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    Foreign exchange market. American session: the U.S. dollar traded mixed higher against the most major currencies despite the better-than-expected U.S. job openings figures | 10.02.2015

     

    The U.S. dollar traded mixed higher against the most major currencies despite the better-than-expected U.S. job openings figures. Job openings climbed to 5.028 million in December from 4.847 million in November. That was the highest level since January 2001.

     

     

    November's figure was revised down from 4.972 million.

     

     

    Analysts had expected job openings to rise to 4.992 million.

     

     

    Wholesale inventories in the U.S. rose 0.1% in December, missing expectations for a 0.2% increase, after a 0.8% gain in November.

     

     

    The euro traded higher against the U.S. dollar. Concerns over Greece's further bailout policy still weighed on the euro.

     

     

    Industrial production in France climbed 1.5% in December, exceeding expectations for a 0.3% gain, after a 0.2% drop in November. November's figure was revised up from a 0.3% decline.

     

     

    The British pound traded higher against the U.S. dollar after the solid U.K. GDP estimate. The NIESR GDP estimate rose to 0.7% in three months to January, up from 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2014.

     

     

    The increase was driven by growth in services.

     

     

    Manufacturing production in the U.K. rose 0.1% in December, missing expectations for a 0.3% rise, after a 0.8% increase in November. November's figure was revised up from a 0.7% gain.

     

     

    On a yearly basis, manufacturing production in the U.K. increased 2.4% in December, beating expectations for a 2.0% gain, after a 3.0% rise in November. November's figure was revised up from a 2.7% increase.

     

     

    Industrial production in the U.K. decreased 0.2% in December, missing forecasts of a 0.3% rise, after a flat reading in November. November's figure was revised up from a 0.1% decrease.

     

     

    The decline was driven by falls in mining and energy sectors.

     

     

    On a yearly basis, industrial production in the U.K. rose 0.5% in December, missing expectations for a 0.8% increase, after a 1.1% gain in November.

     

     

    The Swiss franc traded mixed against the U.S. dollar. Switzerland's consumer price index dropped 0.4% in January, in line with expectations, after a 0.5% decline in December.

     

     

    On a yearly basis, Switzerland's consumer price index declined to -0.5% in January from -0.3% in December, beating expectations for a 0.6% drop.

     

     

    These figures have added to concerns over deflation in Switzerland.

     

     

    Switzerland's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.1% in January. December's figure was revised up from 3.2%. Analysts had expected the unemployment rate to rise to 3.2%.

     

     

    The Canadian dollar traded lower against the U.S. dollar in the absence of any major economic reports from Canada.

     

     

    The Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz rejected on Tuesday that he has been talking down the Canadian dollar.

     

     

    The New Zealand dollar traded higher against the U.S. dollar. In the overnight trading session, the kiwi increased against the greenback in the absence of any major economic reports from New Zealand.

     

     

    The Australian dollar traded mixed against the U.S. dollar. In the overnight trading session, the Aussie traded higher against the greenback after the mixed economic data from Australia. The National Australia Bank's business confidence index rose to 3 in January from 2 in December.

     

     

    Australia's house price index was up 1.9% in the fourth quarter, missing expectations for a 2.0% rise, after a 1.4% increase in the third quarter. The third quarter's figure was revised down from a 1.5% gain.

     

     

    The Japanese yen declined against the U.S. dollar due to decreasing demand in the safe-haven currency. In the overnight trading session, the yen traded mixed against the greenback. Japan's tertiary industry index fell 0.3% in December, missing expectations for a 0.1% rise, after a 0.2% increase in November.


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