MOSCOW, June 23 – PRIME. The dollar accelerated its decline against the yen on Thursday evening after statistics on the US labor market, according to trading data.
The euro fell against the dollar on economic data from the eurozone
As of 18.30 Moscow time, the dollar against the yen is reduced to 134.61 yen from 136.26 yen. Prior to the release of statistics, the indicator was at the level of 135.1 yen.
The euro exchange rate against the dollar fell to $1.0514 from the last closing level of $1.0565. And the dollar index (the exchange rate against a basket of currencies of six countries – US trading partners) grew by 0.07%, to 104.27 points.
Traders paid attention to the American statistics. The number of initial jobless claims in the country for the week ended June 18 fell by 2,000 from the previous week’s revised figure to 229,000.
Markets also continue to evaluate the theses of US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. A day earlier, he said that the regulator remains committed to reducing inflation, and therefore a further increase in the discount rate would be appropriate.