The continued sell off in crude prices has taken its toll on CAD ( 1.1357 / -0.55%) with the currency at  levels not seen since 2009. The overnight weakness in GBP ( 1.5930 / +0.18%)  got a “life line” from better than expected employment data in the form of a lower change in the Claimant count , unemployment rate and higher monthly wage earnings growth.   The disinflation / deflation  market theme continues , with lower than expected readings in CPI & PPI out of China . A better than expected Westpac consumer confidence report for October lent some support to AUD ( .8724 / + 0.14%) , despite the lower inflation  metrics from China. Today offers up a number of US economic releases  with the important readings Retail sales and PPI , NY empire State manufacturing Index, Redbook,Business Inventories, and the Monthly budget statement.