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18.08.2015 12:15

Foreign exchange market. European session: the British pound traded higher against the U.S. dollar after release of the UK inflation data

Economic calendar (GMT0):

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

01:30 Australia New Motor Vehicle Sales (MoM) July 3.8% -1.3%

01:30 Australia New Motor Vehicle Sales (YoY) July 4.0% 3.7%

01:30 Australia RBA Meeting's Minutes

08:30 United Kingdom Retail Price Index, m/m July 0.2% -0.1% -0.1%

08:30 United Kingdom Retail prices, Y/Y July 1% 1% 1%

08:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Input (MoM) July -1.8% Revised From -1.3% -1.9% -0.9%

08:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Input (YoY) July -13.1% Revised From -12.6% -12.7% -12.4%

08:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Output (MoM) July -0.1% Revised From 0% -0.1% -0.1%

08:30 United Kingdom Producer Price Index - Output (YoY) July -1.6% Revised From -1.5% -1.5% -1.6%

08:30 United Kingdom HICP, m/m July 0.0% -0.3% -0.2%

08:30 United Kingdom HICP, Y/Y July 0.0% 0% 0.1%

08:30 United Kingdom HICP ex EFAT, Y/Y July 0.8% 1.2%

The U.S. dollar traded mixed against the most major currencies ahead the release of the U.S. housing market data. Housing starts in the U.S. are expected to climb to 1.190 million units in July from 1.174 million units in June.

The number of building permits is expected to fall to 1.232 million units in July from 1.344 million units in June.

The euro traded lower against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic reports from the Eurozone.

The German parliament will vote on the third Greek bailout programme on Wednesday. The Eurogroup approved the third Greek bailout programme on Friday.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Monday that he is confident that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will take part in a new bailout for Greece.

Total number of employed persons increased by 0.4% to 42.8 million in the second quarter from a year ago, after a 0.6% rise in the first quarter. The rise was mainly driven by the rise in the service sector.

The British pound traded higher against the U.S. dollar after release of the UK inflation data. The U.K. consumer price index rose to 0.1% in July from 0.0% in June, exceeding expectations for a flat reading.

The increase was driven by a smaller decline in clothing prices.

The Bank of England Governor (BoE) Mark Carney expects the consumer price inflation to rise towards the end of the year.

On a monthly basis, U.K. consumer prices fell 0.2% in July, beating expectations for a 0.3% drop, after a flat reading in June.

Consumer price inflation excluding food, energy, alcohol and tobacco prices climbed to 1.2% in July from 0.8% the month before.

The consumer price inflation is below the Bank of England's 2% target.

EUR/USD: the currency pair fell to $1.1079

GBP/USD: the currency pair climbed to $1.5716

USD/JPY: the currency pair declined to Y124.17

The most important news that are expected (GMT0):

12:30 U.S. Housing Starts July 1174 1190

12:30 U.S. Building Permits July 1343 1232

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