The USD/JPY currency pair dropped at 115.72, its lowest since December 14th, after the market rushed to sell the greenback following the release of FOMC Minutes. The new leitmotif of the US Central Bank is showing that uncertainty.
US data came mixed in the hints for the Non-Farm Payrolls. ADP had a significant slowdown in job gains in December: 153K against 215K in November in the private sector. Another worry came from the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI. The services sector is the largest in the US, and the top figure was a beat. The employment component fell by 4.4 points , a worrying sign for the Non-Farm Payrolls.