The yen was at 110.075 per dollar, almost flat from Monday, after a more than 0.3 per cent slide in each of the past two sessions. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six currencies, was flat early in Asia at 90.517. The euro was little changed at $1.21185 on Tuesday, near an almost one-month low at $1.20930 reached on Friday. Traders will be watching carefully for clues on when policymakers will start tapering dollar-depreciating stimulus.
Spot gold prices fell $10.6705, or 0.57 per cent,to $1,865.97 an ounce.
International oil benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.25 per cent higher at $73.04 per barrel. Earlier in the session, it reached $73.64 a barrel, its highest since April 2019. Brent settled up 17 cents at $72.86 a barrel.
The US currency has been buoyed as traders closed short positions before the Fed’s two-day policy-setting confab, which kicks off on Tuesday. Software giant Oracle reports in the U.S.What We ve Been ReadingThis is what s caught our eye over the past 24 hours.
The decision will help clarify the powers of EU data supervisors not considered lead for a given tech giant. Boris Johnson, the U.K. s prime minister, has announced that liberty day when pandemic-related restrictions are to be lifted, has been delayed by a month.0