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28.11.2014 14:30

Foreign exchange market. Asian session: the greenback is trading stronger against its major peers

Economic calendar (GMT0):

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

00:00 New Zealand ANZ Business Confidence November 26.5 31.5

00:05 United Kingdom Gfk Consumer Confidence November -2 -1 -2

00:30 Australia Private Sector Credit, m/m October +0.5% +0.5% +0.6%

00:30 Australia Private Sector Credit, y/y October +5.4% +5.7%

05:00 Japan Housing Starts, y/y October -14.3% -14.5% -12.3%

07:00 Germany Retail sales, real adjusted October -3.2% +1.7% +1.9%

07:00 Germany Retail sales, real unadjusted, y/y October +2.3% +1.5% +1.7%


The U.S. dollar traded stronger against its major peers as the economic outlook for Europe, China and Japan remain weak.

The Australian dollar further declined against the greenback. Private sector credit rose 0.6%, 0.1% above forecasts

The New Zealand dollar traded weaker against the U.S. dollar. New Zealand's building permits rose 8.8% month-on-month in October after reading -12.2% last month. ANZ Business Confidence rose to from 26.5 to 31.5 in November.

The Japanese yen dropped against the U.S. dollar after a mixed set of key data. Household spending fell -4.0% and inflation slowed fuelling doubts that the inflation target of 2% can be achieved with Japan's economy in recession. The unemployment rate beating forecasts by 0.1% reading 3.5% in October. Retail sales gained 1.4%, not meeting analyst forecasts of +1.5%. National Consumer Prices rose by +2.9% below the forecast of +3.1%.

EUR/USD: the euro traded weakeragainst the greenback


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


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


The most important news that are expected (GMT0):

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

07:45 France Consumer spending October -0.8% +0.2%

07:45 France Consumer spending, y/y October +0.2%

08:00 Switzerland KOF Leading Indicator November 99.8 100.1

10:00 Eurozone Unemployment Rate October 11.5% 11.5%

10:00 Eurozone Harmonized CPI, Y/Y (Preliminary) November +0.4% +0.3%

13:30 Canada Industrial Product Prices, m/m October -0.4% +0.3%

13:30 Canada Raw Material Price Index October -1.8% +1.5%

13:30 Canada GDP (m/m) September -0.1% +0.4%

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