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00:30 Australia Building Permits, m/m November -7.6% +3.1% +2.9%
00:30 Australia Building Permits, y/y November +14.5% +11.6% +13.2%
02:00 China Trade Balance, bln December 19.6 20.1 31.6
05:00 Japan Leading Economic Index November 92.8 93.1 91.9
05:00 Japan Coincident Index November 90.7 90.1
07:45 France Industrial Production, m/m November -0.7% +0.2% +0.5%
07:45 France Industrial Production, y/y November -3.6% -4.0% -3.6%
07:45 France CPI, m/m December -0.2% +0.4% +0.4%
07:45 France CPI, y/y December +1.4% +1.3% +1.5%
12:00 United Kingdom Asset Purchase Facility - 375 375 375
12:00 United Kingdom BoE Interest Rate Decision - 0.50% 0.50% 0.50%
12:00 United Kingdom MPC Rate Statement -
12:45 Eurozone ECB Interest Rate Decision - 0.75% 0.75% 0.75%
In today's trading the euro rose sharply against the dollar, having received support in the early days of the publication of statistics in France, which was better than expected. exceed the expectations of statistics from France. As shown by the data in December consumer price index rose by 0.4%, compared with the average forecast at around +0.3%. At the same time, industrial production increased in November by 0.5%, compared to -0.6% the previous month, and the forecast at around 0.2%. Furthermore, the euro continued, helped by a successful auction in Spain. During the auction Spain posted bond in the amount of € 5.87 billion from the planned € 4-5 billion 2-year bonds sold in the amount of € 3.397 billion, the yield was 2.476% (compared to 3,282% previously). Investor sentiment has improved due to lower yields and increased demand in anticipation of the ECB. But the most important event, which many market participants had expected, was the decision of the ECB to leave interest rates at 0.75%, which was in line with forecasts. However, traders are cautious in anticipation of the press conference., Which is expected to put pressure on the single currency.
The pound rose against the dollar as market participants are awaiting the decision of the Bank of England's monetary policy. Meanwhile, the growth rates had also been called the successful results of the auction in Spain, however, the pound was unable to hold the position, and decreased after the first in the new year meeting, members of the Bank of England MPC decided to keep rates at 0.5 %, and a program of asset purchases at £ 375 billion
EUR / USD: during the European session, the pair rose to $ 1.3123
GBP / USD: during the European session, the pair rose to $ 1.6070
USD / JPY: during the European session, the pair rose to Y88.32
At 13:30 GMT in the euro zone will be the monthly press conference of the ECB. At 13:30 GMT in Canada becomes aware of changes in the volume of building permits issued in November. At the same time, the index will be released in housing prices in the primary market in November. At 13:30 GMT the United States will provide data on the number of initial claims for unemployment insurance in January, and the number of repeat applications for unemployment benefits in December. Finish the day at 23:50 GMT Japan general information on the current account balance and the adjusted total current account surplus for November.
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