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Starting today’s report with an important quote “The European Central Bank's record low interest rates are causing extraordinary problems for German banks, pensioners and risk undermining voters' support for European integration”  Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said to Reuters. The euro was negatively affected by such comments and declined to $1.1380 vs. Dollar at the end of yesterday’s trading session. The fiber awaits many releases later on today and we could see further moves.  USD index slightly recovered and traded above 94 levels at the end of Tuesday’s trading session.

On Tuesday, the pound handed back early morning gains after an opinion poll showed the "Out" campaign 3 points in front before June's referendum.  GBP/USD fell to $1.43 as the IMF has warned in its latest outlook that the UK's exit from the EU could cause "severe regional and global damage.”

USD/JPY pared its losses after a jump in oil prices and was positively affected by the recovery of global markets. The pair traded at 108.50 levels and could settle at around these levels. 

Gold was hovering near $1,260 with the recovery of the global stock. The precious metal failed to break the said levels and could settle around $1,250.  

On Tuesday, oil prices rose sharply and traded at $44 per barrel, the highest level in 5 months.  Crude prices surged after a report said top exporters in Russia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to freeze output ahead of a much-anticipated producers meeting in Doha on Sunday. 

The most important economic events:

  • USD Advance Retail Sales (MAR): (GMT 14:30) – Important – Forecast (0.1%) – Previous (-0.1%).
  • USD Business Inventories (FEB): (GMT 14:00) – Medium – Forecast (-0.1%) – Previous (0.1%).
  • USD DOE U.S. Crude Oil Inventories (APR 8): (GMT 14:30) – Medium – Previous (357k).
  • CAD Bank of Canada Rate Decision (APR 13): (GMT 16:00) – Important – Forecast (0.5%) – Previous (0.5%).
  • CAD Bank of Canada Releases Monetary Policy Report: (GMT 16:00) – Important 

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