Last week was very interesting for the markets, as we saw the releases of the US Inflation and Disney’s earnings report. So let's see what we should await this week!
American economy will keep soaring notwithstanding worries about Trump’s trade policy
Active lending to companies, soaring consumer spending along with the improving labor market – all of this indicate that the US economy will keep surging, with the only negative factor being the risk of a trade conflict, as the Federal Reserve informed on Wednesday.
As follows from the Fed's Beige Book, a study of economic conditions in up to 12 American regions, the overall outlook for companies is still positive, although many experts are concerned about the duties proposed by the Trump administration.
Participants in various sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture as well as transport, expressed worries as for recently introduced or proposed fees, as follows from the US Central Bank report.
However, without taking this factor into consideration, the American economy seems to keep expanding, with signs indicating that the tax reform approved in December could start affecting company spending and investment.
Several regions reported a steep soar in lending to commercial companies as well as industries.
Considerably accelerated growth in lending was closely watched in the commercial sector, industrial sectors as well as real estate sales, as the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas informed.
Active surge of enterprise lending might be a harbinger of the investment boom, which, as the Fed officials suggest, will be the outcome of a considerable reduction in corporate tax.
This factor will probably back the opinion of most Fed officials that the regulator will have the rate lifted at least two, and perhaps even three times before the end of 2018. The key US bank lifted its rate following the outcomes of the March gathering, although the market doesn’t expect that the regulator will again make up its mind to tighten the policy at a gathering, which will take place in approximately two weeks.
The United States will publish the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Minutes on November 24, at 21:00 GMT+2.
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.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.
2022 was rough: inflation, energy crisis, and plenty of other controversial situations…