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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
00:30 Australia New Motor Vehicle Sales (YoY) November 4.2% 6.0%
00:30 Australia New Motor Vehicle Sales (MoM) November -3.6% 1.0%
00:30 Australia House Price Index (QoQ) Quarter III 4.7% 2% 2.0%
00:30 Australia RBA Meeting's Minutes
08:15 Switzerland Producer & Import Prices, m/m November 0.2% 0.1% 0.4%
08:15 Switzerland Producer & Import Prices, y/y November -6.6% -5.5%
09:30 United Kingdom Retail Price Index, m/m November 0% -0.1% 0.1%
09:30 United Kingdom Retail prices, Y/Y November 0.7% 0.9% 1.1%
09:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Input (MoM) November 0.2% -1.1% -1.6%
09:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Input (YoY) November -12.3% Revised From -12.1% -12.5% -13.1%
09:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Output (MoM) November 0% -0.1% -0.2%
09:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Output (YoY) November -1.4% Revised From -1.3% -1.3% -1.5%
09:30 United Kingdom HICP, m/m November 0.1% -0.1% 0.0%
09:30 United Kingdom HICP, Y/Y November -0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
09:30 United Kingdom HICP ex EFAT, Y/Y November 1.1% 1.2% 1.2%
10:00 Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment December 28.3 34.4 33.9
10:00 Eurozone Employment Change Quarter III 0.4% Revised From 0.3% 0.2% 0.3%
10:00 Germany ZEW Survey - Economic Sentiment December 10.4 15 16.1
The U.S. dollar traded higher against the most major currencies ahead of the release of the U.S. economic data. The U.S. consumer price inflation is expected to rise to 0.4% year-on-year in November from 0.2% in October.
The U.S. consumer price index excluding food and energy is expected to climb to 2.0% year-on-year in November from 1.9% in October.
The U.S. industrial production is expected to increase 0.1% in October, after a 0.2% fall in September.
The NY Fed Empire State manufacturing index is expected to rise to -6.0 in December from -10.74 in November.
The NAHB housing market index is expected to rise to 63 in December from 62 in November.
The euro traded lower against the U.S. dollar despite the positive data from the Eurozone as market participants are awaiting the release of the Fed's monetary policy meeting results on Wednesday.
The ZEW Center for European Economic Research released its economic sentiment index for Germany and the Eurozone on Tuesday. Germany's ZEW economic sentiment index climbed to 16.1 in December from 10.4 in November, exceeding expectations for a rise to 15.0.
"While the large influx of refugees is above all a major challenge facing policy-makers and civil society in Germany, the economic slowdown in emerging markets is exerting pressure on the German export industry. Overall, however, confidence is growing that the German economy is sufficiently robust to meet these challenges in the coming year," the ZEW President Clemens Fuest.
Eurozone's ZEW economic sentiment index increased to 33.9 in December from 28.3 in November, missing expectations for a rise to 34.4.
Eurostat released its employment growth data for the Eurozone on Tuesday. Eurozone's employment increased by 0.3% in the third quarter, exceeding expectations for a 0.2% gain, after a 0.4% rise in the second quarter. The second quarter's figure was revised up from a 0.3% gain.
Main contributors were Estonia (+2.1%), Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom (all +0.6%).
The British pound traded lower against the U.S. dollar after the release of the U.K. inflation data. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the consumer price inflation data for the U.K. on Tuesday. The U.K. consumer price index rose to 0.1% year-on-year in November from -0.1% in October, in line with expectations.
The rise was driven by a smaller drop in petrol and diesel prices.
On a monthly basis, U.K. consumer prices were flat in November, beating expectations for a 0.1% decline, after a 0.1% increase in October.
Consumer price inflation excluding food, energy, alcohol and tobacco prices climbed to 1.2% year-on-year in November from 1.1% in October, in line with expectations.
The Retail Prices Index climbed to 1.1% year-on-year in November from 0.7% in October, exceeding expectations for an increase to 0.9%.
The consumer price inflation is below the Bank of England's 2% target.
The Canadian dollar traded lower against the U.S. dollar ahead of the release of Canadian manufacturing shipments data. Canadian manufacturing shipments are expected to fall 0.5% in October, after a 1.5% decline in September.
The Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will speak at 16:45 GMT.
The Swiss franc traded lower against the U.S. dollar. The Federal Statistical Office released its producer and import prices data on Tuesday. Switzerland's producer and import prices rose 0.4% in November, exceeding expectations for a 0.1% gain, after a 0.2% increase in October.
The increase was mainly driven by higher prices for mineral oil products.
On a yearly basis, producer and import prices plunged 5.5% in November, after a 6.6% drop in October.
EUR/USD: the currency pair declined to $1.0986
GBP/USD: the currency pair fell to $1.5130
USD/JPY: the currency pair increased to Y121.21
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
13:30 Canada Manufacturing Shipments (MoM) October -1.5% -0.5%
13:30 U.S. NY Fed Empire State manufacturing index December -10.74 -6
13:30 U.S. CPI, m/m November 0.2% 0%
13:30 U.S. CPI, Y/Y November 0.2% 0.4%
13:30 U.S. CPI excluding food and energy, m/m November 0.2% 0.2%
13:30 U.S. CPI excluding food and energy, Y/Y November 1.9% 2.0%
15:00 U.S. NAHB Housing Market Index December 62 63
16:45 Canada BOC Gov Stephen Poloz Speaks
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