Economic calendar (GMT0):
Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual
01:30 Australia ANZ Job Advertisements (MoM) August -0.4% 1.0%
05:00 Japan Coincident Index (Preliminary) July 112.3 112.2
05:00 Japan Leading Economic Index (Preliminary) July 106.5 104.9
06:00 Germany Industrial Production s.a. (MoM) July -0.9% Revised From -1.4% 1% 0.7%
06:00 Germany Industrial Production (YoY) July 0.6% 0.4%
Volatility of the U.S. dollar was low after it rose moderately amid jobs data on Friday. The U.S. economy created 173,000 jobs in August vs 220,000 expected. Meanwhile the unemployment rate fell to 5.1% from 5.3% reported previously. Average hourly earnings rose 2.2% beating expectations.
The yen fell against the greenback amid growth in stock indices in Shanghai and Tokyo. Demand for this safe-haven currency declined amid investors' optimism.
The pound little changed ahead of Thursday's Bank of England meeting. Most experts expect the bank to leave its interest rates unchanged. Minutes of the meeting are likely to show whether policymakers are concerned about China's slowing economy.
The Australian dollar slightly rose after data showed that the AiG Performance of Construction Index rose to 53.8 in August from 47.1 reported previously. A high reading of the index is positive for the AUD.
EUR/USD: the pair fluctuated within $1.1140-75 in Asian trade
USD/JPY: the pair rose to Y119.60
GBP/USD: the pair traded within $1.5185-00
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
(time / country / index / period / previous value / forecast)
07:00 Switzerland Foreign Currency Reserves August 532
08:30 Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence September 18.4
23:50 Japan Current Account, bln July 558.6 1715
23:50 Japan GDP, q/q (Finally) Quarter II 1% -0.4%
23:50 Japan GDP, y/y (Finally) Quarter II 3.9% -1.8%
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