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08:00 United Kingdom Halifax house price index January -0.9% +0.1% +0.6%
08:00 United Kingdom Halifax house price index 3m Y/Y January -1.3% -1.8%
09:30 Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence February -21.1 -11.1
11:00 Germany Factory Orders s.a. (MoM) December -4.9% +0.5% +1.7%
11:00 Germany Factory Orders n.s.a. (YoY) December -4.3% 0.0%
The euro slid the most in a week against the dollar and yen on concern Greece’s political leaders will fail to reach an agreement allowing the nation to receive a second bailout from international creditors.
The common currency slid as Fitch Ratings said a Greek disorderly default “cannot be wholly discounted.”
The Dollar Index jumped before St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard speaks amid speculation the U.S. central bank will avoid easing monetary policy further.
U.S. government data showed on Feb. 3 that nonfarm payrolls rose by 243,000 in January, surpassing the 140,000 increase estimated by economists. The benchmark yield on 10-year Treasuries jumped 10 basis points to 1.92 percent that day, the biggest gain since Dec. 20.
EUR/USD: during european session the pair decreased in $1,3040 area.
GBP/USD: the pair showed low in $1,5730 area. Later the rate restored
USD/JPY: the pair was limited Y76,55-Y76,80.
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