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01:00 New Zealand ANZ Business Confidence June 41.8 50.1
04:30 Japan All Industry Activity Index, m/m April -0.3% +0.5% +0.4%
The Dollar Index held a six-day gain, its longest winning streak in more than a year, before U.S. reports forecast to show spending rose at the fastest pace in three months and jobless claims declined. U.S. consumer spending probably increased 0.3 percent in May, after falling 0.2 percent the previous month, according to the median forecast in a Bloomberg News survey before today's report. Commerce Department data will also show incomes grew 0.2 percent last month after being unchanged in April, according to the Bloomberg poll.
Jobless claims fell by 9,000 to 345,000 in the week ended June 22, the Labor Department is projected to say according to a separate survey.
Euro demand was dented yesterday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said policy will remain stimulative.
Australia's dollar rallied for a fifth day as Kevin Rudd took over as prime minister, after winning leadership of the Labor party from Julia Gillard.
EUR / USD: during the Asian session the pair rose to $ 1.3035
GBP / USD: during the Asian session the pair rose to $ 1.5340
USD / JPY: during the Asian session the pair traded in the range of Y97.35/85
The European calendar gets underway at 0700GMT, when ECB'S Ewald Nowotny delivers a speech at the International Arab Banking Summit, in Vienna. AT the same time, German Chancellor Angela Merkel statement on the upcoming EU summit, results of G8 summit, in Berlin. Early data also due at 0700GMT, sees the release of Spanish May retail sales and the June flash HICP numbers. At 0755GMT, the German June unemployment data is due, to be followed at 0800GMT by the release of the German May VDMA machine orders data. ECB Governing Council member Jens Weidmann is set to deliver a speech to the Federation of European Securities Exchanges, in Berlin at 0815GMT. At 0900GMT, German Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen delivers a press conference in Berlin following the earlier jobs data. At 0900GMT, the EMU Jun business climate indicator is set for publication, along with the June consumer confidence numbers. ECB Governing Council member Christian Noyer will deliver a press conference in Paris, also at 0900GMT. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble delivers a speech to the Federation of European Securities Exchanges at 0930GMT.
UK data set for release at 0830GMT includes the Q1 Current Account numbers and the final estimate of the Q1 GDP numbers. There is no reason to expect GDP revision to the 0.3% figure published in previous estimates. The latest monthly data on construction output and industrial production are in line with the numbers pencilled in by National Statistics in the first two estimates of Q1 GDP.
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