Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
07:15 Switzerland Employment Level Quarter I 4.23 4.22
The U.S. dollar mixed to higher against the most major currencies ahead of the U.S. economic data. The U.S. durable goods orders are expected to decrease 0.4% in April, after a 4.7% gain in March.
The U.S. durable goods orders excluding transportation are expected to rise 0.5% in April, after a 0.2% fall in March.
The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index is expected to rise by 4.6% in March, after a 5.0% gain in February.
The U.S. consumer confidence is expected to decline to 95.0 in May from 95.2 from April.
New home sales in the U.S. are expected to rise to 510,000 units in April from 481,000 units in March.
The euro traded mixed against the U.S. dollar on the Greek debt problem. Greece's interior minister Nikos Voutsis said on Greek TV on Sunday that Greece cannot repay the IMF loans on June 05 as the country does not have money.
Greece cannot reach an agreement with its creditors to unlock the €7.2 billion tranche of loans.
The British pound traded lower against the U.S. dollar due to a stronger U.S. dollar. The Confederation of British Industry released its retail sales balance data on Tuesday. The CBI retail sales balance jumped to 51% in May from 12% in April.
"Low inflation, which we expect to remain below 1 percent for the rest of the year, has given household incomes a much-needed boost and greater spending power," the CBI director of economics Rain Newton-Smith said.
Sales expectations for next month jumped to 58% in May from 40% in March, the highest level since September 1988.
EUR/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
GBP/USD: the currency pair fell to $1.5382
USD/JPY: the currency pair rose to Y122.88
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:30 U.S. Durable Goods Orders April 4.7% -0.4%
12:30 U.S. Durable Goods Orders ex Transportation April -0.2% 0.5%
13:00 U.S. S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, y/y March 5.0% 4.6%
13:45 U.S. Services PMI (Preliminary) May 57.4 57.0
14:00 U.S. New Home Sales April 481 510
14:00 U.S. Consumer confidence May 95.2 95
16:30 U.S. FED Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer Speaks
23:50 Japan Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes