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08:00 Switzerland KOF Leading Indicator December 98.7 99.2
09:00 Germany Bank Holiday
The greenback traded weaker to mixed against its major peers in Asian trade. Yesterday a set of key economic data was published and supported the currency. Revised data showed that the U.S. economy grew at annualized 5.0% in the third quarter, the most in 11 years. After yesterday's gains the greenback stabilized against the euro and the British pound. Today investors await data on the U.S. Initial Jobless Claims being published at 13:30 GMT to get further indications on when the FED will hike interest rates next year.
The Australian dollar recouped some of its losses. The Conference Board Australia Leading Index for October improved from a previous reading of -0.3% to -0.2% this month.
New Zealand's dollar gained in Asian session for the first time in 3 days recouping some of its recent losses.
The Japanese yen traded higher against the U.S dollar for the first time in 6 days on speculations that recent declines were exaggerated. Today at 23:50 GMT the Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes will be published.
EUR/USD: the euro added small gains against the greenback
USD/JPY: the U.S. dollar traded weaker against the yen
GPB/USD: The British pound lost against the U.S. dollar
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
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13:30 U.S. Initial Jobless Claims December 289 291
15:30 U.S. Crude Oil Inventories December -0.8
23:50 Japan Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
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