The Australian dollar is on the rise this morning despite an uneventful RBA meeting which at least didn’t provide any dovish shocks. The AUD/USD is rising again off support around 0.7200, while the AUD/JPY is similarly rising off 80.00.
The pound remains soft after the GBP/USD gapped lower on Brexit fears yesterday, while the EUR/GBP is unchanged after a surge back towards the highs.
The EUR/USD itself is not without its struggles though as fear’s over Italy’s economy mount amid wider risk aversion to troubled economies at the periphery. The EUR/JPY is still managing to make gains however.
The USD/CHF is making gains as the dollar regains ground against the Swiss franc.
Meanwhile, the USD/CAD continues to rise as the dollar makes up ground against the Canadian dollar despite oil prices solidifying.
Today we have RBA Governor Lowe speaking at 10.30
UK inflation report hearings are at 13.15.
ISM Manufacturing PMI is at 15.00.
Gold continues to drift lower despite ongoing threats to emerging markets.
This could speak to an underlying weakness in gold interest at present and a recovering dollar could push gold prices even lower.