The US dollar produced mixed results versus a basket of currencies as market participants position themselves ahead of the Greek debt deal deadline. The greenback was hurt after reports of the Federal Bank still looking at an array of ways to employ another round of quantitative easing should the need to ease further. Against the Japanese yen, the greenback rebounded to 81.35 from 80.64.
The British pound remained flat ahead of the bank rate decision by Bank of England at 12:00 GMT. The New Zealand dollar rose to 0.8142 from 0.8132, as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand kept the policy rate unchanged at 2.5%.
Oil prices rose to 105.78 from 104.61 dollars a barrel. Gold rebounded to 1684.95 from 1674.26 US dollars an ounce. Against the euro, gold advanced to 1281.28 from 1276.89 an ounce. Silver jumped to 33.3934 from 32.9166 dollars an ounce.
|EURUSD||1.3125||LONG @ 1.3135||48% of deals buy EUR|
|USDJPY||80.95||LONG @ 81.00||36% of deals buy USD|
|GBPUSD||1.5715||LONG @ 1.5725||56% of deals buy GBP|
|AUDUSD||1.0540||LONG @ 1.0540||51% of deals buy AUD|
|GOLD||1678||LONG @ 1678||61% of deals buy GOLD|
|OIL||104.35||LONG @ 104.35||39% of deals buy OIL|
|GBP||12:00||Bank of England Rate decision||0.50%|
|EUR||12:45||European Central Bank Rate decision||1.00%|
|CAD||14:00||Bank of Canada Rate decision||1.00%|
|FTSE 100||0.44%||S&P 500||0.69%||NIKKEI||2.01%|