Economic confidence from euro area and revised quarterly national accounts from the U.K. are due on Friday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.
Japan's core inflation continues to remain negative in October, weighed down by lower energy prices, raising concerns about the nation's ability to achieve the inflation target by the stipulated timeframe. Official data also showed that the unemployment rate dropped to a 20-year low, but household spending and income declined from the prior year.
Consumer confidence from Germany is the major data due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.
The Philippines economy expanded at a faster pace in the third quarter on strong government spending and private consumption. Gross domestic product grew 6 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, faster than the revised 5.8 percent expansion seen in the second quarter, the National Statistical Coordination Board said Thursday.
New Zealand posted a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$963 million in October, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - representing 25 percent of exports.
The headline figure exceeded expectations for a shortfall of NZ$1.00 billion and was up from the NZ$1.222 billion deficit in September.
The dollar was up against all of its major rivals in early trade Wednesday, but has pared those gains in the afternoon. Investors continue to sift through a slew of U.S. economic reports. The high number of reports was necessitated by Thursday's thanksgiving holiday and Friday's shortened trading session.
Consumer sentiment in the U.S. improved by less than previously estimated in the month of November, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Wednesday.
After reporting a sharp pullback in U.S. new home sales in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that new home sales rebounded in October. The report said new home sales jumped 10.7 percent to an annual rate of 495,000 in October.
The UK economy is set to grow faster than earlier expected in the next two years as investments are projected to improve, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said Wednesday. The chancellor also abandoned the controversial move to make changes in tax credits, citing better public finances.
While the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that U.S. personal income rose in line with estimates in the month of October, the report also said personal spending increased less than expected.
Reflecting a jump in demand for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods increased by much more than expected in the month of October.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment claims dropped more than expected last week, falling to its lowest level in almost a month. The figure remains just above the multi-decade low it reached this summer.
Mortgage approvals from the U.K. and consumer confidence from France are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.
The total value of construction work done in Australia slipped a seasonally adjusted 3.6 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - standing at A$49.040 billion.
That missed forecasts for a decline of 2.0 percent following the 1.6 percent...
Members of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy board believe that the country's economic recovery is continuing at a moderate pace, minutes from the central bank's October 30 meeting showed on Wednesday.
The bank noted that exports were basically flat, held back by the slowdown in China.