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Forex pairs in this Article » (Barcelona) - Once again, most of the Asian bourses fell today even with risk-supportive data surprises from China, lowering chances of PBoC stimulus. The monthly based CPI contracted -0.1% in October and pushed the annualized figure lower from +1.9% to +1.7%. Chinese industrial production, retail sales and urban investment, all came in improved and above consensus at +9.6%, +14.5% and +20.7%, respectively, in October. On the 'risk-off' side are Bloomberg reports that the Eurozone finance ministers will no longer decide on Greece's aid ¬31.5B tranche by November 12th and leave it to late November, waiting for Troika's final report.

Japan's Nikkei Stock Average fell -0.91%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost -0.66%, and Mainland China's Shanghai Composite shed -0.12%. Bank of Korea kept its rate at 2.75%, in line with consensus, but the Kospi index dropped -0.53%. The RBA downgraded its 2013 growth forecast to 2¾% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged lower by -0.49%.

Futures for the German DAX 30 and the French CAC 40 are signaling a higher opening, at +0.18% and +0.22%, ahead of the European session. The already released German CPI came in mostly in line with consensus in October.
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