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07:00 UK Halifax house price index (April) 0.3% 0.1%
07:00 UK Halifax house price index (April) 3m Y/Y -2.9% -2.9%
08:30 UK PPI (Output) (April) unadjusted 0.8% 0.8% 0.9%
08:30 UK PPI (Output) (April) unadjusted Y/Y 5.3% 5.2% 5.4%
08:30 UK PPI Output ex FDT (April) adjusted 0.6% 0.3% 0.4%
08:30 UK PPI Output ex FDT (April) unadjusted Y/Y 3.4% - 3.0%
08:30 UK PPI (Input) (April) adjusted 2.6% 1.0% 3.7%
08:30 UK PPI (Input) (April) unadjusted Y/Y 17.6% 15.6% 14.6%
10:00 Germany Industrial production (March) seasonally adjusted 0.7% 0.5% 1.7 (1.6)%
10:00 Germany Industrial production (March) not seasonally adjusted, workday adjusted Y/Y 11.2% 10.6% 15.2 (14.8)%
11:00 Canada Employment (April) +58.3 -1.5
11:00 Canada Unemployment rate (April) 7.6% 7.7%
Canada’s dollar advanced against its U.S. counterpart for the first time in five days as a report showed employers added more jobs in April than economists forecast.
Employers added a net 58,300 jobs in April after a decrease of 1,500 in the previous month, Statistics Canada said. The median forecast of economists was for an increase of 20,000. The unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 7.6%.
The euro capped yesterday's fall on Friday after ECB policymaker Ewald Nowotny said that markets had overinterpreted the central bank's stance on interest rates the previous day.
Yesterday the euro plunged across the board on Thursday after comments from the head of the European Central Bank suggested interest rates were unlikely to rise next month. ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet failed to use the key words "strong vigilance" in his comments on inflation.
EUR/USD remained within the $1.4510/90 range most of the session. But euro resumed selling ahead of US data.
GBP/USD printed lows around $1.6350 before recovered to $1.6433. Currently rate weakens again, holding around $1.6416.
USD/JPY managed to gain to Y80.70, but it failed to hold higher. Ahead of NY opening it holds around Y80.23.
Today's focus is on Payrolls report due at 12:30 GMT.
Payrolls rose by 185,000 workers last month compared with a 216,000 advance in March, according to the median forecast of economists. The jobless rate may have held at 8.8%.
The jobless rate dropped a percentage point over the four months ended March to reach 8.8%, the lowest level in two years. Estimates for April range from 8.6% to 9%.
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