(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
04:30 Japan Industrial Production (MoM) (Finally) April -0.8% 1% 1.2%
04:30 Japan Industrial Production (YoY) (Finally) April -1.7% -0.1% 0.1%
04:30 Japan Tertiary Industry Index April -1.0% -0.2%
Euro fell as the International Monetary Fund said its team negotiating with Greece left Brussels after failing to make progress on a debt deal. Meanwhile, European Union President Donald Tusk told Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to stop maneuvering and decide whether to accept the conditions on financial aid. Tsipras has promised Germany and France that he will step up efforts to find a package of reforms and budget fixes before the country's bailout agreement expires at the end of the month.
The Japanese yen is weak, though still around an appropriate level to reflect Japan's fundamentals, said Naoyuki Shinohara, a former top currency official at the finance ministry.
The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index, a gauge of the U.S. currency against 10 major peers, was little changed and has fallen 1.5 percent this week. Sales at U.S. retailers increased 1.2 percent in May, matching the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg and improving on a 0.2 percent advance in April, Commerce Department figures showed Thursday.
EUR / USD: during the Asian session, the pair was trading around $ 1.1240
GBP / USD: during the Asian session, the pair was trading in the $ 1.5500-25
USD / JPY: during the Asian session, the pair was trading around Y123.50