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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual
06:30 France GDP, q/q (Preliminary) Quarter III -0.1% [Revised From 0.0%] +0.1% +0.3%
06:30 France GDP, Y/Y (Preliminary) Quarter III +0.1% +0.6% +0.4%
07:00 Germany GDP (QoQ) (Preliminary) Quarter III -0.1% +0.1% +0.1%
07:00 Germany GDP (YoY) (Preliminary) Quarter III +0.8% +1.0% +1.2%
The U.S. dollar traded higher against its peers in during the Asian Trade after some losses due to higher-than-expected jobless claims data of 290.000 individuals filing for initial jobless benefits with a forecast of 282.000. Earlier in the day data was published that Germany's inflation rate rose 0.7% year on-year in October and fell 0.3% on a monthly basis with both figures in line with expectations. Preliminary data published on Friday morning showed that Germany's GDP rose 0.1% in the last quarter, in line with expectations.
The Australian dollar further declined after yesterday's statement of Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Christopher Kent that an intervention of the bank to weaken the Australian dollar still is a valid option if needed.
The Kiwi is trading lower against the U.S. dollar giving away some of its weekly gains.
The Japanese yen currently trading at USD116.33 traded at a new seven-year low at USD 116.37. Speculations that Prime Minister Abe has decided on holding snap elections in December to postpone a sales tax hike and a rallying Nikkei index weighed on the currency.
EUR/USD: the euro lost against the greenback
USD/JPY: the U.S. dollar traded stronger against the Japanese yen at new seven-year highs
GPB/USD: The British pound traded weaker against the U.S. dollar
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
07:45 France Non-Farm Payrolls (Preliminary) Quarter III +0.1% +0.2%
10:00 Eurozone Harmonized CPI October +0.4% 0.0%
10:00 Eurozone Harmonized CPI, Y/Y (Finally) October +0.4% +0.4%
10:00 Eurozone Harmonized CPI ex EFAT, Y/Y October +0.7% +0.7%
10:00 Eurozone GDP (QoQ)(Preliminary) Quarter III 0.0% +0.1%
10:00 Eurozone GDP (YoY)(Preliminary) Quarter III +0.8% +0.6%
13:30 Canada Manufacturing Shipments (MoM) September -3.3% +1.3%
13:30 U.S. Import Price Index October -0.5% -1.7%
13:30 U.S. Retail sales October -0.3% +0.2%
13:30 U.S. Retail sales excluding auto October -0.2% +0.2%
14:45 U.S. Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (Preliminary) November 86.9 87.3
15:00 U.S. Business inventories September +0.2% +0.3%
15:00 U.S. Mortgage Delinquencies Quarter III 6.04%
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