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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
00:30 Australia Home Loans August +0.3% +0.2% -0.9%
00:45 Australia RBA Assist Gov Edey Speaks
05:00 Japan Consumer Confidence September 41.2 42.2 39.9
06:45 France Industrial Production, m/m August +0.3% Revised From +0.2% -0.2% 0.0%
06:45 France Industrial Production, y/y August +0.1% -0.3%
08:30 United Kingdom Trade in goods August -10.4 Revised From -10.2 -9.6 -9.1
The U.S. dollar traded mixed to higher against the most major currencies. The greenback remained supported by yesterday's better-than-expected number of initial jobless claim in the U.S. and by growing concerns about the global economy.
The number of initial jobless claims in the week ending October 4 declined by 1,000 to 287,000 from 288,000 in the previous week.
The International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for global economic growth for 2014 and 2015 this week.
The U.S. import price index is expected to decline 0.5% in September, after a 0.9% fall in August.
The euro fell against the U.S. dollar. France's industrial production was flat in August, beating forecasts of a 0.2% decline, after a 0.3% increase in July. July's figure was revised up from a 0.2% gain.
The British pound declined against the U.S. dollar despite the better-than-expected trade balance data from the U.K. The trade deficit in the U.K. fell to £9.10 billion in August from £10.41 billion in July, beating expectations for a decrease to £9.60 billion. July's figure was revised from a deficit of £10.19 billion.
The Canadian dollar traded mixed ahead of the Canadian labour market data. Canadian unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 7.0% in August.
Canada's economy is expected to add 20,000 jobs in September.
EUR/USD: the currency pair fell to $1.2643
GBP/USD: the currency pair decreased to $1.6035
USD/JPY: the currency pair traded mixed
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:30 Canada Unemployment rate September 7.0% 7.0%
12:30 Canada Employment September -11.0 +20.0
12:30 U.S. Import Price Index September -0.9% -0.5%
13:00 U.S. FOMC Member Charles Plosser Speaks
14:30 Canada Bank of Canada Business Outlook Survey Quarter III
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