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04:00 Japan BoJ Interest Rate Decision - 0.10% 0.10% 0.10%
04:00 Japan BoJ Monetary Policy Statement -
04:30 Japan All Industry Activity Index, m/m November +0.2% -0.3% -0.3%
07:30 Japan BOJ Press Conference -
09:00 Eurozone ECOFIN Meetings January
09:30 United Kingdom PSNB, bln December 15.3 13.4 13.2
10:00 Germany ZEW Survey - Economic Sentiment January 6.9 12.2 31.5
10:00 Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment January 7.6 14.1 31.2
11:00 United Kingdom CBI industrial order books balance January -12 -10 -20
The yen rose against the dollar, significantly departing from the lowest level since June 2010 after the Bank of Japan said it will hold open buying assets in 2014, which immediately disappoint many investors who expected a more decisive action .
Japan's currency has increased by at least 0.2% against all 16 major counterparts after the Bank of Japan said it will buy assets worth about 13 trillion yen per month from January to January 2014. In addition, the Bank of Japan today decided to introduce inflation target of 2%, and even more ease monetary policy. At the end of the two-day meeting of the Board of the Bank approved the seven-to-two decision on introduction of the inflation target of 2% instead of the current benchmark of 1%, which Abe has criticized as too weak commitment.
The euro rose for the first time in three days against the dollar after data showed that the level of confidence among German investors rose in January to its highest level for the last 2.5 years, adding a sign that Europe's largest economy is gaining momentum.
The single currency also rose after the Bundesbank representative has denied speculation that Weidmann plans to step down as president of the central bank of Germany.
The pound rose against the dollar, setting all new session high, even despite the fact that the published data showed a sharp drop in the balance of industrial orders.
It is learned that the balance of industrial orders fell in January to the level of -20, compared to -12 in December. Note that according to the average forecast of experts value of this indicator should have been -11. In addition, for the three months ended in January, the balance of industrial orders up 4, contrary to expectations, at 8. However, the rate of decline was much less than -13 in the third quarter.
EUR / USD: during the European session, the pair rose to $ 1.3370, and then fell sharply to $ 1.3265, and is now trading at $ 1.3311
GBP / USD: during the European session after falling to $ 1.5806 rose to $ 1.5870
USD / JPY: during the European session the pair fell to Y88.36
At 13:30 GMT, Canada will report on changes in the volume of retail sales for November and the change in retail sales excluding auto sales for November. At 15:00 GMT the U.S. are data on the volume of sales in the secondary market in December. At 21:30 GMT the U.S. become aware of changes in the volume of crude oil, according to the API for January. Finish the day at 23:30 GMT Australia publication of the index of leading economic indicators from the Melbourne Institute in November.
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