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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
01:30 Australia RBA Meeting's Minutes
03:00 New Zealand Expected Annual Inflation 2y from now Quarter III +2.4% +2.2%
08:00 Eurozone Current account, adjusted, bln June 19.8 Revised From 19.5 21.3 13.1
08:30 United Kingdom Retail Price Index, m/m July +0.2% -0.1%
08:30 United Kingdom Retail prices, Y/Y July +2.6% +2.6% +2.5%
08:30 United Kingdom RPI-X, Y/Y July +2.7% +2.3%
08:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Input (MoM) July -0.8% -0.8% -1.6%
08:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Input (YoY) July -4.4% -7.3%
08:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Output (MoM) July -0.2% +0.1% -0.1%
08:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Output (YoY) July +0.2% -0.1%
08:30 United Kingdom HICP, m/m July +0.2% -0.3%
08:30 United Kingdom HICP, Y/Y July +1.9% +1.8% +1.6%
08:30 United Kingdom HICP ex EFAT, Y/Y July +2.0% +1.9% +1.8%
The U.S. dollar traded mixed to higher against the most major currencies. The greenback was supported by yesterday's NAHB housing market index. The NAHB housing market index climbed to 55.0 in August from 53.0 in July. Analysts had expected the index to remain unchanged at 53.0.
The New Zealand dollar dropped against the U.S dollar after the weaker-than-expected economic data from New Zealand. Producer price index input in New Zealand fell by 1.0% in the second quarter, missing expectations for a 0.7% rise, after a 1.0% gain in the first quarter.
Producer price index output in New Zealand declined by 0.5% in the second quarter, missing expectations for a 0.8% increase, after a 0.9% rise in the first quarter.
New Zealand's annual inflation expectations for the next two years decreased to 2.2% in the second quarter from 2.4% in the first quarter.
Growth forecast cut by New Zealand's government also weighed on the kiwi. The government lowered growth forecast in the year to next March to 3.8% from 4% earlier.
The Australian dollar traded higher against the U.S. dollar after the Reserve Bank of Australia's policy meeting minutes. The RBA said that its interest rate will remain on hold for some time. There were no comments on the currency.
The Japanese yen traded mixed against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic reports in Japan.
EUR/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
GBP/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
USD/JPY: the currency pair traded mixed
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:30 U.S. Building Permits, mln July 0.963 1.000
12:30 U.S. Housing Starts, mln July 0.893 0.970
12:30 U.S. CPI, m/m July +0.3% +0.1%
12:30 U.S. CPI, Y/Y July +2.1%
12:30 U.S. CPI excluding food and energy, m/m July +0.1% +0.2%
12:30 U.S. CPI excluding food and energy, Y/Y July +1.9%
23:30 Australia RBA's Governor Glenn Stevens Speech
23:50 Japan Adjusted Merchandise Trade Balance, bln July -1080.8 -770.0
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