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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
00:20 U.S. FOMC Member James Bullard Speaks
01:00 Australia HIA New Home Sales, m/m April 8.9% -4.7%
01:30 Australia Company Gross Profits QoQ Quarter I -2.8% 0% -4.7%
06:00 United Kingdom Bank holiday
07:00 Switzerland KOF Leading Indicator May 102.6 Revised From 102.7 102.8 102.9
09:00 Eurozone Economic sentiment index May 104 Revised From 103.9 104.4 104.7
09:00 Eurozone Consumer Confidence (Finally) May -9.3 -7 -7
09:00 Eurozone Industrial confidence May -3.6 Revised From -3.7 -3.6 -3.6
09:00 Eurozone Business climate indicator May 0.15 Revised From 0.13 0.16 0.26
12:00 Germany CPI, m/m (Preliminary) May -0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
12:00 Germany CPI, y/y (Preliminary) May -0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
12:00 U.S. Bank holiday
The U.S. dollar traded lower against the most major currencies in the absence of any major economic reports from the U.S. Markets in the U.S. are closed for a public holiday.
The euro traded higher against the U.S. dollar after the release of the positive economic data from the Eurozone. Destatis released its consumer price data for Germany on Monday. German preliminary consumer price index increased 0.3% in May, in line with expectations, after a 0.4% fall in April.
On a yearly basis, German preliminary consumer price index rose to 0.1% in May from -0.1% in April, in line with expectations.
European Commission released its economic sentiment index for the Eurozone on Monday. The index rose to 104.7 in May from 104.0 in April. April's figure was revised up from 103.9.
Analysts had expected the index to increase to 104.4.
The rise was driven by improvements in confidence among consumers and managers in the retail trade and construction sectors.
The industrial confidence index remained unchanged at -3.6 in May, in line with expectations. April's figure was revised up from -3.7.
The final consumer confidence index was up to -7.0 in May from -9.3 in April, in line with expectations.
The business climate index increased to 0.26 in May from 0.15 in April. April's figure was revised up from 0.13. Analysts had expected the index to climb to 0.16.
The rise in business climate index was driven by a more favourable managers' assessment of past production, the stocks of finished products and overall order books.
The British pound traded higher against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic data from the U.K. Markets in the U.K. were closed for a public holiday.
The Canadian dollar traded higher against the U.S. dollar ahead of the release of the Canadian economic data.
The Swiss franc traded higher against the U.S. dollar. The Swiss Economic Institute KOF released its leading indicator for Switzerland on Monday. The KOF leading indicator rose to 102.9 in May from 102.6 in April. April's figure was revised down from 102.7. Analysts had expected the index to increase to 102.8.
The rise was driven by positive signals from the manufacturing sector, the financial sector and the export sector.
EUR/USD: the currency pair rose to $1.1143
GBP/USD: the currency pair increased to $1.4636
USD/JPY: the currency pair was down to Y111.02
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:30 Canada Industrial Product Price Index, m/m April -0.6%
12:30 Canada Industrial Product Price Index, y/y April -2.1%
12:30 Canada Current Account, bln Quarter I -15.38
22:45 New Zealand Building Permits, m/m April -9.8%
23:30 Japan Household spending Y/Y April -5.3% -1.4%
23:30 Japan Unemployment Rate April 3.2% 3.2%
23:50 Japan Industrial Production (MoM) (Preliminary) April 3.8% -1.5%
23:50 Japan Industrial Production (YoY) (Preliminary) April 0.2%
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