Economic calendar (GMT0):
Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual
05:00 Japan BoJ monthly economic report
The euro was quite stable ahead of today's speech by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann is also scheduled to speak today. Yesterday Greece's Parliament voted in favor of economic reforms demanded by the country's international lenders.
On Thursday Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said in prepared remarks that volatility in financial markets has declined and he would be comfortable if the central bank raised its benchmark interest rate "soon".
The U.S. dollar fell against the yen amid Bank of Japan's decision not leave its monetary policy unchanged. The decision was made at the bank's meeting yesterday. The BOJ reiterated that inflation expectations were growing on the whole. BOJ officials used to say that declines in oil prices are in the way of inflation growth. However the tone of the bank's statement signaled that risks for the 2% inflation target had grown.
EUR/USD: the pair fell to $1.0710 in Asian trade
USD/JPY: the pair traded within Y122.85-05
GBP/USD: the pair traded within $1.5270-00
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
(time / country / index / period / previous value / forecast)
07:00 Germany Producer Price Index (YoY) October -2.1% -2%
07:00 Germany Producer Price Index (MoM) October -0.4% -0.2%
08:00 Eurozone ECB President Mario Draghi Speaks
09:30 United Kingdom PSNB, bln October -8.63 -5.5
13:30 Canada Retail Sales, m/m September 0.5% 0.2%
13:30 Canada Retail Sales YoY September 2.8%
13:30 Canada Retail Sales ex Autos, m/m September 0% -0.2%
13:30 Canada Consumer Price Index m / m October -0.2% 0.1%
13:30 Canada Consumer price index, y/y October 1.0% 1%
13:30 Canada Bank of Canada Consumer Price Index Core, y/y October 2.1% 2%
15:00 Eurozone Consumer Confidence (Preliminary) November -7.7 -7.5
16:15 U.S. FOMC Member Dudley Speak