The dollar rose against most major currencies on Wednesday, as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve Board meeting held today, with the increasing expectations of the bank's adherence to wait for some time before monetary policy application.
EUR / USD has dropped by 0.13% to hit 1.1364, the common currency fell in early trading on Monday after a landslide victory Syriza party and the opposition to austerity measures in Greece.
The markets are still tense as party leader Alexis Tsipras vowed to renegotiate the terms of the rescue package amounting to 240 billion euros, with continued fears of the possibility of a Greek exit from the euro zone.
According to GfK, the German research institute earlier on Wednesday that the consumer climate index rose to 9.3 this month, above expectations for a 9.2 and above waiting to read the 9.0 recorded in December / December
The pound also rose against the dollar, with GBP / USD shedding 0.15% to hit 1.5215, while the dollar / yen fell by 0.07% to hit 117.75.
Elsewhere, the Swiss franc regained its gains against the euro and the dollar, after speculation on Tuesday that the Swiss National Bank will intervene in the market to weaken the currency.
EUR / CHF fell by 0.39% to hit 1.0247, after rising as much as 1.0382 on Tuesday, while the dollar / franc fell by 0.24% to hit 0.9010, after 0.9166 hit in the previous session.
In a newspaper interview published on Tuesday, Vice-President of the Central Bank, Jean-Pierre Asuezr Dantin said measures designed mainly "to intervene in the currency markets, and even after the cancellation of the roof of the exchange rate of the franc.
"It was not possible to maintain the minimum exchange rate anymore," with the purchase of bonds the ECB program.
The Australian dollar and New Zealand dollar rose against the dollar, with AUD / USD rising 0.20% to hit 0.7951 and rising NZD / USD shedding 0.28% to hit 0.7473, and trading above its lowest rate in three years on Monday, 0.7398.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics said earlier that consumer price inflation rose 0.2% in the fourth quarter, below expectations for a gain of 0.3%, after increasing 0.5% in the three months to September / September
And on an annual basis, the Australian consumer price index rose 1.7% in the three months to December, compared with expectations for an increase of 1.8% and a decline of 2.3% gain in the third quarter 2014.
The report also showed that Australia has in consumer price inflation, which excludes 30% of the volatile materials rose by 0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2014, exceeding expectations for a gain of 0.5%, after a 0.4% rise in the previous quarter.
The Canadian dollar fell to near its lowest level in six months, a new day on Tuesday, with USD / CAD shedding 0.47% to 1.2454.
And settled the dollar index, which measures the strength of the dollar against a basket of six major currencies at 94.30, not far from the highs on Friday and in more than 11 years by 95.77.