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04:30 Japan All Industry Activity Index, m/m February +1.0% -0.5% -1.1%
08:00 Switzerland SNB Chairman Jordan Speaks
08:30 United Kingdom Retail Sales (MoM) March +1.7% -0.4% +0.1%
08:30 United Kingdom Retail Sales (YoY) March +3.7% +3.8% +4.2%
08:30 United Kingdom BBA Mortgage Approvals March 47.6 48.9 45.9
The euro increased against the U.S. dollar but lost its gains. There are no economic data to be published in the Eurozone.
The U.S. dollar traded lower against the most major currencies ahead the publication of Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index. Analysts forecasted the increase to 83.2 in April from 82.6 in March.
The British pound was up the U.S. dollar. The British currency was supported by the better-than-expected retail sales. Retail sales increased 0.1% in March. Analysts forecasted the fall of 0.4%. But the mortgage approvals dropped to 45,900 in March. The projected figure was 48,900. The mortgage approvals in February were revised down to 47,200 from 47,600.
EUR/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
GBP/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
USD/JPY: the currency pair declined to Y101.95
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
13:43 U.S. Services PMI (Preliminary) April 55.3 56.2
13:55 U.S. Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (Finally) April 82.6 83.2
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