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07:00 Switzerland Trade Balance - 2.73 2.17 2.95
07:00 Germany Producer Price Index (MoM) November 0.0% -0.1% -0.1%
07:00 Germany Producer Price Index (YoY) November +1.5% +1.4% +1.4%
07:20 Japan BOJ Press Conference -
09:30 United Kingdom Retail Sales (MoM) November -0.7% +0.3% 0.0%
09:30 United Kingdom Retail Sales (YoY) November +0.8% +1.5% +0.9%
The yen strengthened the most in six weeks against the dollar as the Bank of Japan maintained its inflation goal at 1 percent after newly elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a doubling of the target. Japan’s currency rose for the first time in eight days versus the euro even as the central bank expanded its asset- purchase fund by 10 trillion yen ($119 billion) to 76 trillion yen.
The euro approached an eight-month high against the dollar after a report that the Greek government has completed transactions to repurchase debt of € 31.9 billion in the same time, the data showed that Germany's producer price index and import prices came under forecast: +1.4% y / y m 1.1% y / y
The pound dropped for a third day against the euro as a report showed retail sales unexpectedly stagnated last month.I t is the latest sign of a slowing economy as a whole in the 4th quarter. Retail sales in the UK in November remained unchanged compared with October, but rose by 0.9% compared to November last year. For the three months through November as there have been no growth in sales compared to the previous three period. Data were weaker than expected. Economists had expected sales to rise 0.3% compared to the previous month and by 1.4% compared with the same period last year.
EUR / USD: during the European session, the pair rose to a maximum of $ 1.3268
GBP / USD: during the European session, the pair rose to a maximum of $ 1.6280
USD / JPY: during the European session the pair fell to a minimum Y83.85 and then recovered
At 13:30 GMT in Canada will change in the volume of retail sales, the change in retail sales excluding auto sales for October. At 13:30 GMT the U.S. will publish the number of initial claims for unemployment insurance, the number of repeated applications for unemployment benefits, the final data for the growth of the GDP, the GDP price index, the index of personal consumption expenditures, the main index of personal consumption expenditures in Q3. At 15:00 GMT the euro area indicator of consumer confidence will be released in December. At 15:00 GMT the U.S. will release sales in the secondary market for November, the manufacturing index, the Philadelphia Fed in December.
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