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00:01 United Kingdom Rightmove House Price Index (MoM) November +2.8% -2.4%
00:01 United Kingdom Rightmove House Price Index (YoY) November +3.8% +4.0%
01:30 China Property Prices, y/y October +9.1% +9.6%
The U.S. Dollar Index headed for its lowest close in more than a week amid bets some Federal Reserve speakers will echo Chairman-nominee Janet Yellen in reiterating the need for monetary stimulus. Yellen at her Nov. 14 congressional hearing indicated she’ll press on with the central bank’s unprecedented monetary stimulus until she sees a robust recovery, downplaying risks the policy is inflating asset bubbles. The dollar held declines from last week versus most major peers. New York Fed President William C. Dudley, a permanent voter on monetary policy, is scheduled to speak today, as are Eric Rosengren, Charles Plosser and Narayana Kocherlakota. Dudley said Oct. 15 that the Fed is missing “by much more” on the employment side of its mandate than on the inflation side.
The yen traded near a two-month low against the greenback and slid versus most of its major counterparts before Bank of Japan policy makers meet this week. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and his board will gather for a two-day meeting starting Nov. 20. Almost three-quarters of economists in a Bloomberg News survey expect the central bank will bolster stimulus in the first six months of 2014.
EUR / USD: during the Asian session the pair traded in the range of $ 1.3475-95
GBP / USD: during the Asian session, the pair traded in the range of $ 1.6100-25
USD / JPY: during the Asian session the pair fell to the level of Y100.00
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