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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
00:15 Australia RBA's Governor Glenn Stevens Speech
00:30 Australia ANZ Job Advertisements (MoM) January +1.8% 1.3%
05:00 Japan Consumer Confidence January 38.8 39.4 39.1
06:00 Japan Eco Watchers Survey: Current January 45.2 45.7 45.6
06:00 Japan Eco Watchers Survey: Outlook January 46.7 50.0
07:00 Germany Trade Balance December 17.9 Revised From 17.7 18.2 21.8
07:00 Germany Current Account December 18.9 Revised From 18.6 25.3
08:00 G20 G20 Meetings
09:30 Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence February 0.9 3.4 12.4
The U.S. dollar traded mixed against the most major currencies. The greenback remained supported by Friday's labour market data. The U.S. economy added 257,000 jobs in January, exceeding expectations for a rise of 231,000 jobs, after a gain of 329,000 jobs in December. December's figure was revised up from a rise of 252,000 jobs.
The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 5.7% in January from 5.6% in December as the number of job seekers grew. Analysts had expected the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 5.6%.
The euro declined against the U.S. dollar as concerns over Greece's further bailout policy weighed on the euro.
Standard and Poor's has downgraded Greece's rating late Friday.
The Sentix investor confidence index for the Eurozone rose to 12.4 in February from 0.9 in January, exceeding expectations for an increase to 3.4.That was the highest level since February 2006.
The index benefited from a weaker euro and lower oil prices.
Germany's trade surplus widened to €21.8 billion in December from €17.9 billion in November, exceeding expectations for a rise to €18.2 billion. November's figure was revised up from a surplus of €17.7 billion.
The British pound fell against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic reports from the U.K.
The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said in Istanbul on Monday that wage growth just started in the U.K.
The Canadian dollar traded mixed against the U.S. dollar ahead of Canadian housing starts data. Housing starts in Canada are expected to rise to 184,000 units in January from 180,000 units in December.
EUR/USD: the currency pair fell to $1.1269
GBP/USD: the currency pair decreased to $1.5199
USD/JPY: the currency pair declined to Y118.43
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
13:15 Canada Housing Starts January 180 Revised From 181 184
21:00 U.S. FOMC Member Jerome Powell Speaks
23:50 Japan Tertiary Industry Index December +0.2% +0.1%
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