The pair EUR/USD was in demand amid the US negative macroeconomic statistics. The January retail sale release disappointed traders with the weak data - the sales fell by 0.9% in January, indicating the weak private consumption and this is a negative factor for the economic growth. Against this background, the pair euro/dollar closed the trades at the opening price.
The British pound has shown the strong quotes growth after the Bank of England quarter inflation report release. The report is uneven. On the one hand, Mark Carney pointed to the monetary control willingness to decrease the key rate, if necessary, because of the oil prices decrease. On the other hand, traders noted that the rates could be increased earlier than expected. Traders focused their attention only on the last statement and began to open "longs". Against this positive background, the pair GBP/USD has grown.
Traders fixed profits at the pair USD/JPY after a sharp increase. The US negative retail sector sales statistics has accelerated the corrective movement development and at the moment quotes reached the level of 118.50 after which there was a technical rebound amid the US stock market growth. As a result, the pair dollar/yen decreased at the end of the day.