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GBP softer before inflation report, EUR perseveres Tue Apr 15 00:00:00 MEST 2014

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UK inflation softens, USD better bid pre-CPI 15/4/2014

The softness in UK inflation figures triggered a short-lived price action in GBP trading this morning. The Cable rebounded from a week low, EUR/GBP shortly tested the 50-dma. While the knee-jerk market reaction didn’t damage key technical levels, the focus will remain on UK jobs data due tomorrow. EUR/USD tests the strong 1.3800 support, EUR-complex gives signs of weakness. The US will publish inflation numbers in the afternoon. A stronger reading should boost USD-bulls and further weigh on EUR/USD. Read more
Time Definition
20:30 API Weekly Statistical Bulletin
22:45 CPI
22:45 Consumer Price Index
00:30 Westpac-Melbourne Institute Indexes of Economic Activity
02:00 FDI Foreign Direct Investment
02:00 Retail sales
02:00 Industrial Output
02:00 Fixed Assets Investment
02:00 GDP
04:30 Revised Industrial Production
07:00 Import & export price indices
07:00 PPI
07:00 Trade Balance
07:00 Construction
07:00 Harmonized CPI
08:00 External trade in goods
08:00 Euro area balance of payments
08:00 Foreign Trade EU
08:00 CPI
08:30 Labour Force
08:30 UK monthly unemployment figures
08:30 Labour Market Report
09:00 CPI
09:00 Balance of payments - 2nd release
09:00 Harmonised CPI
09:00 HICP
09:00 ZEW - Credit Suisse Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Switzerland
09:00 Harmonised CPI
10:00 Retail Trade Sales
11:00 MBA Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey
11:30 OECD Ageing and Employment Policies: the Netherlands launch
12:00 Harmonized CPI
12:00 Average gross wages
12:30 International transactions in securities
12:30 New Residential Construction - Housing Starts and Building Permits
12:30 Investment in non-residential building construction
13:15 Industrial Production & Capacity Utilization
14:00 Bank of Canada Monetary Policy Report
14:00 Bank of Canada Announcement
14:00 Bank of Canada interest rate announcement
14:30 EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report
16:25 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speech at the Economic Club of New York
18:00 U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book
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