The US dollar was declining amid the GDP second assessment first quarter weak data. The final figure was revised into the negative side to the level of 0.7%. In the light of this the dollar index basket (USDX) closed the trades at the mark of 96.94. Besides the US weak data, the Germany positive statistics contributed to the quotations growth. Retail sales rose up by 1.7% in April that encouraged traders to long. Still ISM supported the dollar and the pair EUR/USD decreased by the end of the day.
The pair GBP/USD was under pressure amid the UK and the US negative bond yields increase, but after the US GDP weak data it was able to recover partially some lost ground. Nevertheless, the trades ended in the negative region- quotations have declined.
The Japan inflation and industrial production positive statistics did not bring the desired dividends to the Japanese yen. The powerful bullish trend within the pair USD/JPY pair is continued - according to the trades results, quotations have increased.Publication source