Economic calendar (GMT0):
Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual
00:30 Australia Private Capital Expenditure Quarter III -4.4% Revised From -4.0% -3% -9.2%
The U.S. dollar declined slightly against the yen after yesterday's gains, which were driven by strong data. The final reading of Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index came in at 91.3 in November compared to 90 in October. Investors took this report for a sign that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December.
Weekly data from the Labor Department also came in better than expected. The number of initial jobless claims fell by 12,000, while analysts had expected this index to remain at 271,000.
The Australian dollar declined amid private capital expenditure data. The index fell by 9.2% in the third quarter compared to the second quarter. Analysts had expected a moderate 3.0% drop. The previous reading was revised to -4.4% from -4.0%. Spending in mining investment fell 10.4%. Spending on buildings and structures declined 9.8%, while equipment, plant and machinery investment fell 8.2%.
EUR/USD: the pair fluctuated within $1.0615-25 in Asian trade
USD/JPY: the pair fell to Y122.55
GBP/USD: the pair traded within $1.5110-25
The most important news that are expected (GMT0):
(time / country / index / period / previous value / forecast)
09:00 Eurozone Private Loans, Y/Y October 1.1% 1.2%
09:00 Eurozone M3 money supply, adjusted y/y October 4.9% 4.9%
12:00 Germany Gfk Consumer Confidence Survey December 9.4
23:30 Japan Unemployment Rate October 3.4% 3.4%
23:30 Japan Household spending Y/Y October -0.4% 0.1%
23:30 Japan Tokyo Consumer Price Index, y/y November 0.1% 0.2%
23:30 Japan Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food, y/y November -0.2% -0.1%
23:30 Japan National Consumer Price Index, y/y October 0.0% 0%
23:30 Japan National CPI Ex-Fresh Food, y/y October -0.1% -0.1%