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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
03:00 Japan Bank of Japan Monetary Base Target 275 275 275
03:00 Japan BoJ Interest Rate Decision 0.10% 0.10% 0.10%
03:00 Japan BoJ Monetary Policy Statement
04:30 Japan All Industry Activity Index, m/m September -0.1% +1.2% +1.0%
06:30 Japan BOJ Press Conference
09:00 Eurozone Current account, adjusted, bln September 22.8 21.3 30.0
09:30 United Kingdom Bank of England Minutes
10:00 Switzerland Credit Suisse ZEW Survey (Expectations) November -30.7 -7.6
The U.S. dollar mixed against the most major currencies ahead of the U.S. housing market data and FOMC meeting minutes.
Housing starts in the U.S. are expected to rise to 1.025 million units in October from 1.017 million units in September.
The number of building permits is expected to increase to 1.040 million units in October from1.018 million in September.
The euro traded higher against the U.S. dollar. The euro remained supported by yesterday's better-than-expected ZEW economic sentiment index from the Eurozone.
Eurozone's adjusted current account surplus climbed to €30.0 billion in September from €22.8 billion in August. August's figure was revised up from a surplus of €18.9 billion. Analysts had expected a surplus of €21.3 billion.
The British pound rose against the U.S. dollar after the Bank of England's (BoE) minutes. The BoE kept its monetary policy unchanged. Two members, Ian McCafferty and Martin Weale, voted for the fourth consecutive month to raise interest rates to 0.75% from 0.5%.
EUR/USD: the currency pair rose to $1.2547
GBP/USD: the currency pair climbed to $1.5661
USD/JPY: the currency pair increased to Y117.64
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
13:30 U.S. Building Permits, mln October 1.018 1.040
13:30 U.S. Housing Starts, mln October 1.017 1.025
19:00 U.S. FOMC meeting minutes
21:45 New Zealand PPI Input (QoQ) Quarter III -1.0% +0.3%
21:45 New Zealand PPI Output (QoQ) Quarter III -0.5% +0.2%
23:50 Japan Adjusted Merchandise Trade Balance, bln October -1070.14 -1020.00
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