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USD faces event risk as FOMC meeting starts Tue Jul 29 00:00:00 MEST 2014

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G10 Advancers and Decliners vs USD
GBP -0.05
EUR -0.05
DKK -0.06
AUD -0.06
CHF -0.08
SEK -0.09
CAD -0.11
JPY -0.12
NOK -0.13
NZD -0.44
Global Indexes Current Level % Change
Nikkei 225 Index 15618.07 0.571
Hang Seng Index 24546.62 0.483
Shanghai Index 2181.51 0.1637
FTSE futures 6752.5 0.1483
DAX futures 9615.5 0.2032
SMI Futures 8538 0.2583
S&P future 1972.2 -0.0355
Global Indexes Current Level % Change
Gold 1305.51 0.1143
Silver 20.57 -0.0666
Crude wti 101.51 -0.1574
VIX 12.56 -1.0244
USD Index 81.03 0.0395

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Zoom into Australia’s housing market and the Aussie 29/7/2014

The rising house prices are under the scope of lawmakers in the majority of G10 countries. The troubling expansion of mortgage markets is mostly due to low-rate policies and lead to significantly high house prices. We cite the UK, New Zealand, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland amongst the most concerned by the fattening real estate prices. The governments of above-stated countries have been putting in place the so-called macro prudential measures in order to cool down the housing markets. Australia is experiencing a similar issue with its household debt reaching a 25-year high reports Bloomberg News, the average mortgage is said to be equivalent to 4 folds of the household income in 80% of cases. However, we know that the Australian government is comfortable and even supportive of growing housing prices in order to transfer jobs from mining to construction sector. Read more
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23:00 Balance of payments
23:30 Labour Force Survey
23:30 Household Spending
23:50 Preliminary Retail Sales
06:00 Foreign trade price indices
06:00 Money Supply
06:00 Private Credit
06:45 Housing starts
07:00 Economic sentiment indicator
07:00 Business tendency survey
07:00 Retail Sales
08:30 Money and Credit - Lending to Individuals, Lending to Businesses, Broad Money and Credit
08:30 Monetary & Financial Statistics
08:30 Insolvency statistics
08:30 Bank of England effective interest rates
09:00 Industrial Production Volume Index
09:00 PPI
09:00 Quarterly sectoral accounts
09:00 PPI
10:00 OECD CPI
11:30 Quarterly Labour Force Survey
11:45 ICSC-Goldman Sachs Chain Store Sales Index
12:55 Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index
13:00 S&P / Case-Shiller Home Price Index
14:00 U.S. Housing Vacancies
14:00 Consumer Confidence Index
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