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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
05:00 Japan Consumer Confidence December 42.6 42.3 42.7
05:00 Japan Eco Watchers Survey: Current December 46.1 46.7 48.7
05:00 Japan Eco Watchers Survey: Outlook December 48.2 48.2
09:30 United Kingdom Industrial Production (MoM) November 0.1% 0.0% -0.7%
09:30 United Kingdom Industrial Production (YoY) November 1.7% 1.7% 0.9%
09:30 United Kingdom Manufacturing Production (MoM) November -0.4% 0.1% -0.4%
09:30 United Kingdom Manufacturing Production (YoY) November -0.2% Revised From -0.1% -0.8% -1.2%
10:30 Japan BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda Speaks
10:30 U.S. FED Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer Speaks
The U.S. dollar traded mixed to higher against the most major currencies ahead the release of the U.S. job openings data. Job openings in the U.S. are expected to rise to 5.410 million in November from 5.383 million in October.
Market participants continued to eye Friday's labour market data. According to the U.S. Labor Department's labour market data, the U.S. economy added 292,000 jobs in December, exceeding expectations for a rise of 200,000 jobs, after a gain of 252,000 jobs in November. November's figure was revised up from a rise of 211,000 jobs. The U.S. unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0% in December, in line with expectations.
The euro traded lower against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic reports from the Eurozone.
The British pound traded lower against the U.S. dollar after the release of the weaker-than-expected U.K. industrial production data. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its manufacturing industrial production figures for the U.K. on Tuesday. Manufacturing production in the U.K. fell 0.4% in November, missing expectations for a 0.1% gain, after a 0.4% decrease in October.
Manufacturing output was mainly driven by a drop in basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations, which plunged by 4.9% in November.
On a yearly basis, manufacturing production in the U.K. decreased 1.2% in November, missing forecast of a 0.8% fall, after a 0.2% drop in October. October's figure was revised down from a 0.1% decrease.
Industrial production in the U.K. slid 0.7% in November, missing forecasts of a flat reading, after a 0.1% rise in October.
The decline was driven by a demand for energy. Electricity and gas output plunged 2.1% in November.
On a yearly basis, industrial production in the U.K. gained 0.9% in November, missing expectations for a 1.7% rise, after a 1.7% increase in October.
EUR/USD: the currency pair declined to $1.0832
GBP/USD: the currency pair dropped to $1.4413
USD/JPY: the currency pair increased Y117.98
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
14:15 United Kingdom BOE Gov Mark Carney Speaks
15:00 United Kingdom NIESR GDP Estimate December 0.6%
15:00 U.S. JOLTs Job Openings November 5.383 5.410
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