlying strength in the economy of the Eurozone.
It was a quiet day for the US top-tier economic data, investors demand for safe-haven currencies like the yen and Swiss franc still at a high level, in the midst of the continuing geopolitical uncertainty on the Korean Peninsula.
A burden for the greenback was in a rally in the euro after bullish trade data collected up to the expectations of the European Central Bank’s monetary policy tightening in the midst of comments from an ECB official on Monday.
Germany, the euro zone’s largest economy, showed better-than-expected trade data as its trade balance expanded to 21.6 billion, beating economist expectations of 20 billion euros.
Sabine, according to bat, a member of the European Central Bank Board member, urged the ECB to » roll back asset purchases in the year 2018.
Sterling, meanwhile, added to the recent gains against the greenback rises on the back of the manufacturing and industry data, exceeded the expectations.
Total production in the industry was 1.6% higher in August than a year earlier, against expectations of 0.8% rise, while industrial production increased by 2.8% over the forecasts of 1.9%.