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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
01:00 New Zealand ANZ Business Confidence August 39.7 24.4
01:30 Australia Private Sector Credit, m/m July +0.7% +0.5% +0.4%
01:30 Australia Private Sector Credit, y/y July +5.1% +5.1%
05:00 Japan Housing Starts, y/y July -9.5% -10.5% -14.1%
06:00 United Kingdom Nationwide house price index August +0.1% 0.0% +0.8%
06:00 United Kingdom Nationwide house price index, y/y August +10.6% +11.0%
06:00 Germany Retail sales, real adjusted July +1.0% Revised From +1.3% +0.1% -1.4%
06:00 Germany Retail sales, real unadjusted, y/y July +0.4% +0.7%
07:00 Switzerland KOF Leading Indicator August 98.1 97.9 99.5
09:00 Eurozone Unemployment Rate July 11.5% 11.5% 11.5%
09:00 Eurozone Harmonized CPI, Y/Y (Preliminary) August +0.4% +0.3% +0.3%
The U.S. dollar traded mixed against the most major currencies ahead of the U.S. economic data. Personal income in the U.S. is expected to rise 0.3% in July, after a 0.4% gain in June.
Personal spending in the U.S. is expected to increase 0.2% in July, after a 0.4% rise in June.
The euro traded higher against the U.S. dollar despite the weak economic data from the Eurozone. Eurozone's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 11.5% in July, in line with expectations.
Eurozone's preliminary harmonized consumer price index declined to an annual rate of 0.3% in August from 0.4% in July, in line with expectations.
German retail sales fell 1.4% in July, missing expectations for a 0.1% gain, after a 1.0% rise in June. June's figure was revised down from a 1.3% increase.
Investors speculate that the European Central Bank will add new stimulus measures to support the economy.
The British pound traded mixed against the U.S. dollar after the better-than-expected Nationwide house price index. The Nationwide house price index increased 0.8% in August, after a 0.2% gain in July. July's figure was revised up from a 0.1% rise. Analysts had expected the index to be flat.
On a yearly basis, the Nationwide house price index climbed 11.0% in August, after a 10.6% increase in July.
The Swiss franc traded higher against the U.S. dollar after the better-than-expected KOF leading indicator. The KOF leading indicator rose to 99.5 in August from 97.9 in July. July's figure was revised down from 98.1.
The Canadian dollar traded slightly higher against the U.S. dollar ahead of the Canadian gross domestic product (GDP). The Canadian GDP is expected to climbs 0.3% in June, after a 0.4% rise in May.
EUR/USD: the currency pair rose to $1.3196
GBP/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
USD/JPY: the currency pair increased to Y103.99
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:30 Canada Raw Material Price Index July +1.1% +0.7%
12:30 Canada GDP (m/m) June +0.4% +0.3%
12:30 U.S. Personal Income, m/m July +0.4% +0.3%
12:30 U.S. Personal spending July +0.4% +0.2%
12:30 U.S. PCE price index ex food, energy, m/m July +0.1% +0.1%
12:30 U.S. PCE price index ex food, energy, Y/Y July +1.5%
13:45 U.S. Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index August 52.6 56.3
13:55 U.S. Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (Finally) August 79.2 80.4
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