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07:00 United Kingdom Halifax house price index March +2.4% +0.7% -1.1%
07:00 United Kingdom Halifax house price index 3m Y/Y March +7.9% +2.3%
10:00 Germany Factory Orders s.a. (MoM) February +1.2% +0.5% +0.6%
10:00 Germany Factory Orders n.s.a. (YoY) March +8.4% +7.3%
The Euro is trading lower against the dollar today on the eve of the publication of official unemployment data from the U.S. Labor Department . According to the median forecast of economists in March U.S. employers created 196 thousand , jobs against 175 thousand in the previous month . Projected growth will correspond to the average wage growth in the last two years and shows that the company optimistic about the sales, but bad weather will cause a decline in the 1st quarter . Last year, the average rate of growth was 194,000 jobs and 186,000 in 2012 . Employment report will be released at 12:30 GMT.
The euro has also yesterday's statement of the ECB. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi reiterated : CB can actively use unconventional instruments , within its mandate , if necessary . He also notes that unemployment remains at maximum, and that the risks to the economic outlook remain skewed to the downside . Draghi also said that the meeting discussed the ECB quantitative easing or QE. Discussions of the Governing Council were "sufficient" and " rich ."
Pound fell against the dollar on weak UK data on house price index , as well as expectations exit data on employment in the United States. The report, which was published earlier today by Lloyds Banking Group, showed that house prices in the UK fell in March , registering with the first decline in the last three months. According to reports, the house price index from Halifax in March decreased by 1.1 per cent ( on a monthly basis ) , partially offset by an increase of 2.5 percent marked in February ( revised up from 2.4 percent). According to the average forecasts of experts, prices would have to increase by 0.7 percent. Meanwhile, it became known that for three months ( March) prices rose by 8.7 percent compared to the same period last year.
Recall that other studies on home prices also pointed to an increase , led by growth in London and the south-east . Earlier this week , a nationwide survey for March showed that prices rose by 0.4 % over the month and by 9.5 % per annum.
EUR / USD: during the European session, the pair fell to $ 1.3695
GBP / USD: during the European session, the pair fell to $ 1.6555
USD / JPY: during the European session, the pair traded in a narrow range
At 12:30 GMT , Canada will report on the unemployment rate and the change in the number of employees in March . Also this time, the U.S. declares the level of unemployment and changes in the number of people employed in non-farm payrolls in March . At 14:00 GMT in Canada come from the Ivey PMI index for March.
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