The koruna closes at 28,43 CZK/EUR and stays in its tight range of this week. Influence of the region was not strong today as the respektive currencies didn´t find a common direction. Czech national bank left the rates unchanged today, as expected. Afterwards, CNB changed its outlook, indicating sooner rate hike. However, the koruna closed a touch weaker.
The CZK/USD rate was mainly driven by the USD fall against the euro. A heavy USD selling has started after Bernanke´s speech. Bernanke indicated a pause in the Fed´s tightening cycle, which threw a cold water on expectations of Fed rates above 5,00 %. The dollar fell to 1,2525 USD/EUR and 22,69 CZK/USD.