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11.01.2016 07:21 Foreign exchange market. Asian session: the Australian dollar fell

Economic calendar (GMT0):

Time/ Region/ Event/ Period/ Previous/ Forecast/ Actual

00:30 Australia ANZ Job Advertisements (MoM) December 1.1% Revised From 1.3% -0.1%

The Australian dollar fell against the greenback at the beginning of the session amid inflation data from China. The consumer price index came in at 0.5% in December. Economists had expected a reading of 0.4%. The index rose by 1.6% on an annualized basis after rising 1.5% in the previous month, which is well below the government's 2015 target of 3%.

The Australian dollar was further weighed by ANZ Job Advertisements data. The index declined by 0.1% in December compared to 1.3% reported previously. A low reading is a negative factor for the Australian economy.

The New Zealand dollar was supported by construction permissions data. The corresponding index rose by 1.8% in November after a 5.4% rise in October (revised from 5.1%) marking the tenth straight month of growth. A long-term indicator rose by 0.6% to the highest level since July 2004.

EUR/USD: the pair fluctuated within $1.0905-70 in Asian trade

USD/JPY: the pair traded within Y116.65-45

GBP/USD: the pair traded within $1.4490-55

The most important news that are expected (GMT0):

(time / country / index / period / previous value / forecast)

08:15 Switzerland Retail Sales (MoM) November 0.3%

08:15 Switzerland Retail Sales Y/Y November -0.8% 0.3%

09:30 Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence December 15.7

13:15 Canada Housing Starts December 211.9 213

15:00 U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index December 0.5

15:30 Canada Bank of Canada Business Outlook Survey

23:50 Japan Current Account, bln November 1458.4 858.5

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