The euro inched higher on Friday as investors battened down the hatches for results of the first round of a tightly-fought French election.
Daryl Guppy, Guppytraders.com, says he's bullish in the short term on the Australian index but that volatility remains.
The dollar inched lower against a basket of currencies, suffering from a solid euro performance before the first round of French elections.
The dollar crept higher on Wednesday, a day after dropping to a three-week low against a basket of major currencies.
The dollar steadied against the yen, with worries that currency manipulation complaints could touch Japan offset by US Treasury Secretary comments.
The dollar skidded to a 2-week low against a basket of currencies on Thursday after President Trump said that the currency was too strong.
Australia adds 60,900 jobs in March, reversing the previous month's 6,400 fall and beating Reuters forecast of 20,000 additions.
The dollar fell to session lows on Wednesday after President Donald Trump said he thinks the currency is getting "too strong."
The safe-haven yen rose, as investors considered a spectrum of risks including possible U.S. action in Syria and North Korea.
The euro edged lower against the dollar on Monday, pressured by nervousness over the upcoming French presidential elections.
The dollar surged after of U.S. strikes on Syria, but analysts were divided on whether the greenback would keep flexing its muscles.
The safe-haven yen climbed and the Russian rouble tumbled on Friday, after the United States launched cruise missiles at an airbase in Syria.
The euro hit a three-week low after the head of the European Central Bank said he saw no need to deviate from the ECB's policy path.
Investors reacted to U.S. economic data and minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's March policy meeting.
Nizam Idris, Macquarie, says the tightening of macroprudential measures in Australia could result in the Aussie tracking lower.
The yen gained on Tuesday as a risk-averse investors flocked to the safe-haven currency, while Australia's dollar sank to a three-week low.
LONDON, April 4- Risk averse investors drove the yen to its highest level against the euro since mid-November on Tuesday, while the Australian dollar sank to a three-week low. The yen rose by as much as 0.7 percent to 117.48 against the euro in London, its highest level since November 22. Risk-off in the... equity markets is pushing dollar/yen lower more than anything, "...
The RBA kept interest rates on hold at a record low of 1.5 percent on Tuesday, remaining stuck between rising housing prices and a higher jobless rate.
TOKYO, April 4- The safe-haven Japanese yen gained broadly on Tuesday as a risk-averse mood spread through the broader markets, while the Australian dollar retreated to a three-week low after the country's central bank raised concerns about domestic labour conditions. "The dollar is feeling pressure against the yen from an interest rate spread point of view,...
Australia's trade surplus came in much higher than expected in February, but that's likely a signal of economic weakness, not strength.