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00:30 Australia CPI, q/q IV quarter +1.4% +0.4% +0.2%
00:30 Australia CPI, y/y IV quarter +2.0% +2.4% +2.2%
02:00 China Leading Index December +1.1% +0.4%
02:00 Japan BoJ monthly economic report January
09:00 Switzerland World Economic Forum Annual Meetings -
09:30 United Kingdom Bank of England Minutes -
09:30 United Kingdom Claimant count December -8.9 0.3 -12.1
09:30 United Kingdom Claimant Count Rate December 4.8% 4.8% 4.8%
09:30 United Kingdom ILO Unemployment Rate November 7.8% 7.8% 7.7%
09:30 United Kingdom Average Earnings, 3m/y November +1.8% +1.6% +1.5%
09:30 United Kingdom Average earnings ex bonuses, 3 m/y November +1.7% +1.5% +1.4%
10:00 Switzerland Credit Suisse ZEW Survey (Expectations) January -15.5 -5.0 -6.9
The yen rose for a third day against the dollar, recording the longest series for almost two months, on speculation that the measures that will be announced by the Bank of Japan is not enough to stimulate economic growth and weaken the currency.
The yen strengthened against 12 of its 16 major counterparts, as many market participants are waiting for the publication of data on the consumer price index, which will be presented this week.
The pound rose as data released today showed that the number of applications for unemployment benefits fell last month to 12,100 people, while reaching the level of 1.56 million in December. This fall was a big surprise to many economists, as projected value of this indicator was to increase by about 300-500 people. Meanwhile, the level of applications for employment of unemployed remained unchanged and amounted to 4.8% at the same time, in line with estimates. At the same time, the unemployment rate, which is calculated according to ILO, fell during September and November to reach 7.7%, compared to 7.8%, while economists had expected the rate will remain unchanged.
Franc rose against the dollar after a report showed confidence among Swiss investors rose in January, registering with the fourth monthly increase, and reached its highest level since May 2012, which adds to signs that the economy may be stabilizing . According to the data, the index of investor expectations, which is used to assess the potential economic development for six consecutive months, rose in January to a level of -6.9, compared with -15.5. At the same time, the index, which measures current economic conditions rose to the level 16 with 6.6.
The euro rose against the dollar, as investors are awaiting a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. Note that the U.S. House of Representatives today on the initiative of the Republican vote for an automatic increase in the debt ceiling until May 18. Investors in mortgage rates waiting for the issue, which stimulates the growth of the euro, which is trading at 1.3350 before the opening of the New York session.
EUR / USD: during the European session, the pair rose to $ 1.3345
GBP / USD: during the European session after falling to $ 1.5885
USD / JPY: during the European session the pair fell to Y88.62At 14:00 GMT the decision on the basic interest rate of the Bank of Canada will announce. Also during this time, the Bank of Canada will release its accompanying statement. At 14:00 GMT the U.S. will index of business activity in the manufacturing sector in January. At 15:00 GMT Eurozone present indicator of consumer confidence for January. At 15:30 GMT the United States will report on stocks of crude oil from the Ministry of Energy in January. At 15:30 GMT in Canada will publish the report of the Bank of Canada's monetary policy, and 16:15 GMT - A press conference of the Bank of Canada. Finish the day at 23:50 GMT Japan data from the balance of foreign trade in goods, the adjusted balance of trade in goods, the change in volume of exports and imports in December.
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