Sep. 12: Asian session
FXBAZOOKA.com - Asian stocks traded mixed on Friday as investors await a key set of Chinese data over the weekend and the Federal Reserve meeting on the next week. US will release retail sales data on Friday, forecasts are upbeat. Investors are becoming increasingly hawkish on the Fed. European Union announced increased EU sanctions on Russia on Friday.
US dollar extended growth versus the Australian dollar and Japanese yen. USD/JPY hit a new high of 107.40, while AUD/USD dropped to the 0.9050 support.
EUR/USD trades almost unchanged at $1.2920, while GBP/USD remains capped at $1.6275. NZD/USD strengthened to $0.8180.