06:30 France CPI, m/m December +0.3% +0.2% +0.4%
06:30 France CPI, y/y December +2.5% +2.3% +2.7%
07:00 Germany CPI, m/m December +0.7% +0.7% +0.7%
07:00 Germany CPI, y/y December +2.1% +2.1% +2.1%
09:30 United Kingdom Industrial Production (MoM) November -0.7% +0.1% -0.6%
09:30 United Kingdom Industrial Production (YoY) November -1.7% -2.2% -3.1%
09:30 United Kingdom Manufacturing Production (MoM) November -0.7% +0.1% -0.2%
09:30 United Kingdom Manufacturing Production (YoY) November +0.3% -0.5% -0.6%
10:00 Eurozone Industrial production, (MoM) November -0.1% -0.2% -0.1%
10:00 Eurozone Industrial Production (YoY) November +1.3% +0.3% -0.3%
12:00 United Kingdom BoE Interest Rate Decision 0 0.50% 0.50% 0.50%
12:45 Eurozone ECB Interest Rate Decision 0 1.00% 1.00% 1.00%
The euro strengthened after Spain sold almost twice its maximum target of debt at an auction today, boosting demand for the region’s assets.
The euro rose as Italian borrowing costs dropped at a bill sale, spurring optimism the sovereign-debt crisis is easing.
European Central Bank policy makers meeting today leave their benchmark interest rate of 1.00%.
The euro extended gains after a government report showed industrial production in the region declined by less than economists forecast.
The pound stayed lower against the euro after the Bank of England kept borrowing costs at a record low.
The pound weakened as the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee held its key interest rate at 0.5 percent, in line with the forecast of analysts. The central bank maintained its bond-buying target at 275 billion pounds.
The Dollar Index declined for the third time in four days before a U.S. report that economists said will show retail sales increased in December, damping demand for the relative safety of the U.S. currency.
EUR/USD: during european session the pair grown, showed high in $1,2770 area.
GBP/USD: during european session the pair grown but not managed to overcome resistance in $1,5360 area.
USD/JPY: the pair was kimited Y76,80-Y77,00.
US data starts at 1330GMT with both initial jobless benefit claims and retail sales data. At 1500GMT, US business inventories are expected to rise 0.5% in November after the 0.8% increase in October. Factory inventories were already reported up 0.5%. Late US data sees the 2130GMT release of Money Supply.