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00:30 Australia RBA Meeting's Minutes
The U.S. Dollar Index approached its lowest in more than a week after New York Fed President William C. Dudley said yesterday he’s more hopeful about the economy while indicating no change in bond buying. “While growth in 2013 has been disappointing, I believe a good case can be made that the pace of growth will pick up some in 2014 and then somewhat more in 2015,” Dudley said yesterday. “As growth picks up, I expect to see more substantial improvement in labor market conditions.”
Australia’s currency held a two-day gain as minutes of its central bank’s meeting showed policy makers saw “mounting evidence” interest-rate cuts were working. Reserve Bank of Australia policy makers said it was “prudent” to keep the cash rate steady while gauging the impact of previous easing, according to minutes of the central bank’s Nov. 5 meeting released today.
The euro was near a two-week high before a report forecast to show German investor confidence increased. The ZEW Center for European Economic Research will probably say its index of German investor and analyst expectations, which aims to predict economic developments six months in advance, rose to 54 in November from 52.8 the previous month, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists. That would be the highest since October 2009.
EUR / USD: during the Asian session the pair traded in the range of $ 1.3495-25
GBP / USD: during the Asian session, the pair traded in the range of $ 1.6095-25
USD / JPY: during the Asian session the pair fell to the level of Y99.55
There is a full calendar on both sides of the Atlantic Tuesday, with both data and central bank speakers slated. The European calendar gets underway at 0700GMT, when the October ACEA new car registration data will be published. At 0800GMT, ECB Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny will give a speech on financial cycles in Vienna. At 0830GMT, European Banking Authority Chair Andrea Enria takes part in a discussion on bank regulation, in Frankfurt. ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet will deliver a speech on policymaking in a challenging environment, in Frankfurt at 0830GMT. Further European data is set for 0900GMT, when the Italian September industrial orders data are due. The main European data release comes at 1000GMT, when the German November ZEW survey crosses the wire. EMU data comes at 1000GMT, when the September construction output numbers are set for release, with the OECD economic outlook numbers released at 1100GMT. ECB Executive Board member Joerg Asmussen will take part in a discussion on perspectives for Europe, in Berlin at 1115GMT. At 1300GMT, Bundesbank Board member Andreas Dombret will give a speech on regulation in Frankfurt. At 1315GMT, he will sit on a panel discussing regulation and unintended Consequences, in Frankfurt. Back in Europe, at 1545GMT, ECB Vice-President Vitor Constancio, ESM Managing Director Klaus Regling and EFC President Thomas Wieser take part in a discussion on the banking system, also in Frankfurt.
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