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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
05:00 Japan BoJ monthly economic report August
05:00 Japan Consumer Confidence July 41.1 42.3 41.5
06:00 Japan Prelim Machine Tool Orders, y/y July +34.1% +37.7%
07:15 Switzerland Retail Sales Y/Y June -0.6% +0.7% +3.4%
07:15 U.S. FED Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer Speaks
The U.S. dollar traded mixed to higher against the most major currencies.
The New Zealand dollar traded mixed against the U.S dollar as market sentiment recovered from risk aversion of investors. Investors preferred safe-haven assets last week as geopolitical tensions in Iraq and Ukraine weighed on markets.
No major economic reports were released in New Zealand.
The Australian dollar traded mixed against the U.S. dollar as market sentiment recovered from risk aversion of investors.
No major economic reports were released in Australia.
The Japanese yen traded lower against the U.S. dollar due to decreasing demand for safe-haven currency as geopolitical concerns eased slightly.
Japan's tertiary industry index declined 0.1% in June, after a 0.9% rise in May.
Consumer confidence in Japan rose to 41.5 in July from 41.1 in June, missing expectations for a gain to 42.3.
Japan's prelim machine tool orders increased 37.7% in July, after a 34.1 rise in June.
EUR/USD: the currency pair decreased to $1.3400
GBP/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
USD/JPY: the currency pair climbed to Y102.18
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:15 Canada Housing Starts July 198 194
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