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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
00:01 United Kingdom BRC Retail Sales Monitor y/y November 0.0% +0.9%
00:30 Australia National Australia Bank's Business Confidence November 4 1
06:00 Japan Prelim Machine Tool Orders, y/y November +30.8% Revised From +31.2% 36.6%
06:45 Switzerland Unemployment Rate November 3.2% 3.2% 3.1%
07:00 Germany Current Account October 22.7 Revised From 22.3 23.1
07:00 Germany Trade Balance October 18.6 Revised From 18.5 18.1 20.6
07:45 France Trade Balance, bln October -4.7 -4.5 -4.6
09:30 United Kingdom Industrial Production (MoM) October +0.7% Revised From +0.6% +0.3% -0.1%
09:30 United Kingdom Industrial Production (YoY) October +0.8% Revised From +1.5% +1.8% +1.1%
09:30 United Kingdom Manufacturing Production (MoM) October +0.6% Revised From +0.4% +0.2% -0.7%
09:30 United Kingdom Manufacturing Production (YoY) October +2.9% +3.2% +1.7%
10:00 Eurozone ECOFIN Meetings
The U.S. dollar traded mixed to lower against the most major currencies ahead of the U.S. job openings figures. Job openings are expected to rise to 4.82 million in October from 4.74 million in September.
The euro climbed against the U.S. dollar after the better-than-expected trade data from Germany. Germany's trade surplus climbed to €20.6 billion in October from €18.6 billion in September, exceeding expectations for a decline to €18.1 billion. September's figure was revised up from a surplus of €18.5 billion.
France's trade deficit narrowed to €4.6 billion in October from €4.7 billion in September, missing expectations for a decline to a deficit of €4.5 billion.
The British pound traded mixed against the U.S. dollar after the weaker-than-expected manufacturing production data from the U.K. Manufacturing production in the U.K. fell 0.7% in October, missing expectations for a 0.2% rise, after a 0.6% gain in September. September's figure was revised up from a 0.4% increase.
On a yearly basis, manufacturing production in the U.K. increased 1.7% in October, missing expectations for a 3.2% gain, after a 2.9% rise in September.
Industrial production in the U.K. decreased 0.1% in October, missing forecasts of a 0.3% rise, after a 0.7% increase in September. September's figure was revised up from a 0.6% increase.
On a yearly basis, industrial production in the U.K. rose 1.1% in October, missing expectations for a 1.8% rise, after a 0.8% gain in September. September's figure was revised down from a 1.5% gain.
The Swiss franc increased against the U.S. dollar. Switzerland's unemployment rate declined to 3.1% in November from 3.2% in October. Analysts had expected the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 3.2%.
EUR/USD: the currency pair rose to $1.2376
GBP/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
USD/JPY: the currency pair decreased to Y119.53
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
15:00 United Kingdom NIESR GDP Estimate November +0.7%
15:00 U.S. JOLTs Job Openings October 4735 4820
23:30 Australia Westpac Consumer Confidence December +1.9%
23:50 Japan BSI Manufacturing Index Quarter IV 12.7 13.1
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