Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
Australian dollar inches down after RBA minutes
On Tuesday, the Australian dollar headed south in Asia after the publication of the minutes of the RBA’s April meeting.
Eventually, the currency pair AUD/USD hit 0.7148, slipping by approximately 0.3%.
Australia’s key financial institution actually expects inflation to stay muted for some time, although suggested that it’s still open to rates cut on the condition inflation remains low, while the jobless rate jumps.
Additionally, the RBA also stressed that the deceleration in GDP surge contradicts the improvement in the Australian labour market.
Aside from that, the USD index stood still, keeping to 96.570.
The evergreen buck was pressured earlier this week because American leader came up with his hard criticism of the major US bank once again over the weekend. The blamed the key US financial institution for decelerating growth and also diving stocks by its tightening monetary policy.
While not a key directional catalyst, the Empire State manufacturing index went up by 6.4% in April to an outcome of 10.10, as the New York Federal Reserve told on Monday. It beat forecasts for an outcome of 6.70.
As Charles Evans, Chicago Federal Reserve President told, he expected the Federal Reserve to remain on pause until the autumn of 2020.
Meanwhile, the core personal consumption expenditures price index, the Fed's preferred inflation gauge hit 1.8%.
As a matter of fact, the currency pair EUR/USD went down by 0.1% reaching 1.1302 because investors wait for further news on Brexit.
Furthermore, the currency pair USD/CNY managed to tack on by up to 0.04% ending up with a reading of 6.7061.
The currency pair USD/JPY declined by 0.1% being worth 111.92.
Have a look at the key financial instruments on Monday, February 28. Geopolitics is currently on all news frontlines. Western nations escalated sanctions on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) will reveal Official Cash Rate and make a statement about monetary policy on October 6, 04:00 GMT+3.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
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.