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05:45 Switzerland Unemployment Rate June 3.2% 3.2% 2.9%
06:00 Germany Trade Balance May 16.1 15.9 15
08:30 Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence July -28.9 -26.0 -29.6
The euro fell to its lowest level in two years against the dollar before regional finance ministers gather in Brussels today to discuss crisis-fighting measures adopted by heads of government at a summit last month.
The 17-nation currency erased its intraday drop as the European Commission said future recapitalizations of banks by rescue funds wouldn’t require government guarantees.
Spanish and Italian bonds fell amid concern finance ministers will fail to agree on sufficient crisis-fighting measures to stem the euro area’s woes at today’s meeting.
Recapitalizations of banks by the European Stability Mechanism will have “no need for a sovereign guarantee,” commission spokesman Simon O’Connor told reporters in Brussels today. Details of how the future system will work remain to be negotiated, he said.
EUR / USD: during the European session, the pair consolidated and is now trading between $ 1.2265 - $ 1.2315
GBP / USD: the pair is trading between $ 1.5470 - $ 1.5510
USD / JPY: during the session, the pair rose to the level of Y79.77 and then retreated to the level of Y79, 50
At 14:30 GMT will be released in Canada in light of expectations of financial institutions, according to the Bank of Canada and the indicator of expected growth in trading volume (Review of sentiment in the business environment of the Bank of Canada) for the 2nd quarter. At 22:00 GMT New Zealand will publish a sentiment indicator of the business environment by NZIER, house price index from the REINZ, the change in volume of home sales by REINZ for June. At 23:01 GMT the UK will publish BRC Retail Sales Monitor and balance of housing prices from the RICS in June.
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