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  • UK CPI (YoY) (Dec) (4:30 AM ET)
  • UK CPI (MoM) (Dec) (4:30 AM ET)
  • UK PPI Input (MoM) (Dec) (4:30 AM ET)
  • German ZEW Current Conditions (Jan) (5:00 AM ET)
  • German ZEW Economic Sentiment (Jan) (5:00 AM ET)
  • Others include; Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment (5:00 AM ET), US NY Empire State Manufacturiing Index (Jan) (8:30 AM ET), New Zealand Global Dairy Trade Price Index (Tentative), New Zealand NZIER QSBO Capacity Utilization (Q4) (4:00 PM ET), Australia Westpac Consumer Sentiment (6:30 PM ET)

    Central Bank Speak

  • ECB Governing Council Member and President, De Nederlandsche Bank Ewald Nowotny Speaks (6:00 AM ET)
  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May Speaks (6:45 AM ET)
  • New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley Speaks (8:45 AM ET)
  • US Federal Reserve Board of Governors Lael Brained Speaks (10:00 AM ET)
  • US Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew Speaks (10:00 AM ET)
  • San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams Speaks (6:00 PM ET)
  • Potential Catalysts

    • GBP

    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the perspective of the consumer. It is a key way to measure changes in purchasing trends and inflation. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the GBP, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the GBP.

    • GBP

    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the perspective of the consumer. It is a key way to measure changes in purchasing trends and inflation. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the GBP, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the GBP.

    • GBP

    Producer Price Index (PPI) Input measures the change in the price of goods and raw materials purchased by manufacturers. The index is a leading indicator of consumer price inflation. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the GBP, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the GBP.

    • EUR

    This survey summarizes the net percentage of positive and negative responses regarding the expectations for economic growth in the next 6 months, as given by financial analysts from banks, insurance companies and large industrial enterprises. For example, if 50% believe that the economic situation will improve and 20% believe it will get worse, the result will be +30.

    The survey deals with the markets of Germany, the USA, Japan, Great Britain, France, Italy and other EU countries. A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the Euro, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the Euro.

    • EUR

    The German Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Economic Sentiment Index gauges the six-month economic outlook. A level above zero indicates optimism; below indicates pessimism. The reading is compiled from a survey of about 350 German institutional investors and analysts. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the EUR, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the EUR.

    • NZD

    The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) Business Confidence Index rates the relative six-month business outlook. The index is a leading indicator of economic health. The data is compiled from a survey of about 2500 businesses. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the NZD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the NZD.

    • AUD

    The Westpac Consumer Sentiment Index measures the change in the level of consumer confidence in economic activity. On the index, a level above 100.0 indicates optimism; below indicates pessimism. The data is compiled from a survey of about 1,200 consumers which asks respondents to rate the relative level of past and future economic conditions.

    A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the AUD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the AUD.

    Latest News Headlines

    • United States and Canada
    • United Kingdom
    • Asia
    • Europe
    • Middle East

    Mr Trump added that he understood the dangers of a conflict of interest and had rejected a potential deal with Hussein Sajwani, the Damac chairman, whom he described as a good friend.

    Britain's pound was the big mover on currency markets, falling against the dollar and the euro, in reaction to weekend comments from May about a "Hard Brexit".

    • Technical Analysis

    Long positions above 1207.00 with targets at 1218.00 & 1222.00 in extension. Alternative Scenario: Below 1207.00 look for further downside with 1201.00 & 1196.00 as targets.

    Long positions above 19765.00 with targets at 19805.00 & 19845.00 in extension. Alternative Scenario: Below 19765.00 look for further downside with 19700.00 & 19660.00 as targets.

    Japan's foreign policy this year is drifting into uncharted waters inhabited by President-elect Donald Trump.

    Following tougher home-buying rules to contain speculation and hold surging prices in check, property sales will grow at a slower pace next year, said Zhang.

    Half of Europe's unemployed have been out of a job for about a year, and two-thirds have been out of a job for more than two years.

    Germany's employment figures for December were better than those from the previous year, the federal jobs agency has reported.

    Stakeholder has expressed fears that Donald Trump's emergence as United States (U.S.) president will pose a major threat to African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).

    Working against the rand are concerns a Trump presidency will force the Federal Reserve to quicken the pace of interest rate increases, eroding the extra returns from riskier emerging-market assets.

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