The U.S. dollar didn’t change amidst thin holiday trading on Tuesday, regardless of the released economic data in Japan which came in higher-than-expected.
The greenback traded close to the flat line against its Japanese counterpart at 113.29 yen. The dollar index was marginally down by 0.1 percent closing at 93.253. The euro was also flat closing at $1.1871 after it gave up some ground on the previous week. This happened after the triumph of Catalan separatists on a regional election. Several financial centers in the nation are currently closed this day. Bitcoin climbed higher by 1.7 percent higher towards $14,142.33.
Markets in Asia were traded mixed on Tuesday with Nikkei 225 maintaining most of its strength after the released positive Japanese economic data. Core consumer prices for the month of November in Japan were up for 11 straight months. According to Reuters, this is due to higher cost of fuel. Regardless of the thin trading, the Japanese benchmark finished at a 26-year high yesterday. It is currently 0.1 percent down due to mediocre performances of the auto and tech sectors.
As to other indices, the South Korean benchmark, the Kospi index, closed 0.53 percent higher, with Samsung Electronics climbing by 0.08 percent. Markets in Australia and Hong Kong are closed today.