Silence is sometimes the best answer.
The euro initially toyed with a gain to $1.2070 before turning its tail to $1.2020 after ECB President Christine Lagarde squashed expectations that policymakers will start to consider a tapering of bond purchase due to an improving economic outlook.
Sterling fell to $1.3850, undermined by an intrepid U.S. dollar after a report from the U.S. government that weekly jobless claims declined further, boosting expectations for blockbuster U.S. job growth in April.
The Yen tiptoed higher to 107.89 versus the greenback, unfazed by comments from BoJ's Kuroda that Japan's economy is expanding gradually due to aggressive monetary easing, benefiting banks.
Aussie went as low as $0.7693 before recovering to $0.7732 in sympathy after Biden announced plans to double capital gains tax for people on incomes of more than $1 million.
South Africa's rand weakened marginally to 14.28 per dollar, weighed by the impact on economic recovery of delayed vaccine rollouts.
The local currency oscillated at 40.80(selling) on the local market.
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