Greece on Tuesday denied a German newspaper report it could opt out of receiving bailout loans needed to make a July debt repayment if its lenders fail to offer clear debt relief terms to the crisis-hit country despite it having passed more reforms.
Political worries over Greece, Italy and Britain had European currencies on the retreat against the dollar on Tuesday, with a bleaker mood on stock markets also pushing the yen higher.
Canada's current account deficit (on a seasonally adjusted basis) widened by $2.3 billion in the first quarter to $14.1 billion, as the goods balance moved from a surplus to a deficit.
Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says he remains confident that the economy will be out of recession by the end of the third quarter of 2017.
The dollar weakened to around ¥111 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, affected by the yen’s rise against the euro due to increasing concerns over the course of European politics.
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Next trading day's important events
- 11:30 (GMT 3) UK - Consumer Credit (Apr)
- 12:00 (GMT 3) Eurozone - Unemployment Rate (Apr)
- 15:30 (GMT 3) Canada - Gross Domestic Product Annualized (QoQ) (Q1)
- USDJPY: 111.08
- EURUSD: 1.1183
- S&P 500: 2413.45
- NASDAQ: 6214.37