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08:00United Kingdom Halifax house price indexDecember 0.0%+0.1%+1.3%
08:00United Kingdom Halifax house price index 3m Y/YDecember -1.2%-0.3%
08:00Switzerland Foreign Currency ReservesDecember 427.4 423.0427.2
09:30Eurozone Sentix Investor ConfidenceJanuary -16.8-13.7-7.0
10:00Eurozone Producer Price Index, MoMNovember +0.1%-0.1%-0.2%
10:00Eurozone Producer Price Index (YoY)November +2.6%+2.4%+2.1%
The euro weakened against the dollar in relation to, approaching with up to three-week low, driven by speculation that the European Central Bank at its meeting on Thursday could signal a possible downgrade of the rates in the near future.
According to the poll, 55 economists suggest that the ECB President Mario Draghi will hold the key refinancing rate at a record low of 0.75%, while the five experts expect it to fall 0.5%.
Meanwhile, the corporation Citigroup Inc expects the ECB to cut rates at its meeting next month.
The European single currency fell against 13 of its 16 major counterparts after a report showed that producer price inflation slowed in November, more than economists forecast. Statistical Office of the European Union in Luxembourg stated that producer prices in the euro zone rose an annualized 2.1%, after increasing 2.6% in October, while economists expected an increase of 2.4%.
The yen rose, departing from the weakest level since July 2010 against the dollar even though the fact that the media reported that the government announced an additional incentive measures. According to the newspaper Yomiuri, the government this month announced the fiscal stimulus for a total of 12 trillion yen. Also, the newspaper added that the supplementary budget for the current fiscal year to March will include the cost of public works in the amount of 5 trillion yen to 6 trillion yen. However, whether the information is fact, no one knows, because the newspaper did not say who her source.
EUR / USD: during the European session the pair fell, setting all-time low of $ 1.3015
GBP / USD: during the European session, the pair rose to $ 1.6072
USD / JPY: during the European session the pair fell to a new intraday low of Y87.60
At 15:00 GMT, Canada will provide data on the index of the Ivey PMI for December. Finish the day at 22:30 GMT Australia publication index of activity in the construction sector from AiG for December.
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