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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
00:00 Japan Bank holiday
01:00 New Zealand ANZ Business Confidence April 35.8 22.09 30.2
06:00 United Kingdom Nationwide house price index April 0.1% 0.2% 1.0%
06:00 United Kingdom Nationwide house price index, y/y April 5.1% 4.1% 5.2%
06:00 Switzerland UBS Consumption Indicator March 1.21 Revised From 1.19 1.35
08:00 Eurozone M3 money supply, adjusted y/y March 4% 4.2% 4.6%
08:00 Eurozone Private Loans, Y/Y March -0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
09:00 Eurozone Consumer Confidence (Finally) April -3.7 -4.3 -4.6
09:00 Eurozone Industrial confidence April -2.9 -1.2 -3.0
09:00 Eurozone Business climate indicator April 0.23 0.12 0.32
09:00 Eurozone Economic sentiment index April 103.9 104.1 103.7
11:00 U.S. MBA Mortgage Applications April 2.3% 9.88% -2.3%
12:00 Germany CPI, m/m (Preliminary) April 0.5% 0.4% -0.1%
12:00 Germany CPI, y/y (Preliminary) April 0.3% 0.5% 0.4%
The U.S. dollar traded mixed against the most major currencies ahead of the U.S. GDP data. The U.S. preliminary gross domestic product is expected to rise at an annual rate of 1.3% in the first quarter, after a 2.2% gain in the fourth quarter.
The personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index excluding food and energy is expected to increase 1.0% in the first quarter.
The euro traded higher against the U.S. dollar after the mixed economic data from the Eurozone. German preliminary consumer price index fell 0.1% in April, missing expectations for a 0.4% increase, after a 0.5% gain in March.
On a yearly basis, German preliminary consumer price index increased to 0.4% in April from 0.3% in March, missing expectations for a 0.5% gain.
The European Commission released its economic sentiment index for the Eurozone on Wednesday. The index declined to 103.7 in April from 103.9 in March, missing expectations for a rise to 104.1. It was the first decline in five months.
The European Central Bank (ECB) released its M3 money supply figures on Wednesday. M3 money supply rose 4.6% in March from last year, exceeding expectations for a 4.2% gain, after a 4 % increase in February.
On a yearly basis, M3 money supply in the Eurozone climbed to 4.1% from 3.8% in the period from December to February.
Loans to the private sector in the Eurozone increased 0.1% in March from the last year, in line with expectations, after a 0.1% decline in February. It was the first increase since March 2012.
The rise was driven by ECB's quantitative easing.
The Greek debt focus remains in focus. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday that he expects an agreement between Greece and its creditors could be reached within two weeks. He also said that he would could a referendum if creditors insisted on demands deemed unacceptable by his government.
Tsipras reshuffled his team negotiating with European and IMF creditors on Monday. Deputy Foreign Minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, was appointed co-coordinator of the team.
The British pound traded mixed against the U.S. dollar after the better-than-expected economic U.K. Nationwide house price index. The U.K. Nationwide house price index increased 1.0% in April, exceeding expectations for 0.2% gain, after a 0.1% rise in March.
On a yearly basis, the U.K. Nationwide house price inflation was up to 5.2% in April from 5.2% in March. Analysts had expected the index to drop to 4.1%.
The Canadian dollar traded lower against the U.S. dollar ahead of Canadian raw materials purchase price index. Canada's raw materials purchase price index is expected to rise 4.5% in March, after a 6.1% gain in February.
The Swiss franc traded higher against the U.S. dollar after the better-than-expected UBS consumption index. The UBS consumption index for Switzerland increased to 1.35 in March from 1.21 in February. February's figure was revised up from 1.19.
The increase was driven by a rise in new car registrations. New car registrations jumped 24.0% in March.
EUR/USD: the currency pair increased to $1.1013
GBP/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
USD/JPY: the currency pair rose to Y119.35
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:30 Canada Raw Material Price Index March 6.1% 4.5%
12:30 U.S. PCE price index, q/q Quarter I -0.4%
12:30 U.S. PCE price index ex food, energy, q/q Quarter I 1.1% 1.0%
12:30 U.S. GDP, q/q (Preliminary) Quarter I 2.2% 1.27%
14:00 U.S. Pending Home Sales (MoM) March 3.1%
18:00 U.S. Fed Interest Rate Decision 0.25% 0.25%
18:00 U.S. FOMC Statement
21:00 New Zealand RBNZ Interest Rate Decision 3.5% 3.25%
21:00 New Zealand RBNZ Rate Statement
22:45 New Zealand Building Permits, m/m March -6.3%
23:50 Japan Industrial Production (MoM) (Preliminary) March -3.1% -3.4%
23:50 Japan Industrial Production (YoY) (Preliminary) March -2.0%
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