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18.11.2014 14:30

Foreign exchange market. Asian session: U.S. dollar trading stronger against euro and yen

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00:30 Australia RBA Meeting's Minutes

The U.S. dollar traded stronger against its peers during Asian Trade although data from the world's largest economy published yesterday showed Industrial Production (MoM) declined by -0.1% after a forecast of +0.2%, Capacity Utilization dipped to 78.9% in October with a forecast of 79.3% and the NY Fed Empire State manufacturing index declined to 10.16 below forecasts of 12.1. The greenback traded stronger against the euro after the Bundesbank announced in its monthly report that the outlook for economic growth is stays weak in the months to come.

The Australian dollar is currently trading slightly higher against the U.S. dollar. Market participants awaiting RBA's Governor Glenn Stevens Speech scheduled for 08:25 GMT at CEDA annual dinner in Melbourne.

The New Zealand dollar rose against the U.S. dollar. Markets are focusing on the upcoming Fonterra Cooperative Group Global Dairy Trade auction overnight to see if prices are stabilizing.

The Japanese yen currently trading at USD116.6 close to a new seven-year low against the greenback. As preliminary data on the Japanese GDP showed that Japan unexpectedly fell into recession the Nikkei delined by almost 3%. Preliminary GDP for the third quarter declined --1.6% compared with a forecast of +2.1% after losing -7.3% in the previous quarter reinforcing speculations that Prime Minister Abe will announce to postpone a planned sales tax hike as today.

EUR/USD: the euro lost against the greenback

USD/JPY: the U.S. dollar traded stronger against the Japanese yen at close to seven-year highs

GPB/USD: The British pound traded weaker against the U.S. dollar

The most important news that are expected (GMT0):

08:25 Australia RBA's Governor Glenn Stevens Speech

09:30 United Kingdom Retail Price Index, m/m October +0.2% +0.1%

09:30 United Kingdom Retail prices, Y/Y October +2.3% +2.3%

09:30 United Kingdom RPI-X, Y/Y October +2.3%

09:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Input (MoM) October -0.6% -1.4%

09:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Input (YoY) October -7.4% -8.3%

09:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Output (MoM) October -0.1% -0.2%

09:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Output (YoY) October -0.4% -0.2%

09:30 United Kingdom HICP, m/m October 0.0% +0.1%

09:30 United Kingdom HICP, Y/Y October +1.2% +1.2%

09:30 United Kingdom HICP ex EFAT, Y/Y October +1.5% +1.6%

10:00 Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment November 4.1 4.3

10:00 Germany ZEW Survey - Economic Sentiment November -3.6 0.9

13:30 U.S. PPI, m/m October -0.1% -0.1%

13:30 U.S. PPI, y/y October +1.6% +1.3%

13:30 U.S. PPI excluding food and energy, m/m October 0.0% +0.1%

13:30 U.S. PPI excluding food and energy, Y/Y October +1.6% +1.5%

15:00 U.S. NAHB Housing Market Index November 54 55

18:30 U.S. FOMC Member Narayana Kocherlakota

21:00 U.S. Net Long-term TIC Flows September 52.1 41.3

21:00 U.S. Total Net TIC Flows November 74.5

21:30 U.S. API Crude Oil Inventories November -1.5

23:30 Australia Leading Index October -0.1%

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