00:30 Australia Westpac Consumer Confidence (Sep) 8.1%
01:30 Australia Housing Starts (QoQ) -4.7% 3.3%Revised from 3.1%
04:30 Japan Industrial Production (YoY) (Jul) -3.0% -2.8%Revised from -1.7%
04:30 Japan Capacity Utilization (Jul) 0.6%
04:30 Japan Industrial Production (MoM) (Jul) 0.4%The euro
declined against the dollar and yen on concern Greece’s debt woes will raise borrowing costs for other countries in the region including Spain, which is due to sell bonds tomorrow.
The euro weakened versus the yen for a fifth day before Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou holds a conference call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy today.
The dollar held a two-day slide against the yen before reports that may show U.S. retail sales growth moderated in August, adding to signs of a slowing recovery.
The Australian dollar dropped for a fifth day against the greenback.
Spain is scheduled to auction securities maturing in 2019 and 2020 tomorrow. Italy sold 3.9 billion euros ($5.3 billion) of five-year notes yesterday at an average yield of 5.6 percent, up from 4.93 percent at the previous auction. Demand dropped to 1.28 times the amount on offer, from 1.93 times.
EUR/USD: on asian session the pair fell in area of $1.3620.
GBP/USD: on asian session the pair remained under pressure and showed low in area of $1.5710.
USD/JPY: the pair holds in Y76.80/Y77.10.
US data starts at 1230GMT with both PPI and Retail Sales.Retail sales are expected to rise 0.3% in August, as vehicle sales were down only slightly after seasonal adjustment and AAA reported only a slight rise in gasoline prices after larger declines in June and July. Nonauto retail sales are forecast to rise 0.3%. Producer prices are
expected to hold steady in August. Energy prices are expected to decline further in the month, while food prices are seen rising modestly. The
core PPI is expected to rise 0.2%.
Also at 1230GMT, US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner gives the 30 minute interview on CNBC.
US data continues at 1400GMT, when business inventories are expected to rise 0.6% in July, as factory inventories were already reported up 0.5%, while wholesale inventories rose 0.8% in the month.
The weekly EIA Crude Oil Stocks data follows at 1430GMT, while at 1500GMT, the IMF releases analytical chapters of the World Economic Outlook, in Washington. This does not include forecasts.