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00:30 Australia RBA Meeting's Minutes October
00:30 Australia New Motor Vehicle Sales (MoM) September +0.8% -0.1%
00:30 Australia New Motor Vehicle Sales (YoY) September +0.2% -3.5%
04:30 Japan Industrial Production (MoM) (Finally) August -0.7% -0.7% -0.9%
04:30 Japan Industrial Production (YoY) (Finally) August -0.2% -0.2% -0.4%
The dollar slid against higher-yielding currencies as equity markets signaled optimism about U.S. Senate discussions on raising the nation’s debt limit to avert a default, curbing demand for refuge assets. Senate Democratic and Republican leaders said yesterday they made significant progress toward an accord. The emerging agreement would suspend the debt limit through Feb. 7, 2014, fund the government through Jan. 15 and require a House-Senate budget conference by Dec. 13, according to a Senate source familiar with the talks, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss them.
The greenback remained lower after two days of declines versus the euro as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he hoped a deal could be announced today. Volatility in currencies is at a more than eight-month low as traders await a resolution to the impasse that shuttered parts of the U.S. government.
Australia’s dollar rose to an almost four-month high after minutes of the central bank’s meeting this month signaled no imminent reduction to record-low interest rates.
EUR / USD: during the Asian session the pair rose to $ 1.3565
GBP / USD: during the Asian session, the pair rose to $ 1.6000
USD / JPY: during the Asian session the pair fell to Y98.40
The US markets make a full return to the fray Tuesday. European data kicks off at 0600GMT, with the German August import prices. At 0645GMT, the French September HICP data will cross the wires. The main Euro area report comes at 0900GMT, when the German October ZEW report will be issued.Investors will be keen to discover if the money men from Europe's biggest economy share the same optimism over its economic prospects as those who run the central bank. UK data expected at 0830GMT includes the August official house price index and the September inflation numbers. The inflation numbers will give a clue of whether inflation is edging back towards the Bank of England's 2% target. So far in Q3 inflation has been a touch weaker than the BOE expected and it would take a 3.1% yearly outturn in September to get it back in line with the BOE's forecast.
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