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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
00:30 Australia Building Permits, m/m February 5.9% Revised From 7.9% -3.7% -3.2%
00:30 Australia Building Permits, y/y February 9.1% 14.3%
01:00 China Non-Manufacturing PMI March 53.9 53.7
01:00 China Manufacturing PMI March 49.9 49.7 50.1
01:35 Japan Manufacturing PMI (Finally) March 50.4 50.4 50.3
01:45 China HSBC Manufacturing PMI (Finally) March 49.2 49.3 49.6
07:30 Switzerland Manufacturing PMI March 47.3 47.2 47.9
07:50 France Manufacturing PMI (Finally) March 48.2 48.2 48.8
07:55 Germany Manufacturing PMI (Finally) March 52.4 52.4 52.8
08:00 Eurozone Manufacturing PMI (Finally) March 51.9 51.9 52.2
08:30 United Kingdom Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing March 54.0 Revised From 54.1 54.5 54.4
The U.S. dollar traded mixed to higher against the most major currencies ahead of the U.S. economic data. The U.S. economy is expected to add 231,000 jobs in March, according to the ADP employment report.
The ISM manufacturing purchasing managers' index is expected to decline to 52.5 in March from 52.9 in February.
The euro traded mixed against the U.S. dollar after the better-than-expected manufacturing PMIs from the Eurozone. Eurozone's final manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose to 52.2 in March from a preliminary reading of 51.9. Analysts had expected the final index to remain unchanged at 51.9.
Germany's final manufacturing PMI increased to 52.8 in March from a preliminary reading of 52.4. Analysts had expected the final index to remain unchanged at 52.4.
France's final manufacturing PMI climbed to 48.8 in March from a preliminary reading of 48.2. Analysts had expected the final index to remain unchanged at 48.2.
Concerns over Greece's debt problems continue to weigh on the euro. The Greek government failed to reach an agreement with its creditors on Monday.
The British pound fell against the U.S. dollar after the weaker-than-expected manufacturing PMI from the U.K. The U.K. manufacturing PMI increased to 54.4 in March from 54.0 in February, missing expectations for a rise to 54.5. February's figure was revised down from 54.1.
The Swiss franc traded mixed against the U.S. dollar after the better-than-expected manufacturing PMI from Switzerland. The manufacturing purchasing managers' index in Switzerland was up to 47.9 in March from 47.3 in February, beating expectations for a decline to 47.2.
EUR/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
GBP/USD: the currency pair decreased to $1.4738
USD/JPY: the currency pair rose to Y120.32
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:15 U.S. ADP Employment Report March 212 231
13:00 U.S. FOMC Member Williams Speaks
14:00 U.S. Construction Spending, m/m February -1.1% -0.1%
14:00 U.S. ISM Manufacturing March 52.9 52.5
14:30 U.S. FOMC Member Dennis Lockhart Speaks
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