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19.11.2014 14:30

Foreign exchange market. Asian session: U.S. dollar trading weaker against euro and at new highs against Japanese yen

Economic calendar (GMT0):

(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual

03:00 Japan Bank of Japan Monetary Base Target 275 275 275

03:00 Japan BoJ Interest Rate Decision 0.10% 0.10% .10%

03:00 Japan BoJ Monetary Policy Statement

04:30 Japan All Industry Activity Index, m/m September -0.1% +1.2% +1.0%

06:30 Japan BOJ Press Conference

The U.S. dollar traded mixed against its peers during Asian Trade losing against the euro after the ZEW centre for economic research reported a much stronger-than-expected economic sentiment for Germany and the Eurozone and further comments from Mario Draghi on future economic stimulus.

The Australian dollar declined as prices for iron ore fell. Australia is a major exporter of iron ore.

The New Zealand dollar dropped against the U.S. dollar after the Fonterra Cooperative Group Global Dairy Trade auction as the price for milk powder continued to fall and yesterday's comments of New Zealand's central bank Governor Glenn Stevens that there is a risk that the currency will decline.

The Japanese yen is currently trading at USD117.35 close to a new seven-year low triggered earlier in the session against the greenback after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called snap elections and postponed the sales tax hike. The BoJ will keep its monetary policy unchanged and will continue to increase its purchases of Japanese government bonds at an annual pace of about JPY80 trillion.

EUR/USD: the euro traded higher against the greenback


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


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

The most important news that are expected (GMT0):

09:00 Eurozone Current account, adjusted, bln September 18.9 21.3

09:30 United Kingdom Bank of England Minutes

10:00 Switzerland Credit Suisse ZEW Survey (Expectations) November -30.7

13:30 U.S. Building Permits, mln October 1.018 1.040

13:30 U.S. Housing Starts, mln October 1.017 1.025

15:30 U.S. Crude Oil Inventories November -1.7

19:00 U.S. FOMC meeting minutes

21:45 New Zealand PPI Input (QoQ) Quarter III -1.0% +0.3%

21:45 New Zealand PPI Output (QoQ) Quarter III -0.5% +0.2%

23:50 Japan Adjusted Merchandise Trade Balance, bln October -1070.14 -1020.00

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