The US dollar set a fresh eight-year high – the dollar index basket (USDX) finished the trading day at the mark of 89.60. The pair EUR/USD is under pressure amid the US Federal Reserve meeting results despite the slight correction. The US monetary authorities have changed their conservative views into the moderately aggressive ones the monetary policy perspectives that supports demand for the dollar.
The pair GBP/USD was also in the bears’ power. The GfK has published the UK December consumer confidence release. The indicator has shown its lowest level for nine months, signaling about the personal consumption decline in early 2015. The US negative macroeconomic statistics with the Fed positive forecasts supported demand for the dollar during the day.
The Bank of Japan's announced its monetary policy meeting results. The short-term inflation forecasts were downgraded amid the easing energy prices. At the same time, Mr. Kuroda told about the economic positive trends in the long term amid the low oil prices. Japan acutely depends on the black gold and the low oil price will certainly have beneficial effects on the economic growth. The pair USD/JPY has responded with moderate quotations growth on the control monetary policy director’ statement