Canadian Dollar, Norwegian Krone Follow Crude Oil Prices Higher -

Talking Points:

  • Canadian Dollar, Norwegian Krone rise alongside crude oil prices
  • WTI hit 17-month high as non-OPEC suppliers sign on to output cut
  • British Pound strength set to be challenged by Hammond testimony

The Canadian Dollar and the Norwegian Krone outperformed in overnight trade, bolstered surging crude oil prices . The WTI benchmark shot up to the highest level in 17 months after a number of large non-OPEC producers agreed to participate in an OPEC-led output cut scheme at a meeting over the weekend.

The British Pound edged narrowly higher as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond prepares to testify about last month's Autumn Statement budget update before a House of Commons committee. The likely severity of any Brexit-linked slowdown and the fiscal help on offer to counter it will be in focus.

Sterling's gains presumably imply that investors foresee a boost in government spending as likely to reduce the scope for further easing on the monetary side of the equation. Mr Hammond will surely try to put on a brave face. The degree to which this looks convincing may test such this rosy outlook.

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Asia Session

19:30 NZD REINZ House Sales (YoY) (NOV) -6.0% - -14.2%
21:45 NZD Net Migration SA (OCT) 6240 - 6340
23:50 JPY Machine Orders (MoM) (OCT) 4.1% 1.1% -3.3%
23:50 JPY Machine Orders (YoY) (OCT) -5.6% -4.9% 4.3%
23:50 JPY PPI (MoM) (NOV) 0.4% 0.3% -0.1%
23:50 JPY PPI (YoY) (NOV) -2.2% -2.3% -2.7%
0:01 GBP Rightmove House Prices (MoM) (DEC) -2.1% - -1.1%
0:01 GBP Rightmove House Prices (YoY) (DEC) 3.4% - 4.5%
0:30 AUD Credit Card Purchases (OCT) A$25.6b - A$25.3b
0:30 AUD Credit Card Balances (OCT) A$51.4b - A$51.4b
4:30 JPY Tertiary Industry Index (MoM) (OCT) 0.3% -0.1%
6:00 JPY Machine Tool Orders (YoY) (NOV P) - -8.9%

European Session

9:00 CHF Total Sight Deposits - 527.5b Low
9:00 CHF Domestic Sight Deposits - 457.6b Low
11:15 GBP UK's Hammond Questioned on Autumn Statement - - Medium

Critical Levels

CCY Supp 3 Supp 2 Supp 1 Pivot Point Res 1 Res 2 Res 3
EUR/USD 1.0376 1.0475 1.0518 1.0574 1.0617 1.0673 1.0772
GBP/USD 1.2446 1.2514 1.2543 1.2582 1.2611 1.2650 1.2718

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