Quotes from Western Union:- The US dollar index rose to fresh four-year highs yesterday. Weekly jobless claims figures remained under the 300k level for the eight consecutive week, while productivity amid workers increased. – The upbeat economic data stood in contrast to the gloomier outlook of the euro zone economy painted by head of the European Central Bank at the press conference after yesterday’s policy statement. European importers swing attention to US employment data today. The critical non-farm payrolls report and unemployment rate will be released. – The US central bank has remarked upon the improving labour market, which is part of its mandate. Data out today could further support the dollar, but attention may also swing to comments from Yellen.
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