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27.11.2014 14:30

Foreign exchange market. Asian session: the greenback is trading weaker against its major peers after mixed U.S. data

Economic calendar (GMT0):

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

00:00 Australia HIA New Home Sales, m/m October 0.0% 3.0%

00:00 Australia Private Capital Expenditure Quarter III +1.1% -1.6% +0.2%


The U.S. dollar traded lower against its major peers after a mixed U.S. economic data as investors reconsidered when the FED is going to increase benchmark interest rates as the world largest economy is losing momentum. Pending home sales in the U.S. declined 1.1% in October, missing expectations for a 0.9% increase, after a 0.6% gain in September. September's figure was revised up from a 0.3% rise.

New home sales climbed 0.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000 units in October from 455,000 units in September. September's figure was revised down from 467,000 units. Analysts had expected new home sales to reach 471,000 units.

The final University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index was 88.8 in November, down from the preliminary estimate of 89.4. Analysts had expected an increase to 90.2.

The Chicago purchasing managers' index declined from 66.2 in October to 60.8 in September, missing expectations for a fall to 63.1.

Personal spending increased 0.2% in October, missing expectations for a 0.4% gain, after the flat reading in September. September's figure was revised up from a 0.2% decrease. Personal income climbed 0.2% in October, missing expectations for 0.4% increase, after a 0.2% rise in September.

The personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index excluding food and energy increased 0.2% in October, beating forecasts of a 0.1 rise, after a 0.1% gain in September.

The U.S. durable goods orders rose 0.4% in October, beating expectations for a 0.4% decline, after a 0.9% drop in September. August's figure was revised up from a 1.1% decrease.

The increase was driven by the strength of transportation equipment. Demand for transportation products climbed 3.4 % in October

The U.S. durable goods orders excluding transportation fell 0.9% in October, missing expectations for a 0.5% gain, after a 0.2% rise in September. September's figure was revised up from a 0.1% decrease.

The U.S. durable goods orders excluding defence decreased 0.6% in October.

The number of initial jobless claims in the week ending November 22 in the U.S. rose by 21,000 to 313,000 from 292,000 in the previous week. The previous week's figure was revised down from 291,000. Analysts had expected a decline to 287.000.

The Australian dollar recouped losses after the U.S. data after hitting a for-year low. Comments from RBA Deputy Governor Philip Lowe had put pressure on the currency as he said that the aussie is overvalued and will probably decline in line with lower commodity prices and investment. The Australian dollar was further supported by better-than-expected Private Capital Expenditure for the third quarter reading +0.2% beating forecasts at -1.6%. New home sales rose by 3% in October.

The New Zealand dollar traded stronger against the greenback. New Zealand's October trade balance showed a deficit of NZD 908 million, with a forecast of NZD 645 million, improving from NZD1.35 billion deficit in September.

The Japanese yen further recovered against the U.S. dollar after U.S. data after its rapid depreciation in the last weeks.


EUR/USD: the euro traded stronger against the greenback


USD/JPY: the U.S. dollar declined against the Japanese yen


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


The most important news that are expected (GMT0):

(time / country / index / period / previous value / forecast)

08:55 Germany Unemployment Change November -22 -1

08:55 Germany Unemployment Rate s.a. November 6.7% 6.7%

09:00 OPEC OPEC Meetings

09:00 Eurozone M3 money supply, adjusted y/y October +2.5% +2.6%

09:00 Eurozone Private Loans, Y/Y October -1.2% -1.0%

10:00 Eurozone Business climate indicator November 0.05

10:00 Eurozone Economic sentiment index November 100.7 100.3

10:00 Eurozone Industrial confidence November -5.1 -5.4

12:00 Germany Gfk Consumer Confidence Survey December 8.5 8.6

13:00 Germany CPI, m/m November -0.3% 0.0%

13:00 Germany CPI, y/y (Preliminary) November +0.8% +0.7%

13:30 Canada Current Account, bln Quarter III -11.9 -10.3

13:30 U.S. Bank holiday

21:45 New Zealand Building Permits, m/m October -12.2%

23:30 Japan Household spending Y/Y October -5.6% -4.8%

23:30 Japan Unemployment Rate October 3.6% 3.6%

23:30 Japan Tokyo Consumer Price Index, y/y November +2.5%

23:30 Japan Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food, y/y November +2.5% +2.3%

23:30 Japan National Consumer Price Index, y/y October +3.2% +3.1%

23:30 Japan National CPI Ex-Fresh Food, y/y October +3.0% +2.9%

23:50 Japan Retail sales, y/y October +2.3% +1.5%

23:50 Japan Industrial Production (MoM) (Preliminary) October +2.9% -0.4%

23:50 Japan Industrial Production (YoY) (Preliminary) October +0.8% -0.2%

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