Thursday, 24 January 2019 03:49 WIB |
CURRENCIES | YenDolar ASpound
The U.S. dollar remained under pressure during Wednesday™s session, even as the appetite for risky assets that had defined morning trading across assets turned sour.
The ICE U.S. Dollar Index was weaker, dipping 0.2% to 96.127, adding on from Tuesday™s slight loss. Its main rival, the euro was stronger at $1.1384, up from $1.1362.
The Japanese yen weakened against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, after gaining the previous day on haven-related buying. Ahead of the Asian market open, the Bank of Japan announced it kept its monetary policy steady, maintained its yield curve control and asset purchases.
One dollar last bought ¥109.60, up from ¥109.37 late Tuesday in New York.
The British pound again vied for the crown of best major currency performer of the session, breaking above the $1.30 threshold for the first time since November on Wednesday. Sterling last fetched $1.3064, up from $1.2955.