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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
01:00 Australia RBA's Governor Glenn Stevens Speech
01:00 China Non-Manufacturing PMI June 55.5 55.0
01:30 Australia Building Permits, m/m May -5.6% +3.5% +9.9%
01:30 Australia Building Permits, y/y May +1.1% +14.3%
01:30 Australia Retail sales (MoM) May +0.2% +0.3% -0.5%
01:30 Australia Retail Sales Y/Y May +5.7% +4.6%
01:45 China HSBC Services PMI June 50.7 53.1
07:48 France Services PMI (Finally) June 49.1 48.2 48.2
07:53 Germany Services PMI (Finally) June 56.0 54.8 54.6
07:58 Eurozone Services PMI (Finally) June 53.2 52.8 52.8
08:30 United Kingdom Purchasing Manager Index Services June 58.6 58.1 57.7
09:00 Eurozone Retail Sales (MoM) May +0.4% +0.3% 0.0%
09:00 Eurozone Retail Sales (YoY) May +2.4% +0.7%
The U.S. dollar traded higher against the most major currencies. The U.S. currency was supported by yesterday's the better-than-expected U.S. jobs report. The U.S. economy added 281,000 jobs in June, after an increase of 179,000 jobs in May.
The New Zealand dollar traded slightly lower against the U.S dollar in the absence of any major economic reports in New Zealand.
The Australian dollar declined against the U.S. dollar after mixed Australian economic data and comments by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Glenn Stevens. The RBA Governor said that the Australian dollar remains high by historical standards and investors are underestimating the probability of a significant fall in the Australian dollar at some point.
Retail sales in Australia decreased 0.5% in May, missing expectations for a 0.3% gain, after a 0.1% decline in April. April's figure was revised down from a 0.2% rise.
Building permits in Australia increased 9.9% in May, exceeding expectations for a 3.5% gain, after a 5.8% slip in April. April's figure was revised down from a 5.6% decrease.
AIG services index for Australia declined to 47.6 in June from 49.9 in May.
The Japanese yen traded lower against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic reports in Japan.
EUR/USD: the currency pair declined to $1.3645
GBP/USD: the currency pair fell to $1.7150
USD/JPY: the currency pair climbed to Y101.95
AUD/USD: the currency pair decreased to $0.9371
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
11:45 Eurozone ECB Interest Rate Decision 0.15% 0.15%
12:30 Eurozone ECB Press Conference
12:30 Canada Trade balance, billions May -0.64 -0.3
12:30 U.S. International Trade, bln May -47.2 -45.1
12:30 U.S. Initial Jobless Claims June 312 310
12:30 U.S. Average hourly earnings June +0.2% +0.2%
12:30 U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls June 217 211
12:30 U.S. Unemployment Rate June 6.3% 6.3%
14:00 U.S. ISM Non-Manufacturing June 56.3 56.2
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