Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Daily Morning Report 30/10/2012

The dollar traded mixed against most major currencies on Tuesday as Sandy kept foreign-exchange trading subdued. Hurricane Sandy, now reclassified as a super storm, could have an impact on U.S economy. Preliminary estimates are that damage will range between US$10b and US$20b.
Spanish retail sales fell 10.9% in September from the same month a year ago, much worse than market expectations for a decline of 6.2%, which dampened appetite for risk and gave the dollar some support
German inflation data gave the euro and other higher-yielding currencies support.
The German Federal Statistics Bureau said consumer price inflation accelerated at an annualized rate of 2.0% in October, in line with expectations and unchanged from September.
Japan’s average household spending marked the first decline in eight months in September as lower tuitions and rents offset the effects of subsidy-backed car purchases, data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication Tuesday showed. Japan’s industrial production fell more than economists forecast, highlighting the risk of an economic contraction as the central bank decides whether to ease for the second time in two months.
Later today, ECB President Mario Draghi is due to deliver opening remarks at the Second Conference of the Macro-Prudential Research Network of the European System of Central Banks, in Frankfurt.

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