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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
05:00 Japan Leading Economic Index (Preliminary) April 106.0 107.2
05:00 Japan Coincident Index (Preliminary) April 109.2 111.1
06:00 Germany Factory Orders s.a. (MoM) April 1.1% Revised From 0.9% 0.5% 1.4%
06:00 Germany Factory Orders n.s.a. (YoY) April 2.0% Revised From 1.9% 0.4%
06:45 France Trade Balance, bln April -4.41 Revised From -4.58 -3.0
08:30 United Kingdom Consumer Inflation Expectations Quarter II 1.9% 2.2%
09:00 OPEC OPEC Meetings
The U.S. dollar traded mixed against the most major currencies ahead of U.S. labour market data. Analysts expect that U.S. unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 5.4% in May. The U.S. economy is expected to add 227,000 jobs in May, after adding 223,000 jobs in April.
The euro traded lower against the U.S. dollar as the Greek debt crisis continues to weigh on the euro. According to the IMF and Greek officials, Athens plans to bundle its repayment of IMF loans. Greece have to repay of around $1.7 billion IMF loans. Greece had to repay its IMF loans on June 5, 12, 16 and 19.
Meanwhile, the economic data from the Eurozone was better than expected. German seasonal adjusted factory orders jumped 1.4% in April, exceeding expectations for a 0.5% increase, after a 1.1% rise in March. March's figure was revised up from a 0.9% gain.
The increase was driven by a rise in foreign orders. Foreign orders climbed by 5.5% in April, while domestic orders dropped by 3.8%.
New orders from the Eurozone rose 6.8% in April, while orders from other countries increased 4.7%.
The intermediate goods declined by 0.9% in April, capital goods orders were up 2.3%, while consumer goods orders increased 4.5%.
Bundesbank upgraded its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016 for Germany. The growth is expected to be 1.7% in 2015, up from the previous estimate of 1.0%, and 1.8% in 2016, up from the previous estimate of 1.6%.
According to the French Customs, France's trade deficit narrowed to €3.0 billion in April from €4.41 billion in March. March's figure was revised down from a deficit of €4.58 billion.
The British pound traded slightly higher against the U.S. dollar after consumer inflation expectations from the U.K. The Bank of England (BoE) released its quarterly survey. Consumer inflation expectations for the coming year in the UK rose to 2.2% in May from 1.9% in February. February's reading was the lowest level since late 2001.
The Canadian dollar traded mixed against the U.S. dollar ahead of Canadian labour market data. The unemployment rate in Canada is expected to remain unchanged at 6.8% in May.
Canada's economy is expected to add 10,000 jobs in May.
EUR/USD: the currency pair fell to $1.1216
GBP/USD: the currency pair increased to $1.5356
USD/JPY: the currency pair rose to Y124.85
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:30 Canada Unemployment rate May 6.8% 6.8%
12:30 Canada Employment May -19.7 10
12:30 U.S. Average hourly earnings May 0.1% 0.2%
12:30 U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls May 223 225
12:30 U.S. Unemployment Rate May 5.4% 5.4%
16:30 U.S. FOMC Member Dudley Speak
19:00 U.S. Consumer Credit April 20.52 16.7
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