By the end of the day the pair EUR / USD had increased amid the German 10-year bond yields relative to its US and the UK counterparts. The Germany data served as a powerful driver for the euro. The IFO Institute business sentiment index registered growth up to 108 points in July, exceeding expectations at the level of 107.5 and the June index around the level of 107.4. It was enough for the pair EUR/USD to get a powerful impulse and to start recovery from the recent lows.
By the end of the day the pair GBP / USD had strengthened despite the US durable goods orders positive macroeconomic statistics for June.
During the day the pair USD / JPY some growth amid the world stock markets sales which caused the carry trade transactions closure.
In June the US durable goods orders rose up by 3.4%, the index excluding transportation also rose up - by 0.8%. However, the main source of concern was the latest stock market crash in China where the Shanghai Composite has lost more than 8%. Traders believe that the China stock markets volatility can delay the US Federal Reserve possible rate hike as the situation is an additional threat to stability.