EUR/USD traded largely flat at 1.2060, having gained 0.5% Thursday, USD/JPY rose 0.1% to 109.16, the risk-sensitive AUD/USD fell 0.2% to 0.7766, while USD/CAD rose 0.2% to 1.2176, having fallen to a 3-1/2-year low of 1.2145 overnight, helped by the Bank of Canada's recent tapering of its asset purchases and its shift to more hawkish guidance. Elsewhere, GBP/USD rose 0.1% to 1.3902, with sterling struggling to post any serious gains despite the Bank of England slowing the pace of its bond-purchasing program at its meeting Thursday.
Deputy governor Dave Ramsden said Threadneedle Street's new framework would be published by the end of the month.
The Bank of England's nine-person Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) had unanimously voted to hold interest rates unchanged. The committee voted 8-1 to keep its asset purchase facility at £895bn.