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03.04.2015 13:30

Foreign exchange market. Asian session: U.S. dollar traded moderately lower against its major peers in thin trade

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

00:00 Australia Bank holiday

00:00 New Zealand Bank holiday

01:30 Japan Labor Cash Earnings, YoY February 1.3% 0.7%

01:45 China HSBC Services PMI March 52.0

06:00 Germany Bank Holiday

06:00 Switzerland Bank holiday

The U.S. dollar is trading broadly lower against its major peers in thin trading with most stock exchanges closed for a public holiday but ahead of U.S. data on Average Hourly Earnings, Nonfarm Payrolls and the Unemployment Rate. Yesterday the number of initial jobless claims in the week ending March 28 in the U.S. fell by 20,000 to 260,000 from 288,000 in the previous week, beating expectations for a decline by 3,000. The previous week's figures was revised down from 282,000.

The Australian dollar traded higher against the U.S. dollar.

Chinese data on the HSBC Services PMI was reported. The PMI came in at 52.3 for March compared to a reading of 52.0 in February.

New Zealand's dollar lost against the greenback during the Asian after a seven day losing streak.

The Japanese yen is trading higher against the greenback in the Asian session.

EUR/USD: the euro traded higher against the greenback

USD/JPY: the U.S. dollar traded lower against the yen

GPB/USD: Sterling gained against the U.S. dollar

The most important news that are expected (GMT0):

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

07:00 United Kingdom Halifax house price index March -0.3%

07:00 United Kingdom Halifax house price index 3m Y/Y March 8.3%

08:00 United Kingdom Bank holiday

12:00 Canada Bank holiday

12:00 U.S. Bank holiday

12:30 U.S. Average hourly earnings March 0.1% 0.2%

12:30 U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls March 295 251

12:30 U.S. Unemployment Rate March 5.5% 5.5%

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