European session: The yen fell sharply
00:01 United Kingdom Gfk Consumer Confidence November -30 -30 -22
00:30 Australia Private Sector Credit, m/m October +0.3% +0.3% +0.1%
00:30 Australia Private Sector Credit, y/y October +4.0% +4.1% +3.8%
05:00 Japan Housing Starts, y/y October +15.5% +10.3% +25.2%
07:00 Germany Retail sales, real adjusted October +1.5% -0.3% -2.8%
07:00 Germany Retail sales, real unadjusted, y/y October -3.1% -0.3% -0.8%
07:45 France Consumer spending October 0.0% -0.1% -0.2%
07:45 France Consumer spending, y/y October -0.3% -0.4% -0.5%
08:00 Switzerland KOF Leading Indicator November 1.67 1.61 1.50
10:00 Eurozone Harmonized CPI, Y/Y (preliminary) November +2.5% +2.4% +2.2%
10:00 Eurozone Unemployment Rate October 11.6% 11.7% 11.7%
The yen fell to its lowest level in seven months against the euro after data showed that Japan's consumer prices were unchanged in October, which led to the fact that the Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda approved a second round of economic stimulus in an attempt to provide push the economy ahead of the elections to be held in December. Note that the new package, which cost 880 billion yen ($ 10.7 billion) will be financed from budget reserves, avoiding it-sale debt. This package is more than twice the size of the stimulus measures that were announced in October. Also, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said that industrial production in Japan rose 1.8% in October, showing the first increase in four months. However, the ministry maintained its assessment that "manufacturing is in a downtrend."
The Japanese currency fell against all 16 major currencies, while fixing its biggest monthly decline against the euro.
Euro rose after German lawmakers approved last rescue package for Greece (473 for, 100 against)
The dollar fell to a five-week low against the single currency against the fact that Democrats and Republicans argued over spending cuts and tax increases to prevent so-called "financial cliff"
The pound fell to a five-week low against the euro on speculation that European policy makers are taking steps to stem the debt crisis in the region, causing a decline in demand for relatively safe assets the UK.
EUR / USD: during the European session, the pair rose sharply, setting all-time high at $ 1.3026, on later fell to $ 1.2990
GBP / USD: during the European session, the pair rose to $ 1.6063, but then fell to $ 1.6013, while setting a new low
USD / JPY: during the European session, the pair has set high at Y82.75
At 13:30 GMT, Canada will become aware of any change in GDP in September, changes in GDP for the quarter year on year in Q3. At the same time, the U.S. leaves the main index for personal consumption expenditures, deflator of personal consumption expenditures for October, as well as data on changes in the level of spending for October. Finish the day at 14:45 GMT U.S. Chicago PMI index publication in November.