Cable gained a few points during the session while USD/CAD lost some ground. There were no fresh catalysts to trigger the moves. News and data flow as a whole was minor only. We got Tokyo-area inflation (this precedes national Japan inflation data by three weeks), once again showing core inflation well below the BOJ target.

Of note though was a big jump for the USD/CNY reference rate for the session (this is set daily by the People’s Bank of China), the sustained strength of the USD across the majors board since FOMC day was a key factor for this.

EUR, AUD, NZD, CHF, yen – all are not a lot changed.

USD/CAD slid a few points:

usdcad chart  28 January 2022