06:00 UK Nationwide house price index (September) 0.1%
06:00 UK Nationwide house price index (September) Y/Y -0.3%
07:55 Germany Unemployment (September) seasonally adjusted -26K
07:55 Germany Unemployment rate (September) seasonally adjusted 6.9%
07:55 Germany Unemployment (September) seasonally unadjusted, mln 2.796
07:55 Germany Unemployment rate (September) seasonally unadjusted 6.6%
08:30 UK M4 money supply (August) final -0.2%
08:30 UK M4 money supply (August) final Y/Y -0.6%
08:30 UK Consumer credit (August), bln 0.5
09:00 EU(17) Economic sentiment index (September) 95.0
09:00 EU(17) Business climate indicator (September) -0.06
The euro rose toward a one-week high versus the dollar as Germany’s lower house of parliament approved the expansion of a bailout fund for debt-stricken euro- area nations to help contain the sovereign-debt crisis.
The yen weakened as U.S. equity futures rose, spurring demand for higher-yielding assets. South Korea’s won declined after the nation’s current-account surplus shrank.
The vote in Berlin on changes to the EFSF allows the fund to buy the bonds of distressed member states and offer emergency loans to governments, raising Germany’s guarantees to 211 billion euros from 123 billion euros.
Gains in the euro were tempered after Italy’s borrowing costs rose at a government debt sale today. Italy’s five-year credit-default swaps were at 472 basis points today, showing traders see a 34 percent chance for the nation’s nonpayment, compared with 4.6 percent for the U.S.
EUR/USD: the pair showed high in $1.3680 area then receded.