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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
06:00 Germany Producer Price Index (MoM) September -0.1% +0.1% 0.0%
06:00 Germany Producer Price Index (YoY) September -0.8% -1.0% -1.0%
08:00 Eurozone Current account, adjusted, bln August 21.6 Revised From 18.7 21.3 18.9
The U.S. dollar traded mixed against the most major currencies. The greenback was supported by Friday's U.S. economic data. The Reuters/Michigan consumer sentiment index rose to 86.4 in October from 84.6 in September, beating forecasts of a decline to 84.3.
Housing starts in the U.S. climbed 6.3% to 1.017 million annualized rate in September from a 957,000 pace in August, in line with expectations.
The New Zealand dollar traded higher against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic reports from New Zealand.
The Australian dollar traded higher against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic reports from Australia.
The Aussie was supported by news from China. A Chinese government official said the China's central bank is planning to inject about 200 billion yuan into some lenders.
The Japanese yen fell against the U.S. dollar on Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) report. The Nikkei newspaper said that Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund will raise its target for foreign bonds and shares to around 30% from 23%.
Comments by the Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda also weighed on yen. He said on Monday that Japan's economy "will continue to recover moderately as a trend". Kuroda added that the annual inflation rate is expected to remain at around 1.25% "for some time".
EUR/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
GBP/USD: the currency pair increased to $1.6111
USD/JPY: the currency pair fell to Y107.38
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
10:00 Germany Bundesbank Monthly Report
12:30 Canada Wholesale Sales, m/m August -0.3% +0.2%
21:45 New Zealand Visitor Arrivals September -3.0%
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