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08:30 United Kingdom HICP, m/m March +0.6% +0.3% +0.3%
08:30 United Kingdom HICP, Y/Y March +3.4% +3.5% +3.5%
08:30 United Kingdom HICP ex EFAT, Y/Y March +2.4% +2.4% +2.5%
08:30 United Kingdom Retail Price Index, m/m March +0.8% +0.4% +0.4%
08:30 United Kingdom Retail prices, Y/Y March +3.7% +3.6% +3.6%
08:30 United Kingdom RPI-X, Y/Y March +3.8% +3.7% +3.6%
09:00 Germany ZEW Survey - Economic Sentiment April 22.3 20.2 23.4
09:00 Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment April 11.0 10.7 13.1
09:00 Eurozone Harmonized CPI March +0.5% +1.2% +1.3%
09:00 Eurozone Harmonized CPI, Y/Y (finally) March +2.7% +2.6% +2.7%
09:00 Eurozone Harmonized CPI ex EFAT, Y/Y March +1.5% +1.5% +1.6%
The euro strengthened as Spain sold more than its maximum target at a bill auction and German investor confidence unexpectedly rose for a fifth month in April.
The yen fell as stocks rose and before reports that may show the U.S. economy is improving.
The euro rebounded after Spain sold 3.18 billion euros of 364- and 546-day securities, compared with a maximum target of 3 billion euros.
The ZEW Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim said its index of investor and analyst expectations, which aims to predict economic developments six months in advance, increased to 23.4 from 22.3 in March. That’s the highest since June 2010. Economists forecast a drop to 19, according to the median of estimates.
The inflation rate in the 17-nation euro region held at 2.7% for a fourth month, the European Union’s statistics office in Luxembourg said in an e-mailed statement today.
EUR/USD: the pair showed high in $1,3170 area then receded in $1,3130 area.
GBP/USD: the pair grown in $1,5950 area.
USD/JPY: pair showed high at Y80,70 area then slightly receded.
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