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12.12.2014 16:42

Foreign exchange market. American session: the U.S. dollar after the mixed U.S. economic data

The U.S. dollar traded mixed against the most major currencies after the mixed U.S. economic data. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary consumer sentiment index rose to 93.8 in December from a final reading of 88.8 in November, exceeding expectations for an increase to 89.6. That was the highest level since January 2007.

The U.S. producer price index dropped 0.2% in November, missing expectations for a 0.1% fall, after a 0.2% increase in October.

On a yearly basis, the producer price index increased 1.4% in November, missing expectations for a 1.6% gain, after a 1.5% rise in October.

The producer price index excluding food and energy was flat in November, missing forecasts of a 0.1% increase, after a 0.4% gain in October.

On a yearly basis, the producer price index excluding food and energy climbed 1.8% in November, exceeding expectations for a 1.5% increase, after a 1.8% gain in October.

The euro traded higher against the U.S. dollar. Industrial production in the Eurozone rose 0.1% in October, missing expectations for a 0.2% gain, after a 0.5% rise in September. September's figure was revised down from a 0.6 increase.

On a yearly basis, Eurozone's industrial production increased 0.7% in October, beating expectations for a 0.6% rise.

The British pound traded mixed against the U.S. dollar. UK's construction output fell 2.2% in October, after a revised 2.2% gain in September. September's figure was revised up from a 1.8% rise.

The New Zealand dollar traded lower against the U.S. dollar. In the overnight trading session, the kiwi traded lower against the greenback after the weak Business NZ performance of manufacturing index for New Zealand. The Business NZ performance of manufacturing index (PMI) declined to 55.2 in November from 58.9 in October. October's figure was revised down from 59.3.

The Australian dollar traded mixed against the U.S. dollar. In the overnight trading session, the Aussie traded mixed against the greenback after the mixed economic data from China and the Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens' interview. China's industrial production increased 7.2% on year in November, missing expectations for a 7.5% rise, down from a 7.7% gain in October.

Fixed asset investment in China rose 15.8% in November, in line with expectations, down from a 15.8% increase in October.

Retail sales in China climbed 11.7% on year in November, exceeding expectations for a 11.5% increase, after a 11.5% gain in October.

The Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens said in an interview with The Australian Financial Review that the exchange rate of the Australian dollar should be closer to about USD0.75.

The Japanese yen traded mixed against the U.S. dollar. Japan's final industrial production rose 0.4% in October, faster than the 0.2% growth estimated earlier.

12.12.2014 16:20

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