The dollar and the yen headed for weekly declines against most of their major counterparts before reports that economists said will show French business confidence rose and Italian industrial orders increased.
The U.S. dollar may extend losses on speculation Group of 20 policy makers will put pressure to China to allow faster gains in the yuan.
G-20 finance ministers and central bankers gather today and tomorrow in Paris. French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has said her counterparts need to agree on several indicators to tackle global economic imbalances.
Losses in the yen and dollar on speculation tensions will escalate in the Middle East.
EUR/USD: the pair bargained in the field of the high reached yesterday.
GBP/USD: the pair become stronger in around $1,6200.
USD/JPY: the pair bargained within the limits of Y83,15-Y83,40.
UK data is due at 0930GMT, with the release of BOE February lending trends and UK retail sales for January. MNI's median forecast is for a 0.5% rise on the month and a 4.1% climb on the year. The ex-auto fuel measure will show a 0.4% rise on the month and a 4.2% increase on the year, according to economists surveyed.
Canadian January CPI data is released.