The US dollar was trading different directed - the dollar index basket (USDX) finished the trading day at the mark of 95.64. By the end of the day the pair EUR/USD increased. Earlier the pair decreased amid the Germany and the US negative bond yields increase.
The Bank of England in its monetary policy last meeting minutes revised upwards the GDP forecast for the first half of the year which caused the profit-taking wave on the short positions within the pair GBP/USD which by the end of the day had increased.
The Japan GDP rose up by 0.6% in the first quarter which exceeded the traders’ expectations; however, this factor could not help the Japanese yen which was under pressure amid the carry trade transactions increase. By the end of the day the pair USD/JPY had increased.