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00:00 Australia Conference Board Australia Leading Index July +0.2% +0.0%
03:00 New Zealand Credit Card Spending August +0.1% +1.9%
08:30 United Kingdom PSNB, bln August -1.8 13.0 12.3
The euro rose against the dollar after the media reported that the euro-area policy will present a program of financial rescue Spain in the beginning of next week.
The single currency rose for the first time in four days against the yen after the Financial Times said that officials of Spain and the European Union are working on plans for bond purchases by the European Central Bank to support the economy of countries in need. The plan will be announced on September 27 and will focus on structural reforms in the economy of Spain, at the request of the EU, not in new taxes and spending cuts.
The Australian dollar rose sharply against most high-yielding currencies after the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota said the central bank will keep interest rates at near zero for as long as the unemployment rate has fallen below 5.5 percent. Recall that the rate is kept above 8% since January 2009.
The pound rose to its highest level in over a year against the dollar, despite the fact that the United Kingdom reported the largest fiscal deficit in August.
Also today, the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will meet with his Italian counterpart Mario Monti in Rome.
EUR/USD: during the European session, the pair has grown rapidly, setting all-time high at $ 1.3047 and then fell to the opening level of the day
GBP/USD: pair soared to $ 1.6308, but then declined and is now at a value of $ 1.6260
USD/JPY: the pair is trading in a narrow range with a slight decline
At 12:30 GMT, Canada will release data on the consumer price index, consumer price index, the main consumer price index from the Bank of Canada in August, and the change in the volume of wholesale trade for July.
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