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Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
08:30 United Kingdom BBA Mortgage Approvals March 45.6 46 45.096
The U.S. dollar traded mixed against the most major currencies ahead of the release of the U.S. economic data. The U.S. durable goods orders are expected to increase 1.8% in March, after a 2.8% rise in February.
The U.S. durable goods orders excluding transportation are expected to climb 0.5% in March, after a 1.0% increase in February.
The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index is expected to rise by 5.5% in February, after a 5.7% gain in January.
The U.S. consumer confidence is expected to decrease to 96.0 in April from 96.2 in March.
The euro traded higher against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic reports from the Eurozone.
The British pound traded higher against the U.S. dollar. The British Bankers' Association (BBA) released the number of mortgage approvals in the U.K. on Tuesday. The number of mortgage approvals declined to 45,096 in March from 45,646 in February. February's figure was revised down from 45,982.
"For households more widely, consumer credit continues to grow above real earnings growth, as improving consumer confidence and low interest rates combine to stimulate borrowing demand for personal loans, cards and overdrafts," the chief economic advisor at the BBA, Dr Rebecca Harding, said.
The Canadian dollar traded higher against the U.S. dollar ahead of a speech by the Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz.
EUR/USD: the currency pair rose to $1.1299
GBP/USD: the currency pair increased to $1.4577
USD/JPY: the currency pair climbed to Y111.09
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:30 U.S. Durable Goods Orders March -2.8% 1.8%
12:30 U.S. Durable Goods Orders ex Transportation March -1.0% 0.5%
12:30 U.S. Durable goods orders ex defense March -1.9% 0.4%
12:55 Canada BOC Gov Stephen Poloz Speaks
13:00 U.S. S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, y/y February 5.7% 5.5%
13:45 U.S. Services PMI (Preliminary) April 51.3 52.3
14:00 U.S. Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index April 22 11
14:00 U.S. Consumer confidence April 96.2 96
22:45 New Zealand Trade Balance, mln March 339 405
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