Follow the BOE monetary policy and rate statements on August 6 at 14:00 MT time…
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.
The market has started the week with a mixed sentiment…
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.