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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
07:45 Eurozone ECB's Vitor Constancio Speaks
09:00 Eurozone GDP (QoQ) (Finally) Quarter II 0.0% 0.0% 1.5%
09:00 Eurozone GDP (YoY) (Finally) Quarter II +0.7% +0.7% -0.3%
The U.S. dollar traded lower against the most major currencies ahead of the U.S. economic data and a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The number of initial jobless claims in the U.S. is expected to decline by 1,000 to 286,000.
Housing starts in the U.S. are expected to rise to 1.020 million units in September from 1.00 million units in August.
The number of building permits is expected to increase to 1.040 million units in September from 0.96 million in August.
The Reuters/Michigan consumer sentiment index is expected to fall to 84.3 in October from 84.6 in September.
The euro traded higher against the U.S. dollar. Eurostat revised the economic growth figures. Eurozone's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 1.5% in the second quarter, exceeding expectations for a flat reading of 0.0%. The previous reading was 0.0%.
On a yearly basis, Eurozone's gross domestic product (GDP) fell 0.3% in the second quarter, missing expectations for a 0.7% rise. The previous reading was a 0.7% gain.
The British pound traded higher against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic reports from the U.K.
The Canadian dollar traded higher against the U.S. dollar ahead the Canadian consumer inflation data. The consumer price index in Canada is expected to remain flat in September.
The core consumer price index in Canada is expected to rise 0.1% in September, after a 0.5% gain in August.
EUR/USD: the currency pair rose to 1.2836
GBP/USD: the currency pair increased to $1.6124
USD/JPY: the currency pair climbed to Y106.61
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:30 Canada Consumer Price Index m / m September 0.0% 0.0%
12:30 Canada Consumer price index, y/y September +2.1%
12:30 Canada Bank of Canada Consumer Price Index Core, m/m September +0.5% +0.1%
12:30 Canada Bank of Canada Consumer Price Index Core, y/y September +2.1%
12:30 U.S. Building Permits, mln September 1.00 1.04
12:30 U.S. Housing Starts, mln September 0.96 1.02
12:30 U.S. Fed Chairman Janet Yellen Speaks
13:55 U.S. Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (Preliminary) October 84.6 84.3
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