Dollar Edges Higher Against The Yen In Early Asia
The dollar edged higher against the yen in early Asia on Monday in a light data day ahead.
The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies,was last quoted down 0.13% to 94.30.
Inflation readings will matter most for global financial markets this week, with the U.S., UK, euro zone and Canada all set to release CPI data.
Investors will also be focusing on the Central Bank Communications Conference hosted by the ECB, with a panel discussion including the heads of the European, U.S., British and Japanese central banks in the spotlight.
Last week, the dollar ticked down to one-week lows against a basket of the other major currencies on Friday amid growing doubts over whether Republicans will be able to push through their tax overhaul this year.
Senate Republicans unveiled a tax plan on Thursday that differed from the one crafted by House Republicans, highlighting the challenges to reconciling the differences between the two plans with just a short time before the year-end deadline they have set to pass it.
Hopes of tax reform have helped boost the dollar since mid-September. Some traders believe tax reforms could bolster growth, adding pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, known as the "Trumpflation" trade.
The pound was boosted as better-than-expected data on British manufacturing output and easing concerns over the progress of Brexit talks underpinned the currency