Asian equity indexes were mixed on Tuesday, following Australia's central bank decision to keep interest rates steady, meeting analysts’ expectations.
US indices opened positively on Monday after the US Senate passed its version of the tax revision bill, bringing to reality the promise of President Donald Trump to cut corporate taxes to stimulate economic growth in the US economy.
European currency gains marked the past trading week.
Asia markets were mixed on Monday, following a strong lead from Wall Street last week as market players looked ahead to fresh economic data, while keeping an eye on the political agenda and especially, on the Republican-backed tax reform bill.
Yesterday positive statistical data from the EU allowed to revert the pair EUR / USD higher. The data showed a decline in the unemployment rate in the EU to 8.8%, and an increase in the inflation rate to 1.5%.
Today in the first half of the European session, USD dollar traded somewhat stronger. Yesterday's sharp increase in yields on US bonds led to a significant USD dollar gain against the Japanese yen.