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06:00 Germany Gfk Consumer Confidence Survey November 5.9 5.9 6.3
06:45 France Consumer confidence October 85 84 84
07:00 Switzerland KOF Institute Economic Forecast October 1.68 1.72 1.67
The euro fell as Spanish unemployment data showed a record one-in-four residents was out of work in the third quarter, adding to signs the crisis is pushing the region toward another recession.
Europe’s common currency slipped to its weakest level since Oct. 15 against the dollar. In September, the growth index of import prices in Germany has slowed from 3.2% to 1.8% vs. 2.9% y / y, and on a monthly basis a decline of 0.7%. In Business confidence in Italy and consumer confidence in France marked decline from 88.3 to 87.6 and from 85 to 84, respectively. The only positive point was the German study GfK, reported an increase in the consumer confidence index from 5.9 to 6.3 in November.
Rating agency Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has further worsened the market sentiment, downgraded the ratings of the bank BNP Paribas SA on Thursday evening. In S & P reported an increase in "economic risks" in France and southern Europe, where many branches of the French bank. The rating agency also placed the ratings of other French banks to list on review for possible downgrade. Among them, Credit Agricole SA, Societe Generale SA and Group BPCE, which owns the investment company of Natixis.
Also worth noting that concerns about Spain and Greece remain. Greece should further 30 billion euros by 2016 in view of a deeper recession and slippage in achieving the target level of the budget. This was reported by the "troika", which includes the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank.
The yen rose from a four-month low versus the greenback as corporate earnings that missed analyst expectations dragged down stocks, boosting refuge demand. The yen has strengthened, despite the expectations of market participants that the Bank of Japan will take further measures to mitigate the monetary policy during its meeting next week. Experts predict that the central bank will increase the asset purchase program as the target inflation rate of 1%, is likely to be unattainable, even in the financial year starting in April 2014.
The dollar rose against higher-yielding peers before data that may show the U.S. economy grew by less than 2 percent in two consecutive quarters for the first time since 2009.
EUR / USD: during the European session the pair fell to a new low of $ 1.2881
GBP / USD: during the European session, the pair is trading in a narrow range
USD / JPY: during the European session the pair fell to a new low Y79.70
U.S. 12:30 GMT publish the change in GDP for the quarter, the GDP price index, the index of personal consumption expenditures, the main index of personal consumption expenditures in Q3, in 13:55 GMT - an indicator of consumer confidence from the University of Michigan in October.
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