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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
01:45 China HSBC Services PMI September 54.1 53.5
05:00 Japan BoJ monthly economic report
05:00 Japan Eco Watchers Survey: Current September 47.4 48.2 47.4
05:00 Japan Eco Watchers Survey: Outlook September 50.4 48.7
05:45 Switzerland Unemployment Rate September 3.2% 3.2% 3.2%
07:00 United Kingdom Halifax house price index September +0.1% +0.2% +0.6%
07:00 United Kingdom Halifax house price index 3m Y/Y September +9.7% +9.6%
The U.S. dollar traded mixed against the most major currencies ahead the release of the minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting. Investors are awaiting new signs for the direction of the U.S. monetary policy.
Yesterday's International Monetary Fund's economic growth cut still weighed on markets.
The euro traded mixed against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic reports from the Eurozone.
The British pound traded mixed against the U.S. dollar. U.K. Halifax house prices increased 0.6% in September, exceeding expectations for a 0.2% rise, after a flat reading in August. August's figure was revised down from a 0.1% increase.
On a yearly basis, U.K. Halifax house prices rose 9.6% in September, after a 9.7% gain in August.
The Swiss franc traded mixed against the U.S. dollar. Switzerland's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.2% in September, in line with expectations.
The Canadian dollar traded mixed ahead of the Canadian housing starts. Housing starts in Canada are expected to 195,000 units in September.
EUR/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
GBP/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
USD/JPY: the currency pair traded mixed
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:15 Canada Housing Starts September 192 195
18:00 U.S. FOMC meeting minutes
23:50 Japan Core Machinery Orders September +3.5% +1.1%
23:50 Japan Core Machinery Orders, y/y September +1.1% -5.1%
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