USD continues to decline against most majors, with the exception of the yen. The US currency is under pressure from weak statistics on inflation and the number of initial jobless claims, published on Thursday in the US.


Quotes of the pair EUR/USD increased to 1.1609 due to the weakening of USD. Today, investors are waiting for the publication of Industrial Production data in the euro area. On a monthly basis the indicator is expected to grow to 0.4% in August from –0.8% a month earlier. YoY, the indicator is expected to decline to –0.2% in August from –0.1%.


Against the background of the general weakening of the US dollar, as well as with the support of the positive information background around Brexit, the pair GBP/USD rose to the level of 1.3244, near which it is consolidating during the Asian session.


The yen is the only currency against which the dollar is relatively stable. During the Asian session, the USD/JPY pair corrected to the level of 112.35, offsetting the losses caused by the publication of yesterday's weak statistics from the US.


Quotations of the pair AUD/USD rose to the level of 0.7117 due to the general weakening of USD.


Gold quotes returned to the area of two-month highs near the level of 1218.75 amid dollar sales. After the active growth, the instrument went into the phase of a downward correction.

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