German consumer confidence rose, but French consumer confidence was flat and Spanish retail sales fell sharply, underscoring the divergence in the euro zone. The euro edged lower. [WSJ]
The dollar slipped slightly on possible dollar selling by Japanese exporters, but still hovered near a 2 1/2 year high against the yen. [CNBC]
An unexpected trade surplus in New Zealand sent the New Zealand dollar higher. [actionforex.com]
A rebound in business confidence sent the Australian dollar higher. [WSJ]
Experts are weighing in on whether the European Union should stick together. [NYT]
Sixty percent of economists polled in a new survey expect to lose its AAA credit rating in the next twelve months. [CNBC]
's central bank told banks to use a local FX reference rate rather than a Singapore-based fixing now in use by many traders. [CNBC]
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