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20.06.2014 15:50

Foreign exchange market. American session: the Canadian dollar rose against the U.S. dollar ahead of the Canadian consumer inflation and retail sales

The U.S. dollar traded higher against the most major currencies. The U.S. currency recovered a part of its losses after the Fed's interest decision. The Fed pointed out that interest rates will remain unchanged for a considerable time after the Fed's asset purchase program ends.

The euro traded lower against the U.S. dollar after of the consumer confidence in the Eurozone. Eurozone's consumer confidence dropped to -7.4 in June, missing expectations for an increase to -6, after -7 in May.

Eurozone's current account surplus increased to 21.5 billion euros in April from 19.6 billion euros in March. March's figure was revised up from 18.8 billion dollar.

German producer price index declined 0.2% in May, missing expectations for a 0.2% rise, after a 0.1% fall in April. On a yearly basis, German producer price index dropped 0.8% in May, after a 0.9% decline in April. Analysts had expected a 0.7% fall.

The British pound traded lower against the U.S. dollar after the U.K. economic data. The U.K. public sector net borrowing increased to £11.48 billion in May, from £9.00 billion in April. April's figure was revised from £9.6 billion. Analysts had expected a rise to £11.8 billion.

The Canadian dollar rose against the U.S. dollar ahead of the Canadian consumer inflation and retail sales. Retails sales in Canada increased 1.1% in April, exceeding expectations for a 0.4% gain, after a 0.1% increase in March. March's figure was revised up from a 0.1% fall.

The Canadian core retail sales excluding automobiles rose 0.7% in April, exceeding expectations for a 0.4% rise, after 0.2% gain in March. March's figure was revised up from a 0.1% rise.

The consumer price inflation in Canada increased 0.5% in May, exceeding expectations for a 0.2% gain, after a 0.3% rise in April. On a yearly basis, the Canadian consumer price index increased 2.3% in May, beating expectations for a 2.1 gain, after a 2.0% rise in April.

The core consumer price index in Canada climbed 0.5% in May, beating expectations for a 0.2% rise, after a 0.2% gain in April. On a yearly basis, the Canadian core consumer price index rose 1.7% in May, exceeding expectations for a 1.5% increase, after a 1.4% rise in April.

The New Zealand dollar declined against the U.S dollar in the absence of any major economic reports in New Zealand.

The Australian dollar traded lower against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic reports in Australia.

The Japanese yen decreased against the U.S. dollar. The Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said at the annual meeting of the National Association of Shinkin Banks in Tokyo on Friday that Japan's economy has continued to recover moderately and the easing would continue until the 2% inflation target was reached. He added that the BoJ could make adjustments to hit the 2% target if required.

Mr. Kuroda pointed out the BoJ could introduce additional stimulus measures should Japan's economic activity and prices deviate from the baseline recovery scenario.

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