Thursday, 7 February 2019 08:15 WIB |
CURRENCIES | Indeks Dolar YenAussie
The Australian dollar remained near a two-week low on Thursday, as investors wagered that interest rates would most likely be cut this year due to mounting growth risks at home and abroad.
In early trade, The Aussie dollar was marginally lower at $0.7103, having lost 1.8 percent in the previous session, its largest percentage decline in more than a year.
The New Zealand dollar was flat at $0.6765, after falling 0.1 percent earlier in the session after weaker-than-expected unemployment data on Thursday. On Wednesday, the kiwi tracked the Aussie dollar™s fall, losing 1.72 percent, its steepest percentage decline since Aug. 9, 2018.
The yen was steady versus the greenback at 109.91. The dollar has gained around one percent versus the Japanese currency so far this month as global risk sentiment improved leading to a modest rally in global equities.
The dollar index, a gauge of its value versus six major peers was steady at 96.35, hovering close to its two-week high in early Asian trade.