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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
01:00 Australia Consumer Inflation Expectation August +3.8% +3.1%
05:30 France GDP, q/q (Preliminary) Quarter II 0.0% +0.1% 0.0%
05:30 France GDP, Y/Y (Preliminary) Quarter II +0.7% +0.1%
06:00 Germany GDP (QoQ) (Preliminary) Quarter II +0.8% -0.1% -0.2%
06:00 Germany GDP (YoY) (Preliminary) Quarter II +2.5% +1.2%
06:45 France Non-Farm Payrolls (Preliminary) Quarter II -0.1% -0.1% +0.1%
07:15 Switzerland Producer & Import Prices, m/m July 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
07:15 Switzerland Producer & Import Prices, y/y July -0.8% -0.8%
08:00 Eurozone ECB Monthly Report August
The U.S. dollar traded mixed against the most major currencies. Yesterday's disappointing U.S. retail sales weighed on the greenback. Retail sales were flat in July, missing expectations for a 0.2%rise, after a 0.2% increase in June.
Retail sales, excluding automobile sales, climbed 0.1% in July, missing expectations for a 0.4% rise, after a 0.4% gain in June.
The New Zealand dollar traded mixed against the U.S dollar after the better-than-expected retail sales in New Zealand. Retail sales in New Zealand climbed 1.2% in the second quarter, exceeding expectations for a 1.0% rise, after a 0.8% gain in the first quarter. The first quarter's figure was revised up from a 0.7% increase.
Core retail sales, excluding automobiles and gas stations, jumped 1.2% in the second quarter, beating expectations for a 1.1% gain, after 1.0% in the first quarter. The first quarter's figure was revised up from a 0.8% increase.
The increase of retail sales in New Zealand was driven by automobile sales and parts retailing industry.
The Business NZ Performance of Manufacturing Index declined to 53.0 in July from 53.4 in June. June's figure was revised up from 53.3.
The Australian dollar traded lower against the U.S. dollar after the consumer inflation expectations from Australia. The Melbourne Institute released its consumer inflation expectations for Australia. The consumer inflation expectations dropped to 3.1% in July from 3.8% in June.
The Japanese yen declined against the U.S. dollar after the disappointing core machinery orders from Japan. Core machinery orders in Japan rose 8.8% in June, missing expectations for a 15.5% gain, after a 19.5% decline in May.
On a yearly basis, core machinery orders in Japan decreased 3.0% in June, after a 14.3% fall in May.
EUR/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
GBP/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
USD/JPY: the currency pair increased to Y102.65
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
09:00 Eurozone Harmonized CPI July +0.1% -0.6%
09:00 Eurozone Harmonized CPI, Y/Y (Finally) July +0.4% +0.4%
09:00 Eurozone Harmonized CPI ex EFAT, Y/Y July +0.8% +0.8%
09:00 Eurozone GDP (QoQ) (Preliminary) Quarter II +0.2% +0.1%
09:00 Eurozone GDP (YoY) (Preliminary) Quarter II +0.9% +0.7%
12:30 Canada New Housing Price Index June +0.1% +0.2%
12:30 U.S. Initial Jobless Claims August 289 307
12:30 U.S. Import Price Index July +0.1% -0.2%
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