Apr. 30: American Session
Tatiana Norkina, FBS analyst
U.S. dollar today began to weaken against many world currencies before the publication of the report on inflation in the Euro zone. According to statistical data for the last month inflation was only 0.7% , instead of the expected 0.8%. In the focus of attention of investors today was also the statistics from the U.S. Thus, according to ADP data, change in the number of working places in the non-agricultural sector was 220 thousand, against expectations of 210 thousand, however quarterly U.S. GDP growth showed only 0.1% instead of the projected 1.2%. A little later, Fed 's statement on interest rates is expected . Rates are expected to remain at the same levels of 0.25%.
U.S. dollar index is currently losing 0.30%. Stock markets - about zero.
In currency markets, there is a revival. The pair EUR/USD rebounded to around 1.3870 mark after testing 1.3790 support. And GBP/USD pair finally resumed growth and has established a new maximum in the area of 1.6870 today. Bulls continue to tread.
Currency pair USD/CHF plummeted to around 0.8790 mark. The dollar weakened and against the yen: USD/JPY fell to a level of 102.20.