08:00 EU(17) M3 money supply (August) adjusted Y/Y 2.8%
08:00 EU(17) M3 money supply (3 months to August) adjusted Y/Y 2.3%
10:00 UK CBI retail sales volume balance (September) -15%
The dollar and yen weakened against higher-yielding currencies as stocks rallied around the world on optimism European leaders are nearing an agreement to contain the debt crisis, damping demand for refuge assets.
The euro snapped a two-day gain versus the dollar as Italian and Spanish borrowing costs rose at debt auctions today.
Spain sold 3.22 billion euros of three- and six-month bills, compared with the Treasury’s maximum target of 3.5 billion euros, the Bank of Spain said. The yield on the three- month debt was 1.692 percent, compared with an average of 1.357 percent when similar securities were sold on Aug. 23. Italy sold 182-day bills at 3.071 percent, up from 2.14 percent at the previous auction of similar-maturity debt on Aug. 26.