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Forex: EUR/USD easing to 1.3345/50 after Spanish data

The bloc currency is giving away some ground towards the area around 1.3340/45 after the Spanish inflation figures in January rose above expectations 2.7% on a yearly basis and contracted 1.3% MoM. Previous estimates were +2.6% and -1.4%, respectively.

Continuing with the euro docket, December Italian trade balance figures are coming next (€2.363 billion prev.).

As of writing, the cross is losing 0.13% at 1.3344 with the immediate support at 1.3316 (low Feb.14) ahead of 1.3286 (low Jan.24) and then 1.3266 (MA55d).
On the upside, a breakout of 1.3415 (hourly high/lows Feb.14) would expose 1.3440 (MA21d) and finally 1.3456 (high Feb.14).

Forex Flash: USD/JPY still on course for 1m/3m target of 95.00 – UBS

The USD/JPY traded lower overnight amid reports that Toshiro Muto is the leading candidate to succeed BoJ Governor Shirakawa when his resignation takes effect on March 19th. According to Research Analyst Gareth Berry at UBS, “Market perceptions are that candidates such as Iwata or Kuroda would be more willing to take a radical approach to policy easing, and so the potential appointment of Muto would likely disappoint yen bears.”
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Forex Flash: Industrial production and consumer confidence as focus in US – TD Securities

The quiet trading week is ending busy with the January edition of US industrial production and the first print of the University of Michigan consumer confidence series for February standing as the highlights: "For industrial production, we are above the market (+0.2%) in expecting that higher utilities output will contribute to a 0.4% advance", wrote analyst Alvin Pontoh, expecting modest improvement in consumer confidence, with the index increasing to 76.0 from 73.8 (market: 74.8).
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