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The week begins with very interesting events such as Treasury Currency Report the US, Halifax HPI  in UK and much more .Let’s see what awaits us today.

In the US, Treasury Currency Report provides a detailed review of global exchange rate policies, economic conditions, and central bank and government actions around the world. Most importantly, the report outlines counties that the Treasury deems currency manipulators

In Canada, BOC Business Outlook Survey, Survey of about 100 businesses which asks respondents to rate the relative level of general business conditions, such as sales growth, investment in machinery, employment, inflation expectations, and credit conditions; changes in their sentiment can be an early signal of future economic activity such as spending, hiring, and investment.

More in Canada, Building Permits, new building permits issued; is about to rise by 5.7%. Excellent gauge of future construction activity because obtaining a permit is among the first steps in constructing a new building.

Finally in Canada, BOC Deputy Governor Agathe Cote; due to speak at the Canadian Club, in Kingston and can affect the nation’s key interest rates.

For more on USD/CAD, read the  Canadian dollar forecast.

In Europe, French Industrial Production, value of output produced by manufacturers, mines, and utilities is about to rise by 0.1%. Production reacts quickly to ups and downs in the business cycle and is correlated with consumer conditions such as employment levels and earnings

Also in  Europe, ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet, Due to hold a press conference at the Bank of International Settlements meeting, in Basel and can affect the short term interest rates.

For more on the Euro, read the  EUR/USD forecast.

In Great Britain, Halifax House Price Index (HPI), price of homes financed by Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) is about to reduce by 0.2%. Rising house prices attract investors and spur industry activity.

More in Great Britain, British Retail Consortium (BRC), Retail Sales Monitor, value of same-store sales at the retail level is about to be 0.7%, similar to the previous month.

Read more about the Pound in the  GBP/USD forecast.

In Switzerland, Retail Sales, value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level, excluding is about to reduce by 1.3%. Primary gauge of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity.

In Australia, Retail Sales, value of sales at the retail level; is about to rise by 0.8%. primary gauge of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity.

More in Australia, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), number of jobs advertised in the major daily newspapers and websites covering the capital cities, Job Advertisements, is about to be 2.9% similar to the previous month.

Finally in Australia, Trade Balance, value between imported and exported goods and services during the reported month; is about to reduce by 0.58 from the previous month. Export demand and currency demand are directly linked.

For more on the Aussie, read the  AUD/USD forecast.

In New Zealand, NZIER Business Confidence, Survey of about 3,500 businesses which asks respondents to rate the relative 6-month economic outlook indicates optimism with 6 points.

More in New Zealand, number of new building approvals issued, is about to be -0.2% similar to the previous month. Leading gauge of future construction activity.

Finally in New Zealand, Trade Balance, value between imported and exported goods during the reported month, about to rise by 186M.  Export demand and currency demand are directly linked.

That’s it for today. Happy forex trading!