Economic calendar (GMT0):
(Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual)
00:30 Australia Westpac Consumer Confidence July -6.9% -3.2%
01:30 Australia New Motor Vehicle Sales (YoY) June 1.0% Revised From 0.8% 4.0%
01:30 Australia New Motor Vehicle Sales (MoM) June -0.8% Revised From -1.3% 3.8%
02:00 China Retail Sales y/y May 10.1% 10.2% 10.6%
02:00 China Industrial Production y/y May 6.1% 6.0% 6.8%
02:00 China Fixed Asset Investment May 11.4% 11.2% 11.4%
02:00 China GDP y/y Quarter II 7.0% 6.9% 7.0%
03:00 Japan BoJ Interest Rate Decision 0% 0%
03:00 Japan Bank of Japan Monetary Base Target 275 275
03:00 Japan BoJ Monetary Policy Statement
06:30 Japan BOJ Press Conference
06:45 France CPI, m/m June 0.2% -0.1%
06:45 France CPI, y/y June 0.3% 0.3%
08:30 United Kingdom Average Earnings, 3m/y May 2.7% 3.3% 3.2%
08:30 United Kingdom Average earnings ex bonuses, 3 m/y May 2.7% 3% 2.8%
08:30 United Kingdom ILO Unemployment Rate May 5.5% 5.5% 5.6%
08:30 United Kingdom Claimant count June -1.1 Revised From -6.5 -8.8 7
09:00 Switzerland Credit Suisse ZEW Survey (Expectations) July 0.1 -5.4
The U.S. dollar traded mixed to higher against the most major currencies ahead the release of the U.S. economic data. The U.S. PPI is expected to increase 0.2% in June, after a 0.5% rise in May.
The U.S. producer price inflation excluding food and energy is expected to rise 0.1% in June, after a 0.1 gain in May.
The U.S. industrial production is expected to climb 0.2% in June, after a 0.2% drop in May.
The Fed Chair Janet Yellen will testify before the Senate Banking Committee at 14:00 GMT.
The euro traded mixed against the U.S. dollar as investors are cautious if the Greek government will be able to pass a series of reforms in the Greek parliament.
The deal also needs to be approved by national parliaments before talks about a bailout programme can start.
The French consumer price inflation fell 0.1% in June, after a 0.2% increase in May.
On a yearly basis, the consumer price index climbed 0.3% in June, after a 0.3% rise in May.
The British pound traded lower against the U.S. dollar on the weaker-than-expected U.K. labour market data. The U.K. unemployment rate rose 5.6% in the March to May quarter from 5.5% in three months to February. It was the first increase in two years.
Analysts had expected the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 5.5%.
The claimant count increased by 7,000 people in June, missing expectations for a drop by 8,800, after a decrease of 1,100 people in May. May's figure was revised down from a decline of 6,500.
Average weekly earnings, excluding bonuses, climbed by 2.8% in the March to May quarter, missing expectations for a rise by 3.0%, after a 2.7% gain in the December to February quarter. It was the highest gain in more than six years.
The previous three months' figure was revised up from a 2.2% increase.
Average weekly earnings, including bonuses, rose by 3.2% in the March to May quarter, missing expectations for a gain of 3.3%, after a 2.7% increase in the December to February quarter. It was the highest rise since June to April 2010.
The Canadian dollar traded mixed against the U.S. dollar ahead of the Bank of Canada's (BoC) interest rate decision. Analysts expect the central bank to keep its monetary policy unchanged.
Canada's manufacturing shipments are expected to increase 0.4% in May, after a 2.1% drop in April.
The Swiss franc traded lower against the U.S. dollar. A survey by the ZEW Institute and Credit Suisse Group showed on Wednesday that Switzerland's economic sentiment index dropped to -5.4 points in July from 0.1 points in June as Swiss economic expectations worsened.
EUR/USD: the currency pair traded mixed
GBP/USD: the currency pair fell to $1.5601
USD/JPY: the currency pair traded mixed
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
12:30 Canada Manufacturing Shipments (MoM) May -2.1% 0.4%
12:30 U.S. PPI, m/m June 0.5% 0.2%
12:30 U.S. PPI, y/y June -1.1% -0.9%
12:30 U.S. PPI excluding food and energy, m/m June 0.1% 0.1%
12:30 U.S. PPI excluding food and energy, Y/Y June 0.6% 0.7%
12:30 U.S. NY Fed Empire State manufacturing index July -1.98 3
13:15 U.S. Industrial Production (MoM) June -0.2% 0.2%
13:15 U.S. Industrial Production YoY June 1.4%
13:15 U.S. Capacity Utilization June 78.1% 78.1%
14:00 Canada Bank of Canada Rate 0.75% 0.75%
14:00 Canada Bank of Canada Monetary Policy Report
14:00 Canada BOC Rate Statement
14:00 U.S. Fed Chairman Janet Yellen Speaks
16:25 U.S. FOMC Member Mester Speaks
18:00 U.S. Fed's Beige Book
19:00 U.S. FOMC Member Williams Speaks
22:45 New Zealand CPI, q/q Quarter II -0.3% 0.6%
22:45 New Zealand CPI, y/y Quarter II 0.1% 0.4%