Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
00:30 Australia RBA Financial Stability Review
07:00 Switzerland UBS Consumption Indicator February 1.11 Revised From 1.24 1.19
09:00 Germany IFO - Business Climate March 106.8 107.4 107.9
09:00 Germany IFO - Current Assessment March 111.3 112.0
09:00 Germany IFO - Expectations March 102.5 103.9
09:30 United Kingdom BBA Mortgage Approvals February 36.5 Revised From 36.4 36.9 37.3
10:30 U.S. FOMC Member Charles Evans Speaks
12:30 U.S. Durable Goods Orders February 2.0% Revised From 2.8% 0.2% -1.4%
12:30 U.S. Durable Goods Orders ex Transportation February -0.7% Revised From 0.3% 0.4% -0.4%
The U.S. dollar traded lower against the most major currencies after the weaker-than-expected U.S. durable goods orders data. The U.S. durable goods orders dropped 1.4% in February, missing expectations for a 0.2% increase, after a 2.0% rise in January. January's figure was revised down from a 2.8% increase.
The U.S. durable goods orders excluding transportation declined 0.4% in February, missing expectations for a 0.4% gain, after a 0.7% decrease in January.
January's figure was revised down from a 0.3% gain.
The euro rose against the U.S. dollar after the better-than-expected German Ifo index. German Ifo business climate index climbed to 107.9 in March from 106.8 in February, exceeding expectations for a rise to 107.4. It was the highest level since July 2014.
The better sentiment was supported by ECB's quantitative easing.
The British pound traded higher against the U.S. dollar after the better-than-expected number of mortgage approvals from the U.K. The number of mortgage approvals increased to 37,300 in February from 36,500 in January, exceeding expectations for a rise to 36,900. January's figure was revised up from 36,400.
The Swiss franc traded higher against the U.S. dollar. Switzerland's UBS consumption indicator increased to 1.19 points in February from 1.11 points in January. January's figure was revised down from 1.24 points.
EUR/USD: the currency pair rose to $1.1014
GBP/USD: the currency pair increased to $1.4953
USD/JPY: the currency pair fell to Y119.23
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
19:45 Canada Gov Council Member Lane Speaks