US dollar managed to incline against most of major currencies as a report came from The Daily Telegraph today saying that the IMF will downgrade the global growth outlook for 2012 to 3.3% from 4.0%.
The IMF sees a 2.2 percent contraction for Italy and a 1.7 percent growth decline for Spain, as economies are weighed down by fiscal austerity measures, The IMF also urged the European Central Bank to boost liquidity to stave off a deeper Euro zone crisis.
While on the other hand, some major companies and banks in U.S announced their earnings reports for the fourth quarter, where Google and General Electric failed to reach markets expectations, affecting the performance of Stocks during Friday’s session.
In Europe, CAC 40 dropped nearly 0.04%, while DAX inclined by 0.14%, while in US, Dow Jones rose nearly 0.23%, S&P 500 dropped by 0.32%, and NASDAQ declined by 0.34%.
In Currencies market, the euro declined against USD trading around $1.2909 compared with opening levels at $1.2967, as demand for Euro decreased today, while the pound rose trading at $1.5517.
The USD gained some momentum today trading around the 80.28 level, while the USD/YEN pair inclined to trade at 77.13. The AUD/USD pair jumped trading around the 1.0457, where gold dropped trading around $1653.24, and oil declined also trading at $100.29.