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The dollar rose against most traded currencies of the partner against the background of the declining interest in risky assets. Support the dollar had released statistical data showing that in November, orders for U.S. manufactured goods increased the maximum for the last 4 months of growth. As shown by the Department of Commerce, factory orders rose 1.8% against the previous value of the revised -0.2%. Increased demand for aircraft, automobiles and metals offset the decline in orders for computers and electronics.
Euro fell against major currencies against the weak auction results for German government bonds, which resulted in the 4,057 billion euros drawn on 10 years with plans to 5.0 billion euros. The average yield was 1.93% (against 1.98% for a similar previous release), covering 1.3 (against 1.1 for the same previous release). In this case, this is the second auction of 10-year government bonds in Germany, which failed to collect sufficient number of applications. The pressure on the single currency has also had a decrease in the forecast for GDP in Germany by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).The forecast for GDP growth in Germany in 2012 was reduced to 0.6% from the previous estimate of 1.0%. In 2013, German GDP growth is projected at 2.2%. Failed to support the euro and the published data on the index of business activity in the services sector in France, Germany and the EU as a whole. Indicators came out mixed, some slightly better than expected, some worse.
Data on the index of business activity in the UK service sector, which came out better than expected, to provide temporary support for sterling. However, against the background of the dollar, the pound was not able to update the session high against the dollar and fell. At the same time, the pound rose above 0.8304 Euro to its highest level since January 2011. Provided support for the sterling results exceeded forecasts CIPS report on business activity in the construction sector in Britain. British statistics appear to be more advantageous on news from the eurozone, provoked the fall of the pair EUR / GBP, which has been in the 5th week in a row shows a decline.
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