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Economic calendar (GMT0):
Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual
05:30 China Retail Sales y/y October 10.9% 10.9% 11.0%
05:30 China Industrial Production y/y October 5.7% 5.8% 5.6%
05:30 China Fixed Asset Investment September 10.3% 10.2% 10.2%
The U.S. dollar declined against the euro and the pound amid data from China. The National Bureau of Statistics of China reported that country's industrial production rose only by 5.6% in October, while economists had expected a 5.8% increase. The latest change was also below the previous month's reading of +5.7%. These weak data added to concerns over China's economic outlook and might influence the Fed's monetary policy decision.
The Australian dollar climbed on consumer confidence data from Westpac. The corresponding index rose by 3.9% to 101.7 in November, which was a little bit less than +4.2% in the previous month. Three out of the index's five sub-indices climbed over the month, led by a giant 24.2% increase towards economic expectations over the next five years. The sub-index for one-year expectations rose 5.8%, while the sub-index reflecting consumers' opinion on whether now was a good time to buy a major household item improved by 4.8%.
EUR/USD: the pair rose to $1.0775 in Asian trade
USD/JPY: the pair fell to Y122.70
GBP/USD: the pair rose to $1.5185
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
(time / country / index / period / previous value / forecast)
09:30 United Kingdom Average Earnings, 3m/y September 3.0% 3.2%
09:30 United Kingdom Average earnings ex bonuses, 3 m/y September 2.8% 2.7%
09:30 United Kingdom Claimant count October 4.6 1.5
09:30 United Kingdom ILO Unemployment Rate September 5.4% 5.4%
12:00 U.S. MBA Mortgage Applications November -0.8%
13:15 Eurozone ECB President Mario Draghi Speaks
21:30 New Zealand Business NZ PMI October 55.4
23:50 Japan Tertiary Industry Index September 0.1%
23:50 Japan Core Machinery Orders, y/y September -3.5% -4%
23:50 Japan Core Machinery Orders September -5.7% 3.3%
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