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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
00:30 Australia National Australia Bank's Business Confidence September 7 Revised From 8 5
06:45 France CPI, m/m September +0.4% -0.3% -0.4%
06:45 France CPI, y/y September +0.5% +0.4% +0.4%
07:15 Switzerland Producer & Import Prices, m/m September -0.2% +0.3% -0.1%
07:15 Switzerland Producer & Import Prices, y/y September -1.2% -1.4% -1.4%
08:30 United Kingdom Retail Price Index, m/m September +0.4% +0.3% +0.2%
08:30 United Kingdom Retail prices, Y/Y September +2.4% +2.3% +2.3%
08:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Input (MoM) September -0.6% -0.4% -0.6%
08:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Input (YoY) September -7.2% -6.6% -7.4%
08:30 United Kingdom RPI-X, Y/Y September +2.5% +2.3%
08:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Output (MoM) September -0.1% -0.1% -0.1%
08:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Output (YoY) September -0.3% -0.4% -0.4%
08:30 United Kingdom HICP, m/m September +0.4% +0.3% +0.0%
08:30 United Kingdom HICP, Y/Y September +1.5% +1.4% +1.2%
08:30 United Kingdom HICP ex EFAT, Y/Y September +1.9% +1.8% +1.5%
09:00 Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment October 14.2 7.1 4.1
09:00 Eurozone Industrial production, (MoM) August +1.0% -1.5% -1.8%
09:00 Eurozone Industrial Production (YoY) August +2.2% -0.9% -1.9%
09:00 Eurozone ECOFIN Meetings
09:00 Germany ZEW Survey - Economic Sentiment October 6.9 0.2 -3.6
The U.S. dollar traded higher against the most major currencies. No major economic reports will be released in the U.S. today.
The euro dropped against the U.S. dollar due to the weaker-than-expected the weaker-than-expected ZEW economic sentiment data. The ZEW released its economic sentiment index for Germany and the Eurozone today. The economic sentiment index for Germany dropped to -3.6 in October from 6.9 in September, missing expectations for a decrease to 0.2.
The economic sentiment index for the Eurozone fell to 4.1 in October from 14.2 in September, missing expectations for a decline to 7.1.
The ZEW economic sentiment data fuelled concern the Eurozone falls into recession.
Eurozone's industrial production fell 1.8% in August, missing expectations for a 1.5% decline, after a 0.9% gain in July. July's figure was revised down from a 1.0% increase.
France's consumer price index declined to an annual rate of 0.4% in September from 0.5% in August, in line with expectations.
The British pound plunged against the U.S. dollar due to the weaker-than-expected consumer price inflation in the U.K. The U.K. consumer price index declined to 1.2% in September from 1.5% in August, missing forecasts of a fall to 1.4%. That was the lowest level since September 2009.
The drop was driven by lower energy and food prices. Fuel prices decreased 6% in September, while food prices fell 1.5%.
The consumer price inflation data could mean that the Bank of England will delay its interest rate hike.
The Swiss franc fell against the U.S. dollar. Swiss producer and import prices declined 0.1% in September, missing expectations for a 0.3% gain, after a 0.2% drop in August.
EUR/USD: the currency pair fell to 1.2639
GBP/USD: the currency pair decreased to $1.5909
USD/JPY: the currency pair rose to Y106.66
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
23:30 Australia Westpac Consumer Confidence October -4.6%
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