DAILY FX WRAP: Quiet start amid light economic schedule, while JPY firms and eyes YTD low

Very quiet session in the currency with little newsflows to dictate price action. Much of the focus is on the Jackson Hole Symposium with positioning ahead of the event set to take place.

USD saw relatively directionless trade as the greenback pared initial gains to slip 0.3%. Subsequently, this supported its major counterparts with EUR edging back towards 1.18 to the upside while GBP broke above 1.29.

JPY firmer across the board with equity markets slightly offered to begin the trading week. USD/JPY dipping towards the mid-108s, and as such is eying the YTD low at 108.11.

21 Aug 2017 - 15:35- Research Sheet- Source: RANsquawk

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