The dollar fell against most of G7 currencies except the yen as U.S. non-farm payrolls showed fewer Americans lost jobs last month than economists' forecast, boosting hopes a U.S. economic recovery was on track and rekindling risk appetite.
Despite trading sideways in Asia and European morning, the greenback rallied against the yen after NPF came in better than expected at -36k vs. forecast of -50k. Unemployment rate came in 9.7%, also better than economists' forecast of 9.8%. The pair eventually rose to an intra-day high of 90.60 in NY afternoon before stabilizing.
Dollar climbed to 1-week high as 90.60 and closed at 90.32.
The single currency traded with a soft undertone in Asia and Europe morning as German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle said the German government had no intention of offering Greece a single cent in financial aid and price fell to an intra-day low of 1.3530 right after U.S. released its jobs data. However, as the better-than-expected NPF has increased risk appetite, euro ratceheted higher and later rose to an intra-day high of 1.3633 in NY mid-day before easing.
Data to be released next week include Japan Current account, Trade balance, Swiss Jobless rate, Retail sales, Germany Industrial production n Canada Housing starts on Monday, Japan Leading indicators, Swiss CPI, U.K. RICS house prices, Retail sales n Trade balance on Tuesday, Japan Domestic CGPI, Machine orders, Germany CPI final, Trade balance, Current account, U.K. Industrial production, Manufacturing production n U.S. Wholesale inventories on Wednesday, Swiss SNB rate decision n Canada Trade balance on Thursday, New Zealand Retail sales n Japan Industrial production on Friday.