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15.10.2014 12:07

Foreign exchange market. European session: the British pound traded higher against the U.S. dollar after the better-than-expected labour market data from the U.K.

Economic calendar (GMT0):

(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)

00:30 Australia New Motor Vehicle Sales (MoM) September -1.6% +2.9%

00:30 Australia New Motor Vehicle Sales (YoY) September -3.5% +0.8%

01:30 China PPI y/y September -1.2% -1.4% -1.8%

01:30 China CPI y/y September +2.0% +1.7% +1.6%

04:30 Japan Industrial Production (YoY) (Finally) August -0.7% -0.7% -3.3%

04:30 Japan Industrial Production (MoM) (Finally) August -1.5% -1.5% -1.9%

06:00 Germany CPI, y/y (Finally) September +0.8% +0.8% +0.8%

06:00 Germany CPI, m/m (Finally) September 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

07:00 Eurozone ECB President Mario Draghi Speaks

08:30 United Kingdom Average earnings ex bonuses, 3 m/y August +0.8% Revised From +0.7% +0.8% +0.9%

08:30 United Kingdom Average Earnings, 3m/y August +0.6% +0.7% +0.7%

08:30 United Kingdom ILO Unemployment Rate August 6.2% 6.1% 6.0%

08:30 United Kingdom Claimant count September -33.2 Revised From -37.2 -34.2 -18.6

08:30 United Kingdom Claimant Count Rate September 2.9% 2.8%

09:00 Switzerland Credit Suisse ZEW Survey (Expectations) October -7.7 -12.0 -30.7

The U.S. dollar traded mixed against the most major currencies ahead of the U.S. retail sales, the U.S. producer price index (PPI) and the NY Fed Empire State manufacturing index.

The U.S. retail sales are expected to decline 0.1% in September, after a 0.6% in August.

The U.S. PPI is expected to rise 1.7% in September, after a 1.8% gain in August.

The NY Fed Empire State manufacturing index is expected to decrease to 20.3 in September from 27.5 in August.

The euro traded higher against the U.S. dollar. Worries about the outlook for the economy in the Eurozone still weighed on the euro. Germany cut its growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015. The growth for this year was lowered to 1.2%, down from 1.8%, while the growth for 2015 was cut to 1.2%, down from 2%.

German consumer price inflation was flat in September, in line with expectations.

The British pound traded higher against the U.S. dollar after the better-than-expected labour market data from the U.K. The U.K. unemployment rate dropped to 6.0% in the June to August quarter from 6.4% in the three months to July, exceeding expectations for a decline of 6.1%. That was the lowest level since late 2008.

The claimant count decreased by 18,600 people in September, missing expectations for a drop of 34,200 people, after a decrease of 33,200 people in August. August's figure was revised from a decline of 37,200.

Average weekly earnings, excluding bonuses, climbed by 0.9% in the June to August period.

Average weekly earnings, including bonuses, rose by 0.7% in the June to August period, but remained below the current inflation of 1.2%.

The Swiss franc traded higher against the U.S. dollar despite the weaker-than-expected survey by the ZEW Institute and Credit Suisse Group. A survey by the ZEW Institute and Credit Suisse Group showed today that Switzerland's economic sentiment index dropped to -30.7 points in October from -7.7 points in September, missing expectations for a decline to -12.0 points.

The decline was driven by the growth slowdown in the Eurozone could spill over into Switzerland.

EUR/USD: the currency pair rose to 1.2675

GBP/USD: the currency pair increased to $1.5939

USD/JPY: the currency pair declined to Y106.88

The most important news that are expected (GMT0):

12:30 U.S. PPI, m/m September 0.0% +0.1%

12:30 U.S. Retail sales September +0.6% -0.1%

12:30 U.S. Retail sales excluding auto September +0.3% +0.2%

12:30 U.S. PPI, y/y September +1.8% +1.7%

12:30 U.S. PPI excluding food and energy, m/m September +0.1% +0.1%

12:30 U.S. PPI excluding food and energy, Y/Y September +1.8% +1.7%

12:30 U.S. NY Fed Empire State manufacturing index September 27.5 20.3

14:00 U.S. Business inventories August +0.4% +0.4%

18:00 Eurozone ECB President Mario Draghi Speaks

18:00 U.S. Fed's Beige Book

21:30 New Zealand Business NZ PMI September 56.5

15.10.2014 12:00

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