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07:00 Germany Producer Price Index (MoM) November -0.2% 0.0% -0.1%
07:00 Germany Producer Price Index (YoY) November -0.7% -0.8% -0.8%
07:00 Germany Gfk Consumer Confidence Survey January 7.4 7.4 7.6
07:30 Japan BOJ Press Conference
09:30 United Kingdom Current account, bln Quarter III -6.1 Revised From -13.0 -13.8 -20.7
09:30 United Kingdom PSNB, bln November 7.4 Revised From 6.4 6.6 14.8
09:30 United Kingdom GDP, q/q (Finally) Quarter III +0.8% +0.8% +0.8%
09:30 United Kingdom GDP, y/y (Finally) Quarter III +1.5% +1.5% +1.9%
The euro shows a slight increase against the U.S. dollar in anticipation of the U.S. GDP . Support for the single currency was partially data research group GfK, according to which the German consumer confidence index rose to its highest level in more than six years in January. Expected consumer confidence index for January rose to 7.6 from 7.4 in December. Economists expected the index to remain at the level of December . As reported in the survey report GfK, the value in January was the highest since August 2007 . "Consumer climate is preparing for a good start in the new year ," they added .
German economic expectations rose for the fourth month in a row in December. Corresponding indicator was 23.3 points , adding 3 points from November . Indicator , which measures consumers' income expectations fell in December after recording significant gains in the previous month . Index fell 5.7 points to 39.5 points. However, the reduction is relatively small as compared with an increase of 12 points in November. and
Another report showed that the German producer price index fell by 0.8 percent year on year in November after falling 0.7 percent in October . Result is consistent with economists' expectations . In monthly terms, the producer price index fell 0.1 percent in November . Economists had expected prices to remain unchanged compared with the previous month .
The euro rose slightly against the dollar, despite the downgrade of EU rating agency Standard & Poor's from AAA to AA +. The agency cited the " weakening of the interaction " and new complications in the negotiations on the budget.
Pound traded steadily against the U.S. currency against the background of the final GDP data for Britain. The UK economy expanded by 0.8 percent in the quarterly measurement in the third quarter , coinciding with the second assessment , published on November 27. Nevertheless, the statistical agency with increased slightly revised the GDP for the second quarter and showed 0.8 percent expansion compared with the previous reporting an increase of 0.7 percent. GDP grew by 1.9 percent year on year in the third quarter , according to the ONS. This result is improved compared with 1.5 percent growth , which was reported in the second assessment .
Slight pressure on the pound had data from GfK, according to which the index measuring consumer confidence in the UK fell for the third month in a row in December. Index fell to -13 points , giving analysts, who expected to improve to -11 after the index reached -12 in November. Among the individual components of the survey, the economic outlook fell to -4 s -1 in the previous month . Major component purchases fell to -17 from -13 the previous month. At the same time, GfK noted that all these figures were significantly higher than a year ago , when the overall index fell to -29 points. Prospects component was -31 points in December 2012 , but a component of large purchases made -27 points.
The yen fell against most major currencies after the Bank of Japan left unchanged targets expansion of the monetary base in the range of 60 trillion yen ( $ 581 billion ) to 70 trillion yen per year. " Inflation expectations are rising , increasing core consumer prices of about 1 %," - said in a statement the Bank of Japan released after the meeting. Last month, the central bank said that CPI « varied in the range of 0.5 % -1.0 %."
EUR / USD: during the European session, the pair rose to $ 1.3663 and retreated
GBP / USD: during the European session, the pair traded in the range of $ 1.6317 - $ 1.6367
USD / JPY: during the European session, the pair rose to Y104.60
At 13:30 GMT , Canada will release the consumer price index , core consumer price index from the Bank of Canada in November , retail sales volume change , the change in retail sales excluding auto sales for October. At 13:30 GMT the United States will in the final data on the change in GDP , personal consumption expenditures index , the main index of personal consumption expenditures for the 3rd quarter . At 15:00 GMT Eurozone release indicator of consumer confidence for December.
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