On Thursday, the risk aversion in global stock markets in Europe has once increased the demand for protective assets: the euro, the yen and gold. The euro / dollar rose to $ 1.1354. Dollar / yen fell to 250 points, to 110.97. The Bank of Japan probably in shock from such yen. Gold has risen in price to $ 44, to $ 1241.91.
"Evrobyki" derive their strength from two growing cross - EUR / CHF and EUR / GBP. Franc weakened against the single currency after the statements of the Swiss National Bank Thomas Jordan. He said that the Swiss franc is still "overvalued" and added that he does not rule out further rate cuts.
In Japan, a day off. Hong Kong market opened after a three-day break decrease. Hang Seng Index fell -3.85%, to 18545.80. Market in China will remain closed until Monday.
French CAC40 fell by 3.24% to 3929.65 points, the DAX German - by 2.70%, to 8773.87 points, the British FTSE 100 index - by 2.33%, to 5540.11.
While writing the review, the Bank of Japan, apparently, had a currency intervention. Dollar / yen rose sharply from 111.30 to 113.17 (187 pips). Now the speculators are playing against the Central Bank, to verify the job was intervention or not. If not, then the support 111 will be formed. For nine days the yen has strengthened against the US dollar at 1100 points (4 decimal places or 11 pieces).
Calendar for the euro area is empty. At 16:30 MSK US will publish data on applications for unemployment benefits, then in a second time will make the head of the Fed DZh.Yellen. It is unlikely that she would say something new. European indexes traded in the red zone. If you leave them in a negative US indices, intra-sessional trends on major pairs continue until the close of trading in Europe.