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31.05.2016 12:19

Foreign exchange market. European session: the euro traded higher against the U.S. dollar after the release of the positive economic data from the Eurozone

Economic calendar (GMT0):

(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)

01:30 Australia Private Sector Credit, m/m April 0.4% 0.4% 0.5%

01:30 Australia Private Sector Credit, y/y April 6.4% 6.7%

01:30 Australia Building Permits, m/m April 2.9% Revised From 3.7% -3% 3.0%

01:30 Australia Current Account, bln Quarter I -22.6 Revised From -21.1 -19.5 -20.8

05:00 Japan Construction Orders, y/y April 19.8% -16.9%

05:00 Japan Housing Starts, y/y April 8.4% 3.5% 9.0%

06:00 Germany Retail sales, real adjusted April -1.4% Revised From -1.1% 0.9% -0.9%

06:00 Germany Retail sales, real unadjusted, y/y April 0.6% Revised From 0.7% 1.9% 2.3%

07:55 Germany Unemployment Rate s.a. May 6.2% 6.2% 6.1%

07:55 Germany Unemployment Change May -16 -5 -11

08:00 Eurozone Private Loans, Y/Y April 1.6% 1.5% 1.5%

08:00 Eurozone M3 money supply, adjusted y/y March 5% 5% 4.6%

09:00 Eurozone Unemployment Rate April 10.2% 10.2%

09:00 Eurozone Harmonized CPI ex EFAT, Y/Y (Preliminary) May 0.7% 0.8%

09:00 Eurozone Harmonized CPI, Y/Y (Preliminary) May -0.2% -0.1%

The U.S. dollar traded lower against the most major currencies ahead of the release of the U.S. economic data. The personal consumer expenditures (PCE) price index excluding food and energy is expected to increase 0.2% in April, after a 0.1% rise in March.

Personal income in the U.S. is expected to rise 0.4% in April, after a 0.2% gain in March.

Personal spending in the U.S. is expected to gain 0.7% in April, after a 0.1% increase in March.

The Chicago purchasing managers' index is expected to increase to 50.9 in May from 50.4 in April.

The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index is expected to rise by 5.2% in March, after a 5.4% gain in February.

The U.S. consumer confidence is expected to decrease to 96.0 in May from 94.2 in April.

The euro traded higher against the U.S. dollar after the release of the positive economic data from the Eurozone. Eurostat released its consumer price inflation data for the Eurozone on Tuesday. The preliminary consumer price inflation in the Eurozone rose to -0.1% year-on-year in May from -0.2 % in April, in line with expectations.

The preliminary consumer price inflation excluding food, energy, alcohol, and tobacco increased to an annual rate of 0.8% in May from 0.7% in April, in line with expectations.

Food, alcohol and tobacco prices were up 0.8% in May, non-energy industrial goods prices gained 0.5%, and services prices climbed 1.0%, while energy prices dropped 8.1%.

Eurozone's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 10.2% in April, in line with expectations. It was the lowest reading since August 2011.

European Central Bank (ECB) released its M3 money supply figures on Tuesday. M3 money supply rose 4.6% in April from last year, missing expectations for a 5.0% gain, after a 5.0 % increase in March.

Loans to the private sector in the Eurozone climbed 1.5% in April from the last year, in line with expectations, after a 1.6% gain in March.

The Federal Labour Agency released its unemployment figures for Germany on Tuesday. The number of unemployed people in Germany slid by 11,000 in May, beating expectations for a 5,000 drop, after a 16,000 decrease in April.

The unemployment rate declined to 6.1% in May from 6.2% in April. Analysts expected the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 6.2%.

Destatis released its retail sales for Germany on Tuesday. German adjusted retail sales slid 0.9% in April, missing forecasts of a 0.9% gain, after a 1.4% decrease in March. March's figure was revised down from a 1.1% drop.

On a yearly basis, German unadjusted retail sales increased 2.3% in April, exceeding expectations for a 1.9% gain, after a 0.6% rise in March. March's figure was revised down from a 0.7% increase.

The British pound traded mixed against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic data from the U.K.

The Canadian dollar traded higher against the U.S. dollar ahead of the release of the Canadian GDP data. Canada's GDP growth is expected to decline 0.1% in March, after a 0.1% fall in February.

EUR/USD: the currency pair rose to $1.1164

GBP/USD: the currency pair traded mixed

USD/JPY: the currency pair was down to Y110.88

The most important news that are expected (GMT0):

12:30 Canada GDP (m/m) March -0.1% -0.1%

12:30 Canada GDP (YoY) Quarter I 0.8% 2.9%

12:30 Canada GDP QoQ Quarter I 0.2%

12:30 U.S. PCE price index ex food, energy, m/m April 0.1% 0.2%

12:30 U.S. PCE price index ex food, energy, Y/Y April 1.6%

12:30 U.S. Personal spending April 0.1% 0.7%

12:30 U.S. Personal Income, m/m April 0.4% 0.4%

13:00 U.S. S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, y/y March 5.4% 5.2%

13:45 U.S. Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index May 50.4 50.9

14:00 U.S. Consumer confidence May 94.2 96

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