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00:01 United Kingdom BRC Retail Sales Monitor y/y January +0.4% +0.8% +3.9%
00:30 Australia National Australia Bank's Business Confidence January 6 8
00:30 Australia House Price Index (QoQ) Quarter IV +2.4% Revised From +1.9% +3.2% +3.4%
00:30 Australia House Price Index (YoY) Quarter IV +8.0% Revised From +7.6% +8.6% +9.3%
00:30 Australia Home Loans December +1.4% Revised From +1.1% +0.9% -1.9%
10:00 United Kingdom BOE Deputy Governor Andrew Bailey Speaks
The euro exchange rate is moderately higher against the dollar , while investors expect the Fed speeches new head Janet Yellen . Based on the past comments and guesses analysts, we can assume that Yellen is likely to defend the current policy stance and remind you that the bar to change the incentive plan folding quite high , although dependent on the data. Immediately before Yellen will speak Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser , and it will probably pave the way in calling for a drastic reduction of bond purchases , while the unemployment situation remains favorable . Nevertheless , reducing the Fed's program is the focus of only a month later after it was launched . Submitted since economic data has not been unequivocally favorable. So this is the first performance for Yellen may become very active.
The British pound strengthened against the U.S. dollar , amid growth in retail sales . According to a survey released Tuesday by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), retail sales in the UK rose in January. BRC Retail Sales Monitor showed that overall retail sales rose by 5.4 percent compared with a year earlier.
Sales at stores that have been open a year or more , grew by 3.9 per cent per annum, said the BRC. Sales growth in same stores was much stronger than in December (0.4 percent ) , and is the highest since April 2011 , when sales growth was 5.2 percent . Sales growth in general in December was 1.8 percent, and it was with a maximum value in March 2010
Non-food sales rose 5.1 percent in the last quarter of 2013 , while sales of food rose by only 0.8 percent in Q4. Online non-food sales grew by 19 percent in January.
EUR / USD: during the European session, the pair rose to $ 1.3677
GBP / USD: during the European session, the pair rose to $ 1.6468
USD / JPY: during the European session, the pair rose to Y102.46
At 15:00 GMT indicates Fed chairman Janet Yellen . At 15:00 GMT the United States will vacancy rates and labor turnover from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for December. At 23:30 GMT , Australia will publish consumer confidence index from Westpac in February. At 23:50 GMT , Japan will release the change in orders for machinery and equipment, the index of activity in the services sector in December.
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