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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
00:30 Australia Changing the number of employed October -23.7 Revised From -29.7 +10.3 +24.1
00:30 Australia Unemployment rate October 6.2% Revised From 6.1% 6.1% 6.2%
05:00 Japan Leading Economic Index September 104.4 105.5 105.6
05:00 Japan Coincident Index September 108.3 109.7
06:45 Switzerland SECO Consumer Climate Quarter IV -1 -4 -11
07:00 Germany Factory Orders s.a. (MoM) September -4.2% Revised From -5.7% +2.2% +0.8%
07:00 Germany Factory Orders n.s.a. (YoY) September -1.3% -1.0%
08:00 United Kingdom Halifax house price index October +0.6% +0.5% -0.4%
08:00 United Kingdom Halifax house price index 3m Y/Y October +9.6% +8.8%
09:00 Eurozone Eurogroup Meetings
09:30 United Kingdom Industrial Production (MoM) September 0.0% +0.5% +0.6%
09:30 United Kingdom Industrial Production (YoY) September +2.5% +1.5% +1.5%
09:30 United Kingdom Manufacturing Production (MoM) September +0.1% +0.3% +0.4%
09:30 United Kingdom Manufacturing Production (YoY) September +3.9% +2.7% +2.9%
10:00 Eurozone European Commission Economic Growth Forecasts
12:00 United Kingdom Asset Purchase Facility 375 375 375
12:00 United Kingdom BoE Interest Rate Decision 0.50% 0.50% 0.50%
12:00 United Kingdom MPC Rate Statement
12:45 Eurozone ECB Interest Rate Decision 0.05% 0.05% 0.05%
The U.S. dollar traded mixed to higher against the most major currencies ahead of the U.S. economic data. The number of initial jobless claims in the U.S. is expected to decline by 2,000 to 285,000.
The euro traded mixed against the U.S. dollar ahead the European Central Bank's (ECB) press conference. Investors are awaiting the ECB' President Mario Draghi's speech for signs for the further stimulus measures by the ECB to boost the economy in the Eurozone.
The ECB released its interest decision today. The central bank kept its interest rate unchanged at 0.05%.
Germany's adjusted factory orders rose 0.2% in September, missing expectations for a 2.2% increase, after a 4.2% drop in August. August's figure was revised up from a 5.7% fall.
The British pound fell against the U.S. dollar after the Bank of England's (BoE) interest rate decision. The BoE kept its interest rates unchanged at 0.5% and its asset purchase program unchanged at £375 billion. This decision was widely expected.
A slowdown of the global economic growth and signs that the UK's economic recovery is losing momentum could lead that the BoE will keep its interest rate unchanged for a longer period.
The U.K. industrial production increased 0.6% in September, exceeding expectations for a 0.5% rise.
Manufacturing production in the U.K. climbed 0.4% in September, beating expectations for 0.3% gain.
The Canadian dollar traded mixed against the U.S. dollar ahead of the Canadian Ivey purchasing managers' index. The index is expected to increase to 59.2 in October from 58.6 in September.
The Swiss franc traded mixed against the U.S. dollar. The SECO consumer climate index for Switzerland dropped to -11 in the third quarter from -1 in the previous quarter, missing expectations for a decrease to -4.
EUR/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
GBP/USD: the currency pair fell to $1.5924
USD/JPY: the currency pair rose to Y114.68
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
13:30 Eurozone ECB Press Conference
13:30 Canada Building Permits (MoM) September -27.3% +5.2%
13:30 U.S. Initial Jobless Claims October 287 285
13:30 U.S. Nonfarm Productivity, q/q (Preliminary) Quarter III +2.3% Revised From +2.5% +0.9%
13:30 U.S. Unit Labor Costs, q/q (Preliminary) Quarter III -0.1% Revised From +0.6% +1.0%
15:00 United Kingdom NIESR GDP Estimate October +0.7%
15:00 Canada Ivey Purchasing Managers Index October 58.6 59.2
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