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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
01:30 China PPI y/y September -5.9% -5.9% -5.9%
01:30 China CPI y/y September 2.0% 1.8% 1.6%
06:45 France CPI, m/m September 0.3% -0.4%
06:45 France CPI, y/y September 0.0% 0.0%
08:30 United Kingdom Average earnings ex bonuses, 3 m/y August 2.9% 3% 2.8%
08:30 United Kingdom Average Earnings, 3m/y August 2.9% 3.1% 3.0%
08:30 United Kingdom ILO Unemployment Rate August 5.5% 5.5% 5.4%
08:30 United Kingdom Claimant count September 1.2 -2.1 4.6
09:00 Eurozone Industrial production, (MoM) August 0.8% Revised From 0.6% -0.5% -0.5%
09:00 Eurozone Industrial Production (YoY) August 1.7% Revised From 1.9% 1.8% 0.9%
11:00 U.S. MBA Mortgage Applications October 25.5% -27.6%
The U.S. dollar traded mixed to lower against the most major currencies ahead of the release of the U.S. economic data. The U.S. retail sales are expected to rise 0.2% in September, after a 0.2% gain in August.
Retail sales excluding automobiles are expected to decline 0.1% in September, after a 0.3% increase in August.
The U.S. PPI is expected to decrease 0.1% in September, after a flat reading in August.
The U.S. producer price inflation excluding food and energy is expected to rise 0.1% in September, after a 0.3 gain in August.
The euro traded mixed against the U.S. dollar after the release of the weaker-than-expected economic data from the Eurozone. Eurostat released its industrial production data for the Eurozone on Wednesday. Industrial production in the Eurozone declined 0.5% in August, in line with expectations, after a 0.8% gain in July. July's figure was revised up from a 0.6% rise.
The decrease was driven by declines in energy, non-durable consumer goods and capital output. Energy output dropped 3.0% in August, non-durable consumer goods were down 0.1%, while capital goods output fell by 1.0%.
On a yearly basis, Eurozone's industrial production gained 0.9% in August, exceeding expectations for a 1.8% rise, after a 1.7% increase in July. July's figure was revised down from a 1.9% gain.
The increase was driven by rises in durable and non-durable consumer goods and capital goods. Durable consumer goods climbed by 4.5% in August from a year ago, capital goods rose by 2.8%, while non-durable consumer goods gained by 0.1%.
The British pound traded higher against the U.S. dollar after the release of the mixed U.K. labour market data. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its labour market data on Wednesday. The U.K. unemployment rate fell to 5.4% in the June to August quarter from 5.5% in the May to July quarter. It was the lowest reading since the second quarter of 2008.
Analysts had expected the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 5.5%.
U.K. unemployment in the June to August period dropped by 79,000 to 1.7 million from the previous quarter.
Average weekly earnings, excluding bonuses, climbed by 2.8% in the June to August quarter, missing expectations for a 3.0% rise, after a 2.9% gain in the May to June quarter.
Average weekly earnings, including bonuses, rose by 3.0% in the June to August quarter, missing expectations for a gain of 3.1%, after a 2.9% increase in the May to June quarter.
The Bank of England monitors closely the wages growth it considers when to start hiking its interest rate.
The Swiss franc traded mixed against the U.S. dollar. A survey by the ZEW Institute and Credit Suisse Group showed on Wednesday that Switzerland's economic sentiment index climbed to 18.3 points in October from 9.7 points in September. It was the highest reading since March 2014.
"The ZEW-CS Indicator for Switzerland continued its upward trend in October 2015," the ZEW said.
The current conditions rose to -5.3 points in October from -9.7 points in September.
EUR/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
GBP/USD: the currency pair climbed to $1.5381
USD/JPY: the currency pair declined to Y119.42
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:30 U.S. Retail sales September 0.2% 0.2%
12:30 U.S. Retail sales excluding auto September 0.3% -0.1%
12:30 U.S. Retail Sales YoY September 2.2%
12:30 U.S. PPI, m/m September 0.0% -0.2%
12:30 U.S. PPI, y/y September -0.8% -0.7%
12:30 U.S. PPI excluding food and energy, m/m September 0.3% 0.1%
12:30 U.S. PPI excluding food and energy, Y/Y September 0.9% 1.2%
14:00 U.S. Business inventories August 0.1% 0.1%
18:00 U.S. Fed's Beige Book
21:30 New Zealand Business NZ PMI September 55
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