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01:30 Australia Building Permits, m/m June +10.3% Revised From +9.9% +0.2% -5.0%
01:30 Australia Building Permits, y/y June +15.2% Revised From +14.3% +16.0%
01:30 Australia Import Price Index, q/q Quarter II +3.2% -1.4% -3.0%
01:30 Australia Export Price Index, q/q Quarter II +3.6% -7.9%
01:30 Australia Private Sector Credit, m/m June +0.4% +0.4% +0.7%
01:30 Australia Private Sector Credit, y/y June +4.7% +5.1%
01:30 Japan Labor Cash Earnings, YoY June +0.6% Revised From +0.8% +0.7% +0.4%
05:00 Japan Housing Starts, y/y June -15.0% -11.2% -9.5%
The U.S. currency has risen versus all except one of its 16 major counterparts in July as reports have shown gross domestic product rebounded, consumer confidence improved and durable goods orders increased. The world's biggest economy expanded at a 4 percent annualized pace last quarter, rebounding from a contraction of 2.1 percent in the previous three months and beating the median forecast for 3 percent in another Bloomberg survey.
The U.S. Labor Department will say tomorrow employers added 231,000 jobs in July, versus 288,000 the prior month, according to a Bloomberg survey.
Treasury 10-year yields climbed to a two-week high yesterday, while economists predict data tomorrow will show U.S. employers added more than 200,000 jobs for a sixth month. Treasury 10-year yields increased to 2.56 percent yesterday, the highest since July 16. The unemployment rate held at 6.1 percent, the lowest in almost six years, economists predicted.
Australia's dollar approached an eight-week low after building approvals unexpectedly declined. The Bureau of Statistics said building approvals fell 5 percent in June, compared with economist forecasts for an unchanged reading.
EUR / USD: during the Asian session, the pair traded in the range of $ 1.3390-00
GBP / USD: during the Asian session, the pair rose to $ 1.6925
USD / JPY: on Asian session the pair fell to Y102.75
Focus this morning will initially be turned to the release of Nationwide house price data at 0600GMT (median 0.5%mm, 11.3%yy), though more focus will be on outside influences with US weekly jobless claims and the Chicago Report the main focus as main drive seen coming via dollar moves.
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