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(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual
00:30 Australia ANZ Job Advertisements (MoM) February +1.3% +0.9%
05:00 Japan Eco Watchers Survey: Current February 45.6 46.7 50.1
05:00 Japan Eco Watchers Survey: Outlook February 50.0 53.2
07:00 Germany Trade Balance January 21.8 22.3 19.7
The U.S. dollar traded mixed against its major peers on Monday after the better-than-expected U.S. labour market data reported on Friday. The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February, exceeding expectations for a rise of 241,000 jobs, after a gain of 239,000 jobs in January. January's figure was revised down from a rise of 257,000 jobs - the data fuelled expectations of a mid-year rate hike by the Federal Reserve.
The euro and sterling rebounded slightly after Friday's slump versus the greenback.
The Australian dollar declined traded almost flat against the greenback currently quoted at USD0.7713. ANZ Job Advertisements (MoM) came in at +0.9% in February compared to +1.3% in January.
New Zealand's dollar lost ground against the greenback and is trading at three-wekk lows in the absence any major economic reports from New Zealand.
The Japanese yen traded lower against the greenback on Monday not far from Friday's three-month low of USD121.28 and close to a 7-1/2 year low hit in December. Data on the Japanese Eco Watchers Survey was reported. The Current Survey showed an increase from 45.6 to 50.1, beating an estimated increase to 46.7 points. -the Outlook came in at 53.2 in February coming from 50.0 in January.
EUR/USD: the euro traded higher against the greenbackUSD/JPY: the U.S. dollar traded higher against the yen
GPB/USD: Sterling recovered moderately against the U.S. dollar
(time / country / index / period / previous value / forecast)
09:30 Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence March 12.4 15.0
10:00 Eurozone Eurogroup Meetings
12:15 Canada Housing Starts February 187 191
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