Canada will publish employment change and an unemployment rate on Friday, at 15:30 MT time.
Canadian GDP: the end of loonie’s consolidation?
Canada will announce its monthly GDP on July 31, at 15:30 MT time.
Instruments to trade: USD/CAD, CAD/JPY, EUR/CAD
The gross domestic product measures the change in the value of the goods and services produced by the economy. Also, it tends to move the domestic currency pretty much. Last month, the Canadian dollar appreciated right after the release. Though the figures signaled that the economy was weak, they came out better than the forecasts (-11.6% vs. -12.5% expected). Prepared for the worse, traders started to buy the CAD against other currencies. That’s why it’s a good chance for trading the CAD on Friday.
- If the indicator is higher than the forecasts, the CAD will go up;
- If the indicator is lower than the forecasts, the CAD will go down.
Eurozone, France, and Germany will publish the flash services and manufacturing PMIs on February 19, from 10:15 to 11:00 MT time
The Canadian monthly GDP is announced on Wednesday at 15:30 MT time.
The Australian economy has been on a steady recovery path, and now we have a very symbolic confirmation that S&P ASX 200 is about to cross 7000!
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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 14, at 05:00 MT.