Canada will announce its monthly GDP on July 31, at 15:30 MT time.
Bank of Canada’s meeting
The Bank of Canada will announce its interest rate decision at 17:00 MT time on September 6. Canadian central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points from 0.50% to 0.75% at July meeting. Such step was followed by a significant increase in Canadian dollar’s exchange rate. Canadian economy seems in a good shape and there’s a high possibility of another rate hike by the year-end. At the same time, risks may come from Canada’s neighbor, the United States, as well as the elevated debt of Canadian households.
The United States will release the advance GDP growth rate for the previous quarter on July 30, at 15:30 MT time.
The US unemployment claims are announced on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
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.
Follow the BOE monetary policy and rate statements on August 6 at 14:00 MT time…