The Aussie Dollar! traded higher as the unemployment rate in Australia beat expectations edging slightly lower to 5.2 percent in November and added 13,900 new workers to the labour force. Remarkably, the economy shed 4,200 full-time workers while it seems the gains in November were the result of adding 18,100 new part-time staffers. The participation rate remained unchanged at 65.1 percent
The services industry in the United States is in tune with consumer spending figures than the ISM manufacturing report released fell to its lowest level of the year at 49.5 in November continues to grow and at a fast pace.
Decline came when sales of Spanish 3, 7, and 10-year bonds disappointed a maximum target of 4.5 billion Euros by only raising 4.25 billion in the auction. Euro-zone retail sales were reported to have declined 1.2% in October, the disappointing number kept EURUSD below 1.3100. Later today the ECB will announce the interest rate expectations are for the rate to be left at 0.75%. Also, an updated estimate of the Euro-zone GDP for Q3 will be released the previous estimate saw a 0.1% decline.