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07:00 Germany Import prices (October) -0.3%
07:00 Germany Import prices (October) Y/Y 6.8%
07:00 Germany Import prices excluding oil (October) Y/Y 3.8%
07:45 France Consumer confidence (November) 79
09:00 Italy Retail sales (September) adjusted -0.4%
09:00 Italy Retail sales (September) Y/Y unadjusted -1.6%
The euro declined as French consumer confidence dropped to the least since 2009 and Italian borrowing costs increased at a sale of six-month bills.
The dollar rose versus all its major peers as stock losses spurred demand for safer assets.
Italy sold 8 billion euros ($10.6 billion) of 183-day bills at a rate of 6.504 percent, the highest since August 1997, and up from 3.535 percent at the prior auction on Oct. 26. Demand dropped to 1.47 times the amount on offer from 1.57 times last month.
The dollar was boosted this week as Germany failed to sell its maximum amount at a bund auction and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out the issuance of joint euro-area bonds.
The pound dropped for a fifth day versus the dollar as an industry group reduced its outlook for U.K. house prices.
EUR/USD: the pair has fallen in $1.3220 area.
GBP/USD: the pair has shown low in $1.5420 area and restored later.
USD/JPY: the pair has trading in Y77.30-Y77.55 area.
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