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.
Another challenge for the EUR
The Business Climate Indicator will be announced at 12:00 MT on January 8.
The Business Climate Indicator is based on five parameters of business activity and accounting, reported by thousands of companies across the Eurozone. Hence, it gives a comprehensive view of the European manufacturing sector. This year, the BCI has been consistently decreasing month after month with a few exceptions to the overall declining trend. The releases of the last three months were negative, indicating very moderate expectations of the business sector. The November figure of -0.23 fell below the expected -0.14, putting the euro under additional pressure. If the same happens on January 8, EUR will likely drop.
- If the BCI falls below the forecasts, EUR will fall.
- If the BCI outperforms the forecasts, EUR will be supported.
US Retail Sales will be out on November 16 at 15:30 MetaTrader time (GMT+2). Get ready with us!
EUR/USD has dropped sharply to the low unseen since July 2020. The reason was the higher-than-expected US inflation figures that shocked investors as the annual Inflation Rate rocketed to the 31-year high of 6.2%.
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.
The United States will publish the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Minutes on November 24, at 21:00 GMT+2.