The United States will publish the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Minutes on November 24, at 21:00 GMT+2.
American business spending on equipment speeds down
In September, American business spending on equipment speeded down and the goods trade deficit extended further because soaring imports managed to outpace a rebound in exports, hinting that economic surge decelerated in the third quarter.
However, the surge tempo in the last quarter was probably firm, with other Thursday’s data disclosing leaps in both wholesale as well as retail inventories in September. Moreover, a tightening labor market, steadily backing wage surge, also underpinned the American economy.
According to the the Commerce Department, orders for non-defense capital products without aircraft, headed south by 0.1% in September against the backdrop of decreasing demand for fabricated metals as well as electrical equipment, components and appliances.
It followed a 0.2% tumble in the core capital products orders in August. Market experts surveyed by Reuters had predicted core capital products orders heading north by 0.5% in September. Aside from that, shipments of core capital products didn’t change the previous month.
By the way, core capital goods shipments are generally utilized for calculating equipment spending in the cabinet’s GDP measurement.
In addition to this, business spending on equipment is decelerating having surged at a brisk tempo for more than a year. It was backed by the current presidential administration's $1.5 trillion tax trim package, including a steep reduction in the corporate tax rate.
However, the influence of lower taxes is being compensated by the administration's "America First" stance that have provoked a bitter trade feud between America and China and also tit-for-tat duties with other major trade partners.
Companies including Ford and Caterpillar Inc have complained about ascending manufacturing costs because of the levies on imported steel as well as other raw materials.
The evergreen buck soared versus a basket of currencies right after European Central Bank Governor told that the monetary union was still fragile.
Hong Kong’s HK 50 index rose and the Chinese yuan edged up as traders assess the outcome of the first virtual meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
The last week was so eventful for traders: FOMC Meeting, Bank of England’s rate decision, the OPEC+ meeting, and also NFP. This week is going to be interesting as well! Let’s see what you should focus on.
OPEC-JMMC meetings will be hosted on Thursday, December 2 during the whole day.
ISM Manufacturing PMI will be announced at 17:00 MT (GMT+2) on Wednesday, December 1.
The Eurozone will publish the Indicator of GfK Consumer Confidence on November 25, at 09:00 GMT+2.