00:30 Australia Home Loans August +1.2%
06:00 Japan Core Machinery Orders September +20.3%
The euro was 0.5 percent from a three-week high before European Commission President Jose Barroso presents proposals on bank recapitalization after Germany and France pledged to devise a plan by early November.
The Swiss franc is still overvalued and needs to weaken further in order to prevent “serious” damage to Switzerland’s economy
The Australian dollar fell for a second day against its U.S. and Japanese counterparts amid concern Europe’s sovereign debt crisis will worsen and hamper global economic growth. But later the Australian and New Zealand dollars strengthened, erasing earlier declines versus their U.S. and Japanese counterparts.
The pound held a decline from yesterday versus the dollar before a report today forecast to show U.K. unemployment claims increased for a seventh month.
EUR/USD: on asian session the pair decreased, however was restored later.
GBP/USD: on asian session the pair decreased, however was restored later.
USD/JPY: on asian session the pair holds at Y76.70.
On Wednesday UK data continues at 0830GMT with labour market data. The September claimant count is expected to come in at 25k, with the rate at 5.0%. European data continues at 0900GMT with EMU industrial output for August. Finally, at 1830GMT,
ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet gives an address at the AFME annual dinner, in London.At 1730GMT, Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser delivers a speech on the economic outlook at Wharton in Philadelphia.