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The week begins without too many events, but a speech from Ben Bernanke will stand out. Let’s see what’s on the menu today.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, head of the central bank in the US,  delivers    opening remarks at the Financial Literacy and Education Summit, in Chicago, via satellite. He can move the currency.

In the US, the Conference Board (CB) is expected to rise from 0.1% to 1.0% due to change in the level of a composite index.

Also in the US Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke  delivers a speech titled “Issues in Economic Development” at the International Economic Development Council’s Federal Forum, in Alexandria.

In Canada, International Transactions in Securities are expected to drop to 7.29B from  the  previous value of  11.83B.

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

In New Zealand,  Consumer Price Index (CPI) is expected to edge up from -0.2%  in the last quarter to a  forecast  of 0.6% in this quarter.

Later In New Zealand, Food Price Index (FPI) previous value of   -1.3%. It will probably be similar this time.

In Great Britain House Price Index (HPI) previous value of   0.1%. Another rise of 0.1% could be seen now.

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

In Japan, Consumer Confidence Households is expected to edge up to 40.2 from the previos monthly  value  of 39.8.  Also in Japan, Change in the total value of services purchased by  businesses.   According to the latest monthly  forecast  it is expected to drop to -0.9%   from 2.9%.

That’s it for today. Happy forex trading!

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