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09:00 Eurozone M3 money supply, adjusted y/y December +3.8% +3.9% +3.3%
British pound down against the U.S. dollar and the euro on fears that the next governor of the Bank of England may seek to stimulate sluggish economic growth in the UK, allowing for a higher level of inflation. Players continue selling the pound on Friday after the release of data on the reduction of the UK's GDP in the last quarter of 2012. Because there is a risk of entry of the UK economy in the third since 2008 recession, Governor of the Bank of Canada statement Mark Carney complicated problem pound in light of its transition to the Bank of England in July.
The euro was down against the U.S. dollar after data pointed to the decline in credit to the private sector and, in particular, the low volume of corporate loans. Credit to the private sector banks, the euro zone in December fell by 0.7% compared to the same period of the previous year, after declining by 0.8% in November. The volume of non-financial institutions lending in December fell by 51 billion euros (68.7 billion U.S. dollars), compared with the previous month, after declining by 7 billion euros in November. Lending to households also slowed down, decreasing by EUR 2 billion, after rising by 6 billion euros in November.
EUR / USD: during the European session the pair fell to a new low of $ 1.3424
GBP / USD: during the European session the pair fell to a new low of $ 1.5703 - its weakest level since August 21
USD / JPY: during the European session the pair fell to a new low Y90.56
U.S. 13:30 GMT publish the change in orders for durable goods, including excluding transportation equipment for December at 15:00 GMT - the change in volume of outstanding home sales for December. At 21:45 GMT New Zealand will present the trade balance (for 12 months, from the beginning of the year), trade balance for December. At 23:00 GMT Australia is to publish an index of leading economic indicators from the Conference Board.
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